20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Spiti Valley this Summer

Here are 20 Photos to Inspire you to visit Spiti Valley this Summer. Ladakh’s lesser known cousin. Separated from the popular Kullu valley in Himachal by the Rohtang Pass, this middle land between India and Tibet is home to some of the most stunning lakes and monasteries in the world. Of which, the mythical Chandratal…

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Driving through Lahaul & Spiti

I travelled through the Lahaul and Spiti Valley of Himachal for 10 days and most of that time was spent driving on rocky roads and glacial streams. All that time, I stared awe-struck at the magnificence of the Himalayas, as we went from one place to the next, winding amidst them. So, here is an attempt to…

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a Fortress, a Monastery & a Lake

Meet Dhankar. A village, a Fortress, a Monastery & a Lake. Above the Dhankar Village, sit the Fortress and the Monastery, watching over the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers. This spectacular setting is what gives the place its name, Dhankar, meaning ‘Fort on a Cliff’. The village of Dhankar lies somewhere between Kaza and…

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Where The Monasteries are.

I have always valued the Hindu rituals growing up and there is no denying that. But, that does not hold me back from aspiring to one day appreciate Buddhism in all its beauty. My regard for this religion comes not just from the solace that their monasteries (gompa) have always granted me, right from the first…

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The Road to Serenity: Chandratal

My first ever camping experience was at the incredibly beautiful Chandratal Lake in Spiti Valley, a Desert Valley that is the middle land between India and Tibet. To pitch a tent amidst the magnificent Himalayas on a freezing summer night and to sleep under the  skylight sky is amazing enough in itself. But if the campsite…

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