BREATHTAKING LEH

From an Altitude of 215 metres at New Delhi  ( 24 degrees C) to a dizzy 3800 metres at Leh, Ladakh ( -10 degrees C)  within an hour meant the first day was reserved for the entire group to acclimatize to the drastic change.

The breathtaking views and rarefied air at an high altitude left me gasping for air.

All the photographs were taken from the Mahey Retreat Hotel , Leh ,Ladakh on the first day of an Enchanting trip.( please check out my blog titled LEH TEASER at http://www.travelwithmukul.wordpress.com)

fields cottage and Himalayas
The View from the Room

The landscape at Leh is amazingly stunning and unique.

Behold the Snow Clad and Mighty Himalayas viewed through a screen of leafless trees.

trees and himalayas
Snow Capped Himalayas 

It was so Enchanting to see the Himalayas close at hand. I felt I could reach out and touch the mysterious Himalayas, home to the mysterious Snow Leopards.

wisps of clouds
The Sun shines brightly on the Lofty Mountains

The intensity of the Sun is multiplied manifold as the Rarified Air does not filter sunlight. The result is that Snow dissolves leaving barren Mountains like the one in the picture below.

The picture was taken from the window of the Hotel, the rooftop of which can be seen in the foreground.

hotel roof top and a barren hill
Barren Hill and Clear Blue Skies

Leh during the winters is Spellbinding and leaves you Breathless literally and figuratively .

SNIFFING PHEROMONES

Living you with images and hints.

Write ups later. Got to go for Sunday Lunch .

SNIFFING
                                           PRECURSOR TO FLEHMAN

ALWAYS LOOK UP

SUBMERGED HEADLIGHTS

Source: ALWAYS LOOK UP

SPOTTED THINKING

The  Spotted Dove give me THE LOOK.

Source: SPOTTED THINKING

A SECRET FOREST AND THE MIGRATION WITHIN

Sambar cross a river in Satpura

Source: A SECRET FOREST AND THE MIGRATION WITHIN

Enchanted forests

Source: Enchanted forests

RECIPE FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY

The Monsoons , sprinkle of  colour and a  close look  transformed this Hibiscus bush to the  EXTRAORDINARY.

a pink hibiscus catches my eye
a pink hibiscus catches my eye

The relativity usual red hibiscus was pink,  interesting.

A closer look, wow all the components  including the stigma are shades of baby pink.

A drop of the monsoons and Nature had cooked up what  was SPECTACULAR.(EXTRAORDINARY)

Oink all the way
Pink all the way 

Check up Google or read Wikipedia, many interesting facts will be revealed about this lovely flower.