Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stranger

Turning every page...reading every chapter...
Immersing myself in to the deep ocean of words..
I was looking for someone..
Some stranger from faraway places...
But wherever I go I found her right before me..
Every time smiling and asking,"Do you remember me ?"
I was perplexed and said "No" and moved on..
Image courtesy Google

Friday, January 8, 2016

Duality

Her thoughts flow in to the streams of linguistic disorders..
Like a wild fall from the misty mountains..
The two weird streams from the same origin aspiring to unite in an orderly channel..
Forsaken and flake off,deceived by her own duality..
The wild flow is insignificant in the infinite calm sea...
Image courtesy Google

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Manali - Himachal Pradesh

Our next stop from Manikaran was Manali via Kullu..As we were already acquainted with the most interior and rural Himachal,(Sangla and Chitkul) Manali appeared to be a bit commercialized and crowded place when compared to those,nevertheless it was as awesome as any other place in Himachal with wonderful sceneries..The best thing about Manali is Bias river quietly flowing on one side of the road..
Here we go with the pics..
Manali main street..


The most popular Hadimba temple...






Man with Yak...


Vashishta temple..

This is the view from our cottage..

Bias river

Some strange fruits called Persimmon fruits or Japani fruits..

We had our dinners in Chopsticks restaurant during our stay..The Chinese food is very delicious here..


Women with Angora rabbits...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Jhalori Pass - A deadly pass : Himachal Pradesh

We had been to Jhalori pass and Reckong Peo almost three years back but finally now I get to post about our travel experience..What to do !!! Lazy me..
 We had stopped at Jhalori pass on our way to Manikaran via Karcham..It is known as one of the world's most spectacular and dangerous roads..Only those who are good behind the wheels can try this way and we were really lucky enough to have a skillful driver with us on this tour..I must say,it is the most adventurous ways traveled so far..We enjoyed this adventurous drive more than Rohtang pass..The drive through the narrow dangerous curves was a memorable one...Jalori Pass is at an elevation of 10,800 ft above sea level in the Kullu dt. of Himachal Pradesh..This pass remains closed in peak of winter only..

Our plan was from Reckong Peo  --  Rampur -- Shongtong bridge,Rang -- Via Karcham-- Jhalori pass -- Manikaran..

Here we go with the pics of an awesome experience....
Some pictures were taken from the car so picture quality was a little bit poor..
This is one of the scary turns....


 Roads clearing operations were conducted frequently on these dangerous rocky ways..







 Himachal woman in traditional clothing..




 Matha Kali temple,Jhalori pass

The lovely vehicle that shared our excitement of 25 days road trip in heaven
 
Tikku with Himachal kids






 Men at Work



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Reckong Peo - Himachal Pradesh

Our next plan in our road trip was from Sangla Valley to Reckong Peo..We started from Sangla in the morning around 9.30 after finishing breakfast,I still remember the delicious garma garam Paranthas at  our Sangla stay..We reached Recong Peo in one and half hour..Reckong Peo,simply called 'Peo' by locals is headquarters of Kinnaur dt.,It is situated at a height of 2,290 mt..We spent few hours  hours in that beautiful little town and headed towards Rampur for our night stay..Rampur is just 98 km away from Reckong Peo and it took nearly 3 and half hours for us to reach there..We crossed  Shongtong Bridge,built on Sutlej at Raang on our way...From there it took nearly 2 hrs to reach Rampur..As we do not have pre-bookings for our stay in Rampur,we struggled a little to find a place in the late hours but finally we found one..

These pics were taken on the way from Sangla valley upto Reckong Peo...

The Baspa Hydro power project,

















 Colourful Himachal Shawls..


A specialist tailor making Kinnaur caps (Pahari topi)..

Pahari topis...

The market place,Reckong Peo..