After watching '3 Idiots' tourists have been flocking to Leh, Ladakh season after season. A biker's paradise and a trekker's dream, Leh, Ladakh is a tourist destination that will transform a part of your inner personality. If you have ever been to Leh, you will relate to these 10 statements below:
Everytime you pass by a stranger, you will find yourself greeting them, ‘Julley’! You sometimes wish you could do the same in your city.
When you are at the foot of a mountain, you suddenly realise that you are just a tiny speck of dust when compared to God’s majestic creations.
Being at a high altitude, there will be times when you will make a conscious effort to breathe. Perhaps, it will be the first time in your life where you will be completely aware of your breathing pattern.
Reaching the top of the world’s highest motorable road will make you feel like you have got a medal. Or atleast deserve one. The real reward is the view from the top. Mesmerising.
You will see less of the sky and more of stars. The view is unrealistic, and that’s when you realise ‘somewhere out there, there is magic’.
Yes, you will leave Ladakh as a different person. The humility, vastness of space and barren mountains will teach you a thing or two about life.
The famous gur gur chai tastes nothing like tea, but like soup. This chai guarantees you warmth in the cold mountain weather.
Those icy mountain passes will fill up your bladder, and you will have no choice but to sit in an open toilet (without doors) surrounded by ice.
You will be panting, after you will cover a short distance by foot. You will want to blame it on the high altitude and the fact that there is less oxygen supply. But admit it, your lifestyle in the city sucked!
You will respect the soldiers fighting for the nation in these harsh conditions, even more than before. Living in these torrid conditions in camps, is not as easy as it looks.
The water is icy cold, sparkling blue; and the golden moutains so barren that not a leaf grows. The air so sparse, you can barely breathe. You'll be mesmerized how something so harsh can be so beautiful.
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