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by call_me_rhia

The quickest way to get to ladakh is by plane: from Delhi the flights lasts about an hour, passing over towering mountains: two companies (2003) offered flights there - jet Aviation and Indian Airlines. I used both and I must say that Jet Aviation really has state of the art planes... Indian airlines - let's say that the plane looked older than me. As a sidenote I should add that landing at Leh is thrilling: there's mountains all around the military airport, so the plane has to find its way through them and at times it looks as if it's going to loose a wing into the side of some mountain or other. The take off, by contrast, is disappointing - the planes heads straight up over the mountains, and that's it - no thrill, no breathtaking passages...

Mode: TO
Type: Airplane

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2003
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