One of the most picturesque views I have ever seen in my life so far has been from Leh. The place seems to have been planted on earth as a reward for being able to protect at least that much beauty. Once you are there, all you can ever feel is peace. The markets are buzz with tourist activity yet the lanes are as calm as a sleeping baby. The chill in the air makes one soak themselves in the purity of the breeze and the soft chants from a monastery, bid one to submit themselves to the profundity of the place.
On my visit to the Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda)on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh, one evening, I chanced upon some of the best sights of a sunset I have ever seen. Amidst the soft murmur of the chants spreading in the air from the shrine, I soaked myself in these views.
|The Shanti Stupa with the sun rays in the background|
|Tip of a hill smiling at the sun while it rains
in the other hills surrounding it
|Monastery on hill top with sun rays moving on to focus it|
|Sun rays falling on the Monastery highlighting it,
while the rest of the hills are clouded
|The town bathing in the last rays of the sun|
|The sleepy town waiting for the sun to set|
|A splash of Gold|
|Good Night Leh|
My camera went clickety click throughout the evening. Here I have presented some of the best clicks. Hope you enjoy!
This post is a part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2013
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