Hills

Romancing the rain in Wayanad

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The Chembra Peak which at 2100 meters above sea level is the loftiest peak in Wayanad forms the backdrop to Annapara. For those who have a head for heights, it makes for some exhilarating trekking. Almost half way up, you will come across a heart-shaped lake- what a romantic spot to get down on one knee and propose to her!!!

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Lansdowne – A Relaxing Weekend Getaway

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Finally the day came when we had to get back to Delhi. We went out for an early morning walk again. It was quite sunny although there was nice breeze so really did not feel the harsh effect of sunlight. I was just observing around myself and could not help but admire the charm of this place over and over again.

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Lavish yet affordable trip to Matheran, near Mumbai

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• Girls should consider wearing something very appropriate as the crowd consist of good as well as cheap public.
• As a couple you should consider not carrying much luggage as there is no one to look after it.
• Please be careful of the broken bottle glasses all over the place.
• Please be prepared with the right type of footwear since the place is slippery.
• The water currents are very mild and the fall is amongst the safest fall in the state.
While leaving for top we again got a share cab for us with the same fare. We trekked from Dasturi to our hotel this time. Yeah! Now I am planning to add trekker in my resume..lol. The rest of the day we spent inside our cozy hotel.

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Baralacha-la pass at an altitude of 4890 meters

To Leh by road : Journey from Chandigarh – Srinagar – Kargil

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Had a lunch/prayer break at world’s second coldest inhabited place Drass (after Siberia). Winters in Drass are cold with average lows around −22 °C and as low as −45 °C at the peak of winter. The lowest temperature was recorded around −60 °C during 2005. We were told by some locals that everybody in mountain keeps at least 4 to 6 months food stock for emergencies.

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The road less travelled – Kolkata to Kaluk

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At about 1 p.m. Tara took his first halt at Teesta Valley. Very near to this place is the point of White Water River Rafting on Teesta. The area is dotted with a few small eateries run by the local villagers. Tara took us to one named Tashi Restaurant. All the eateries here, as this one, are very basic. I am a bit apprehensive about eating at small joints as the hygiene factor is low, but had no other alternative here. However, the good food coupled with the beautiful Teesta flowing beside the eatery made me set all thoughts aside for a few moments. Had it been some other place, such a beautiful locale would surely have been commercialized and turned into a Mc Donald’s or KFC with the wealth again going to the rich hands.

Our car moved on towards Jorethang. Tara was true. The stretch from Malli to Jorethang was in really poor condition. Although it was for wider and better roads in coming days, the ride was extremely stressful for us. Clouds of dust engulfed us at short intervals. We are much more impatient than our counterparts residing at higher altitudes.

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स्तूप

अरुणाचल प्रदेश

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स्नानादि पश्च्यात 10 बजे शहर से लगभग 6 किमी की दूरी पर एक सुन्दर सी जगह है गंगा लेक( स्थानीय भाषा में Gyakar Sinyi )(झील के साथ एक मिथक जुड़ा हुआ है कि यह झील शापित है और रात के समय कोई भी इस स्थान पर जाने की हिम्मत नही करता) …एक पहाड़ ऊपर के अंतिम सिरे पर एक झील है जहा घुमावदार रास्तो से होके पंहुचा जाता है।

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Alleppey Backwaters

Visit to God’s own country – Kerala

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Cochin is about 50 kms from Alleppey. After visiting Maritime Navy Museum, we headed for Fort Cochin area. Fort Cochin area consists of Churches, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. For history enthusiasts its a place for going back in the past and know about Jews, Portuguese and dutch reign in Cochin.

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The best of KASOL and TOSH in winters

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Hill top of tosh was completely covered with snow, we took some pics and then we started looking for hotels to stay, there were many hotels like: pink floyd, hill top, blue diamond. We checked facilities and rates in each and finally we choose blue diamond to stay. There we got a big room with 5 beds which was sufficient for 6 people, we were all wet, as it was raining when we were trekking to hill top of tosh, so we decided to play in snow and then change. We locked our room and went down to play in snow, we were literally freezing in that temperature, and it was around -2 degree celcius at that time.

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लेह – लद्दाख

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आये इस सुचना के साथ कि सुरक्षा कारणों से आम जन के लिए नुब्रा वैली कुछ दिनों के लिए बंद है अत:खार्दुन्गला से वापस आना होगा।

ऊपर जाकर या रास्ते में कुछ भी नही मिलता भोजन के लिए तो पहले लंच किया और फिर थोड़ी हताशा के साथ चल पड़े विश्व की सबसे ऊँचे सड़क मार्ग पर जो की 18380 फुट (5602मी) की ऊंचाई पर स्थित है,बेहद संकरी उबड़ खाबड़ रोड जो लेह से 40 किमी दूर है, भूरे निर्जन वनस्पति शून्य इस मार्ग पर चार पहिया वाहन कम और दो पहिया ज्यादा होते है,मोटरसाइकिल और साइकिल चालको की ये प्रिय सड़क है और हमें अपनी गाडी इनसे बचते हुए चलानी थी,लेह से किराये पे मिलते है ये वाहन।

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दिल्ली से लेह-लद्दाख – सन्नाटे का सौन्दर्य

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इस सब जगहों का वर्णन शब्दों में संभव नही है,ये आप इस यात्रा के दौरान अनुभव करके ही जान सकते है।विमान से 4 दिन में लद्दाख भ्रमण आपको जगह देख लेने का संतोष तो दे सकता है किन्तु वास्तविक खूबसूरती का आनंद लेना हो तो सड़क मार्ग से ही जाईये।

केलोंग से धीरे धीरे सरचु पहुचे रास्ते पर और दिन काफी बचा था तो सोचा रात्रि विश्राम पांग में करेंगे,आगे विभिन्न रंग के पहाड़ हरे ,नीले ,पीले,भूरे ,लाल सभी रंगों में रंगे, अवर्णनीय सुन्दरता चारो और बिखरी पड़ी है और देखने वाले गिने चुने यात्री बस।

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पार्वती घाटी (कुल्लू) में एकल (solo) घुमक्कड़ी — बिजली महादेव मंदिर, कुल्लू

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स्थानीय लोगों के अनुसार आकाश से गिरने वाली जोरदार बिजली भगवान महादेव के इस मंदिर में विराजमान पवित्र शिवलिंग पर गिरती है, जो इस पवित्र शिवलिंग को टुकड़ों में बिखेर देती है। बिजली से खंडित हुए शिवलिंग के आसपास गिरे टुकड़ों को एकत्रित करके मंदिर के पुजारी मक्खन की सहायता से शिवलिंग के टुकड़ों को फिर से शिवलिंग के आकर में जोड़ देते है. कुछ समय के पश्चात् चमत्कारी रूप से शिवलिंग अपने आप पहले की तरह पूर्ण रूप में परिवर्तित हो जाता है।

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