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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

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls

Taking a break from my longer posts, here is a photoblog... of a waterfall we saw near Pelling...

This is what you first see when you stop by the road



On the side is a smaller one

You turn a little and climb a flight of stairs built into the stone, and this is what you see

Another view of the main falls
Water flowing over the rocks is a pretty sight

And, on the other side, the river is a pretty sight too!

These falls, for some strange reason, are called 'Kanchenjunga Waterfalls', and apparently are a big tourist attraction here. Our driver insisted we see the falls, though we were already running late. Samhith, I must say, wasn't too impressed, having recently visited Jog Falls. But these falls were impressive in their own way, with so much water in winter, and the sheer surprise of seeing the falls just off the road. 

It was already getting dark when we reached the falls, which meant that we were the only ones there. We were told that there would have been quite a crowd, had we reached just half an hour earlier! Thank the Lord, I thought, for being late! 

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These falls are about 28 Km from Pelling, on the route to Yuksom. If you want to see them, combine a visit with a trip to Rabdentse, the Pemayangtse Monastery, and Khecheopalri Lake


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  1. outstanding pictures! :)

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  2. I had been to this very waterfall last June and wasn’t too impressed by this sight. There wasn’t much water when I was there but we did get a beautiful background for some nice snaps. If you are in the locality, this spot is worth a visit.

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