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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

Back from Lavasa and back to Blogging!

For a travel addict like me, journeys are always memorable - Some for the sights, some for the experiences, some for the destination itself, and some simply for the co-travellers. I just returned from a trip to Lavasa, which had a bit of all these and more! To begin with, this was the first trip to which I was invited as a blogger, which gives and ego boost like no otherJ! Add to that, a location with a huge and picturesque lake nested amidst the hills, a view to vie with heaven, a room facing the waterfront promenade, and the company of like-minded women who never ran out of things to talk or laugh about, and you have the perfect trip, wouldn’t you agree?




While I made the most of the sights, clicking away to glory ( I returned with over 500 photographs!!), and enjoyed the Women’s rally, which was the point of the whole trip, what I really relished was the company of all the wonderful people – Nisha, whom I had already interacted with, and enjoyed talking to, about our travels and common friends; Kiran, whose blog I read and identified with, totally relating to her experiences bringing up her son, who is similar to Samhith in more than just age; Monika and Ideasmithy were people whose blogs I had read off and on, but didn’t know at all. In spite of that, talking to them was surprisingly so easy, and not one of us shut up even for a while! Pushpa was someone I came to admire for all the varied things she does (Just take a look at all the blogs she maintains!), besides which her enthusiasm and determination are amazing! And of course, Shakti, who had to leave early, and was sorely missed the next day! Last but not the least, the lone male amidst a phalanx of women – Biswajit (Bish to us!) from Windchimes, who bore the company of six women who talked non-stop, about everything under the sun, from husbands to boyfriends, kids and food, blogs and blogging……, and even then, didn’t desert us for a minute, in fact, helping us beyond the call of duty! Thanks to all of you, for making this a really memorable trip!



There are lots more posts coming up, about Lavasa – the drive, the views, the place, and lots more, so keep coming back!

Meanwhile, there are two interesting things that happened while I was away –

First, I was featured on the Windchimes blog. This happened a while back, but since I was offline, I was blissfully unaware of it. As they say, better late than never, so here is a link to their post. Please do take a look and read all the nice things they have said about me J


Secondly, my posts on Hampi are on the Club Mahindra Blog. There are two of them, so please do take a look at both… Don’t worry, there’s not much to read… just lots of photographs! Here are the links –



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