Monday, May 31, 2010

Cloudy Hills @ Shrikhand Mahadev, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Good Morning Clouds @ Shrikhand Mahadev, Kullu Himachal Pradesh: Posted by VJ @ www.travellingcamera.com: During my 5 days of trekking to Shrikhand, Clouds around us played different games ... but we enjoyed most of them :)  Most of the times, morning starts with nice sunshine and most of the space is covered by clouds after 1 Hr ... visibility starts decreasing after 8 am.... After 12 noon, these clouds start playing hide and seek and show difference colors on mountains... I was able to capture some details in early morning because its more clear in morning as compared to other day times...It was a great experience to see fast moving clouds from one region of mountains to other... We also experienced views when it was raining on the other end which was approximately 300 meters away from dry area where we were just waiting it to stop :)  We were thinking that, its gonna rain on us in next few seconds... Weather on the way was very unpredictable.Clouds moving up from deep areas between these hills... This is very early morning shot and finally they assemble on the top and rain.. finally Sun comes to get your cloths dry... Clouds roaming around hill-tops during evening time... After 5 pm, density of these clouds decreases and most of the region around you isPartial lighting on hills due to clouds... visible to enjoy clear sunset...Clouds, Trek, Shimla, Shrikhand Mahadev, Clouds, Hill Stations, Hills, Snow Covered Hills,green, Sunrise, Sunset, rains,

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Photograph of Ravi River by one of my friend who recently visited Dalhousie

On the way from Chamba to Dalhousie, my taxi-wallah stopped at a peaceful location where one could easily access the rocky banks of the river Ravi that flows along the town of Chamba. The blue waters of the river present a striking contrast againsts the brown rocks and mountains. The wide spectrum of various colors enriches this untouched rustic landscape.The river snakes through the rocks and pebbles and the mountains. It has carved its way through them across the centuries.A couple of local village boys were having a liqour party. They chose the highest of the rocks on the bank.The distant bridge and the rounded rocks make this location worth painting.The ripples in the water paint beautiful light patterns on the rocks below.As the water levels were low during this season, numerous small pools had formed on the banks. The river bed was slippery because of age old algae.These pools were the ideal play ponds for little birds. See if you can spot one in this picture.Himachal Pradesh, ravi, Chamba, Rivers, Water, Birds, Hills, himalayas

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Flowers with Elements effects :)

Noida Flower Show 2010 : Part-04: Posted by VJ @ www.travellingcamera.com : Here are few shots which have been edited in Adobe Photoshop Elements...Noida Flower Show 2010 : Part-04This was a very dull image with very bad composition... I have simply used Black Magic of Adobe Photoshop Elements and used clone-stamp tool...
Click here to know more about BLACK MAGICAgain Black magic on these flowers...I was very disappointed to see this photograph.. it was out of focus and nothing in terms of composition... I have processed this one in Adobe Camera Raw which comes with Photoshop Elements.Here is another photograph which has been cropped from a very large view...Another photograph with Black Magic on Adobe Photoshop Elements....

This was shor during Noida Flower Show and done some editing in Adobe's hit product called Photoshop Elements which is simpler version of Photoshop... 

This was a very dull image with very bad composition... I have simply used Black Magic of Adobe Photoshop Elements and used clone-stamp tool....

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chacha in NSD play ; "Begum ka Takiya"

Few more photographs form Summer Theatre Festival -

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Photograpoh clicked during Summer Theatre Festival @ National School of Drama , Delhi, INDIA

 

Summer Theatre Festival has been stated since 18th May,2010 and "Begum ka Takiya" by Ranjit Kappor is first play of this festival. We have multiple shows of same play till 27th May and here are few photographs from the same play...

It is a story of two brothers, one ,Peera , is a simple and the other ambitious. The latter leaves for the city and gets involved with a courtesan who introduces him to new flavors of life. After achieving his dreams, he returns back to his village where his brother lives and what unfolds is a plethora of unexpected emotions and bitter sweet happenings. This is a story of their lives as narrated by them.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Good Morning Clouds @ Shrikhand Mahadev, Kullu Himachal Pradesh

Good Morning Clouds @ Shrikhand Mahadev, Kullu Himachal Pradesh: Posted by VJ @ www.travellingcamera.com: During my 5 days of trekking to Shrikhand, Clouds around us played different games ... but we enjoyed most of them :)  Most of the times, morning starts with nice sunshine and most of the space is covered by clouds after 1 Hr ... visibility starts decreasing after 8 am.... After 12 noon, these clouds start playing hide and seek and show difference colors on mountains... I was able to capture some details in early morning because its more clear in morning as compared to other day times...It was a great experience to see fast moving clouds from one region of mountains to other... We also experienced views when it was raining on the other end which was approximately 300 meters away from dry area where we were just waiting it to stop :)  We were thinking that, its gonna rain on us in next few seconds... Weather on the way was very unpredictable.Clouds moving up from deep areas between these hills... This is very early morning shot and finally they assemble on the top and rain.. finally Sun comes to get your cloths dry... Clouds roaming around hill-tops during evening time... After 5 pm, density of these clouds decreases and most of the region around you isPartial lighting on hills due to clouds... visible to enjoy clear sunset...Clouds, Trek, Shimla, Shrikhand Mahadev, Clouds, Hill Stations, Hills, Snow Covered Hills,green, Sunrise, Sunset, rains,

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Lovely flower on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev...

What all we see after reaching Shrikhand Mhadev @ 19000 feets: Posted by VJ @ Travellingcamera.com Its been two years when I have experienced all these things and  still I remember  most of the things very clearly. It was really an amazing experience for me and probably the best ...Here are few more photographs of Shrikhand Mahadev...Last day trek gives extremely different experince on snow covered hills with low oxygen level... I was not able to enjoy this beauty while crossing this area... Sometimes low oxygen makes you unconscious..After reaching near Shivlingam, there is only snow and huge rocks around the place. Hard to find out grass, flowers, plants on these hills...There is heavy cloud movement  around these hills and sometimes  we  had to slow down our movement because of visibility issues...Beautiful view of mountains and clouds on trek to Shrikhand MahadevClouds, and sunlight over a mountain on trek to Shrikhand MahadevI say it Cloud Store @ Shrikhand Mahadev :)I say it Cloud Store @ Shrikhand Mahadev :) It was a huge area between hundreds of mountains and we found it completely filled with these clouds in early morning... When we came back, there was no differences and we started guessing about the area below these clouds...Shrikhand Mahadev is one of the adobes of Lord Shiva. People worship the natural, rock-made shiva-lingam which is approx 72 feet high. The view is breathtaking form the top. There are 2 ways to reach to the top, one is from Neermand and another from Arsu side: and we took first one. The trek from jaon Village takes approximately 38 kms one side to reach Shrikhand Peak.Srikhand Mahadev peak, located at an altitude of 5200 meters resembles the Shivling. It is said that Lord Shiva meditated here and the Pandavas used to visit this peak. Devotees of Lord Shiva visit at the top of the mountain where there is a small shrine of Lord Shiva. Devotees trek to the peak during the main pilgrimage season of July and August.I recommend you to carry plenty of water, energy bars, Glucose, walking stick and torch with you. These things make your trek quite comfortable... Don't forget some basic medicines by consulting your doctor by describing about this trek :) I found ist most difficult to climb huge rocks in our final strech to Shrikhand Mahadev...It is believed there are total seven Kailash mountains. The well known Mansarovar Kailash in Tibet, Adi Kailash in Pithoragarh district of Uttrakhand, Amarnath Kailash in J&K, Kinner Kailash in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Mani Mahesh Kailash in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh,Sri Khand Kailash in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Seventh one is believed to be Boorha Kailash and is yet to be located. A Lovely flower on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Snow Covered Hills @ Shrikhand Mahadev, Himachal Pradesh (approx 19000 feets)

What all we see after reaching Shrikhand Mhadev @ 19000 feets: Posted by VJ @ Travellingcamera.com Its been two years when I have experienced all these things and  still I remember  most of the things very clearly. It was really an amazing experience for me and probably the best ...Here are few more photographs of Shrikhand Mahadev...Last day trek gives extremely different experince on snow covered hills with low oxygen level... I was not able to enjoy this beauty while crossing this area... Sometimes low oxygen makes you unconscious..After reaching near Shivlingam, there is only snow and huge rocks around the place. Hard to find out grass, flowers, plants on these hills...There is heavy cloud movement  around these hills and sometimes  we  had to slow down our movement because of visibility issues...Beautiful view of mountains and clouds on trek to Shrikhand MahadevClouds, and sunlight over a mountain on trek to Shrikhand MahadevI say it Cloud Store @ Shrikhand Mahadev :)I say it Cloud Store @ Shrikhand Mahadev :) It was a huge area between hundreds of mountains and we found it completely filled with these clouds in early morning... When we came back, there was no differences and we started guessing about the area below these clouds...Shrikhand Mahadev is one of the adobes of Lord Shiva. People worship the natural, rock-made shiva-lingam which is approx 72 feet high. The view is breathtaking form the top. There are 2 ways to reach to the top, one is from Neermand and another from Arsu side: and we took first one. The trek from jaon Village takes approximately 38 kms one side to reach Shrikhand Peak.Srikhand Mahadev peak, located at an altitude of 5200 meters resembles the Shivling. It is said that Lord Shiva meditated here and the Pandavas used to visit this peak. Devotees of Lord Shiva visit at the top of the mountain where there is a small shrine of Lord Shiva. Devotees trek to the peak during the main pilgrimage season of July and August.I recommend you to carry plenty of water, energy bars, Glucose, walking stick and torch with you. These things make your trek quite comfortable... Don't forget some basic medicines by consulting your doctor by describing about this trek :) I found ist most difficult to climb huge rocks in our final strech to Shrikhand Mahadev...It is believed there are total seven Kailash mountains. The well known Mansarovar Kailash in Tibet, Adi Kailash in Pithoragarh district of Uttrakhand, Amarnath Kailash in J&K, Kinner Kailash in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Mani Mahesh Kailash in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh,Sri Khand Kailash in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Seventh one is believed to be Boorha Kailash and is yet to be located. A Lovely flower on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev...

I had never seen a flower like this one before. Does anyone know its name? The shape is perfect and the hue is uniform. A very photogenic flower, one must say.

Noida Flower Show 2010 : Part-03 : Posted by VJ on www.travellingcamera.com: As a budding photographer, if you ever hear about an upcoming flower show in your area, make it a point to visit. I assure you that you will get some excellent shots. Consider, for example, the following: I had never seen a flower like this one before. Does anyone know its name? The shape is perfect and the hue is uniform. A very photogenic flower, one must say.

Shot @ Noida Flower Show 2010

I had never seen a flower like this one before. Does anyone know its name? The shape is perfect and the hue is uniform. A very photogenic flower, one must say.

Friday, May 21, 2010

This green flower(?) looks almost metallic in this shot. On contrasting it with the bright green stem at the bottom-right and the grey, blurred background, I am able to bring out the life in it.

Noida Flower Show 2010 : Part-03 : Posted by VJ on www.travellingcamera.com: As a budding photographer, if you ever hear about an upcoming flower show in your area, make it a point to visit. I assure you that you will get some excellent shots. Consider, for example, the following:This green flower(?) looks almost metallic in this shot. On contrasting it with the bright green stem at the bottom-right and the grey, blurred background, I am able to bring out the life in it.


This is shot @ Noida Flower Show - 2010

This green flower(?) looks almost metallic in this shot. On contrasting it with the bright green stem at the bottom-right and the grey, blurred background, I am able to bring out the life in it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A myriad of colors with a little tweaking of exposure gives these flowers an unearthly look.

Noida Flower Show 2010 : Part-03 : Posted by VJ on www.travellingcamera.com: As a budding photographer, if you ever hear about an upcoming flower show in your area, make it a point to visit. I assure you that you will get some excellent shots. Consider, for example, the following: A myriad of colors with a little tweaking of exposure gives these flowers an unearthly look.

Even the gradual blooming of the flower looks like an exquisite moment here in this snap. It is as if it was caught in the act of coming out of its shell.

Noida Flower Show 2010 : Part-03 : Posted by VJ on www.travellingcamera.com: As a budding photographer, if you ever hear about an upcoming flower show in your area, make it a point to visit. I assure you that you will get some excellent shots. Consider, for example, the following: Even the gradual blooming of the flower looks like an exquisite moment here in this snap. It is as if it was caught in the act of coming out of its shell.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lakshmi Narayan Temple @ Delhi


Lakshmi Narayan Mandir is situated to the west of Connaught Place in Delhi. Constructed by Raja Baldev Das, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Also known by the name of Birla Mandir of New Delhi. Temple is built over a period of 6 years and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Ji kept a condition that he will inaugurate the Delhi Laxmi Narain Temple only if the people from all castes, especially untouchables, would be able to gain entry inside it. The temple constitutes of one of the major draws of the city and is visited by numerous devotees and international tourists every year.

Water Fountains @ Cetral Park, Connaught Place, Delhi, India

Fountains with maximum height in the center of Central Park...

Central Park is situated above the Rajiv Chowk Metro station. The park provides visitors to Connaught Place a perfect place to sit relax and enjoy the surroundings. The landscaped park is replete with lush green lawns, trees, an amphitheatre, fountains and water cascade. The park also has the exit (gate no.10) to Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shrikhand Trek opens in the month of JULY every year

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra SHRIKHNAD MAHDEV TREK: Glaciers between Nain Sarovar and Shrikhand Mahadev

I had visited Shrikhand in 2008 and its one of my best trekking experience. Recently one of my friend was asking for this year and I thought of sharing this photograph here...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

ALAI MINAR inside Qutub Minar Campus

Qutub Minar @ Delhi

Alai Minar: The unfulfilled dream of Ala-ud-din as the victory tower, Alai Minar stands 27 meters high built of red sandstone, uncompleted, originally planned to be built along similar lines of Qutab Minar. Alai Darwaza is the main gateway to the entire complex housing the tomb of Imam Zamin, the tomb of Altamish and the mosque.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

An amazing place near Kullu : Bijli Mahadev

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Recently I visited Bijli Mahadev, which is a small trek from Kullu. Since there is a road now, so we had to trek 3 km only. Its really an amazing place to visit and this was the best place I visited during my recent Kullu-Manali trip of four days. I visited many places like Rohtang, Solang, Vishishth, Naggar, Kullu, Manali, Manimahesh etc, but the best part was trekking experience to Bijli Mahadev...  Bijli Mahadev is one of the sacred temples of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of about 2,438 m in the Kullu Valley. Bijli Mahadev is one of the excellent temples in India. Located 10 km from Kullu across the Beas river, it can be approached by a difficult but rewarding trek of 3 km.: Posted by Ripple (VJ) : ripple, Vijay Kumar Sharma, ripple4photography, Frozen Moments, photographs, Photography, ripple (VJ), VJ, Ripple (VJ) Photography, Capture Present for Future, Freeze Present for Future, ripple (VJ) Photographs , VJ Photographs, Ripple (VJ) Photography :

Bijli Mahadev is a plane area on top a very high hill near Kullu town. This is an amazing place to visit and I always recommend this place to my friends who plan for Manali...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

TAJMAHAL in Black & White

One Day trip from Delhi to Agra to see Tajmahal: Few More Photographs of Tajamahal @ Agra, Utter Pradesh, INDIA: The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra which is located in Uttar Pradesh state of India. Tajmahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.: Posted by Ripple (VJ) on PHOTO JOURNEY @ www.travellingcamera.com : ripple, Vijay Kumar Sharma, ripple4photography, Frozen Moments, photographs, Photography, ripple (VJ), VJ, Ripple (VJ) Photography, Capture Present for Future, Freeze Present for Future, ripple (VJ) Photographs , VJ Photographs, Ripple (VJ) Photography :

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kandaghat Railway Station on the way to Kalka from Shimla

Small and Beautiful Railway Stations on Kalka-Shimla narrow track: Posted on www.travellingcamera.com by VJ: The Kalka-Shimla Railway built to connect the summer capital of India in 1903 at an altitude of 2076 meters offers a panoramic experience of the picturesque Himalayas from the shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, Summerhill, Shimla and beyond up to the silvery snow line near the towering peaks.Sonwara Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Himalyan Queen waits for 30 minutes at this station to let Shivalik Express pass through....  KOTI Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...I have clicked these photographs during recent visit to Shimla.... We reach KOTI Railway Station after crossing longest Barog tunnel....Jabali Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Kandaghat Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Located at an altitude of 4680 ft above sea level Kandaghat is the nice place in Himachal Pradesh for you if are looking for a quiet and peaceful vacation. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh built his palace in Kandaghat after which this place received the attention. Raja Bhupinder Singh was the ruler of Patiala and when he was expelled from Shimla, he set up base in Kandaghat. Today, this is one of the most popular destinations to travel in India.  A reflection of Kandaghat Railway Station on train window...Dharmpur Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka..Just 15 km from Kasauli on the National highway No.22 Dharampur has one of the best hospitals in India for the cure of tuberculosis. It is also connected by Kalka Shimla railway line.... Shoghi Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...SHoghi is a small town near Shimla and now its being developed as new tourist destination in Himachal. There are many resorts with good facilities in Shoghi and have reasonable arrangements for tourist groups..Kandaghat Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka..Delux Rail-Car standing @ Shoghi Station...Tara-Devi Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Tara Devi temple is located on Tarav Parvat, in the western side of Shimla. Temple provides an overwhelming view of the mountains below and Shimla Town. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit Tara Devi temple, which has a great spiritual and heritage value. Historically speaking, the temple was built approximately 260 years ago ...Salogra Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka..Kalka Railway Station...Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana in India. The name of the town is derived from the goddess Kali. The town is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and is a gateway to the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh. It is on the National Highway 22 between Chandigarh and Shimla and is the terminus of the Kalka-Shimla Railway. To the south of Kalka is Pinjore and the industrial town of Parwanoo (Himachal Pradesh) is to the north on the NH 22. Industrial development has led to a continuous urban belt from Pinjore to Parwanoo, but Kalka remains largely unaffected by these developments. Nearby is Chandimandir Cantonment where the Western Command of the Indian army is based. SHIMLA became the summer capital of British India in 1864 and was also the headquarters of the British army in India. Prior to construction of the railway communication with the outside world was via village cart.The railway was constructed by the Delhi-Umbala-Kalka Railway Company commencing in 1898. The estimated cost of Rs 86,78,500, however, the cost doubled during execution of the project. Because of the high capital and maintenance cost, coupled with peculiar working conditions, the Kalka-Shimla Railway was allowed to charge fares that were higher than the prevailing tariffs on other lines. However, even this was not good enough to sustain the company and the Government had to purchase it on January 1, 1906 for Rs 1,71,00,000.


Located at an altitude of 4680 ft above sea level Kandaghat is the nice place in Himachal Pradesh for you if are looking for a quiet and peaceful vacation. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh built his palace in Kandaghat after which this place received the attention. Raja Bhupinder Singh was the ruler of Patiala and when he was expelled from Shimla, he set up base in Kandaghat. Today, this is one of the most popular destinations to travel in India.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sonwara: A Small and beautiful railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka

Small and Beautiful Railway Stations on Kalka-Shimla narrow track: Posted on www.travellingcamera.com by VJ: The Kalka-Shimla Railway built to connect the summer capital of India in 1903 at an altitude of 2076 meters offers a panoramic experience of the picturesque Himalayas from the shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, Summerhill, Shimla and beyond up to the silvery snow line near the towering peaks.Sonwara Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Himalyan Queen waits for 30 minutes at this station to let Shivalik Express pass through....  KOTI Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...I have clicked these photographs during recent visit to Shimla.... We reach KOTI Railway Station after crossing longest Barog tunnel....Jabali Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Kandaghat Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Located at an altitude of 4680 ft above sea level Kandaghat is the nice place in Himachal Pradesh for you if are looking for a quiet and peaceful vacation. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh built his palace in Kandaghat after which this place received the attention. Raja Bhupinder Singh was the ruler of Patiala and when he was expelled from Shimla, he set up base in Kandaghat. Today, this is one of the most popular destinations to travel in India.  A reflection of Kandaghat Railway Station on train window...Dharmpur Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka..Just 15 km from Kasauli on the National highway No.22 Dharampur has one of the best hospitals in India for the cure of tuberculosis. It is also connected by Kalka Shimla railway line.... Shoghi Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...SHoghi is a small town near Shimla and now its being developed as new tourist destination in Himachal. There are many resorts with good facilities in Shoghi and have reasonable arrangements for tourist groups..Kandaghat Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka..Delux Rail-Car standing @ Shoghi Station...Tara-Devi Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka...Tara Devi temple is located on Tarav Parvat, in the western side of Shimla. Temple provides an overwhelming view of the mountains below and Shimla Town. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit Tara Devi temple, which has a great spiritual and heritage value. Historically speaking, the temple was built approximately 260 years ago ...Salogra Railway Station on the way to Shimla from Kalka..Kalka Railway Station...Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana in India. The name of the town is derived from the goddess Kali. The town is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and is a gateway to the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh. It is on the National Highway 22 between Chandigarh and Shimla and is the terminus of the Kalka-Shimla Railway. To the south of Kalka is Pinjore and the industrial town of Parwanoo (Himachal Pradesh) is to the north on the NH 22. Industrial development has led to a continuous urban belt from Pinjore to Parwanoo, but Kalka remains largely unaffected by these developments. Nearby is Chandimandir Cantonment where the Western Command of the Indian army is based. SHIMLA became the summer capital of British India in 1864 and was also the headquarters of the British army in India. Prior to construction of the railway communication with the outside world was via village cart.The railway was constructed by the Delhi-Umbala-Kalka Railway Company commencing in 1898. The estimated cost of Rs 86,78,500, however, the cost doubled during execution of the project. Because of the high capital and maintenance cost, coupled with peculiar working conditions, the Kalka-Shimla Railway was allowed to charge fares that were higher than the prevailing tariffs on other lines. However, even this was not good enough to sustain the company and the Government had to purchase it on January 1, 1906 for Rs 1,71,00,000.

The Kalka-Shimla Railway built to connect the summer capital of India in 1903 at an altitude of 2076 meters offers a panoramic experience of the picturesque Himalayas from the shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, Summerhill, Shimla and beyond up to the silvery snow line near the towering peaks.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Another view of India Gate from President's House @ Delhi


View of India Gate from President's House: Posted by VJ: The India Gate is the national monument of India. It is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the British Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Empire in India British Raj in World War I and the Afghan Wars.It is made up of red sand stone and granite.: VJ, ripple, Vijay Kumar Sharma, ripple4photography, Frozen Moments, photographs, Photography, ripple (VJ), VJ, Ripple (VJ) Photography, VJ-Photography, Capture Present for Future, Freeze Present for Future, ripple (VJ) Photographs , VJ Photographs, Ripple (VJ) : The 42-metre tall India Gate is situated such that many important roads spread out from it. Traffic passing around India Gate used to be continuous until the roads were closed to the public due to terrorist threats.

The India Gate is the national monument of India. It is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the British Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Empire in India British Raj in World War I and the Afghan Wars.It is made up of red sand stone and granite.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The ancillary dome-like structure on top of the building is known as a CHUTTRI, an integral part of Indian architectural design.

Indian President's House @ Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House and served as the residence of the Viceroy of India. It is at the heart of an area known as Lutyens' Delhi. It is the largest residence of any Head of the State in the world.VJ, ripple, Vijay Kumar Sharma, ripple4photography, Frozen Moments, photographs, Photography, ripple (VJ), VJ, Ripple (VJ) Photography, VJ-Photography, Capture Present for Future, Freeze Present for Future, ripple (VJ) Photographs , VJ Photographs, Ripple (VJ) : President, India, Architecture, Delhi, Colorful, Journey, Main Tourist Places,: The ancillary dome-like structure on top of the building is known as a CHUTTRI, an integral part of Indian architectural design.  The dome in the middle involved a mixture of Indian and British styles. In the center was a tall copper dome surmounted on top of a drum, which stands out from the rest of the building, due to its height. The dome is exactly in the middle of the diagonals between the four corners of the building. The dome is more than twice the height of the rest of the building.

Shot at Indian President's House @ Delhi 

The dome in the middle involved a mixture of Indian and British styles. In the center was a tall copper dome surmounted on top of a drum, which stands out from the rest of the building, due to its height. The dome is exactly in the middle of the diagonals between the four corners of the building. The dome is more than twice the height of the rest of the building.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hamirpur in a cloudy day

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : My Homoetown : Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh : Early Morning view from Town-bharadi @ Hamirpur

Hamirpur district is the smallest district in Himachal Pradesh. Its full of enchanting pine trees and rivers.The people have inherited a rich folk literature which is occasionally exhibited during the marriage, fairs and festivals. 

There is a famous temple Baba Balak Nath where people from all over Himachal and Punjab visit in a large to get the blessings.

Hamirpur is located in a relatively warmer region with a lower altitude as compared to the other districts of the state. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rajasthani Dinner @ Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur, INDIA


The main part is the Rajasthani food served in the Dinner. Buffet is served on one side & there is a place next to it where food is served to you sitting down on the floor. We preferred the second option & enjoyed the food in traditional style. A lot of things are served in a specific order & you can ask for anything anytime, but most of the times Dhani-people around you will ask to have something. Service is really amazing. Best known Rajasthani food Dal-Bhati-Churma is also served, but for adventurous traveler, willing to experiment, there is a lot of variety available. It includes Dal Pachhmelri, Kadi Besanro , Makki/Bajara Roti, gatta, Bura, Butter, Ghee, Chhachh, Lassi, Papad, Khichadi etc & they call all these items in different way.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I like this photograph but don't have any interesting caption to add...

This was shot during my first visit to Pushkar Camel Fair in 2008.The Pushkar Fair is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair held in a town known as Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world's largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction and its highlights have become competitions such as the

This was shot during my first visit to Pushkar Camel Fair in 2008

The Pushkar Fair is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair held in a town known as Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world's largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction and its highlights have become competitions such as the "matka phod", "longest moustache", and "bridal competition" are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists. In recent years the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar club and a team of random foreign tourists. Also there is a bridal competition for foreigners....

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Indian National Highway 21 between Chandigarh and Manali

National Highway 21 links the Union territory Chandigarh with the hill station of Manali in Himachal. This 325 km long road spans across Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. In Himachal Pradesh National Highway 21 continues its way through towns of Bilaspur, Mandi, Aut, Kullu and Katrain, before terminating at Manali. Govind Sagar Lake, Bhuntar and Nagar are some of the tourist spots on or near the highway. The National Highway 21 has a total length of 235 km in Himachal Pradesh. . Here are few Photographs of National Highway 21... All these have been clicked from Moving Car... Since we started from Ghumarwin, these are clicked in Bilaspur region only... (NH-21 passes through Bilaspur, Mandi and Kullu Distrcits): Road is well maintained and natural beauty across the lane makes the journey wornderful... Sometimes it may be painful due to very slow movement of loaded trucks on this road...

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National Highway 21 links the Union territory Chandigarh with the hill station of Manali in Himachal. This 325 km long road spans across Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh


In Himachal Pradesh National Highway 21 continues its way through towns of Bilaspur, Mandi, Aut, Kullu and Katrain, before terminating at Manali. Govind Sagar Lake, Bhuntar and Nagar are some of the tourist spots on or near the highway. The National Highway 21 has a total length of 235 km in Himachal Pradesh.

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