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Spiti Travelogue: Day 9

Sooth­ing Solang: We relax and reju­ve­nate in this quaint town After sev­er­al days of adven­tur­ous action in rough ter­rain and harsh weath­er, Solang felt bliss­ful­ly com­fort­able. Our rooms were nice­ly fur­nished, the hotel was cute, and the own­er very gra­cious. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spiti Travelogue: Day 6

Kun­gri and Ki Gom­pas: My first vis­it to a Tibetan Monastery Lahaul and Spi­ti are known for their monas­ter­ies, local­ly called ‘Gom­pas’, which are great repos­i­to­ries of Bud­dhist faith and art trea­sures. Some of the inter­est­ing fea­tures of the flag-bedecked … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spiti Travelogue: Day 5

Com­ic Adven­ture: We sur­vive an extra­or­di­nary day in Spi­ti Spi­ti is a cold moun­tain desert. The val­ley is formed by the Spi­ti riv­er. Geo­log­i­cal­ly and archae­o­log­i­cal­ly, it is a liv­ing muse­um. The moun­tains are devoid of any veg­e­ta­tion and ero­sion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spiti Travelogue: Day 1

Wheels in Motion: We begin our jour­ney from Pune With all our heavy back-packs, we board­ed the Goa-Niza­­m­­mudin Express train from Pune sta­tion at 4:30 AM in the morn­ing, bound for Del­hi. The group gen­er­al­ly engaged in small talk get­ting … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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