Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Pangong Lake, the Jewel of Ladakh, India

October 2017

 

A most wonderful trip to the scenic Pangong Lake, through spectacular mountains and valleys full of fascinating flora and fauna.

Please read full story here: https://nytrips.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/pangong-lake-the-jewel-of-ladakh

 

The Nubra Valley of Ladakh, India

October 2017

 

We travel to Nubra Valley, to experience the beauty of Ladakh wilderness, a part of the former Silk Road, which now borders Pakistan and China.

Please read full story here: https://nytrips.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/the-nubra-valley-of-ladakh

 

 

 

The Indus River Way, India

October 2017

 

Today we decide to visit interesting spots along the Leh – Srinagar Highway while gawking at the spectacular Indus River and avoiding rockfalls along its gorges.

Please read full story at:  https://nytrips.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/the-indus-river-way/

 

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The Indus Valley of Leh, India

October 2017

 

Still acclimatising to the high altitude, we spend the day exploring spots in the beautiful Leh valley.

Please read full story here: https://nytrips.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/the-indus-valley-of-leh/

 

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The City of Leh in Northern India

October 2017

 

Arrival at Leh in northern India and getting our altitude acclimatisation and orientation done. The place is almost 11,000 feet above sea level, and at the risk of altitude sickness.

Please read full story here:  https://nytrips.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/city-of-leh-in-northern-india/

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Travels of 2011

I have put together a slideshow of our travels in 2011.

 

 
Our Travels of 2011 — locations in video above are, in sequence: Canada (Nova Scotia), Kelantan (PCB), Indonesia (Anak Krakatau), Malaysia (our Setia Alam house), Indonesia (Prambanan, Mt Merapi, Jogjakarta, Borobudur, Dieng Plateau), Malaysia (SMS Faris Petra, Tg Tuan, Port Dickson, Kuala Selangor), Myanmar (Bagan, Irrawaddy, Mandalay, Yangon), Malaysia (Ketereh), India (Darjeeling, Kolkata), Malaysia (Kg Penarik, K. Terengganu), Australia (Great Ocean Road, Ballarat, Bright, Mt Hotham), Malaysia (Kenny G @ KLCC), Canada (Niagara, Ottawa, Quebec, Gaspe, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Hamilton, Toronto), Malaysia (Pangkor Island, Pantai Batu Buruk, MAS B747, KLIA), Indonesia (Bromo, Surabaya), Norway (Fjords, Bergen, Tromso, Aurora, Oslo), Japan (Nikko, Hakodate, Sapporo, Otaru, Kushiro, Nagano), HongKong.
 
Soundtrack: Medwyn Goodall’s Timeless.
 
Looking forward to more adventures in 2012. 😀
 

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR)

India > West Bengal > Darjeeling

April 2011

I’d heard so much of the delightful Toy Train of Darjeeling, that one fine spring weekend Mr Alan Bligh and I found ourselves in the Indian Himalaya, after flying into Kolkata, an overnight train to New Jalpaiguri and a harrowing car ride up the mountains to Darjeeling … yes, Planes, Trains & Automobiles! Alan is a true-blue train buff, while I am … ermmm …  a pseudo one, but whatever it is, we had a swell time with the famous Toy Train.

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#1 – Himalaya Toy Train First Sighting in Ghum


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#2 – Darjeeling Himalaya Toy Train Almost Leaving Me Behind in Ghum

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#3 – Himalayan Toy Train with Diesel Engine for Darjeeling-Kurseong Run

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DIRECTORY OF PICTORIALS 2004-2009

Please click HERE for a full list of stories from 2004. Pleasant viewing, thanks!