Winter is coming. And this one won’t let you down.
This winter, with our comfortable and safe 7 day Winter Road Trip, come visit the Winter Wonderland that is Spiti Valley.
Over the last 28 years, we have strived to make Spiti Valley a more accessible and comfortable travel destination during the summer months. Now, we’re going one step ahead, and giving you the chance to witness Spiti Valley, in all its white winter glory - where the valley takes on an appearance of such snowy magnificence and white beauty – well, it’s hard to put in words. So we made a film.
This is the first of many short films we shot along with @canoftales in the white magic of Spiti Valley in the winter of February, 2017. A very special two weeks when even time seemed to freeze. We hope you enjoy the film as much as we did while making it.
A special shout out to the team at Can Of Tales - Hardik Patel, Ravivarman Neelamegam and Mehak Dangi. Can of Tales creates and strategizes visual content for travel and lifestyle brands. Their aesthetics and dedication to create quality and versatile content has led to this final product!
Music : Whitesand - Beyond
Track : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2bXIBxWOMI
Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe96JG5gdgSRtmqStx0isXA
Aerial Footage Credits : Highroad Productions
Let’s look at this festival with another pair of eyes. How about the eyes of the scared street dog, who is constantly running away from the fiery mess on the roads, who’s trying to find a shelter to protect herself and her newborn puppies from the sparks and ashes. Would you give second thoughts to the street dog you pat everyday if he turns up with burnt flesh tomorrow?
Let’s look at this festival from another pair of eyes. The eyes of the 11 year old girl who has been employed in the factory that makes these due crackers. She hasn’t had a book in her hands. Ever. She’s trying to earn a bare minimum wage for her family. Her father perhaps forces her to do this and seeing how this country works, she probably has no say in it. Her hands, black with the chemicals she manually fills in the crackers, fast tracking her into future skin cancer, not that anyone is bothered.
Let’s look at this festival from another pair of eyes. The eyes of an infant in your house. You try to be as protective as you can be, you close all doors to prevent the loud noises or the pollution from reaching her but deep down you know that it’s in vain. The 7 month old will wake up with a cough tomorrow. Who knows, maybe it turns into something more than a simple cough because of the soot she inhaled. Her lungs are too fragile to handle the pollution, eyes too delicate, ears too sensitive. Would you be able to forgive yourself if your immaturity lead to an infant going deaf? Or a child losing her sight?
This year, let’s all be the change we wish to see in society. Instead of spending thousands of rupees on crackers, use that money to feed the hungry. Shelter the homeless. Bring a smile to child’s face. An average family spends around Rs. 1000 on crackers every year. That money can be used to buy 3 full meals for a needy family.
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I Travel to be.
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