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Near Zoji La (Kashmir) – Snapshot from my Travels #Part 1

Recently, I’ve been to this beautiful part of the world known as Kashmir and Ladakh, with this and few  more upcoming posts I’ll be sharing some snapshots from my travels to this beautiful part of the earth. So here, with this post, I start with Zoji La Pass(below pictures are clicked near Zoji La Pass),  it is located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh in the western section of the Himalayan mountain range.  It runs at an elevation of approximately 3,528 metres, and offers some spectacular breathtaking views.

Sharing snapshots from my travels to this amazingly beautiful place, the images are captured somewhere in between Sonamarg and Zoji La:

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Random Click #2

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Today’s day out, somewhere over the hills.

Nature is Painting for Us

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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.

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Location: Chanshal Valley View                      Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

A beautiful and mesmerizing view of Chanshal Valley

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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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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.

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Location: Pooh, Kinnaur                                               Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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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:

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Location: Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

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Location: Taj Mahal(Argra, India)

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Location: Red Fort (Agra, India)

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Location: Red Fort (Agra, India)

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

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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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