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Random Click #2

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Today’s day out, somewhere over the hills.

Nature is Painting for Us

Jubbal King's House Shimla

Location: Jubbal, Himachal                                Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Jubbal is a small beautiful hill town, it is famous for its apple orchards and the Jubbal Palace. Jubbal town is virtually unexplored and hardly ever crowded. It is exquisitely beautiful with a combination of vast landscapes, thick woods, and splendid buildings.

Khada Pathar Super Height Shimla1

Location: Chanshal Valley View                      Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

A beautiful and mesmerizing view of Chanshal Valley

Khada Pathar Super Height Shimla2

Location: Chansal Valley View                          Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Khara Pathar                   Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Rampur Satluj River

Location: Rampur, Satluj River                 Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Have a nice time ~ Vikas Sharma

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Incredible Kinnaur – Meet the Mountains

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Location: Pooh, Kinnaur Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Few days back I’ve been to this place called Kinnaur. It has spellbinding scenery with tall mountains which seems like touching the sky with their snow clad peaks shrouded with clouds; the view at every turn had just given me goose bumps. It wouldn’t be false, if someone would say it’s a world within a world, and after spending a week there, I can’t spot myself from writing few words about this place, so here you go:

Kinnaur Reckong Peo13Kinnaur, it consists of very high mountains, deep valleys or gorges, glaciers and rivers; it’s one of the districts of Himachal – India. This tremendously beautiful district have three high mountains ranges: the Zanskar range – present along the northeast and its crest forms the eastern international border of Kinnaur with Tibet, the main Great Himalayan range – runs from northwest to south, and the Dhauladhar range – forms the southern boundary of Kinnaur, merging with the main Himalayan range in southeastern Kinnaur. The highest peaks in Kinnaur are Leo Pargial (6816 meters) and Manirang (6,593 meters). The Kinnaur area of Himachal has been opened to Indian and Foreign tourists since after 1989. While going via Shimla and Rampur – Kalpa, Reckong Peo and Sangla Valley can be visited by Indians and Foreigners without any restrictions. To travel beyond Jangi in Kinnaur to Kaza in Spiti one requires an inner line permit for foreign nationals.

Kinnaur Reckong Peo14It’s a land of fairy tales and fantasies, has a spectacular terrain of lush green valley, orchards, vineyards, snow clad peaks and cold desert mountains. The apples, chilgoza, apricots, pears, grapes, pine nuts and other dry fruits are grown here are world famous, specially the apples, the taste cannot be replicated anywhere else. And about locals, despite bearing deadly winter and living life in tough terrain, you will always find them smiling and content.

Kinnaur Reckong Peo7There are lots of places to visit in Kinnaur, especially for the people who are into trekking, hiking, camping, biking, adventure sports and love to be in the nature. You can find bikers on your way in Kinnaur packed up with camping stuff, and the beautiful trekking route includes the ‘Kinner Kailash’ mountain. The high terrain here provides way to great adventure sports of all kinds, and so for all the adventure lovers, Kinnaur is the place to come at least once despite regarded as one of the most dangerous and toughest roads in the world, the thrill and the fun is just out of the world experience. The landscape is so beautiful, after every few miles there’s a different landscape and some parts being like the moon land, and you would feel like being in a different world.

Kinnaur Reckong Peo10There is a beautiful Nako lake, a beautiful place called Kalpa famous for its apple and chilgoza plantations, which are found only in Iran and Turkey besides here, another place called Banjara which lead you into the time zone untouched by man and time, then Sangla Valley surrounded by snow-clad peaks and beside the gurgling Baspa river, then Batseri village across the banks, which boasts of a beautiful Devta temple made of wood, and then three famous wild life sanctuaries which you won’t find anywhere else in the world as they are unique for their high altitude and the animals they protect, and then the untouched places like Chitkul, Bhaba Valley, Hangrang Valley, Moorang, Pooh, Kaza, etc.

Kinnaur Reckong Peo9I spent my 3 days in Reckong Peo and 2 days in Pooh and all through this place, the view is simply amazing, one side of the road is occupied with a deep gorge made by the river and other side is surrounded by hilly slopes, mountain peaks cover with snow and shrouded by clouds. Whenever you pass through a narrow section of road, the view of Satluj River below can shiver your bones with thrill and excitement.

Kinnaur Reckong Peo4The untouched mountains, unaltered part of this world and the mystical valleys offer solace and comfort, to every weary traveler. Snow covered mountain peaks, apples hanging on the tree branches, sudden waterfalls, hairpin turns and zig-zag roads will be your best friends while traveling in this part of the world. If anyone is looking for place which gives them calmness in their own way, place where tranquility is at its zenith and the place where landscapes and atmosphere becomes your best soother, then Kinnaur is one of the places you need to visit. The journey to Kinnaur will take you into some of the most beautiful places most of us have only heard but never seen; a journey into one of the most beautiful valleys in the country and probably the world.

Here’s few more pictures, though not clicked perfectly but still sharing with you all, and in Kinnaur there are places far more scenic and exhilarating than these images which I tried to capture during my stay in this beautiful place.

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Apple Orchard

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Reckong Peo

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Note: Roads are tough and dangerous in Kinnaur, also featured on History Channel in one of their reality shows, and climate is also a challenge there but despite of all this it’s a must visit place at least once.

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Kinnaur – Meeting the Mountains

Here’s pictures from my recent travel to the beautiful place called Kinnaur.

Location: Pooh, Kinnuar

Location: Pooh, Kinnaur                                               Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Location: Reckong Peo

Location: Reckong Peo, Kinnaur                                       Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Will come up with few more pictures in next post.

Have a good day ~ Vikas Sharma

Traveling is a Part of Education

Sharing a few pictures from my travels, not perfectly clicked but just thought of sharing it with you all, clicked few years back somewhere around in 2010:

Taj Mahal Pic2 Vikas

Location: Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

Taj Mahal Pic1 Vikas

Location: Taj Mahal(Argra, India)

Red Fort Pic1 Vikas

Location: Red Fort (Agra, India)

Red Fort Pic2 Vikas

Location: Red Fort (Agra, India)

From this part of the Red Fort, one can see the Taj Mahal

India Gate Pic1 Vikas

Location: India Gate (Delhi, India)

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On The Shore of Sukhna Lake


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Here’s publishing one more post on Sukhna Lake after my last year post on it. Have been on the shores of this lake few days back after quite long time, around after 5-6 months I think, though it’s not far from my place, would be around 9 miles something.

Sukhna Lake Chandigarh IMG_20150718_182652Well! For your information who doesn’t know about this lake, it’s Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India, it’s a reservoir at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills. Yes! I love to be in the nature, and have visited and spent time at places from extremely wilder to the place of full serenity, and about this lake, I would say it’s just a relaxing and beautiful place to spend or enjoy some time.

Sukhna Lake Chandigarh IMG_20150718_180707It’s one of the attraction place here in Chandigarh, and perhaps, this lake could be the most visited tourist spot in Chandigarh.

Sukhna Lake Chandigarh IMG_20150718_180200Coolness and calmness of the lake, and beautiful sunset view of the lake are some of the words that could explain this place, but it’s little busy in the weekends and in the evening.

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That’s all for now, have a good day/night ~ Vikas Sharma

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Perfect Day, It Was!

It has been drizzling here in Chandigarh since yesterday, and for me it’s a relief from the scorching heat. Temperature has dropped down to 26 degree Celsius, and today in the morning while I was standing on my balcony looking at the falling rain drops, I felt like to get into the hills just for enjoying the weather and the day, it was just a random urge. So I called up a friend to accompany me, picked up the key of my vehicle, and started to drive through the drizzle up to the hills with the music full on and the windscreen wipers in action, haha! I went up to Kasauli, a small beautiful hill station around 40 miles from my place, spent few hours there, gazed through the rain and mist to the beauty of nature, got drenched little and of course that fresh cool breeze on the face was rejuvenating, two hours of perfect nature therapy it was and then I came back to home.

Now while I’m writing this post sitting on my balcony relishing the weather, it is still drizzling here, I’m listening to music and sipping green tea, and thinking about few things. Here’s something I would like to write about what is running inside my mind :

Somewhere, I read that ‘traveling is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness’. I just do not agree with this statement, I mean, then how about “those” rich people who travels all around the world and are full of prejudice and are still with narrow-minds. This statement doesn’t make sense to me, you can learn a lot from traveling only when you are open to exploring things, open to growth, understanding, experiencing and learning new things, and know how to appreciate or relish even little things too and yes of course, willing to put your ideas, thoughts and yourself out for judgment, and not getting negatively affected by wrong judgments despite learning lesson from it if there is any to learn else leaving it behind.

Now ending up this post, and leaving you with this beautiful piece of music by Pearl Jam, I had a great day, you too enjoy and have a wonderful time ~ Vikas Sharma