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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

Photo story - Fishermen in the rain at Cherai

On our recent summer vacation, we woke up at Cherai to heavy rains. These weren't the usual summer rains where it rained now and then, but the skies opened up with a vengeance, and made it impossible for us go explore the area. I opted instead, for exploring the resort, and enjoying the peace, since most people were enjoying the cosy comforts of the resort, indoors! Walking towards the backwaters, the sight of these lone fishermen made me stop and watch them for a while, appreciating their hard work, and their perseverance.

This isn't a black and white photo, but the dark clouds and the fog make it appear so

These were the only two men, out in the backwaters in the rain, doing their job....


Even while I struggled with my umbrella, which threatened to blow away every moment, and my camera, trying to keep it safe from the rain, I tried to capture them at work - one busy rowing, the other, throwing the net out, reeling it in, and emptying it of the fish caught in it, and repeating the process over and over again. In the midst of all this, one of them noticed me, and waved out! 


I don't think this story needs any more words... I will leave you to enjoy the photos....














And before I end, here is one last photo, one I think is my best capture of the lot! What do you think? 


I must have watched these fishermen for about an hour, but they would have been out in the rain, for hours, and hadn't finished by the time I left. It really makes you appreciate them, doesn't it?

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  1. first of all beautiful picturesssssss... and yeah they are working harddd...


    Bikram

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  2. simple images that tell a compelling story of perseverance. great capture! first time here and already liking it!
    good work!

    stop by our blog Aalayam - it's a fun space that features a ton of inspirational ideas.

    ~deepa

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    1. Thank you so much, Deepa, and welcome here! Hope to see you here regularly now!

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    1. Thank you, Niranjan! well, the monsoon hasnt set in here yet, so making the most of my pics!

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  4. you are doing really good job...

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  5. nice shoot, especially the last photo click is awesome

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