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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

White Throated Kingfisher

at Alibag..

We saw this kingfisher near Akshi Beach at Alibag, just as we were making our way back home....



It was quite far off to begin with, but as we continued to wait, it came closer and closer, and gave us better opportunities to take photographs!


These were three of the better shots I managed.... a front view, a back view and a bottom view! I enjoyed having my new camera with me for this!!


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  1. It must be a joy to have a camera with a decent zoom!

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    1. Absolutely, Mridula! !!!! I was like Samhith with a new toy, trying to find out how far i could go with the zoom!

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  2. I've seen a kingfisher only in Vijay mallya's products and services! They look gorgeous! It's nice to carry your camera everywhere so that we don't miss any beauties like this!

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    1. Actually, Vaish, I do see kingfishers all the time near my house! This is the first time though that I have managed a decent shot, thanks to the new camera! and yes, I do carry my camera along most of the times!

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  3. I loved the pictures. I have not sen a Kingfisher with such a nice beak. Incidentally would you disclose the kind of camera you bought recently. It has a splendid zoom.

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    1. Thanks PNS! the camera i have is a Nikon P510.. its a bridge camera.. a digital camera with a huge 42X optical zoom.. its wonderful... works better for me right now than a dslr

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  4. These shots are wonderful!

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  5. Lucky person and the camera, and lucky us, who gets to see the lovely pictures.

    Thanks.

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  6. you should get a SLR camera and become professional photographer :)

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  7. Great Pics and a good camera, finally, I see!

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  8. Great pics and a good camera (finally)!

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    1. Thanks Usha!! great to see u back here.. waiting for comments on all my other posts too!

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  9. You are using your new camera very nicely. Really good shots :)

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  10. Nice one..BTW didn't see any posts on Navarathri golu..

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