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    While is most often remembered as the theatre of the most recent conflict between India and Pakistan, few remember how it once represented an area of synthesis of faiths and identities. Greek historian had written about a place called north of which is near present day Kargil. This Dardai is actually which along with (of which Kargil was a part) is now across the Closely linked to the ancient this was the land of Indo-Iranian Dardic tribes. Scythians from Central Asia ruled for sometime before the advent of the Kushanas who were followed by the Huns from Central Asia. This was the time when Buddhism thrived here. In the 14th century Sufi preachers from Iran migrated to the region and began conversion of people to Islam. A syncretic Islamic-Buddhist culture was created in Kargil as the converts practiced some of pre Islamic Buddhist rituals. The King of Baltistan traditionally paid tribute to the Mughals and from the late 18th century to Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore. The famed Dogra General Zorowar Singh, who conquered Ladakh and Baltistan brought it under the Maharaja of Kashmir. In 1947 the UN ceasefire line cut off Kargil from the rest of Baltistan which Pakistan could occupy due to a coup against the Maharaja. According to Heredotus Dardai was supposed to be a kind of Himalayan El Dorado where ‘Giant ants threw up gold dust as they burrowed into the land’. #instatravel #ladakh #silkroute #travelpics #drivingenthusiast #indian_pixs #selfdrive #indus #baltistan #travelspo #travelextasy #travelphotography #dardai #travelphotographer #incredibleindia #history #solodrive #traveltales #travelgoals #dardistan #exploration #intrepidtraveller #travelogram #heredotus #culture #kargil #travelography #loc

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    In a space period of 10 days drove over 5000km across boarders. Some thought it's a joke I am doing a but well proved them wrong. Driving back alone decided to go through unfamiliar routes and despite the fatigue I had a big smile on my face as I marveled through the beauty nature has to offer #roadtrip #ilovewesterncape #fatigueloses #naturelovers #moreadventurestocome #solodrive #return #sneakpeeks #excitingmoments #exploration #sonycam #motherdaughtertime #soloroadtrip #whenadventuremeetscrazy #smilesandlove

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    Random road trip turned into a glacier find #solodrive #roadtrip #glacier #gladwehavea4x4 #adventure #iceland #exploring

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    To reduce your age, increase your experiences !! #solodrive #travel #shotbyiphone

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    Yesss nyampe oge meenn ,, Untung menang kendek dijalan #manasanvespa #solodrive #vespa #niis #scooter #gunungpuntang

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    So after the non-stop screaming until I almost lost my voice horrors of the Information Technology last night, it was time to head out for a real makan session. All seven of us girls went all out with full course meals. Seen here is the appetizer, (medium done with brown sauce) and its nicely done, savory and washed down with and Sufficiently calmed down after all the laughter and decent company for the home although the mall did freak us out a bit with the dinosaur-IT-like pre-closing sound (whaddahell was that?!). ***Morning after post-movie note: I wasn't scared at all on the drive home was blaring on the speakers), did sleep with the lights on, in case, but no nightmares *phew*. Don't think I even dreamed much. In retrospect, the book was definitely scarier and the 1990 movie more haunting. Whatever it is, no Chapter Two for me! (but that's what I say now #cornonthecob #pumpkinrice #coconuticecream #itmovie #pumpkinsoup #train #solodrive #icelemontea #malaysiadayhorrormovieouting #latergram #nycstriploin #myfirsthorrormovieinyears

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    Gata Loops is a name that evokes amazing memories for all those who have traversed this part of the Manali – Leh Highway. For the uninitiated, Gata loops is a series of twenty one hairpin bends that takes you to the top of the 3rd high altitude pass on this highway, Nakee La, at a height of 15,547 ft. As a matter of fact, this steep and winding section of the road is presents breathtaking views of mountains sloping down into the valley of Tsarap river is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging drives in the country. But that is not all, Gata loops is also haunted! There lurks the ghost of a truck cleaner who died there due to hunger, thirst and cold. There are reports of motorists spotting a young guy asking for a bottle of water and once the bottle is offered, it falls through his hand and he’s nowhere to be seen. In order to pacify the ghost, the locals had set up a small temple at the spot where he was buried and made offerings of water. Since then, whoever passes by and is aware of the story leaves some water at the temple, as an offering. Reportedly the temple had a skull, although we didn’t find any. This small stone shrine with a tattered red flag and a heap of water bottles strewn around presents an unusual sight. #ladakh #himachalpradesh #drivingenthusiast #selfdrive #travelextasy #adventuretravel #travelphotography #manalilehhighway #tsarap #intrepidtraveller #incredibleindia #hairpinbends #solodrive #breathtakingview #exploration #gataloops

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    Skyline Blvd. First time coming here alone. It's quite peaceful. You should try it sometime. 🚗 #northerncalifornia #solodrive #skyline #bayarea #skylineblvd #peaceful #norcal