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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

Sky Watch Friday... River


Earth, Water, Mountain, Clouds.... how wonderful it looks......

This was taken from the train, as we were passing over the Krishna river, while returning from Tirupati. I am off again, this time to Hampi - a heritage tour as well as  a wildlife one, for I shall be staying at the Jungle Lodges and Resorts' Sloth Bear Resort. From there I will be heading over to Badami, trying to see as much of Badami, Aihole and Pattadakkal as I can, before heading over to Puttaparthi to bring in the new year...... Till then, have a wonderful time, and keep coming back, for the Tirupati posts aren't over yet!!!

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  1. mmm..! Am I feeling a tinge of Jealousy in my heart..(lol!).. Hampi,Badami,Bear Resort- WOW, What an opportunity...and what a place to usher in the new year... How fortunate you are..! Sure, you will be busy with numerous blog posts of this visit the whole of Jan 2011..! Looking forward to them..!
    Have a great time Anu..! Happy new year..!

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  2. Marvelous capture! Terrific, stormy looking clouds! Sounds as though you have a wonderful place from which to welcome the new year!! And wishing you a very Happy New Year! Look forward to more of your pics in the coming year!

    Sylvia

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  3. I've seen people throw money into Krishna river from moving train... crazy people

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  4. @Sridharan: Thanks a lot, and wish you a wonderful year ahead... Hope to come back with lots of posts!!!

    @Mridula: Thanks!!!

    @J Bar: Thanks a lot!

    @Sylvia: Thanks... It is a great place, one we visit every year! and wish you a wonderful year too...

    @Shrinidhi: we used to do it too, as kids... thankfully, we outgrew it... but Samhith heard me talk about it once, and wants to do it too.... it helps though, keeping him busy looking out for rivers!

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  5. Wonderful scene. I first thought it some where in the Konkan coast. You will need plenty of time. Hampi itself will take a lot.

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  6. Beautiful Sky Watch posting!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 24

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  7. @PN Subramanian: thanks... I love rivers anywhere and cant resist taking photos! we spent just one day roaming around hampi and one day for Anegundi...have to go for a leisurely visit sometime when samhith's a little older


    @Bram: thanks a lot! wish u a happy new year and hope u had a wonderful time too!

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