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Fazlani Natures Nest – A relaxing holiday & retreat resort near Mumbai!

Fazlani Nature Nest
Fazlani Nature’s Nest- reception

About the resort:

One of the finest nature-oriented resorts near Mumbai, Fazlani Natures Nest, offers everything that a city dweller needs to rewind and relax. Nestled at an amazing locale near Mumbai and Pune, the picturesque land is much more than a resort, it is a complete rejuvenation center for all those who wish to have a peaceful time amidst nature. For anyone looking for a relaxing stay, Fazlani Natures Nest located near Mumbai is the best option. They have many rejuvenation therapies, spas, organic food facilities and several other holistic amenities for a wholesome experience. It is a happy, relaxing retreat for the complete family. The best part is that it is no alcohol and no smoking zone. The gorgeous land also has a breath-taking Takwe lake view that offers the visitors a one of a kind stays.

My Experience:

I visited the resort for the first time and was taken aback by the spectacular property and picturesque location. It is such a pleasant view everywhere you see! The staff is supremely polite, and the hospitality is just so rewarding. We received a warm welcome at the resort and the entire experience has been perfect. Simply the way I would have wanted to rewind and relax! The fun part was bicycling the well-mapped lanes to see the full property. We also witnessed their well-kept stable in which there were several horses. Horse-riding facility is also available if one wishes to enjoy a ride. Another major attraction was the food which was so healthy and high in nutrition value. Made from fresh vegetables and fruits directly plucked from their own property farms. They practise the ‘Farm to Fork’ concept! All the vegetation is grown using organic farming which is again a huge plus! Here in the cities, we tend to eat a lot of junk and chemical foodstuff due to which there is a tendency to fall ill. Since this is a holistic health retreat, everything is taken care of appropriately. Fazlani Nature Nest

 

Much-Needed Relaxing Holiday Experience:

If you are looking for a holiday spot or resorts near Mumbai, Fazlani Natures Nest can be an ideal choice. Along with relaxing stays and spas, they also have many fun activities. There is something for everyone here and hence it is known as a complete family retreat. The lush greenery and breath-taking views leave one awestruck!
In most of the wellness resorts kids are not allowed but at FNN, kids are given special treatments and are allowed to experience some of the spa’s or therapies.

Fazlani Nature Nest
complete view

 

Detox and Wellness:

The food that is made available is a detoxifying diet. You can consult the doctors available and choose your meals accordingly. The treatments and food recommendations can also be made according to the Ayurveda and Naturopathy specialists for an overall healthy experience. And, this isn’t compulsory but a choice! That means one can opt for regular organic food also. Just to mention, everything that is served is supremely fresh, healthy and also very delicious!

Therapies and Spa:

Amarine Spa is the highlight of the resort. There is a Gymnasium, 3 Outdoor swimming pools and luxurious Hydrotherapy facilities available. Another highlight of this spa is that it features more than 80 body and beauty experiences integrating traditional and modern wellness practices with the expertise of their well-qualified resident doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists, physicians and fitness guides. The world-class facilities offer a worthwhile experience. It is truly a rejuvenation for the body and the mind.

Equine Therapy:

This is one of the most interesting things that I experienced and loved at the resort. Equine Therapy is also known as horse therapy. This was my first time at something like this and thus was awe-struck! It involves watching the horses running rhythmically for long durations for improved heart health, feeding them, therapeutic horseback riding etc. The benefits of equine therapy are immense some of them include improved mental health, relief from anxiety and stress, it is also used for patients with autism. It is the only resort which offer equine therapy.

Rose Farming:

We were also given a fun and informational tour to their rose gardens! The beautiful and spectacular roses are grown with the utmost care for transportation. The Fazlani Group is known for the finest rose gardens in the country today. The floriculture business is a full-fledged one with exports in over 35 countries! It is a delight to see the gorgeous blooms in different colours and shapes. A very heartening experience for any nature lover!

The Village:

There is a special village set up in a complete traditional style amidst the resort property. It is based on the local Maharashtrian Warli art setting with cute huts with functional solar, hydro and mud treatment rooms. There are activities like Pottery and open-air stargazing among other fun experiences. A completely different feel from the hectic city life.

village look

The Wellness Park, Lake, and Swimming Pool

There is no greater joy than walking on the well-manicured gardens at Fazlani Natures Nest. Feel the blissful cool soil and green grass under your feet as you walk around and when you find your spot of peaceful Nirvana by the waters, simply park yourself on the viewing decks at one of the shamianas. Fazlani Nature’s Nest- where nature comes home.

Lake & Garden Views

Organic Agro Vegetable Farm

Restaurant at Fazlani Natures Nest only use Fresh farm vegetables grown right in front of restaurant. They grow Indian vegetables, Indian fruits, exotic vegetables and also fodder for all animals. The feeling of eating daily organic and fresh vegetables just mesmerized me being a Mumbaikar as we get only chemical treated vegetables.

Fazlani Nature NestOverall it was truly a worthwhile time at the Fazlani Natures Nest. The resorts and their facilities stay true to their name and fulfil all their promises. My expectations from the relaxing retreat were duly fulfilled and I am looking forward to availing their services again soon with my entire family!

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A mom asked another Mom “have you seen the Seven Wonders of the World”? The Other mum replied, I have seen many wonders of the world. The first mother was bit exclaimed and asked “what? But there are only 7 wonders of the world”. Second mom said “Yes my dear friend I see many wonders in my child eyes every day. Even sharpening a pencil look so wonderful, in her eyes. A fast moving local train, an airplane in the sky, an Old Bridge near sea looks like a wonder in her eyes.
Hey Friend, let me explain you…one day my daughter took me on a blind date with the world. With the surprise face and murmuring inside at that moment she said that I had gone insane. I said “no no it actually happened. My daughter once took me to her Dream place which is 1000 times better than this world. On Sunday morning when I went to awaken my daughter, she was smiling with a beautiful blush in her eyes. “Why are you so happy today”? You were smiling in your dreams. Mamma, I had gone on a blind date with someone” she replied. I said blind date with someone? I was shocked! then she said “mom a blind date with the whole world and guess what I was happy flying around the world! As a mother I wanted to listen to her dream world. She started with so many things which were not real but so beautiful. Her magical yet #TheBlindList made me #SayYesToTheWorld and I sat quietly to listen to her.

She started “I was sitting here when on the window I saw a person like Aladdin came on his magical carpet and asked me if I want to go around the world on his magical carpet. I said yes why not? I sat on a Carpet for a blind date with the world to see different places with different perspectives.

Aladdin started his magical carpet towards the sky. I reached a place which was completely surrounded by clouds, a cute Rainbow came in front of me along with the beautiful chair and I was made to sit. I was magically dressed like a Queen where the sun rays were giving me a proper natural like to click a selfie. We played with lot of cloud balls, rainbow ribbons and balloons. Fairies came and danced to the best music of the world.

Then Aladdin holds my hand and took me back to carpet. I asked him, are we heading towards any other place. He told me ‘yes dear I am going to take you another place.” The peak mountain which was surrounded by white clouds and oozing out a black orangish fluid like Lava and fire. Aladdin introduced me to this place called Mt Fiji of Japan. He said just have a look how beautiful fire comes out from a mountain even though it is such a cooler place. I had always dreamt of going to such beautiful place which is cooler and looks magnificent from bird’s eye view. This is the biggest mountain I have ever seen Aladdin.

Mount fuji
Mount fuji :Google source

I wanted to slide in the snow mountain but the carpet took me to another place.

Aladdin swiped the carpet to biggest waterfall of Croatia (krka). The beauty of the waterfall can’t be expressed in words. Surrounded by green and yellow plantation, blue water comes in a step manner. As if each step is reducing the pressure of the flow. The water was so clear that every coral reef was visible till sky. The amazing pattern of corals and varieties of fishes made me live there forever. But since I had to see many places more we just passed through the waterfall and got amazing water shower which bought my happy senses stimulated to its peak.

Croatia
Croatia :krka Image source Tripadvisor

Then we headed towards Amazon forest where I could see only green colour and big leaves on tree. As if the earth is covered with thick Lush bushes covering the whole land. When I stopped for some food, so many amazing fruits falling on me in no time. I was covered with berries, limes, flowers, apples and lot of dried leaves and it was an amazing picture seeing myself covered in that picture. Suddenly it started pouring heavily we started for another place.

Mom after having great feast, Aladdin took me to a Beautiful Sea which was completely serene in blue and Wavy in its own tune. When we touched the surface of sea I felt the relaxing Breeze on my face. I asked Aladdin to take me inside the sea. To my wonder I saw another Beautiful world of life unveiled.  We went to the deeper part of the sea and so beautiful differently shaped aquatic animals, shells flipping up and down and oyster guiding to give me path. That was Great Barrier Reef.

Great Reef Barrier
Great reef barrier (image source :google)

After the amazing ride from under water he took me to a dark place named Spectacular Caves and Rocks at Staffa Island. The island of Staffa in Scotland is probably best known for its unique geological features, such as the many caves and the unique shape of the basalt columns which are also found in the Giant’s Causeway. While taking my carpet from that cave I saw many beautiful designs on rocks which can’t be explained in words. Best place for archeologist.

The whole caves were surrounded by beautiful insects behaving in their natural ways. Fireflies twinkling like stars, some small invisible animals roaring with quirky sound. Suddenly I see that a New Sunrise had arrived at the exit.
And what I saw sand filled place with golden pyramids and Aladdin introduced me to Egypt which had mighty Nile and magnificent monuments, the beguiling desert and lush delta, and with its long past deep history.

Egypt pyramids
Egypt pyramids

Moving from This place we landed to never discover and another amazing place where I found completely new world where animals are ruling the place. The entire animal family considered me as another animal and took me to the tip of another mountain. There was a smiling sun with bird chirping and butterfly flying over colorful flowers. Beautiful horizon connecting water and sky together. Waterfall cutting down the mountains to meet the water bodies silently smiling at animals and all animals enjoying the serenity of water.

Jungle book
Jungle book

 

I sat down to look at the amazing beautiful scene for a long time then the carpet it took me to a night sky where I took a swing on half moon and slept for an hour on moon and little star Twinkle and smile at me and said “hey you have enough taken the journey today away from your home.  it’s time to go back to home”. But a Traveler inside me did not wanted to go home so I went to take one more round around the globe but then mom, you came by and woke me up. My blind date with the world on Aladdin’s magical Carpet was disturbed but it was so wonderful as I was smiling whole day.

The whole conversation of me and my friend took us to blind date again and she said SAY YES TO THE WORLD AND LETS GO ON BLIND DATE WITH YOUR ANGEL AND ITS ALLADIN ON Carpet to explore the world . 🌍

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Precautions to take, things to do – Leh Ladakh travel guide! | Day 8

So, here the beautiful journey of Leh-Ladakh trip comes to an end after completing 7 nights 8 days journey. My sister and her husband left for Mumbai the very next day but few couples who took night stay at Pangong Lake came the next day back to Leh. After reaching Leh, they took rest in the afternoon and then went to the market in the evening for shopping. The very next day they took flight with beautiful memories back to their destinations. Today, along with the experience, I am sharing a complete Leh Ladakh travel guide and itinerary.

I shared the entire journey and the beautiful experience of Leh-Ladakh trip with you all as guided and discussed by my sister. I hope you all liked it. After reading my blogs on Leh-Ladakh trip, I am sure many of you might plan their very next trip to Leh-Ladakh. No doubt, you should definitely plan and should visit, but should go with all the necessary things and complete precautions.

traveling in Leh LadakhBelow is the list of things and precautions you should take care of while traveling to Leh. Complete Leh Ladakh Travel Guide!

  1. You should plan a trip in such a way, that you should keep 1-1 day ideal at the beginning and end of the journey.
  2. Couples if having kids of age less than 5 years should not travel to this place.
  3. People above the age of 60-65 having medical problems should avoid visiting this place.
  4. People having health issues like asthma, severe sinus problem or any other big illness and severe breathing issues should also avoid going to this place.
  5. It is advised to carry enough warm and woolen clothes when you plan to visit Leh-Ladakh.
  6. It is one of the cleanest places of India, where littering at any place and also throwing garbage anywhere is a serious offense.
  7. If you are a pure vegetarian, then carrying enough food with you is necessary or either you can opt for tours who provides pure vegetarian food like Heena Tours.
  8. Even after reaching Leh-Ladakh, if you face any health issues you must discuss it with your tour guide.
  9. It is the best place to visit for youngsters.
  10. If you are nature and adventure lover then you must visit Leh-Ladakh at least once.
  11. Many youngsters also opt for a bike tour to travel and visit entire Leh-Ladakh.

Leh Ladakh Travel GuideSo, after the complete Leh Ladakh travel guide. Here I am sharing the Itinerary of Heena tours for Leh-Ladakh trip.

My sister after returning from Leh-Ladakh trip also discussed some feelings of her regarding what she liked the most about this trip. She said the most she loved the helpfulness and friendliness of the people staying there, they were always ready to reply whenever you ask them about anything regarding that place. The changing weather of this place is another thing she liked the most, during the morning it was mild cold while in the afternoon it was normal temperature and during evening time, the place used to turn in heaven.

Then were the different Monasteries, it’s peaceful and the architecture she liked very much. The places like Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake were the best places among everything and she wished to visit at least once again to this place whenever destiny gives her another chance to visit Leh-Ladakh. Overall she was just amazed by the entire Leh-Ladakh trip and had beautiful and memorable memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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We had a blast on Day 5 in Leh Ladakh

Day 6 Leh Ladakh Diaries

Witness the beautiful Pangong Lake on Day 7

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Witnessing the beauty of Pangong Lake – Day 7!

Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 7

After a tiring and long journey of Day 6, they left for visiting Pangong Lake. Pangong Lake is said to be the best place of the entire Leh-Ladakh trip. Most of the tourist visit Leh-Ladakh to see this beautiful place. Pangong Lake gained popularity amongst the Indian as well as International tourists after the release of Aamir Khan’s movie 3 Idiots. At this place, the climax scene of the movie was shoot, which was liked by almost all the people who saw the movie, 3 Idiots. After which, it becomes a famous hot-spot for many other movies too.

The sparkling and mind-blowing Pangong Lake is situated in the Himalayan region of Leh-Ladakh at the height of approximate 4350 meters. This beautiful Lake is 12 km long and extends from India to Tibet, among which 2/3 lies in the Tibet region. Since this Lake connects India and China, a lot of security is maintained there. No water sports and no swimming are allowed in this Lake. It is a salty water Lake. The temperature of this place ranges from 5’C to 10’C because of which this Lake freezes completely during the winter season.  One of the unique features of this Lake is its color, which never remains the same and changes from light blue to green and even grey too.

It is a breath-taking 5-6 hour journey to reach Pangong from Leh. My sister and her friends left from Leh around 8:30 in the morning after having breakfast and they reached at the Pangong Lake spot around 2 P.M. While on the way to Pangong, their tour guide suggested them to visit Lake first and then have Lunch and take rest. On the way to Pangong lies the tourist spot Changla Pass, it is another highest point to see and click photographs. There are several modes of transport through which you can reach Pangong Lake but you should make sure whichever vehicle you hire, it should have enough fuel in it and should be completely fine since there are no Petrol Pumps on the way to Pangong.

Pangong LakeAfter reaching Pangong Lake, all the couples enjoyed the beautiful view of crystal waters and gentle hills. They clicked many Photographs since Pangong Lake is said to one of the best Photogenic places. The mesmerizing and the real beauty of the Pangong Lake makes it a favourite destination for film directors for shooting and filming. Many films like Dil Se, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, 3 Idiots, Waqt, Tashan, Heroes etc. have been shot at this place. There are few eatery stalls at this place, where you can enjoy having Maggi and some snacks with hot Tea and Coffee but they took their own snacks at the Lake. One can also find the famous 3 Idiots climax scene scooty model which actress Kareena Kapoor Khan drives in the movie for clicking photographs in the same pose. You will also find the local animal Yak ride there.

The best time to visit this place is during summer Season because during winters the Lake freezes to an absolute turquoise on which one can even walk and the temperature drops to a minimum of – 14’C. And during summer the weather is completely different with open and fresh air with normal temperature and you can also witness migrating birds and other flora fauna.

Many leave on the same day back to Leh, while some opt for a night stay at this place. If you are opting for a night stay, then tents are the only options for stay. The tents there are quite clean, comfortable and cozy. My sister and few couples left on the same day while few couples took the option of night stay to enjoy the beautiful view of the sky at night and also sunrise of Pangong Lake.

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We had a blast on Day 5 in Leh Ladakh

Day 6 Leh Ladakh Diaries

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New Adventures on Day 6 – Leh Ladakh Dairies!

Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 6

For the day-6 journey, there were another few places of Leh Ladakh to visit, the most important one was the Alchi and Lamayuru Monastery. There was also an option of river rafting but for only those who drop the option of visiting Lamayuru Monastery, since the Lamayuru Monastery was far and also it was not possible to visit all the places and return back on the same day. Since my sister and her husband and few other couples who never did river rafting opted for it. So, the two buses took two different routes, all the places were almost the same except the Lamayuru Monastery and river rafting.  After having breakfast they left from hotel and first visited Shri Pathar Sahib Gurudwara. It was a very beautiful and peaceful place situated on Leh-Srinagar road and was created in the memory of the founder and the first guru of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev ji. T was the first time my sister visited the Gurudwara, she finds it very holy and peaceful.

Leh LadakhEveryone was asked to place some dupatta or cloth on the head before entering the Gurudwara and should be wearing full clothes, no shorts and capris were allowed. The man sitting inside the Gurudwara narrated the entire history behind the ancient stone of Gurudwara and how and why the Gurudwara was built. The story was very inspiring. After that, on the way, they stopped to see the Magnetic Hill. It is basically a small stretch of road located about 30kms from Leh Ladakh towards Kargil, one can clearly see the road ahead going uphill. The tour guide with them explained the mysterious story of Magnetic Hill, he said if you turned off the engine of the vehicle and stand it in neutral, it will start moving because of the magnetic force of the hill pulling the vehicles towards them. And so, like every tourist even they tried doing this and find it true to some extent. While some people try this, some people just pass through this place unaware of the Magnetic hill.

Then they all went to experience the new and thrilling experience of River Rafting at6 zanskar River. It is said to one of the wonderful activity on the land of Ladakh. For the River Rafting, they all were taken to the place where they were given all the information about the River rafting and also its prices. Once they all were convinced, they were asked to change the clothes and footwear available for River Rafting. There were three options for River rafting, Rafting for about 25kms, 16kms or 6kms. They opted for the 16kms one and for kids 6kms. After wearing the rafting costumes, they all were dropped on the starting point of the rafting, there the rafting driver explained all the rules to follow while rafting.

Leh LadakhIn the beginning, many were scared and nervous but as the Rafting started, they all got busy enjoying the rafting experience with beautiful scenery. The rafting driver also dropped everyone sitting inside the boat purposely to experience how cold the water of the Zanskar river was. At the end point, they saw was the Sangam point. It was a beautiful view, where you see two different rivers flowing in the same direction but not getting mixed i.e the crystal clear water of the Indus River and the muddy water of Zanskar River. After River rafting they all left for Alchi Monastery were yummy and tasty lunch was waiting for them.

Alchi Monastery is considered as one of the oldest and most architecture Monastery. The major attraction point of this Monastery is its temple having elaborate artwork with wood carving and also the view of huge ancient statues of Buddha. Several monks worship and perform ceremonies inside the temple. The temple entrance door still remains the same with low height and is made up of wood. After worshipping, they left back for Leh i.e. to their Hotel.

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We had a blast on Day 5 in Leh Ladakh

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In the interiors of Leh Ladakh! Exploring continues on Day 5

Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 5

The very next day i.e. on day 5, after having breakfast they packed their luggage completely and then left from their tent rooms to visit some of the few places left to visit of Nubra Valley and then will continue their journey back towards Leh. Among those few places left to visit one of them was the most famous, oldest and the best surviving Monastery of Nubra valley of Ladakh named as Diskit Monastery.  The main attraction of that Monastery was the gigantic statue of Lord Buddha built on top of it. It faces the Shyok River towards Pakistan.

Leh LadakhAlmost all tourists who come to Nubra Valley love to Visit Diskit Monastery and experience the magnificent view of Nubra valley from the top of the Monastery. This Diskit Monastery was constructed during the 14th century by Changzem Tserab Zangpo but the construction of a huge 100-foot statue of Lord Buddha was started in the year 2006 and was inaugurated by the well-known priest of Ladakh Dalai Lama in the year 2010. After that almost all tourist visits this Monastery and like the huge magnificent statue a lot. The main part of this Monastery is a prayer hall which has several images of fierce guardians and it also has a huge drum inside it. Since this Monastery was situated at the high altitude it gave very unique and magnificent view of nearby villages and other scenic beauties. My sister and their friends loved this place a lot and also clicked memorable pics.

Leh LadakhSince we all Ladakh is famous for its religious and cultural festivals and also has a rich heritage of folk dance, so the tourists who love to know and enjoy the Ladakhi folk dance and its music do watch the show held by the local people for entertainment purpose. Even my sister and their friends took the tickets to watch the Ladakhi folk dance for some Rs.100 per person.  Four females performed on four songs which were all different with completely different attire. The dance they performed was though very simple but were very charming and enchanting,  basically, the female dancers were singing songs by themselves with just one person playing drum sitting on one side. The songs they were singing were in Ladakhi language, not understood by any one of them, which was obvious. But still they enjoyed the folk dance very much and the best part was that they all requested that drum player to play the famous Ganpati dance music and Garba dance music for which he was hesitating first but then played for all of them, which became an extra enjoyment for them.

Leh LadakhAfter enjoying this they all left for Leh with beautiful memories of Nubra Valley. On the way back they stopped at the point named as Khardung La pass which is believed to be the highest motorable road in the world. It is situated at an altitude of 5,359 meters and is about 39.7 km away from Leh.

All the tourist’s vehicles traveling to Nubra valley from Leh or vice-versa stop at this place to enjoy the mesmerizing view from such a high altitude and for photo clicks. Since it is at high altitude many tourists face the problem of low oxygen level and so should carry oxygen cylinders with them. This place had an Indian Army post and a temple. After leaving this place they reached Leh in the evening with lots of beautiful memories having completely tiring and adventurous journey. After having dinner, they were advised to take rest. Since we were having another tiring and traveling day the very next day waiting for them.

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One of the must visit places in India Leh Ladakh – Day 4

Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 4

Continuing from the Day 3 Leh Ladakh journey to Day 4 today. Nubra valley with its breathtaking views, eye-catching greenery, and friendly inhabitants is one of the beautiful and peaceful places to visit. The best time to visit this place is from July to September. At that time the pleasant autumn season lets you enjoy this beautiful and heavenly place. No matter which month you visit this place, the climate there is always pleasant and loving. Mostly the temperature is low and winter wear is must to carry, especially during night time, it’s very chilling. While traveling to Nubra valley from Leh, there comes a place called Khardung La Pass. From Khardung La Pass, it is a single lane road to reach Nubra valley. During the complete journey from Khardung La to Nubra Valley, you will find the areas having barren hills and lands without any greenery but at some places ice melting water is collected, which then is passed to the nearby villages through canals. So, after reaching Nubra Valley they took rest and the next day went for the sight-seeing of Nubra.

Leh LadakhIt was a beautiful place where they stayed at Nubra Valley. They were many tents of the same sizes and shapes were built. Each couple was given a separate tent house room for stay. It was a completely different experience to stay in the tent rooms. The rooms inside the tents were beautifully architect and were having all the basic necessity things. There was heater attached in every tent room on the sleeping bed. Outside the tents rooms was a small but moving water canal was present. The flowing water sound of that canal during night time was very enchanting. Also, there were many fresh Apricots trees outside the tents house, from which you can pluck and eats those fruits as many as you want. The place for having food was nearby and convenient.

After having breakfast they left for ATV Bike ride. ATV stands for All Terrain Vehicle. It is basically a track available to drive ATV bikes near Khalsar village. There were some people and some 10-15 ATV bikes in different colours. If you wish to go on a drive on the ATV bikes you have to pay the amount asked from them and enjoy. For per person, the charges were around 900 and on one bike a couple can travel together, where both can drive one by one under the guidance of the bike driver. He will sit beside you and will guide. He also takes videos and photos of your while driving and enjoying the ATV bike ride. The experience of driving an ATV bike was new for my sister and for many others present with her.  The overall experience of driving that bike was very lovely and adventurous. It was such a pleasant experience that many enjoyed that bike ride more than once.

Leh LadakhThen they went to see Sand dunes. It is actually a place located at Diskit Village at Nubra, basically at the place called Hunder. This area is also known as cold desert were you can see sand dunes spread to some specific location. There were some special kind of camels with a double hunch and also bit small as compared to the camels you must have seen at Rajasthan or at some other place. Tourists enjoy a camel ride there and also it is a beautiful place for photo clicks. The charges for camel ride were around Rs.200 for per person for some 15 minutes and more than 200 for more time. After enjoying at these places they returned back to their tents rooms. Where some couples enjoyed taking rest in the rooms, some enjoyed clicking photos while some enjoyed playing outdoor games.

In my next post, I will discuss about the next day journey of Nubra and about traveling back to Leh.

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Surrounded by beauty while traveling in Leh Ladakh – Day 3!

Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 3

After traveling in Leh Ladakh’s some beautiful places and taking rest in the evening, the next day after having breakfast they left from the Hotel to visit the remaining places of Leh. From the Hotel, they directly went to Shanti Stupa. It was a beautiful place with mind-blowing architecture. The Shanti Stupa was having a two level of construction. The first level was having the statue of Gautam Buddha embellished in Gold color and Dharmachakra and the second level depicts the life, enlightenment and the death of Gautam Buddha. They moved the wheels of the Dharmachakra and made wishes.

They also took the round of entire stupa praying and enjoying the glittering beauty of traveling in Leh Ladakh, as what majority of devotees who visit this place do. The walls of the second level were painted with colorful pictures which depict the complete life of Gautam Buddha. The construction of this beautiful monument was the joint effort of the Japanese and Buddhist monks. The architectural designing of Shanti Stupa is entirely different from the typical Ladakhi style. It is one of the popular spots of Leh-Ladakh and every tourist visiting Leh make sure they don’t miss this place.

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After visiting the unique monument Shanti Stupa, they all went to see the Hall of Fame Museum. It is a museum located on the Leh-Kargil road and is constructed by the Indian soldiers in the memory of all the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in different wars for the safety and security of our country. There were several things to see in that museum. The museum was built in two storey and each floor was having few sections. On the upper floor, there was a section named as OP Vijay Gallery, there were several weapons displayed which were used in Kargil war.

In another section on the same floor, there were various apparels and amenities used by Indian Army of the Siachen region. There were also many pictures showing the struggle of Army officers in glaciers and heavy snow-clad regions. Then in one of the section on the ground floor of the same museum were the pictures of the soldiers who fought in Kargil war and also the pictures of all the soldiers, along with their information, who sacrifice their lives for the well- being and safety of the country.  Watching all those pictures made them realize, how precious the sacrifice of our Indian Soldiers is it is only because of them each and every Indian is living a safe and fearful life.

traveling in Leh LadakhOn the back side of the Museum, there was a parade ground were daily during sunrise and sunset a parade is carried out by few Indian Soldiers in the memory of the all the Shahid Soldiers. Just a few steps far there was a graveyard, with the graves of the Shahid Soldiers. On the ground floor, there was a section which showed the history, culture and other important facts of Ladakh. It also consists of a souvenir shop where tourists can buy several items including caps, t-shirts, some show pieces related to Ladakh culture, many designs and sizes of dream-catcher, dry-fruits, and pashmina shawls, etc.  The money they collect by selling the above products is then used for the well-being of Indian Soldiers. At last, they showed a video which was actually a documentary on ‘Operation Vijay’of about 35-45 minutes. After watching that video, the tears were rolling from the eyes of an almost every person watching that documentary, since the video was very heart touching and emotional too.

traveling in Leh LadakhAfter visiting both of these places they left for Nubra valley, it was a 6-7 hours journey. So, in my next post, I will tell you about the journey of traveling in Leh Ladakh day-4.

Read Day 1 of our traveling in Leh Ladakh 

Read our fun tour on Day 2 in Leh Ladakh

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Leh-Ladakh Diaries Day – 2

Read Day 1 about Leh Ladakh

This article is a continuation of the last article on Leh Ladakh where I am sharing my sisters Leh Ladakh experience thru my words. So that if someone planning the trip to Leh Ladakh they get real-time experience.

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Monastery at Leh-Ladakh

Beginning the day two with glooming sunrise, after having breakfast they went for sight-seeing of several places at Leh which includes Thiksey Monastery, Sindhu Darshan, Sindhu Ghat, Rancho school, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame Military Museum, etc. It was a traveler bus through which they traveled throughout their entire journey. Firstly, they visited Thiksey Monastery which is also called as Thiksey Gompa. It is one of the largest and most famous Monastery in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of almost 3,600m in the Thiksey village. Thiksey Monastery has a beautiful architectural design blended together with red, ochre and white colour. They also saw the wheel of life, which you can rotate and can make any wish of your choice. It is also one of the architecturally grand Buddhist Monastrey in Ladakh. To reach at the top of this Monastrey, one has to climb about 200 stairs. My sister and some of her friends faced altitude sickness problem since as you climb the stairs, you are a reaching a much higher altitude level. They were already prepared for this, since were guided by the tour guide about it. Inside the Thiksey Monastrey there were several monks which are also called as Lama’s, they stay and workship inside the Monastrey. There was an entry fees for the Monastrey, which is used by the Monastrey trust for the maintenance of the Monastrey. She said though this place was a bit out of leh but was totally worth to visit since it has mesmerizing views of the surrounding area. Overall the location was very pleasant, colourful at the same time was very peaceful too.


After visiting Thiksey Monastrey, they all went to Rancho School. This is a school which became famous after the release of Aamir khan’s movie 3 Idiots. The original name of this school is Druk Padma Karpo School also known as Druk White Lotus School. On arrival at the entrance of the school, they all were taken inside the campus by a guide. Since there were already a group of people visiting the School. My sister and her friends were asked to wait for about half an hour in one of the special classroom can say information room of the school. The classroom was having several things to purchase like T-shirts, refrigerator magnets, caps, books, pen, pencils and several other things all having some message engraved on them. It is said the money they collect by selling those several things, they used it for the education purpose of the several poor students of the same school. There were several pictures also showing the history and several achievements of the School. After some 35-40 minutes, the guide took all of them to visit the campus. A strict instruction was given to all of them, not to make noise and take photographs at the restricted area, since the School was going on. The first thing they saw was a café, where they offer coffee and few snacks which were chargeable. Then they went to the 3 Idiots movie spot which is said to be the most popular spot among the tourists, were you can give several pose and click various photographs. This School was conferred as one of the most beautiful schools in the world by BBC London in the year 2016. The tour guide also said about the damage the School faced by the flood and cloudbursts in August 2010, which destructed the School completed.

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With knowing the inspirational stories and hardwork of the students and School authorities, they visited Sindhu Ghat. It was a beautiful riverbank situated near the Shey village in Leh. It is famous for its scenic beauties consisting of rocky Mountains, sandy landscapes and greenery everywhere with the flow of the Sindhu River. The Sindhu River also known as River Indus originates near Mansarover Lake in Tibet passes through several Indian regions and then reaches to Pakistan. It is said to be a holy place. Since many people come and worship at this place calling it as Sindhu Darshan. Cultural Programmes are organized at this place by many tourists people which includes sight-seeing, campfire, etc. Apart from this Sindhu Ghat is also famous for River Rafting, which gives a perfect opportunity for the adventure and thrilling activities lover. After a beautiful half day journey, they all went back to the Hotel for Lunch to take rest and enjoy night at our own choice.

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Visit Leh Ladakh – To Explore Beauty of Mountains

Ladakh a land of high passes is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It has snow-clad peaks which kiss the clouds, serenity exists in peaceful lakes and time seems to stand still since there is no rush and bush in their life. Life in Leh is full of divine, spirituality and you will find surprises at every turn of your journey. You cannot predict about nature and climate at Leh-Ladakh because it frequently changes. You will find hot during daytime and during night time you might require winter wear. If you are planning to visit Leh Ladakh you should carry Umbrella, winter wear as well as summer wear.

Leh LadakhKnow About Leh Ladakh

Ladakh is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture is closely related to Tibet. Leh is the largest town in Ladakh followed by Kargil. Majority of people living in Ladakh are Shia Muslims and remaining are mostly Tibetan Buddhists. A few years back Leh-Ladakh was a place visited by the majority of foreigners, but recently it has gained popularity as a tourist destination among Indians too. Top tourist attractions in Leh-Ladakh are Chang La, Khardung La, Nubra valley, Pangong lake, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame, Thiksey Monastery, Alchi Choskor Monastery, Magnetic hill, Zanskar valley, Lamayuru Monastery, Hemis national park.

How to Reach Leh Ladakh

There are several ways to reach Leh, one can take a direct flight to Leh from Mumbai. You can also take a flight from Delhi to Leh from major airlines such as Indian Airlines or Jet Airways. One can take road journey either from Manali or Srinagar. It takes a two-day journey from Manali to Leh with a night halt at Sarchu. On the other hand, Srinagar to Leh also takes a two-day journey with a night halt at Kargil. But most of the tourists who prefer coming by road routes comes from Srinagar than Leh and then Manali. All the road routes are open from May to October.

Leh LadakhSince Ladakh is situated at a very high altitude i.e. above 10,000 meters above the sea level, anybody traveling at such a high altitude are bound to find difficulty in breathing. One could also suffer from high altitude sickness which happens due to the low atmospheric oxygen level. Some of the common symptoms of high altitude sickness include giddiness, lack of sleep, digestion problem, loss of appetite, etc. So, some of the safety measures should be considered if you are planning to visit Leh Ladakh.

  1. Travelers are asked to take enough rest once reaching Leh-Ladakh to acclimatize to the higher altitudes.
  2. It is recommended to drink plenty of water to remain hydrated.

Places to Visit

Although Leh-Ladakh is considered as a hardy adventurous destination, it is also an ideal honeymoon destination for newlywed couples. Some of the romantic places to visit Leh Ladakh honeymoon packages include Pangong Lake, Nubra valley, and Sham valley, etc. Although Leh-Ladakh is a huge region with numerous places to explore, still travelers prefer either 7 nights 8 days or 8 nights 9 days package. The best time to visit Leh Ladakh is from April to June. During this time period, one can get the clear vision of scattered landscapes and clear sunny weather.

LadakhFrom July to August, the weather in Leh-Ladakh cannot be predicted, because during this time period many regions of Leh-Ladakh experiences rain, landslides, and even cloudbursts, still many travelers visit during this time too. From the September month, Leh-Ladakh experiences snowfall at many places thus giving a start to the chilly weather with shining sun in the afternoon. From October to March, this place becomes unbearably cold thus tourists don’t prefer to visit Leh Ladakh during this time. However, adventure seekers and hardy travelers prefer during this time for unreliable treks and also for a trek on the frozen river called as ‘Chadar Trek’ for which Leh-Ladakh is famous all over the world.

Knowing about the beauty of Leh-Ladakh, it becomes everyone’s dream to visit Leh Ladakh at least once in a lifetime. Recently my sister with her husband visit Leh Ladakh. She went through Heena Tours and Travels for 7 nights 8 days packages. She preferred Heena Tours amongst the other tours because Heena Tours is specialized in providing pure veg with Jain food.

Since Leh-Ladakh is a place with the majority of people having non-vegetarian food, you will hardly find pure Veg restaurants and Pure Veg Food there. So, if you are a vegetarian it is best option to go through Heena Tours and Travels. She shared the experience of her entire journey with me, which I am going to describe in this blog.

Experience of Leh Ladakh Trip

She took a direct flight from Mumbai to Leh using GoAir. After reaching the Leh Airport, they were received by one of the tour members and were dropped at the booked Hotel. They were also a few other couples from other places of India and also three families from out of India. Since they reached during lunchtime, the tour guide asked everyone to have lunch and then to gather at the Hotel’s lobby to share a few tips and to discuss the scheduled of the following days.

He, first of all, made everyone aware of the symptoms of the high altitude sickness and asked everyone to carry their own personal water bottle wherever they go and to have plenty of water. He then said the first day is for rest to acclimatize to the high altitude sickness problem since they were at above 10,000 ft above sea level. He further said many among them might find difficulty in breathing because of the low atmospheric oxygen level and might also fall prey to altitude sickness.

For some of them, it was not much than a boring speech with no meaning unless they saw some females and kids started having breathing problem and dizziness. It was only after that, those people took the words of that tour guide seriously. He discussed all the symptoms of high altitude sickness and also shared the essential remedies for it.

  1. He asked everyone to take complete rest till next day.
  2. He also asked everyone to speak less.
  3. To have plenty of water or to have water mixed with some energy powder like Glucon-D, Electoral powder, etc.
  4. To carry a camphor in the handkerchief and to smell it whenever they feel scarcity of oxygen or breathing problem.
  5. To carry the necessary tablets with them, whenever they travel like Crocin, Calpol, Avomine, etc.
  6. He also discussed the group oxygen cylinder and about the personal oxygen cylinders which travelers can carry with them and can use during emergency or while having major breathing problems at several other high altitude places like Khardungla and Chang la.

Even my sister was affected because of the high altitude, she had a problem in breathing and also dizziness during the beginning hours and it took her about two to three days to adjust to the high altitude atmosphere. The same day they took complete rest in the hotel room and some of them preferred to visit the Leh market which was nearby the hotel.

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