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Travel Blogs from Srinagar
... haven't managed to find in the town again. With "it must have been love, but its over now" lyrics blaring we descended into the next valley. The hill sides were littered with herds of yaks and Zhou's ( a cross between a yak and cow).
Some tea breaks and 6 hours after Leh, we arrived in Diskit Town. This is the main town in which people stay over for the night if visiting the valley.
We visited the Disket monetary, which is the sibling monastery ...
The first Lamayuru monastery was built under Rinchen Zangbo at the end of the 10th century, under orders from the king of Ladakh , who altogether had 108 Gompas built in west Tibet. It was built on the broken mountain in the valley and consisted of five buildings, of which only the central building stands today. One can still see some remains of the four corner buildings to the ...
... if we can change it to a flight as it would be much safer. Writing this i am journeying in a full 'pelting it down' traditional indian monsoon. (An experience right?!) This jeep journey is simply a continuous wall of water smashing against us and managing to remove the majority of sight from the road ahead. There's still plenty of swerving and honking so the typical driving technique is still followed precisely. I'm pretty sure the crack in our windscreen has got much bigger ...
... It was the third such shooting incident in Kashmir over a five day period, resulting in a total of nine deaths.
With its mild summers Srinagar in its past hey days was well loved by Indian locals to escape the blistering heat of the southern areas. Mushtaq told us that the past few days had been unusually hot. And this day was very hot; too hot in fact to comfortably walk around the gardens and mosques.
The famous Shalimar Mughal Gardens ...
... Gompa. Legend claims the whole area of Lamayuru was the bottom of a deep lake whose waters receded miraculously thanks to the powerful prayers of Buddhist saint Arahat Nimagung.
The village is also the perfect place to start a trek. We met two very tall Swiss guys who were planning on a 20 day hike. A very long hike and in the very cold temperature of Lamayuru, they were ...
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