I remember reading a story as a Child of a Princess who turned Hay into Gold.

I was witness to the Winter Sun in Ladakh playing Alchemist and converting  the Gorgeous Grasslands into Fields of Himalayan Gold.

As often mentioned in previous posts Ladakh is a Cold Desert which very little Rain, Very low temperatures , Low Oxygen levels and a Very High Intensity of Infrared and Ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

grasslands of the Himalayas
The Grass turns to Gold

Grasslands merge with Plantations of Willows and Poplars in the Lap of the Snow Clad Himalayas near the Hemis Monastery , Ladakh.

In the picture below the grass resembles a species called Himalayan Fountain Grass, but am not certain and am even pulling back from giving the botanical name. A fellow blogger did thank me for a Botanical Lesson.( was it a sarcastic comment, I cannot be certain)

Which these posts are far from, I am simply sharing some facts about the Treasures of Nature which  are discovered as I visit these unusual regions .

bending in the wind
Bending under the will of the Mountain Wind

A closer look reveals Feathered fronds Shimmering  with the Touch of the Golden Unfiltered Rays of the Sun.

shimmering grass
Shimmering Gold

The road from Leh to the Hemis Monastery is lined with New Plantations Of young Willows which turn into a marvelous Crimson contrasting beautifully  with Golden Grass.

gold and himalayas
Tree Plantations in the Lap of the Himalayas

Nature buries secrets everywhere, all we have to do is read the Clues.

Follow the Roads of Enchanting Beauty.


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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

44 thoughts on “HIMALAYAN GOLD”

  1. I know this fairy tale about gold… amazing connection with Himalayan gold… The view is always so beautiful. The clarity is great… There is nothing to disturb the view.. Beautiful dear Mukul. Thank you so much for taking me there, to my dream place. Love, nia

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  2. I particularly love the landscape at the top. But Do love the golden grasses which we, too have here, not as dramatically crisp and golden but familiar. If I had health and money to travel the Himalayas are one of t he places I wouold visit

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  3. NATURE…the more you go closer to nature the more you fall in love with it….
    “Perfect shots” Mukul…
    So calm so quit so beautiful
    Its like nature calling us…leave this metro and spend some time here….loved them all…
    Again thanks Mukul for sharing.

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  4. “Bending under the will of the Mountain Wind”- a wonderful description.

    I like the tilted snow dusted rock layers in the mountains behind the willow and poplar plantings.

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