The rare shot of Mars and Milkyway at Chandra Taal campsite of Spiti Valley. It was a rare occasion that Mars was visible from a naked eye during the month of August. Chandra Taal is a lake in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Our camp owner suggested that we might witness the Milkyway galaxy that very night and it did happen. We were lucky enough to witness Mars too. Chandra Taal is a tourist destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motorable road accessible as far as a parking lot 2 kilometres from the lake.
4 AM. Benaras is sleeping. The stars are dead. The people are hollowed out like the inside of a drum playing the same beat it grew up to...