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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 - Tree and Light

In a forest filled with trees, this one stood out. Its girth, its height, in every way, it loomed over the others, clearly a patriarch towering over the rest.





The forest canopy was thick enough to shade us from the harsh glare of the sun, though the rays sometimes managed to find their way between the leaves. I have seen beautiful images of sunburst taken by other photographers, but I have rarely tried to click one myself. Here are my maiden efforts.....





I clicked these photos on my recent trip to Wayanad, when we ventured into the forest for a brush with the wilderness. As to how 'wild' it was, you have to wait to find out! Meanwhile, this post is part of Skywatch Friday. For more beautiful skies from around the world, visit the Skywatch Page

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  1. Beautiful sparkles!

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  2. Great shots. Love the big trees!

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  3. Nice capture of light.
    Wyanad is a beautiful place.

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  4. Beautiful photos. I do love your first shot :-)

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  5. Nice shots! Looks like the teak forests of Wayanad. Some of these trees grow really wide and tall.

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    1. Thanks Sankara! they are indeed the teak forests of Wayanad. and so nice to see u here after so long!!

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  6. Beautiful. Always refreshing to see forest-pics on my desktop.

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    1. Thanks bnomadic!!! they always brighten up our day, dont they!

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  7. Nice captures.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  8. Anuradha, your post has brought the temple alive from the ruins!

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  9. Wayanad is definitely on my my bucket list of places to visit! Great pictures, I absolutely love trees!!!

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