Spiti Valley – India’s Little Tibet

Spiti Valley – India’s Little Tibet

Rudyard Kipling wrote about Spiti Valley in his book ‘Kim’ ‘At last they entered a world within a world – a valley of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the mere rubble and refuse from off the knees of the mountains…Surely the Gods live here. Beaten down by the silence and the appalling sweep of dispersal of the cloud-shadows after rain. This is no place for men.’  But despite the barren landscape, there is so much to love about Spiti: the warmth of the people, the magnificent monasteries and the incredible mountain landscapes make it a special place to visit.  Continue reading “Spiti Valley – India’s Little Tibet”

Ladakh’s Monasteries, Palaces and Fortresses

Ladakh’s Monasteries, Palaces and Fortresses

Ladakh is in northern India, bordering on Tibet. It’s people, culture, architecture and Buddhism are very similar to Tibet. Ladakh is filled with gorgeous Tibetan-style gompas (monasteries), palaces and fortresses perched high up on cliffs and mountains throughout the region. These are pictures from our favourite sites. For the full story on each of these sites go to our Destinations page.  Continue reading “Ladakh’s Monasteries, Palaces and Fortresses”