Road to Heaven

A dirt  track snakes its way though the barren high altitude hills near the Nathu-La pass in Sikkim. The high altitude areas of Sikkim are mostly devoid of any trees or shrubs. There are few metalled  road and dirt tracks meander their ways through the slopes. When I was there during spring, fresh shoots of…

Mirror

Sunrise reflecting over a non-descript lake along the NH-209 near Bangalore. Ride out early in the morning is a hobby of mine which I religiously follow. So when an opportunity came to travel to Mysore for a work trip, decided to ride rather than take the designated transport. Taking a rather circuitous route I crossed…

Flower Carpet @ Yumthang Valley

A carpet of flowers at the Yumthang Valley with a backdrop of fluttering Buddhist prayer flags. Come spring and the Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim becomes home to countless wild flowers adorning the valley with all hues of the spectrum. While the slopes of the valley are full of flowering trees and shrubs like Primula…

Blurred Memories

The Himalayan peaks of Nun-Kun  showing through a fogged window in Rangdun, Zanskar Valley. Rangdum is a small valley halfway between Kargil and Padum, a town in Zanskar. I did an impromptu stop of two days at the Julidok village which is located next to Suru River. While it was the peak of summer, it…

Inverted Impressions

Snowy mountains reflecting in a seasonal glacial lake in the Upper Suru Valley. During summer season, as the snow melts numerous small stream flow down the mountain slopes and create small and large glacial lakes on valley floors. These lakes and the green grass of the meadows attract both humans and animals alike. While riding…