India doesn’t have the largest railway network in the world, though it is commonly believed. India comes fourth with approximately 64 000 km of railroad after US, Russia, and China. Here are few advices on how to travel by train in India. More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/how-to-travel-by-train-in-india-quick-guide/

How to travel by train in India – quick guide

How to travel by train in India – quick guide - Path is my goal

10 activities and things to do in Golden Temple in Amritsar   See more at: http://www.pathismygoal.com/10-activities-and-things-to-do-in-golden-temple-in-amritsar/

10 activities and things to do in Golden Temple in Amritsar

10 activities and things to do in Golden Temple in Amritsar - Path is my goal

50 photos that will make you want to visit India!   More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/50-photos-that-will-make-you-want-to-visit-india/

50 photos that will make you want to visit India!

50 photos that will make you want to visit India! - Path is my goal

"Manikarnika Ghat usually gives a person serenity of mind and soul. It gives awareness of yourself. It gives awareness of life itself to which people often forget. Here is suddenly everything so unreal but at the same time you are experiencing the most realistic feeling of being..."  More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/manikarnika-ghat-lesson-about-death-and-temporality-of-things/

Manikarnika ghat - lesson about death and temporality

I am getting closer to Manikarnika ghat. While I am going down a narrow street, I still cannot see it, but I feel it: in smokescreen from the grim faces of guys.

I am getting closer to Manikarnika ghat – primary cremation ghat in Varanasi.  While I am going down a narrow street, I still cannot see it, but I feel it: in smokescreen from the grim faces of guys, from their faces which are smeared with coal dust. More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/manikarnika-ghat-lesson-about-death-and-temporality-of-things/

Manikarnika ghat - lesson about death and temporality

I am getting closer to Manikarnika ghat. While I am going down a narrow street, I still cannot see it, but I feel it: in smokescreen from the grim faces of guys.

Ornament monument in Khajuraho are listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and appeared on list of seven wonders of India. They were built in the years 950 – 1050. Originally, there were 85 temples, but only 20 of them have been retained to the present day.  More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/khajuraho-temples-with-erotic-kamasutra-carvings/

Ornament monument in Khajuraho are listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and appeared on list of seven wonders of India. They were built in the years 950 – 1050. Originally, there were 85 temples, but only 20 of them have been retained to the present day. More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/khajuraho-temples-with-erotic-kamasutra-carvings/

She monastery is famous for its giant gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said to be the second largest such statue in Ladakh. From the top is amazing view of two vallyes. More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/shey-monastery-and-panoramic-view-of-the-surroundings/

Shey Monastery and panoramic view of the surroundings

Shey monastery is old buddhist monastery and palace in Ladakh. There is amazing panoramic view of the valleys from the top.

Orchha was built by the King Singh in 1501. It is an unusual system of temples and palaces, which are interconnected. This place has a really strange atmosphere full of the history and some places look pretty scary especially when the night falls.  See more at: http://www.pathismygoal.com/orchha-palace-and-temples-mystic-place-full-of-history/

Orchha palace and temples - mystic place full of history

Orchha palace and temples have a really strange atmosphere full of history and some places look pretty scary especially when the night falls.

This impressive 32 meters statue on top of a hill below the monastery faces the Shyok River towards Pakistan. Most of the money for construction came from local donations. The Head of the Gelugpa, Ganden Thipa, who is the reincarnation of Tsongkhapa and Abbott of Rizu Monastery gave 8 kg of gold for its decoration. More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/diskit-monastery-maitreya-buddha-and-way-back-to-leh/

Diskit monastery, Maitreya Buddha and Khardung La Pass

Diskit monastery, Maitreya Buddha and Khardung La Pass - Path is my goal

How crazy India-Pakistan border crossing ceremony look like? More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/how-india-pakistan-border-crossing-ceremony-looks-like/

How India Pakistan border crossing ceremony look like?

The next day we went to visit the second attraction of Amritsar: Wagah, India Pakistan border crossing ceremony also known as the lowering of the flags or closing ceremony.

Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh. Monastery is located only 8 kilometres from Leh in India. The monastery has around 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali, which is unveiled during the annual Spituk festival.  More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/great-day-in-spituk-monastery-in-spituk-monastery-and-village-with-local-people/

Great day in Spituk monastery and village with local people

I had planned to visit the Spituk monastery this day, which is located near Leh. Since Kolto comes from the village of Spituk, he suggested me to go to the monastery with his son, who can show it to me.

Did you know how buddhist monks build sand mandala inside monastery? More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/how-buddhist-monks-build-sand-mandala/

How Buddhist monks build sand mandala?

When I entered to the room where the monks build sand mandala in Spituk monastery, I did not believe my eyes.

Story about how our bus almost fell into the abyss in Nubra Valley and how this dangerous road looks like. more: http://www.pathismygoal.com/how-our-bus-almost-fell-into-the-abyss-in-nubra-valley/

How our bus almost fell into the abyss in Nubra Valley

This is the story about how our bus from Leh to Nubra Valley almost fell into the abyss. What was situation inside?

Buddhist festival is amazing experience! There were lamas performing the mystic mask dances which are called Chams and sacred plays. Chams are a part of Tantric tradition. They are performed only in the gompas that follow the Tantric Vajrayana teachings. Lamas were dressed in beautiful decorated and colorful costumes with and they wore masks. These dance performances simulate fight between good spirits and evil demons.  http://www.pathismygoal.com/visiting-buddhist-hemis-monastery-festival/

Visiting Buddhist Hemis monastery festival

Visiting Buddhist Hemis monastery festival - Path is my goal

Experience from Thar desert in Rajastan in India - overnight camel safari in Pushkar. More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/overnight-camel-safari-in-pushkar-through-the-desert/

Overnight Camel safari in Pushkar through the desert

Overnight Camel safari in Pushkar through the desert - Path is my goal

Harassment in India is qiute  common thing. I consider the night, when one strange man harassed me one of the worst moments I ever had in India.  More: http://www.pathismygoal.com/harassment-in-india-in-puskhar-hotel-during-a-night/

Harassment in India during one night - story from Puskhar hotel

Harassment in India is qiute common thing. I consider the night, when one strange man harassed me one of the worst moments I ever had in India.

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