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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

Skywatch Friday - Full Moon at Binsar


Yesterday was Buddha Poornima.. and the full moon looked wonderful! Some welcome clouds kept covering it, and the sight was really beautiful! Unfortunately, as I tried to take some photographs, my batteries gave way - not just one, but every single one..... and I wasn't even able to take one photograph! 

However, here is another full moon for you ... this one at Binsar....... it was wonderful night, the stars clearly visible in the complete darkness, and I could just sit there for hours, looking out at the moon shining brightly against the utter blackness of the night....


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  1. yu have pic for every occassion?!!
    yu are really a class apart
    i love the moon...and especially this photo of yours...with that teeny branch to the side...its beautiful..
    and was it romantic?!!

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  2. Long ago, a haiku master, I think it was Basho, wondered: Is this the same old orange full moon, every where?

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  3. Love the branch etched onto that fabulous moon!

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  4. Hello Anu, here we are across the world from one another and yet I took similar photos this early morning. ;)

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  5. thats lovely..I just had a FB post on the moon the other day and then Ive been reading posts and seeing pics of the moon..must be sthg "looney" in the air :)

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  6. Lovely pic. Those leaves adds another dimension to it.

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  7. Anu
    just came here to say hello to you. see you soon

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  8. That's a beautiful Moon shot Anu. Well done.

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  9. Pretty pretty moon. And its nicer becuase of the silhouette of those leaves on the bottom-right :)
    - Mindless Mumbai

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  10. Cool capture of the full 'O'. It is difficult to get such perfection.

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  11. @Aarti, Mridula, Lavanya, Shilpa: thanks so much, all of you!

    @ssstoryteller: thanks so much, sowmya! i was just too fascinated by the moon that day! as to romance, well, shankar was totally engrossed in IPL which is why i was roaming around taking pics outside!!!

    @Michael: thats so true.... my son often asks me why does the moon follow us wherever we go?

    @LadyFi: thanks so much! that was one of the things which made me click!

    @Di: just saw your pic! and its so awesome! thanks..

    @Hood Photo Blog: thanks

    @Lakshmi: thanks so much! there surely must be!

    @subu: thanks...

    @Chitra: thanks..

    @T&S: thanks.....i was wishing i had a camera like yours... have promised myself to get one by next year!

    @travel tips: thanks...

    @Kunal: thanks.....

    @A: thanks,

    @Indrani: thanks so much!

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