This place is as famous as Rohtang pass. Fully covered with snow, all kind of snow sports are available. Whenever Rohtang pass is closed due to bad weather conditions, people are allowed to visit upto this place.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Kullu, once known as Kulanthpitha - "the end of the habitable world", is the capital town of the Kullu District, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about ten kilometres north of the airport at Bhuntar.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Hidimba Devi Temple is located in Manāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, sister of Hidimba, who was a character in the Indian epic - Maharashtra. This temple is surrounded by a deodar forest in Himalyas.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The town of McLeod Ganj in Upper Dharamshala is known worldwide for the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that take place here every year. It is also his residence. Dharamsala houses the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile about two kilometres below the town of MCLeod Ganj, led by the Prime Minister, Samdhong Rinpoche. McLeodGanj is also referred to as 'Upper Dharamshala'.
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Billing is very well known in world for having the distinction of organizing the very first Paragliding competition according to the rules of Federation Aeronautique International. The Department of Tourism of Himachal Pradesh also organizes 'Para Gliding Pre world Cup' at Billing- Bir . It is also the place for Hang gliding and Para Sailing.
Posted by VJ Sharma at 2:12 AM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Palampur is an amazingly green hill station which is in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place.
The town has derived its name from the local word PULUM which means a lots of water. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look. Its surrounded by snow capped dhauladhar heights from one side...
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
Solang valley is a valley at the top part of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Its approximately 14 km from Manali Town on the way to Rohtang Pass and is known for its summer/winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide it its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Dalhousie is a very beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh. Its very calm and small town with amazing weather.. There is amazing view to Peer Panjal Range...
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Khajjiar is on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with Deodars. Khajjiar is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. It is about 6550 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and snow-covered peaks can be seen in the distance...
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The two valleys are quite different in character. Spiti is more barren and difficult to cross, with an average elevation of the valley floor of 4,270 m (14,009 ft). It is enclosed between lofty ranges, with the Spiti river rushing out of a gorge in the southeast to meet the Sutlej River. It is a typical mountain desert area with an average annual rainfall of only 17 cm (6.7 inches).
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The most happening place in Kasauli is the junction of Upper and Lower Malls both of which are markets with shops selling daily commodities and souvenirs for tourists. The Lower Mall boasts local restaurants selling local fast food.
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Monday, July 19, 2010
Shimla is the capital town of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864 it was declared as summer capital of the British Raj in India. A popular tourist destination, Shimla is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills" (a term coined by the Britishers).
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Friday, July 16, 2010
National Railway Museum situated in New Delhi and its good place to visit for those who love locomotives. Also its interesting place for Children.
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Lodhi-Garden is a park in Delhi, India. It contains architectural works of the Lodhis, a Pathan dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century. The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodhi Road.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Chanakyapuri is main host to a majority of foreign embassies in India and is home to a number of their staffs. Chanakyapuri is also developed as official residences for both politicians and civil servants to the Union Government. As such, it has numerous parks and open spaces...
Its a good drive to have different feel of Delhi... I love these roads...
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The Delhi Zoo is an nice place to spend some time with friends, family and children. The experience is fun and educational also. The Zoo at Delhi was set up in 1957 over a sprawling expanse of 245 acres area. Animals have been imported from various jungles of Asia, America, Africa and Australia and no stone has been left unturned to preserve their natural environment and habitat...
I have been to Delhi Zoo three times and every time it was different experience..
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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.
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Monday, July 12, 2010
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.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Indraprastha Park is one of the biggest parks of Delhi to enjoy, play and fun. The park is mainly for couple nowadays, but it has great importance from traveling and tourist point of view also.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010
The ISKCON Temple of Delhi is located at Raja Dhirshain Marg near the East of Kailash locality. It is one of the 40 temples in India that belongs to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness which is dedicated to Lord Krishna. A part of the Iskon Temple "Hare Krishna" movement started by Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the devotees and followers of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna cult built this temple in 1998 to disseminate the message of the Bhagwad Gita...
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Friday, July 9, 2010
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Located in Old Delhi, the mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees. Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD and it was again the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan behind this architectural masterpiece. Close to some 5000 craftsmen were involved in the construction of the msque. It is located in Old Delhi, just opposite to the famous Lal Quila or the Red Fort..
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Purana Qila, Delhi is located in the south of Delhi near the serene Zoological Garden and the Pragati Maidan. Humayun started the construction of the city of his own on the site of the ancient city of Indraprasta, which has been proved beyond doubt by some archaelogical discoveries from its site. Every stone of the fort tells the horrifying drama of the struggle between the Mughal and the Afghans under Sher Shah Suri. Therefore the fort gives the visitors of a blend of the Mughal, Hindu and Afghan architecture. The construction of the fort continued under Sher Shah who defeated Humayun and dethroned him for a short period of time. However, it was very smartly completed by Humayun on his regined his Imperial throne. So the Dinpanah as called by Humayun was converted to Shergarh, as named by SherShah
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Safdarjung's Tomb is a garden tomb in a marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the style of late Mughal architecture. The top story of the edifice houses the Archaeological Survey of India. The garden, in the style evolved by the Mughal Empire that is now known as the Mughal gardens style known as a charbagh, is entered through an ornate gate. Its facade is decorated with elaborate plaster carvings.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings in Mughal architecture built as Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb. It is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India.It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as well as numerous others. The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India.
The architecture is similar to Taj Mahal.
Posted by VJ Sharma at 9:08 PM
Monday, July 5, 2010
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.
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Sunday, July 4, 2010
The Baha'i House of Worship in Delhi which is popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flower like shape, is a Bahai House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.
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Saturday, July 3, 2010
Qutab Minar is among the tallest and famous towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world. Other towers in the world are the Great Pagoda in Pekin, China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy but these towers are not as high as the Qutab Minar in Delhi.
For more photographs of Delhi Check out : http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2010/06/travelling-camera-sharing-some.html
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Friday, July 2, 2010
View of India Gate from President's House
The India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the members of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War I and the Afghan Wars. Originally, a Statue of King George V had stood under the now-vacant canopy in front of the India Gate, and was removed to Coronation Park with other statues. Following India's independence, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
For more photographs o Delhi, Check out http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2010/06/travelling-camera-sharing-some.html
For more photographs o Delhi, Check out http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2010/06/travelling-camera-sharing-some.html
Posted by VJ Sharma at 10:25 PM
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Today onwards I am going to share a series of photographs of main places in Delhi... and here comes the first and most important place.... Red Fort...
Delhi's famous Red Fort is known by that name because of the red stone with which it is built and it is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. India's history is also closely linked with this fort.
For more photographs of delhi check out http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2010/06/travelling-camera-sharing-some.html
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