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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

A Few More Interesting Ganeshas

Now that our own Ganesha has left, we have time to go and see a few more Ganeshas around us.... Here are a couple of interesting ones we came across....

This one was Krishna-style, with a flute and Gopis in attendance.....


This one was simple, sort of like the Dagdu Sheth Ganpati in Pune...
but we liked its trunk and have decided to try and make one like this next year!!



This one scored for its unusual design and the decorations....


I clicked quite a lot of pics of this Ganpati....under the different effects of the lighting...



The Chinese theme drew quite a crowd here....the kids loved those cut outs....


while I loved the lanterns...



We were welcomed by turkeys and ducks....


and the last exhibits were a couple of tortoises.. these were the only eyesores in the entire display for the poor things had too little space to move in, and even Samhith felt that they should have at least given them a pond or something so that they would have been happier!


Here is how it looked .... those gazebo like structures are where the birds and tortoises were placed... the fountains were a great touch!




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  1. they look so lovely, mumbai comes alive during these 11 days...

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  2. Oh Yes, Santosh! Mumbai does come alive... just wish i had more time to go and see more ganeshas!

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  3. Nice series of photos.. Ganesh festival is catching up in other places too.. Chennai also had its share this time..
    I enjoyed viewing these photos..!

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  4. Thanks Sridharan! yes, these days festivals are spreading all over the world! I even got a link to ganeshotsav in a temple in France!

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