A 12 day road trip to Ladakh

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  1. Lata Sunil says:

    Super!! what a trip.. nicely documented. The images are really beautiful. What an adventure for you guys.
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  2. Now that is a dream trip! Alto <3 Kudos to VT!! I haven't yet been on this dream circuit and I can't help but wait eagerly for all the stories after this rather interesting prelude 🙂 The locales are soooo picturesque! I am particularly looking forward to the Srinagar tales 🙂

  3. Wow…that seems like an amazing trip! I can’t wait to hear snippets and personal stories from these 🙂 Beautiful pictures! I have never been to the north of India and really need to some day as it’s quite beautiful

  4. Wow! You have shared a detailed itinerary. It must have be an adventure driving an Alto in this terrain 👌 lots of memories made and captured beautifully

  5. Rachna says:

    This seems to be a trip of a lifetime, Parul. Though Ladakh is on my itinerary, I wouldn’t do a road trip, not too fond of mountain roads. How was the security situation in Kashmir? This was a lovely account. I can see how much you guys enjoyed.

    • Parul Thakur says:

      I can understand Rachna. I don’t have motion sickness so I’m pretty good on roads. Any kind. We were in Srinagar and Kargil on Independence Day and it was fine. Though we were advised to not go to Kashmir. Gulmarg gets tensed so we avoided.

  6. Alok Singhal says:

    Wow, I’ve got to take this trip (and maybe follow your itinerary). I have read so much about this heaven on earth but never really read such an exhaustive post.

    Amazing pictures!

  7. What a beautiful trip. Reading about the Srinagar to Kargil part gave me shivers. I loved all the photos, my favorite ones are the lake reflection and clouds. Thanks for taking us along and I am so glad that it turned out well for you and your hubby.

  8. G Angela says:

    Oh My God its exciting to read your journey but I am also feeling anxious: appreciate your courage and the desire to take such long road trips. I have never been to these places, some time i would like to visit, but may not be a long one. Thank you for sharing, the pics are beautiful:)

  9. Wow what a fascinTing road trip. We did Mumbai to Spiti last year and au am raring to do Ladakh as well…

  10. Manisha Garg says:

    never been to Leh but Srinagar yes. You revived some old memories back. So wana go to a road trip on that track and enjoy some great food too

  11. Soumya says:

    I was waiting for this post of yours! Bookmarked for future reference too 🙂

    I know how much fun you had and the pictures are so damn beautiful. Let’s meet and talk about this in more detail 🙂
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  12. Bellybytes says:

    How lucky to be able to see the world in your own car. I think that’s the best way to see it. You can stop whenever you want ( sometimes when you don’t want!) and actually take in the beauty of the places you visit. Somehow on road trips you cut out the fluff and the flash and actually experience life on the ground… which I think makes your understanding of a place more authentic and real.

  13. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Wow! This must be one long drive you will never forget, ever!
    It was lovely reading about your road trip, Parul, and we would love to listen to many more stories about your adventure..Keep it coming! 🙂
    How often did you guys stop to take a break, considering you aren’t supposed to drive long distances at a stretch?

  14. Vineeta says:

    Your post made me speechless. Since childhood you were a good writer and it’s reflection can be seen in your post .
    Zojila.. I can imagine how u were feeling .already a Darpok girl.
    It seems I have visite it
    Now drop some posts on e.g. mystery , adventure,d different people whom u met etc etc
    Your post made Leh more beautiful .

  15. shweta says:

    Thrilling is the word I have after reading the post! Right from the delicious parathas to the bus over take to the feeling you would have visiting the Kargil memorial. I will refer to this post if I plan a trip! The pictures complete the words. Awesome post Parul.

  16. Rajlakshmi says:

    OMG what an adventure you had… I loved reading your travelogue. The road conditions can really make it difficult to enjoy a road trip, but glad that there were beautiful scenes to make up for it. You must have done some serious planning… It’s amazing how you executed your plan…. I haven’t read many posts where people go on such an extended trip to some of the remote locations in India. Now I really really want to pack my bag and hop in a car. Amazing trip and amazing pictures 😍
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  17. Your post excites me to take a long road trip too again, miss it so much. We have been doing before the baby but not after. Loved reading the entire bit of your beautiful trip Parul 😊. Wishing you many more ❤️

  18. Excellent summary post. Made for fun reading while I remembered my first time in Ladakh!

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  19. Sulekha says:

    Parul, this is such an informative and interesting post! Loved the fact that you too were in Ladakh around the same time as me. I didn’t have any company so took a flight to LEH from Delhi. Your trip is a wonderful road map to the beautiful places you visited and will be very helpful to those planning a similar journey.

  20. Nabanita says:

    It reads like quite the trip, Parul. I don’t think I have in me to go for a road trip but I really do admire folks who do. I was actually waiting for this post since your very first update:)

  21. Balaka Basu says:

    I was sooo waiting for this post. Ladakh is in my bucket list and hope to visit it soon. This was an amazing trip you had. I think you should also write a separate post on the troubles you faced while coming back due to some ‘stupid’ reason. Loved reading this. Now I am even more excited to plan a trip to Leh.

  22. Shalini says:

    Wow Parul. An Alto was a very brave choice and I don’t know whether to be impressed by the car or the driving skills for this is a very tough terrain. Zozila is mighty khatarnak and I can so well relate to your thoughts. When we drove through it, it was misty as hell and I couldn’t get a single shot of anything there. I loved your complete travelogue as it’s so sorted, talks of things in the right vein and the pics are just amazing. I am waiting to read more of your posts on this trip.

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