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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

Do you know the name of this fruit?

My father-in-law is building a bridge over a river near a small village in Karjat (near Mumbai). This place is fairly remote, which is why they didn't have a bridge in the first place.... you can guess how remote when I tell you that they still don't have electricity!!! 

Well, anyway, he came back home last night with a fruit the villagers had given him. he thought we would know the name, so he didn't bother to ask them. As it happens, we have no clue! Can any of you help us identify it? 



It looked ripe, so we cut it, but it turns out it wasn't quite ready to be eaten. It still tastes Ok, though!!!



Update: It is a Ram Phal, a variety related to the Sita Phal or custard apple. Thanks a lot, Chitra and Bhavesh for the info... Thanks to you both, I can now teach Samhith about another fruit!!


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  1. Looks exotic but then I also do not know the name.

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  2. Anu
    It is from the family of Seeta phal and this is called Ram phal. we do have a tree of this, in my uncle's house. This is a very common fruit available in Kodaikanal and would weigh around 750 gms. to a kilo and skin is green . But I prefer this pink variety , which is more tasty. Seeta phal has more seeds and this has more flesh and less seeds too. My favourite.

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  3. @Tarun: it actually did look like that :)

    @Mridula: exotic or not, it grows in one of the most sparsely inhabited places next to this crowded city!!!!

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  4. If I'm not wrong, it's Ramphal. It's like Sitaphal [Custard Apple].

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  5. @Chitra : thanks so much for the identification. I had heard of Ram phal, but had no idea what it looked like.... the taste reminded us of the sitaphal, but we did not realise it was a similar one... i have updated the blog with the detail...

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  6. Oh! I see Chitra has already answered you correct :)

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  7. on seeing the cut fruit, it gave an impression of sita phal. But then never knew there is one called ram phal. Thanks Anu for posting it.

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  8. I see am a bit late here, but I am aware it is Ram Phal. Sita Phal and Ram Phal are some of my favourite fruits.

    I kept eating some tasty Ram Phal fruits in Ooty last month and they were so rich and heavy that I finally skipped dinner that evening.

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  10. I like the taste of Sita phal more. :)

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  11. I was happy to see a Ram Phal I want some information is it the same or related to the fruit graviola.please need this information.Thank you

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  12. I like to look at sita fal

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  13. And this is also have ability to cure cancer 10,000 times better then chemo medicine. will i get this in bangalore

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  14. its a ram phal ... however I dont know where in India do we exactly get this fruit ??? wanna know its a seasonal fruit, or not and also whether it is available in high altitutude places like in himalayas, in sikkim, himachal etc ???

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  15. Google soursop and and you will know every bit of ram phal

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    1. Thanks for the info, but soursop is Hanuman phal, not Ram phal.. this one doesnt have thorns

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  16. Custard apple (Annona reticulata) /Red Custard apple

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