Our first introduction to India was an astounding success. Book ended by time in Delhi which we also took to immensely, despite the 45 - 50 C temperatures. However our goal was to get to Leh.
It was like another planet there. High and very dry. At one point we got permits to travel to one of the well known passes "Khardung La" and hung out there for a while at over 5000 m.
Lugged home one of those gaudy bright thermoses that saved my life in Nepal and Mongolia. It keeps water steaming hot for 24 hours.
Not a surprise that our locales made it impossible to reliably have power or hot water, much less send and receive email, during the initial sales listing of the cottage.
It's so peaceful there. I miss it.