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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 2010 - Day 7 - Family Golus

Today, I have two Golus to feature - both kept by Shankar's aunts. Here is the first one-


The most interesting part of this Golu is this set of Narthana Krishna (Dancing Krishna)..... What I found really interesting was all those cute little Krishnas holding musical instruments. I have a similar set of Ganeshas, but have never seen such Krishnas. Beautiful, aren't they?


The second Golu is a simpler one, but with some lovely dolls (Click on the pic for a larger view)


My favourites are the set of folk dancers on the top step (we call the folk dance 'poi kal kudarai' meaning false legged horse, where the dancers wear a dress resembling a horse. I dont know what it is called in English), and the set of Rama and Sita performing puja to Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram (It is placed on the 3rd step from the top). This is one set I would love to have... Just imagine making a seashore and placing these on the sand! It would look fantastic! With all those sea creatures Samhith has, it would also be rather interesting.... Of course, the only question remains - How to make all the water needed for the ocean?

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  1. Loving your posts on golu and hats off to you for taking so much trouble to click the snaps and putting them up here.
    I wish you could come over for my golu also :)

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  2. @whatsinaname: thanks a lot! How about posting your golu pics on your blog and i try doing a roundup of all my blog followers golu once we are through????

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  3. Thats so nice of u to show us various golus..I got the opportunity this time to visit the golu in Parthasarathy temple, Triplicane, Chennai and its so huge and amazing...planning to upload the pics for those who wouldnt be able to visit in person

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  4. Very interesting and colorful Anu.
    I have many such small collectibles, but have no Golu festival. :), :(

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  5. It was excellent..it was really interesting..your kolu also very colorful and simple.. have you participate in www.chennaimoms.com kollu competition...next time dont miss it..

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  6. It was excellent..it was really interesting..your kolu also very colorful and simple.. have you participate in Dinamalar and chennaimoms.com kollu competition...next time dont miss it..

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