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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

Snails are interesting........

Snails are interesting creatures... Did you know that they are herbivores? Well, last week, we were waiting for Samhith's school bus when we saw this one eating up a flower. We were curious about how long it would take, and photographed it..... It took less than 5 minutes for the small creature to finish it off!

Here are some pics in slideshow form....





Here is another one, on a branch, hanging on, and eating a tiny flower.....








It has been pouring here since the last couple of days, and Samhith is looking forward to seeing more snails. They are, after all, interesting, aren't they?????



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  1. Anu, that slide show was a wonderful way to present the snail eating the flower!

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  2. i had a garden at my grandma place but never watched snail eating flowers! thanks for the slide show and wonderful thought! yes indeed they are interesting!

    Lifes greatest wonders lies in the smallest things like this :)

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  3. u r a cool amma arent u.. i loved this whole write up and the work that has gone into it.. im sure Samhith thinks u rock! (i do, actually)

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  4. @Mridula, ssstoryteller : THanks a lot......

    @Srivats: i never watched them either till Samhith started noticing them.... and now both of us look out for them once the rains arrive....

    @ Aparna ..Thanks so much....... lets hope Samhith thinks so too....

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  5. Wow! that's a wonderful slide you have created. Loved the same. But I like it in pictures because when I was in Kerala these creepy things were inside my house everyday had a tough time keeping them out

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  6. @ Chitra.... UGH! can imagine what a nuisance they must have been... as you say, I can enjoy watching them since they are outside the garden, and incidentally, they are not even eating my plants :-))

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  7. the slide show is a neat concept and it worked well with the snail eating the flower

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  8. Loved the slideshow... never seen a snail eat a flower like that!! i love observing creatures, all kinds!! :D

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  9. Snails are indeed very interesting creatures, and quite beautiful if we have that eye.

    I've never seen any snail eat anything, in my life! I can't believe myself.

    Thanks for sharing this new information with me :)

    Thoseghar Waterfall

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  10. Which means they might actually consume quicker than they move! Nice takes.

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  11. awesome slide show ---

    thanks a ton 4 it.. :)

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  12. hi there came across while i was searching for info on snails &blogs, great pics. Bol
    www.depalan.blogspot.com

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  13. Interesting photos!
    Snails are interesting too. I had trouble saving my plants from them. :)

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