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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 - Mountains and Monuments



The best thing about Shimla is its colonial architecture, and the beautiful views of the surrounding Shivalik ranges and Himalayan peaks. Having just returned from a visit to the erstwhile summer capital of the country, I can't stop thinking of the beautiful views we woke up to, for a whole week. So, for Skywatch today is one such view... from the Mall at Shimla.

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  1. Beautiful breathtaking view indeed

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  2. And I can only imagine how this will look once it catches golden light! Lovely capture.

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    1. It was so beautiful, Mridula! I spent early mornings and late evenings just by the window in our room watching the play of light on the snow clad hills. unfortunately, i couldnt capture the beauty satisfactorily with my camera. need to learn how to :D

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  3. Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture of Shimla. In spite of horrendous development, Shimla is still a charming place.

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    1. Yes, Poorna. In spite of all the horrendous development, as you put it so well, Shimla is still charming! wonder how long it will last though if such 'development' continues..

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  4. Fantastic ! - I REALLY want to travel through India one day!

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    1. Thanks!! I hope you can come and travel all through India soon!

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  5. What a beautiful scene, I love the mountains! Thanks for sharing your skies! Happy Skywatching!

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  6. Lovely capture of nature and architecture...the red really stands out.

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  7. Lovely photo. Frame it!

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  8. Nice. Never saw snow peaks from the mall. Winter effect?

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    1. Thanks so much, Arun! yes, certainly it is the winter effect! plus unusually clear skies for the weather!

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