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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

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is the oldest museum in the state of Rajasthan. Located picturesquely in a garden just outside the walls of the old city, it is impossible to miss or ignore.





The building was originally intended to be the town hall, but it was later decided to house the museum. We were unable to enjoy the museum from inside thanks to lack of time, but it looked so beautiful that we were unable to resist stopping to click some pics!



And the multitudes of pigeons ensured that we got some amazing ones!!





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  1. Lovely pictures, it has some interesting collections including a mummy!

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    1. Thanks Mridula!! yeah, i read about the Mummy, which is why i actually went ahead and bought a combined ticket which included entry to this one too... but as it turned out, i wasnt able to visit.. anyway, this was just an off the cuff jaipur trip.. and we missed a lot.. will definitely go again!

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  2. The population of pigeons in Jaipur is simply amazing..

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    1. oh yes, Arun! absolutely!! samhith enjoyed making them fly away wherever we went !!

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  3. Brilliant shots Anu. Perfect timing!!

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  4. Amazing shots of the building and the pigeons. Love it. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend. Happy Skywatching!

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  5. Lovely set! I have seen these pigeons!

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    1. Thanks Kusum!! I guess these pigeons are almost always a part of that scene!

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  6. The building's architecture is beautiful... And those pigeons - so many!!!

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  7. Oh wonderful!! Perfect timing too!

    The architecture in the background looks amazing, and with all the pigeons flying out from its direction makes it stand out even more!

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  8. Beautiful shots. Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  9. What an incredible museum!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. THanks Gary! Its even more incredible inside, apparently!

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  10. The architecture is really soothing. Beautiful shots. We were also there but could not get inside as that was closed that day. The area is pretty clean and princely.

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    1. thanks PNS! looks like we both need to make another visit to see this museum!

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  11. beautiful pictures. Those pigeons are having a good place to live.

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    1. Thanks, Vetrimagal!! the pigeons indeed have found a beautiful mansion to live in!! lucky ones!

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  12. Beautiful capture, Anu.

    Thanks for letting me know about this Museum. I hope to visit Rajasthan in November and will definitely try to visit it the.

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    1. Thanks Sudha!! You should def go there... it seems to have some interesting stuff... would love to hear and read a first hand account from you.!

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  13. I might try to visit this from inside . Thanks once again for sharing

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