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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

Birds from my window - Oriental Magpie Robin

It has been a while since I posted photos of birds, so here is one I see the most these days - the Oriental Magpie Robin.




There are three of these birds in our garden, and I see them frequently flying around, and can hear their distinctive, melodious call even before I see them! Capturing them on camera, however, has been another matter entirely, and I managed these only because the birds were nice enough to sit on the window ledge near my house, and also pose for a while on the tree right opposite my window!



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  1. Nice little birds. Nice photos, well taken..

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  2. Such womderful captures, extra special as they are birds and that means a lot of patience :D

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    1. Thanks Mridula! for such reasonably big birds, they are hard to capture! am unsuccessfully trying now for the purple sunbird. its flitting around, but cant get an image!

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  3. My God! I can't believe it! In Mumbai? What lovely luck, Anu :))

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    1. We are lucky to live in an area which is covered with greenery, Julia! tho it comes with its share of problems! and this one is a regular visitor...

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  4. Lucky you to get visitors like them. :)

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    1. Yes, Indrani! we are indeed lucky to see such beauties!

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  5. Beautiful bird.. I think ot is cached in Dandeli Jungle.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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    1. Thank you, Madhukar... this is quite a common bird, seen everywhere in India.

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  6. Nice... I miss the sounds of birds chirping (even crow)! You must be hearing that all the time, no?

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    1. oh yes, Neeraj! birds chirp here all the time , as for crows, they are here all day long!

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  7. Nice clicks!

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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