Category: Ladakh

Kashmiri words

Kashmiri words to help you travel better

There’s that famous song in pop culture that glorifies words and while travelling you realise how true it is. Knowing a language may not be possible but knowing a few words can be life saviours. Local languages in India are in plenty just as the terrain and regions are. Kashmiri language, popularly known as ‘Koshur’ is spoken primarily in the Kashmir valley of Jammu and Kashmir. India has about five…

Ladakh vs Spiti Valley

Difference between Ladakh and Spiti Valley

Ever thought of a place where the landscape would simply wow you with the tranquility of nature and the culture which has a unique way. Ladakh is the land of many passes. It lies on the great Himalayas on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir. It has the mighty Karakoram range in the north and in the south, it is bound by the Zanskar mountains. Major rivers like Indus,…

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Ten things not to do in Ladakh

Ladakh is a terrain which is famous for its landscape and beauty, as well as the difficulty to travel. Acclimatisation is very important when you travel there or else it’s no point roaming and seeing the beauty when you are sick. So here are a few points to keep in mind and be prepared while going to Ladakh, a region of vast and massive landscape. 1.   Do not go without…

Ten facts about Manali-Leh highway

  The Leh–Manali Highway is a 490 km (300 m) long highway in northernmost India connecting Leh in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir state and Manali in Himachal Pradesh state. It is open for only about four and a half months in a year in summer between May or June, when the snow is cleared. It closes again in mid-October when snowfall again blocks the high passes.  It connects Manali…

Seven facts about Khardung La, Ladakh

Ladakh which is the land of high passes holds special attraction for its tourists. The dramatic mountains and beautiful landscape make the trip an unforgettable experience for travellers. It’s a paradise on earth. This beautiful region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir always surprises its visitors with its amazing towering peaks, snow-capped Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and lush green valleys. Khardung La is a mountain pass in the…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Muzaffar, Dal Lake

Muzaffar Lungroo was born on April 26, 1977 in the Dal Lake area of Srinagar. He is the youngest of three sons. His family includes his two older brothers and their families as well as his wife. Muzaffar handles his family business of welcoming people and letting them have a luxury houseboat experience. To us at tlow, he is Muzaffar bhai. His favourite time pass is watching movies. So all day,…

A hundred days in Ladakh

Ladakh is a land where culture resides in the heart of everyone. It is the land where the feeling of peace and happiness is visible on every individual's face. The best part of being in Ladakh is that you get to see and experience many things which are not there in any other part of the world, other than the Himalayas. What comes to mind when you think of Ladakh?…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Lubzin Lolo from Ladakh

Lubzin Lolo affectionately called 'Lolo' by the tlow team because that's how he simplifies his name is 55 years old. He works with the Archaeological department of India as a caretaker of different monuments around Ladakh. His family includes his mother, father, wife, a daughter and three sons. Two of his sons are already settled as an Army person in Leh town and as a professor in Bangalore. Lolo’s third…

Ramzan from dal Lake

Humans of Wanderlust: Ramzan Lungroo from Dal Lake

Ramzan Lungroo was born in the Dal Lake area. Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. He has a family of 10 people including his two brothers, their wives and kids. Growing up, he was surrounded by a variety of travellers from different parts of the world. He owns the Pride of India houseboat in Dal Lake and is the third generation in his family…

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