• why leh in winters
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    Leh in winters! WHY?

    The first question everyone will ask you and there cardinality and persistence will force you at some stage to question yourself, why going to Leh in winters? Why December, January, February etc.? Why not the regular summer months? I will try to answer the question from 2 different aspects. KNOW LEH & LADAKH Ladakh, is a Persian transliteration of the Tibetan word, La-dvags meaning, land of high passes. And you wonder, passes to where and why? History says that only about 70 years ago, Ladakh was strategically located at the crossroads of important trade routes but with rising tensions over Aksai Chin, China has closed the Tibetan borders. Now these passes are…

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    Car Drive to Hills

    So you have finally decided to go to a hill station and you are going to drive. First thing that you need is the CONFIDENCE in yourself. Everybody drives on the hills for the first time and you are no exception. Go for it. Have faith on yourself and your lovely car. Which Car? Naturally you will take your own car. You can’t borrow because it is doubtful that somebody known to you will take that risk and secondly you will not be at ease on steering in a new [read other] car. So forget SUVs, 4*4 drives, off road cars if you don’t have them. Remember, locals mostly use…