Pangong Tso, an enigmatic wonder of nature, so beautiful that each picture below will intoxicate you more than a shot of tequila.
Its rich deep blue is as gorgeous as a perfectly blended cocktail.
You can’t resist raising a toast to its each unique hue. Be it Exotic Turquoise,
or Transparent Blue.
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Sometimes, the Blue decides to do a Bloody Mary by turning Red.
Sometimes, mountains turn Purple to pack a punch together with Pangong’s Blue.
The flags on its bank accentuate its colours.
No wonder it is called the lake of changing colours.
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Winters turn the lake into a silver of ice. Just a glimpse of it hits you like bottoms up.
Land meets ice with open arms, like Whiskey on the rocks.
A walk or picture on this ice is more precious than an expensive bottle of champagne.
A drive, more rare than uncorking a centuries old bottle of wine.
Sunsets make the lake an even grander riot of intoxicating colours.
The nights are just out of a fantasy land. You don’t have to be crazily high to enter it.
Even when it is as magical as this,
or heavenly mesmerising on a full moon like this.
The dawn makes sure the hangover of the night doesn’t fade away,
whether it is summer or winter.
This makes the morning dance in unmatched glory.
The beauty of this wine lures India, Pakistan and China to keep it at the top of their bars (read maps).
A bike ride to this intoxicating gem is surreal.
Not to mention the unparalleled thrill and adventure on the rough terrain that leads to it.
If not a motorcycle, then ride a bicycle in the middle of the lake.
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Not just people, rare birds, from different corners of the world flock to taste this blue wine.
This includes some endangered birds like the Black Necked Cranes, called Cha Tung Tung in the local language.
The panorama gets you sloshed with nature’s beauty.
And its water is the truest mirror you will ever find.
Camping on its bank keeps you happy high for days.
You don’t have to be an ascetic yogi to find peace here.
But if you are a photographer, Pangong will become your muse forever, for you’ll always stay drunk on its beauty.
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Cover Photo Credit: Aman Bhutani