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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

Skywatch Friday - Sunset over the Mumbai Skyline

Summer is here, and Mumbai is sweltering hot! This is not really the best time to travel, for its hot everywhere, but this does not seem to stop us from travelling!! I just returned from two short trips - a week long trip to Gujarat, where we visited Somnath, Junagadh and Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, and another shorter break to Alibag. There is lots I have to write about, and hopefully I shall get started soon.... Meanwhile, another good news is that I have finally upgraded my camera!!! I am now the proud owner of  Nikon P510!! Those of you who are wondering why I didn't finally switch to a DSLR, the reason is that I decided that Samhith was quite enough to handle for now! I didn't want the additional burden of lenses and stuff that had to be cared for at all times! The P510 seemed to be the perfect compromise, and I set off for Gir with the new camera in hand..... I have been agonising over which images to post first, and have finally decided that these sunset scenes over the Mumbai skyline would be the best place to begin, for they marked the beginning of a wonderful trip!




I clicked these images from the Catamaran which took us to Alibag from the Gateway of India... We would have liked to go in the morning, but Samhith's school ensured that we could not leave before evening. We caught the last boat to Alibag, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise, for we caught the sun set over the concrete skyline of Mumbai...







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Alibag is the perfect getaway from Mumbai. It is accessible by road as well as by sea, and though many prefer to drive over, I always prefer taking the boat, for I get to see such wonderful sights along the way!!

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  1. congratulations on the upgrade!!

    gorgeous captures!!

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    1. Thanks Deepak!! and in fact, I must thank you for making the suggestion about the bridge camera!!! its really nice and perfect for me!!

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  2. Mumbai just became more beautiful to my eyes after seeing the pics!!!! Eagerly awaiting your post on this trip :)

    Kanthi

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  3. Wow - these photos are amazing! What a huge and glorious sun!

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  4. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much, Steffi!!! have a great weekend too!!

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  5. Great captures. Wonderful evening shots. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Anu, gorgeous shots.... the Sun looks beautiful indeed :)

    Trust you are doing good!! just remembered, i havent replied to your mail..

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    1. Thanks Aarti!!! And its perfectly ok.. no hurry at all :D

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  7. Congratulations on your new camera, I am sure you will buy a DSLR at some point :D Loved the close up of the sun and the city skyline.

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    1. Thanks, Mridula!! When I bought this one, Samhith told me that he wouldnt mind waiting for one of his own,but whenever i bought him one, it should be a dslr!!!! so i if i have to buy one for myself, i have to do it real soon!!

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  8. Delightful composition! Have a great weekend.

    Sunrise, please come and see when you get a chance.

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    1. Thanks so much, chubskulit!! Have a great weekend too!

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  9. These photos are fantastic! I love it!

    SWF

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  10. These are absolutely breathtaking captures and such gorgeous skies and colors! Superb composition! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  11. Hey Anu, thanks for the beautiful images. I have always thought that sunsets and sunrises are best watched in natural settings and not over a concrete skyline and after seeing the giant lollipop and the balloon of a sun, I have changed my mind.

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    1. Thanks Zephyr! I am not a great fan of the concrete skyline either, but the Mumbai skyline seen from the sea has always been something special! u dont see the mess from the distance and the sun's rays seem to make everything glow! which is why i love going by the ferry.. either to elephanta or to Alibag.. in fact, this time, my cousins wanted to drive down, but i pestered them until they agreed!!! and they loved it too!

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  12. The Mumbai Skyline is truly beautiful... But it looks the best when the sun slowly disappears behind the waters of the Arabian Sea.

    As a child I used to think that the sun would sink into the water, and always wonder how it would rise again the next day! :)

    These are very beautiful pictures of the sun set near the Mumbai skyline...

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  13. Awesome pictures! and awesome you!! :)

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  14. It's not the traveling that takes courage Tally. I've done much longer trips on my own. It's leaving home.

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