Khajjiar-The Playing field of Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar is the Playing field of Himachal Pradesh due to its sporadic advent and its geographical bearings.It takes half an hour from Dalhousie to arrive at this splendid abode and I chose December month to visit this stead.The luscious green meadows and the presence of deodar,pine forests and the lake covered with weeds makes it unexampled and exclusive among others and rated very profoundly and sometimes known as the Mini Switzerland of India.Khajjiar can be reached by car from Pathankot via Dalhousie by covering a distance of around four hours.The attraction and panorama of Khajjiar is unique and not found in any corner of the country which makes it really supreme and extraordinary.

Playing field of Himachal
Play field of Himachal
Kalatop wildlife
Kalatop Sanctuary

 

Kalatop
Kalatop sanctuary

Teenagers enjoy the fascination of paragliding,saucering and flying in this sphere with travelers coming from across the world to enjoy its grandeur and eminence.Prominent hill stations around the domain are Dalhousie and Dharamshala and there is also the Kalatop Khajjiar sanctuary to add to its significance and distinction.I was quite fortuitous and blessed to buckle the gravity and the splendor of the Dhauladhar ranges from the hamlet and the clear weather played a crucial role in ensorcelling our mind and heart.Khajjiar is a place for adventure and wildlife enthusiasts across the country to make an attempt to conquer this part of Himachal and contrive unforgettable memories.

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Shiva statue
Khajjiar playing field
Play field of Khajjiar
Khajjiar field
Khajjiar

 

It was encouraging for me and my courtiers to enjoy the favorable taste of the food available for travelers at reasonable prices and there were good home stays and lodges available across the proximity without much altercation.The treks of Chamba and Dainkund are very salient and striking for mountaineers and hardcore trekkers across the globe and I found Khajjiar the playing field and very decoying for any individual to get lost in mountain wilderness and adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

Pangong|The blue brackish water lake of India

Temporary

Pangong Tso is a very renowned blue brackish water lake due to its appearance and geographical position neighboring India and China.I was very fortunate to catch a glimpse of it with my entourage in the summer months.I reached Pangong via the Shyok boulevard from Nubra Valley.The lake looks dazzling after sunrise and the perfect blue color produced from the reflection of the empyrean strikes a wonderful glow to the surroundings and the atmosphere.This color is however temporary and changes throughout the day till twilight. Some people may find it conventional but if an individual understands the hidden wisdom and beauty of traversing around the lake he is really blessed.

Pangong Tso
The Lake of changing colors
Trans Alpine dilemma
Trans Alpine Magnetism
Pangong tso
Pangong Lake and its tempting pizzazz

When I reached there,it was almost 2 pm in the afternoon  and I was mesmerized to see the blue brackish water lake shining amidst the snow clad mountains of the Trans Himalayan region.The colour of the mountains were mostly brownish and blackish but some were even chocolate brown and orangish in actualization.The peaks were easily discernible and very close to our contact and impact and we embraced the fact that the weather was crystal clear and free from dark clouds.

The Blue brackish water Pangong Lake
Pangong Tso and its reflection with the sky
The Blue Pangong lake
Pangong Lake
The lake enclaved by Trans Himalayas
Trans Himalayas surrounding Pangong Lake

There were tents at moderate prices available for travellers ranging from high quality to ordinary and the food was awesome and had a great taste of the region and people very hospitable and kind enough.The lake became more famous in India after the 3 idiots shooting and some other renowned Bollywood movies launched in the recent years.The distinguished varieties of peaks around the lake makes it look more fascinating and ravishing.We can compare the color of the lake with the cool blue drink available in cafe coffee day outlets and changes with the color of the sky.

Blue brackish water lake
The Blue Pangong

The lake has boats that exchanges goods between the neighboring countries and soldiers protecting the territory.The lake looks very artistic in dusk and makes a momentous appearance turning green to blackish.We stayed two days backpacking around the region and the surroundings catching glimpse of all the mountain peaks around it and taking weird photographs.It was enthralling and spellbinding for us to patrol this corner of the Trans Himalayan territory and contrive ravishing and unforgettable memories to last for a decade.

Dharamsala-The unrivaled hill station with a cricket stadium

Dharamsala  is the only unrivaled hill station in India with a cricket stadium to its name.Domestic and international matches are hosted often in a year between Indian neighbouring and European nations.The cricket stadium is situated in the center of the sphere which is a matter of pride and heritage of the region making it special and unique among other neighbouring hill stations. The best time to visit the Land of Lamas would be December and January when snowfall begins to show its charm and fascination to the travelers.

Cricket stadium
HPCA Cricket stadium
The roadside
Along the roadside
Himalayan mountains
Himalayan trees and snow

The unrivaled hill station of Dharamsala is situated in the upper extremities of the Kangra valley with dense forests, pine trees and rhododendrons surrounding the locality.There have been lot of monastries built by the Tibetian pilgrims across centuries and there are places of spiritual wisdom around the region.I visited the province with one of my friend in a chilled winter morning traveling by a bus from Delhi which took around 10-12 hours to reach the haven.

HPCA cricket stadium and unrivaled hill station
HPCA stadium
Unrivaled hill station of Dharmasala having the cricket ground
Cricket ground
Dhauladhar ranges
Mountains of the Himalayan region

Places of interest around Dharamashala are Mcleodganj,Tibetian monasteries and the hill top of Triund.The food has the local taste of Tibetians and appreciated and acknowledged by travelers across the globe.Temperature mostly remains tropical throughout the year and the Buddhist monasteries are opened for visit paying a tribute to the religion.The Dhauladhar and the Pir Panjal ranges are visible from Dharmashala and the Triund trek remains popular among mountaineers due to the presence of Bhagsu waterfalls in the way and the snow clad peaks of the Dhauladhar ranges.Dharamsala and Mcleodganj remains very crowded these days due to the flurry of tourists from all over the world to pay homage to the religion Buddhism and meditate for peace and prosperity.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge Resilient

Resilient

It’s tough and challenging for individuals living under the sheath of the brownish mountains of the Trans Himalayan region when there is nothing much left for them to do rather than building their small wooden houses,making proper planning for planting their own natural and fundamental ways of farming and vegetation.

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Red brownish mountains and some life thriving under them

When I traversed through these rocky mountains of the region I saw something unique and a landscape which I had never witnessed before in my entire life.Tough and hardy people making a living under these mountains and maintaining the vegetal is something to praise for and be proud of irrespective of the difficulty penetrating across the region.The mountains became brownish red due to the scorching effect of the sun and their appearance became very terrifying and alarming.One landslide or earthquake could change the entire scenario prevailing in the region and could ruin the lives of hundreds living in the habitat.

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Mountains standing tall and life thriving under them

These people are living there for hundreds of years and thanks to the entire community and the ecosystem for being kind and gentle towards these inhabitants.It requires tremendous perseverance,infinite patience and hardships to confront to the circumstances prevalent in the region.Irrespective of these adversities and grievances the people live there celebrating the famous Kumbh Mela of Himalayas and maintain a resilient and cohesive lifestyle not led my many and something to remember and be proud of the region and the inhabitants.