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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

One Last Ganpati Before Its Time to Bid Him Goodbye!

Tomorrow, we bid goodbye to Ganesha, and have to wait for one full year before he arrives again. I have taken you along as I visited Ganeshas all over Mumbai, and there is just enough time to share with you the last one for this year........

This one is the one in our colony - the Chedda Nagar Ganpati.



The decoration features the one person who is probably the most popular this year -  Anna Hazare!



It shows India being pulled down by our corrupt politicians, and Anna Hazare cutting the rope of corruption they use to pull the country down. Samhith wondered why they hadnt shown Anna Hazare blessing Anna so that all our problems would be solved immediately! If only it was so easy!

However, for Samhith, the major attraction was this... the entrance..... This is how it looked on the first day....



This is how it looked on the 9th day.....



and here is Samhith adding his words to it!


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  1. That's a nice theme for Ganesh chaturthi...nice viewing your Ganesha pics from this lovely festival.

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  2. Interesting! I agree with Samhith! Your Ganpati series have been a real treat to watch, thanks for all the share! I am trying to put up one last one tomorrow too before the visarjans begin!

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  3. Very cute on Samhith's part. He's already a responsible citizen, all thanks to you Anu.

    I liked the fact that you clicked the picture of wall on the 1st day also for comparison. Many times we forget to do so.

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  4. What a wonderful post,especially loved the pic where Samhith is adding his mite to the wall :)

    Enjoyed his handiwork of Ganesh idol too which you had posted on Arti's blog :)

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  5. Thanks Arti! I would love to post a last one about the immersion, but its so crowded I tend to avoid stepping out on such days... lets see what He has in mind!

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  6. Thanks so much, Nisha! I actually visited and took pics of the Ganesha on the very first day..... and then waited for the last day to take  a pic so i could post!

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  7. Hope my pics and blog helped u instead of making you feel more homesick!

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  8. Very interesting.  Surely now the responsibilities shift to Samhit too and he is proving it. Cheddanagar is even otherwise famous for the unique temple.

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  9. Looks like you folks are having a good time and the lokwall seems to be very popular...Thomas

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  10. Thanks! I do hope he handles the responsibilities well when the time comes.. after all, that is what every parent really wants! and yes, chedda nagar's temple is famous... and the ganpati is getting to be, too!

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  11. Nice to see you here, Thomas, after so long! and guess the Lok Wall was popular more for the interaction it allowed with the ganpati!

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  12. I finally like the Chedda Nagar Ganpati! Wish I was there! Seriously missed all the Ganpati hungama this year. There is nothing close to samoohik about the Ganpati in Delhi :( Was reminded of our darshan trip couple of years ago. Did you and Samhith go this year too?

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  13. I thought u would have liked it! and yes, we went on the same round, and remembered u too... chembur and matunga both!

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  14. From now on chhedanagar would be famous for chhedanagar.com as well :)
    Still need to add data on contacts and a forum link on different topics. Would be ready completely in a weeks time.

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  15. good idea! just headed over there!

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