Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Pangong Lake is a breath-taking spot located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, at a height of about 14,270 ft above sea level. The name of the lake is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Banggong Co’, which means ‘long, narrow, enchanted lake’. The one third of the lake is in India while the rest lies in Tibet, which is under the control of China.
The Pangong Lake is rated as one of the top scenic destinations in India. Every visitor to this place is awe-struck with its serene surroundings, picturesque rocky landscapes and the crystal blue waters. Though there is not much of vegetation at this part of the lake, the place has its own alluring beauty, which attracts tourists from all over the world. Also that, due to the saltines of the water, there is no aquatic life found in the waters of the lake. Still plenty of ducks and gulls can be seen at this area. The place also acts as a significant breeding ground for a variety of birds including some migratory species of birds. Wild animals like kiang and Marmot can also be spotted along the shores of the lake. A piece of land running into the lake is also a favorite spot among the tourists visiting this lake.
Another interesting part about the Pangong Lake is that it was featured in the last scene of the super hit Bollywood movie in 2010, ‘3 Idiots’. The lake which was already popular among the tourists has been more renowned among the domestic tourists after its inclusion in the movie. Those who have seen the movie have already been captivated with the picturesque scene of the lake in the movie.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the lake is between the months of June to September. It is the perfect time to relish the awe-inspiring beauty of the lake and its surrounding areas. During the winter season, the lake is just a frozen mass of ice.
There are no basic facilities for staying at this lake and the only option is to put up tents close to the shores of the lake. The region surrounding the Pangong Lake also does not facilitate comfortable staying, except for the rooms offered by the local people. So, if you want to get a comfortable accommodation while visiting the Pangong Lake, you got to get to Tangste, located at a distance of about 32 km. The place is dotted with more comfortable modes of accommodation.
How to Reach
By Road: The Pangong Lake is easily accessible from Leh by road, located at a distance of about 189 km. Regular bus and taxi services are available from Leh and other major parts in Jammu and Kashmir. Motorcycle enthusiasts can also hire motorcycles from Leh, which will allow you enjoy the picturesque views along the route.
By Air: The nearest airport to this place is in Leh. The airport conducts regular flights from Delhi. Hired taxis are available from the airport to the Pangong Lake.
By Rail: Nearest railway station to this place is Kalka, located at a distance of about 367 km.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Beautiful land of Kashmir, where environment is pure enough to keep everything fresh and running keeps everything celestial and heavenly. Chivalry of wholesome wonders igniting the light of millions reveals the sanctum of serenity.
As many of the beautiful course of Kashmir is filled with the holy ambiance and how the pacific thought of the environment has ruled the quietude which allows people to practice an act of pilgrim has meet both the prospect of spiritual and natural side.
Well through this article today we are going to talk about one of the divine places of Kashmir where people find their way towards the gate of eternity. Vaishno Devi where human life finds the meaning of immortality is one of the most difficult shrines to reach and can be considered as one of the most momentous and sanctified places around the whole universe.
They say if you wish to find nirvana after the death then you must pay a visit here once in a life and to perform the same task people comes from all across the world to understand true gist of life.
As they say the shire of Vaishno Devi dates back its history to century and no such documents could ever put more focus regarding its origination but whatever may be the reason its history and ethics is very much associated with the powerful goddess of Hindu religion.
Lying at a beauty of Trikuta hills where snow shapes the splendour of atmosphere and relates an intense climate throughout the year but that does not stop pilgrim to change it course and they take a share gestures and privilege to be here.
Dedicated to source of Shakti or Power, it is a pristine and sacred side of Kashmir where nature lives in and guards the powerful spirit to spread around its air and that’s one of the prominent reasons why people venture here. An amazing vibe and blessings you are going to witness here is nowhere to be found.
Renowned as Mata Rani or Mata Vaishnavi a visit here and your thirst to live perpetual would find its meaning. As its location which lifts to cliff and heavy chasm which stands as a barrier never stops the devotee to clinch their faith.
Peace of mind where nature escort your way through the ravine and then walk to the gates of Mata is such a blessed feeling only a few would understand the true connotation of it. The crowd that lures in to have a glance of the holy shrine speaks the whole story and tells us about its importance in Hindu context.
So this time around if you have a wish to comprehend the existent text of life then pay a visit here and make sure to be here with family cause the factual term of life is to be found here at the doors of this shrine.
You can visit this place throughout the year in order to get consecrate from the hand of Mata Rani so come and come all.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Although the crowd that assemble within the shore of Sonmarg really failed to mesmerize the heart of Bubli who I guess was missing her Bunty. Very exceptional hesitation showed by Bubli was quiet acceptable as the valley that caresses the task and immortalised every scene of actor who in turn never looks to manipulate the grandeur of nature must have made her reluctant regarding an obnoxious demand of ride.
While its very shocking to accept the fact even ponies would come out with such a name but what interesting in this note is she was disinclined when she was asked to offer me a ride within the ambiance of Thajiwas glacier in Sonmarg in Kashmir. Rather she was more enthusiastic in scraping within the fold of green meadows than carrying me up the hills.
As I was looking around enjoying and relishing the bounty of nature I witnessed no grey and dark enigmatic woods neither there was sounds of streams nor winding path all I recognised was an uphill and eternal carpet of velvety blend of grass. Though I was still standing there wishing a moment where I could walk leisurely within the meadows but then I realised I was geared with the pair of boots and waiting for Bubli to carry me but still she was refusing me.
Might of sky suddenly appeared crystal cleared and from nowhere the sun penetrated the charm of sky and I welcomed the reflection of ray with golden heart. I still remember it was my second day in Kashmir and I was kissing the beauty of sun for the first time.
Piercing through the haze an illustration of Kashmir suddenly unveil all her springs to me I recalled the words of Nehru.
Although my description would not match the golden words of Nehru but then I analysed every meaning and essence of the words during my journey from Srinagar to Sonamarg. Throughout my tour I witnessed an icy white maiden, which is a channel of the River Jhelum, Nallah Sindh cascading along with the hopes of nature.
On my way the brilliance of Alpine forest sophisticated my mind and the snow capped mountains and it perks were dancing like a beautiful lady dancing in a glowing moon. Radiant pebbles, kindles of wood floating along with course of water, compassionate relief and natural phenomenon all came together to guide my way.
One must note while travelling the wonders of Kashmir what mesmerised me was its boundless water and timeless splendour which kept on guiding my way the only thing that was changing was its background.
Many thanks to Bubli as she finally approved my request and much to her delight she was accompanied by another pony Raja. We walked through the steep way which was dotted within the springs of trees until we began to walk an uphill. The moment we crossed the meandering streams Bubli stopped for a while and pinched her thirst and then walked down the steep gorge.
Stumbling across the both direction I held on to Bubli to maintain the balance and I witnessed the glory of Peaks as all the trees marched their way quiet a miles behind. Finally after an accomplished ride of Bubli we reached the stretch of pristine sea where I played with snow, even after knowing the consequences.
I still remember the moment I got out of back of Bubli I caught my feet within the gap of snow and after a long struggle I clinched the victory but that was not done there I was regularly off the feet. As I was recalling my memory while sitting on the bench of icy stretch a man walked up to me and said, “What’s the point of coming to Kashmir and not falling in snow and ice?”
I wondered what he said but that gave me enough courage to stand in the centre of the Glacier glaring the humanity of sea, I could clearly hear the echoes of laughter as people were falling instantaneously and picking themselves up.
Now as the snow was all over me many of the touts asked me to join the course but I was rather busy in appreciating the heaps of snow. Colossal of perfect white which was though little muddy due to the marks of boot but that was not really thing to be upset about but what was more relishing was tall pine which was standing in cloudy white ocean and what’s more vibrant was the heights of it that were trying to dense the chasm of blue sky.
Monday, 14 April 2014
The Zojila Pass is placed at a high altitude of about 13,000 ft above sea level, located on the National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh, in India. The Zojila Pass is the second highest pass after Fotu La, found in the National Highway of Srinagar-Leh. The pass is located at a distance of about 9 km from Sonamarg and stands as a prime link between Ladakh and Kashmir.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Tulian Lake, Pahalgam – Re-Energize your Inner Body, Mind and Soul with the Most Beautiful Gifts of Nature
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Lying somewhere above the heights of 3353 m the Tulian Lake is another incredible site which is addressed by cap of snow throughout the year. Lined up within the vicinity of Pahalgam the Lake of Tulian is covered and bounded by mountains from all the sides which in turn have made this place most allured and appealing.