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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..... So many shades of blue!

We were on the ramparts of the Dansborg Fort at Tarangambadi, when Samhith excitedly pointed out the clouds looming low over the sea. "Amma, look at how many shades of blue there are!" he exclaimed......


Tarangambadi in Tamilnadu is where the Dutch first landed in India, and this little town was once a Dutch colony. Today, it is a sleepy hamlet, with the restored fort the biggest attraction, and the sea a constant reminder of nature's vagaries. The Tsunami of 2004 washed part of it away, and the scars remain, making the sea not very safe for bathing or swimming. It rained through the two days we spent there, and we enjoyed the experience of just sitting, listening to the pitter patter of the raindrops, and the roar of the waves... no wonder the name of the town, in Tamil means "Land of the singing waves"

I am posting this as part of Skywatch Friday... Lots more pics and stories coming up about Tarangambadi soon! 

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  1. "Land of the Singing Waves" what a beautiful name for a beautiful place. I would love to sit and hear the waves and feel the fresh air blowing through my hair and enjoy the warmth of the sun on my back. You posted an excellent image this week.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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    1. Thank you, JM! If you ever visit India, you should surely add Tarangambadi to your list!!

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  2. Nice capture. Tharangambadi is definitely a lovely place.

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  3. Beautiful picture...so sad about the tsunami

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    1. Thank you, Gale. The tsunami wreaked havoc all over this coast. it was really sad and the scars remain even today, though things have improved since then

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  4. this is beautiful. love the light.

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  5. Nice photo.
    There was no blue sky in North Idaho, today.
    Coffee is on

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  6. Very nice stormy sky! Looks like a beautiful location.

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  7. That's a gorgeous shot.

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