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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

Spot the Spider

Can you spot the spider in this pic? 

Skywatch Friday - Reflections in Wayanad

Reflections on the Kabini River in Wayanad......

Review: Misty Hills, Wayanad

Our Wayanad trip was entirely planned by Thomas Cook India . So, when we left, we had no idea where we would be staying. This was a big first for us, since I am the one who usually makes all the arrangements, and thus know exactly what to expect. I stubbornly refused to ask details about the accommodation, trusting that someone as experienced as Thomas Cook would surely find us the perfect place, preferring to take this trip as it came. 

Wayanad - Tirunelli Temple

Towering teaks line the road, forming a canopy. Driving through the forests of God’s Own Country, Kerala, towards the Tirunelli Temple, the spiritual experience begins long before the destination.

Wayanad - A Forest Shrine

Returning from our encounter with the python, we chose a different path back, and came across this....

Wayanad - Encounter with a Python

“There is a python in the jungle. Would you like to see it?” these words were enough to get Samhith all excited. Of course, we first refused to believe we could actually see a python in the wild. Then, we wondered if it had been captured and was being used as an exhibit. It was only when we were assured that the python was by itself, probably incubating its eggs, and that it was by no means captured, and that it was perfectly safe, that we agreed to go have a look.

The Reliance Digital Experience

Walking into the mall with my son is nothing to write about. But when it is on an Indiblogger invite to visit the new Reliance Digital store  at R City Mall, Ghatkopar, it turns into a blog post! Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I rarely participate in contests, and the only reason I signed up for this one was because I was anyway going to the mall, and thought I would try out what kind of an experience it would be.

Wayand - Exploring the Kuruva Island

This was my first sight of the Kabini , as she meanders through the lush green forests of Wayanad. Yet, my attention was captured, not by the abundance of water in peak summer, but by the sight of the raft which was tethered to the bank, all set to take us to the other side.

Skywatch Friday - Phantom Rock, Wayanad

For Skywatch today is an interesting natural sight – the Phantom Rock near Ambalavayal town in Wayanad, Kerala.

Wayanad - Discovering a ruined gem

It was our second day at Wayanad , and we were driving to Kuruva Island, when our guide pointed to some ruins and asked us if we would like to see an ancient temple. It speaks volumes of our interests, when I say that we perked up at once, and hastened towards what, at first glance, appeared to be a pile of stones lying by the roadside.