I have never known so much beauty to exist in one land.
It may not be what many people call beautiful, and in a way I am glad that we humans have such different ideas of what is beautiful because we always land up desecrating beauty at its best.
To me, Ladakh is beautiful. And every single time I rummage in my head for a memory of a place there, I feel the same powerful awe that shot through me when I first saw it. Such is Ladakh's intoxicating effect on the first time visitor.
Whenever it was possible to put the scene around me into prose, I did so without hesitation. These are my thoughts at various points during the journey: