Pranshu Dubey, a resident of Mumbai, recently went on a 40 days long road-trip to North India. Accompanied with two of his friends, he covered about 6,800 km in 40 days – starting from Mumbai on June 20, they reached Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh on July 30.
Pranshu is the founder of PixelDo Media, an aerial photography service provider that works on interactive 360° panoramas and aerial videos shots. “Monsoon is an off-season for us. We cannot fly drones here in Mumbai because of the rains and the visibility is also not good,” he says. So the trio decided to utilise this time, go for a vacation, and shoot aerial shots at various places on the way.
From the surreal Chandra Taal to the beautiful Langza village, they captured it all. Here are six amazing videos with some brilliant shots from Spiti Valley. “In all the videos, the shot starts with a small frame and then zooms out for a kilometre to reveal the beautiful landscape,” says Pranshu.
Have a look:
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1. Key Monastery: Tibetan Buddhist monastery located at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level.
2. Dhankar Village: Located at an altitude of 3,894 metres, it was the traditional capital of the Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century.
3. Kibber Village: At an altitude of 4,270 metres, this village has a monastery and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.
4. Chandra Taal: It is mesmerising lake located at an altitude of about 4,300 metres in the Himalayas. It looks beautiful on a full moon night which is why it is called Moon Lake (Chandra meaning moon, Taal meaning lake)
5. Tabo: A small town on the banks of Spiti River.
6. Langza: Located at an altitude of 14,500 feet above sea level, Langza is considered to be one of the highest villages in the world with a motorable road.