Monday, August 23, 2004

A couple of Ladakh photos; Bombay at night

A couple of photos from my Ladakh trip. The first one is from the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers -- a spot called the "Sangam" (meeting):

And here is a shot from Pangong Lake, in eastern Ladakh. This area is only about 30 km (20 miles) from the border with China:

The lake is clear and blue; it's a remarkable sight in the midst of the barrenness of Ladakh. At about 15,000 feet above sea level, it's also quite cold. The army guys said the temperature is -2 degrees C -- possible because of the water's high salinity level.

Finally, a couple of photos of Bombay at night. This is a view of Chowpatty beach from Malabar Hill:

And one more. This is the Marine Drive "necklace":

In the distance you can see the Air India building and the Oberoi/Hilton Towers.

I have high resolution versions of all these photos that I can't post. If you'd like me to send one to you, let me know.


Rob Breymaier said...

The water was high in saline? Do you know why? Is there a lot of salt there? Was this water once part of the sea before the collision? Soemthing else?

1:27 PM  
PhDiva said...

Love the pics. Post more!! Post more!! Ladakh looks beautiful, but i am more of an urban girl and seeing the pictures of Mumbai made my heart race and wish i was there.

2:09 PM  
Manorama said...

Stunning. I'm opposite of PhDiva; the first two photos had my heart melting. What an exciting trip to get to see all these things!

5:10 PM  
Gurvinderpal said...

Waheguru Ji Ki Khalsa Wahegur Ji Ki Fateh
Wow another Bloggin' Sardar ji,
Sat Sri Akal

just thought iwould say Hello.... well i gotta go..
Chardi Kala
Gur Fateh!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous said...

the pics from Ladakh bring back memories of the veggie truck I took from Manali to Leh. Beautiful landscape but what I remember most was the smell from the chilli bag I had to sit on for a whole day...mmmmm chillies

2:04 AM  

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