Tuesday, August 14, 2012

India - Kashmir, Ladakh, Taj Mahal, Varanasi

Kashmir and Ladakh - parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state of India situated mostly in the Himalayan mountains (the small red area on the map).


India, Ladakh - Leh, Stok, Trek via Ganda La

Leh - Buddhist culture city situated in Ladakh, the territory known as "Little Tibet".
- Leh Palace
- Shanti Stupa
- Nezer Latho (shrine)
- Gomang Stupa

Stok Gompa of Ladakh - The monastery is a subsidiary of the Spituk Gompa.

Trek via Ganda La (4950) - Leh - Spituk - Zinchen (3750) - Rumbak - Yurutse - Ganda La - Shingo - Skiu - Kaya - Chiling (3550) - Leh


India, Kashmir - Srinagar

Srinagar - the summer capital of the of Jammu and Kashmir state. It is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats.
- By taxi: Leh - Kargil - Drass - Zoji La (3530) - Srinagar (cca 450 km)
- Khangah Shant-i-Hamadan
- Jama Masjid (mosque)
- Mughal Gardens Nishat
- Dal Lake - houseboats
- Shikara trips (boat)



India - Taj Mahal, Varanasi

Taj Mahal - a white marble mausoleum located in Agra.
- By taxi: Delhi - Agra - Delhi (cca 450 km)

Varanasi - called "the holy city of India". Culture is associated with the River Ganges's religious importance
- Ghats
- river trip




Source of the map: Wikipedia

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