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Ladakh - Planning The Trip

Over 2000 Km by road, in around 10 days. Stunning landscapes, wonderful people. That sums up our Ladakh trip. But how did it actually work? How did we make it happen? Read on to find out!  Leh, the capital of Ladakh , is accessible by air and road. Flying into Leh is the easiest, and time-saving option, while the road is the time consuming one, but with the added advantage of driving past some of the most beautiful landscapes in our country. Each option has much to recommend it, and we chose the road for just one reason – altitude sickness. Altitude sickness was one of my biggest concerns, since I suffer from motion-sickness. Yes, I do travel a lot, but that is despite my condition, and, over the years, have learnt how to handle it. I struggled with it when we visited Nathu-La in Sikkim, and wondered if I would be able to manage a week at the even higher altitudes that we would encounter in Ladakh. This was the reason we stuck to a basic plan, of only 9 days in Ladakh, though we

Navaratri Preparations - Part 5 - Almost done!

My house is in a mess, stuff strewed all over, cardboard and paper turning up at the most unexpected places and the floor is sticky with the glue that has spilled! Doesn’t that sound like I am living in a pigsty? Well, it does feel like that, but I am still thrilled, for almost all the preparations for the golu are done! The toys have been unearthed from the attic, the slotted angles for the steps have been found, and ALL the houses are ready!! All I now have to do is clean up, set the steps and arrange everything! Of course, there are other things left, such as the rivers, roads, etc., but that’s part of the layout which can only be done when I have made the steps!


Without more ado, let me show you the result of our hard work of the last few days!




Thats the age-old trunk which keeps our toys safe,year after year.....




Those are the houses, cut out from paper,and stuck on cardboard, ready to be assembled. A tip for anyone wishing to try it out: DON'T  use cardboard! use Card or chart paper... its much much easier and the effect is better!

And finally, here are the houses, all ready!!




Come, take a closer look....

That's the railway station - front and back







This is supposed to be a bus stand, but we don't have buses, so we are going to use it as the village railway station!



And here are the different types of houses we made.....














And these are totally Samhith's work, the painting  work, I mean.....



Another house, with some of the shops....




And these are part of the farm buildings...



This is the barn and silo(where grain is stored)  ......







Comments

  1. hurrey! all set up for golu and park, I am so excited for this glou as equal as my trip :)

    Kudos to Samhit, when I meet you you are going to get a nice gift from me for sure :)

    I can see so much hard work being put in to these houses, coloring and assembling them , great work hats off

    Thanks for the tip the chart paper , Yes I think is a better option. In one website they have asked to use think card board paper, may be they meant very thin one like the chart paper, because thier model houses are all lookinmg thing.


    ut look what you have done with cardboars is equallu

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  2. Lovely! what efforts you have taken but it looks so much nicer and different compared to putting up toys bought from shops. Am going to come back here for ideas, though I dont think I can do all this!

    Cheers,
    Sumo
    (directed from parentree)

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  3. really gr8 work by u & ur son .

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  4. Hi I want to buy the Navrathri Steps(Slotted Angles).Please let me know where can I buy them in Bangalore.(I stay in malleswaram)
    Thank you

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