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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

Bulbuls

Its been a while since I posted any bird photos on the blog...So here are some photos of Bulbuls....

I see Bulbuls every day....... These Red Whiskered Bulbuls come home to eat the food we put out for the birds....





The Red Vented bulbuls, for some reason, never come to eat the scraps of food. They are busy eating whatever food is available on the trees around our house...



And then, there are these... cousins of the birds which come to our house, these birds live far far away... in the cold climes of the Himalays, these birds are just as common... These are the Himalayan Bulbuls. I clicked these photos on my recent trip to Vaishnodevi.






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  1. I love the hairstyle of the Himalayan Bulbuls a lot. Lovely clicks.

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  2. Nice clicks.. I find them around my house too. They chirp almost throughout the mornings and the evenings.

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  3. lovely pics... the third one looks so cute :D

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  4. the himalayan bulbuls are so chic ! ;-)

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    1. Thats an interesting way of describing them, Shruti!!

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  5. Extremely beautiful captures. I am yet to spot one around my home in Kerala.

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    1. THanks PNS! I am so surprised to hear that! I see these birds here all the time and they are quite common wherever i have been...

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  6. Wonderful photography. The bulbuls look beautiful.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2012/07/night-safari.html

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