Two Savoy Hotel located in two different places with two different destiny The other day when I was in Srinagar, I decided to hire a shikara and spend some time on the Dal Lake and Nagil lake. Sailing on both lakes at the end of the afternoon was a fascinating experience. All muezzins were starting their prayers in the many mosques around the lake. Their prayers were echoing throughout the entire valley. While the sound of their prayers was rocking [...]
Hemis Monastery (gompa), aside of being the biggest monastic institution in Ladakh, is a very important centre for studies on Tibetan buddhism. Hemis has more than 200 branch monasteries in the Himalayas and more than 1000 monks under its care. What you should not miss: The Hemis Museum contains a vast and rich collection of ancient relics including a copper-gilt statue of Lord Buddha, gold and silver stupas and a large selection of sacred thangkas. The annual Hemis festival take [...]
Leh, finally, after a flight of an hour and twenty-minute from Delhi, I reached the capital city of the (semi autonomous) sub-district of Jammu-Kashmir. Far from the heat of Delhi (40 degrees celsius…almost unbearable), as soon I put a step in the airstrip I can feel the fresh and thin air (around 15 degrees), what a relief ! While waiting for other passengers to get down of the flight, my eyes were caught instantly by the majestic view of the [...]
Pangong Lake also called Pangong Tso or Banggong Co (Tibetan) is a 134km long lake settled partially in India and in Tibet (China). One third of the lake is on Indian territory. Pangong Lake has always been on my wish list of places I wanted to visit. Needless to say that as soon I reached Leh (capital of Ladakh), I checked immediately how to reach the Lake and made the necessary arrangements. Here below is a list of characteristics, recommendations [...]
Hi everyone, After 16 days of traveling in Ladakh and Kashmir, I’m finally back home. The least I can say, it was a very fruitful and mind-blowing experience. I have a lot of topics to share with you all in the short future. So if you want to know about how Ladakh looks like, have a look of the picture below See you very shortly !