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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 6 - Ready at last!!!!!!!!

A hectic day and a sleepless night! That's how I spent the whole of yesterday - getting the Bommai Kolu ready. But at last, I am done, and only the finishing touches need to be added, for which Samhith needs to have enough free time, something that's going to happen only this Sunday.

While I get ready to celebrate the festival, take a look at  my Golu.




This is just a preview of my Golu and Navaratri, as I end my series on Navaratri preparation and start a new one on the festival.

While I look out for things to write about Navaratri, check out my last year's posts on the same festival :

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-9.html

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-8.html

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-6-and-7.html

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-5.html

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-4.html

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-3.html

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-2.html

http://anushankarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/navaratri-experiences-1.html


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  1. It looks great. Looking forward to more posts about Navaratri.

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  2. romba azhaga iruku.. very well utilised space

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  3. one question: where do u keep the kalasam? we usually keep it on the padi itself

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  4. Happy Navrathri Anu... to you and your family. Your preperations look lovely... Cant wait to see more!! I'm off to check your earlier links now!

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  5. Your Kolu looks attractive. I really liked those wooden dolls , we have similar ones in my maternal house.
    wish you a happy navarathri

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  6. First of all, to all of you who have let comments here, sorry for the delay.. have been really busy......

    Lost Wanderer : Thanks a lot.....

    A Journey Called Life : thanks...have to do the best with what we have... and have waited for this for years!!!!! yes, we also keep the kalasam on the padi..... in our house, we just keep a decorated kalasam (the thanjavur kannadi work stuff), and this year its looking so old and worn out, am planning to buy a new one, so left it on the shelf where it stands usually.....

    Patricia : thanks a lot.....let me know what u think of the earlier ones....

    Chitra thanks a lot.. wish you too a happy navaratri..

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