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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

Pictures of 7 Cat Species Found in 1 Forest - A Record

I stumbled across this as I was surfing through the net, aimlessly as always...... and then my eyes fell on this, and I was absolutely stunned!

This article from the National Geographic News tells us of a rare sighting of seven different species of cats - one of which was totally unknown there. But what was really surprising was the location - Assam! Yes,  in our very own country!!!! Hard to believe isn't it, considering the state of our forests?? Maybe everything is not yet lost....Let us salvage what we can while we still have it.

You can read the whole article here.


Meanwhile, I couldn't resist downloading the pics onto my blog..... All the photos belong to Kashmira Kakati, the wildlife biologist whose research led her to this wonderful sighting. Thanks to Kashmira and National Geographic for these wonderful pics..

Leopard

Leopard Cat

Clouded Leopard

Golden Cat

Jungle Cat

Tiger

Marbled Cat

Comments

  1. Hey Anu.. loved ur new organised look.. This made very interesting read.. thanks so much

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  2. wow..thats awesome
    going by this i am hoping this Tiger no of 1114 is false and there are many more safely (and thankfully)hidden away in our forests
    and not the end of the world as predicted...
    eternal optimist!
    love the blue feel to yr blog..feels like I am at the beach...and thats my fav.spot!

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  3. you wont believe how happy and scared this news makes me. Happy that such things still exists intact, scared that it may be the last time we see them, even in pics. I really wish the forests are conserved for the wonderful bio diversity they have. And thanks a load for the pics!

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  4. That is really good news Anu and thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. @AJCL: thanks a lot...knew this would interest a lot of people like us, which is why i put this up...

    @ssstoryteller: i hope so too...... thanks...... i just noticed the new template designer on blogger and tried it out.....

    @Sri: absolutely!!!! it is great news certainly, but we dont want more tourists rushing there trying to spot them and disturb their habitat!!!

    @CHitra : its really great news..

    @Julia: Absolutely!!!

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  6. Hey
    This is awesome stuff! I'm fwding the link to ur blog to a few of my friends!

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  7. It is quite exciting to see all 7 breeds of cats

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