Friday, July 30, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : ROHTANG PASS

Posted by Ripple (VJ) on PHOTO JOURNEY @ www.travellingcamera.com : Roadside views on the way to Marhi(Rohtang Pass La) from Manali @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIA: Marhi is in Himachal Pradesh, India, located midway between Manali and Rohtang La on the Manali-Leh Highway. Buses traveling the highway often stop in Marhi so that passengers can eat. 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 : 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.

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.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : KULLU

Dussehra Ground @ Kullu, Himachal Pradesh : 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 : Kullu, once known as Kulanthpitha -

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.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : MANALI

This is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Manali. Dedicated to Goddess Hadimba.Hadimba Temple in Manali or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region.The temple has a pagoda shaped roof. This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.The doorway is adorned with carvings of legendary figures and symbols.: 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 :

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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : MCLEODGANJ (Upper Dharmshala)

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : The Gothic stone building of the Church was constructed in 1852. The site also has a memorial of the British Viceroy Lord Elgin, and an old graveyard. The church building is also noted for its Belgian stained-glass windows donated by Lady Elgin.: Mcleoganj, Mcloedgaj, Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh, Saint John Chruch, India, British times, 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 : Entry to St. John's Church @ Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh.

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'.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : BIR-BILLING (PARAGLIDING PARADISE)

Travelling-Camera sharing some high altitude captures from Road Journey to Bir-Billing: World Famous place for Paragliding: Posted by VJ on www.travellingcamera.com : VJ capturing reflection of beautiful Billing on car-window... Travelling Camera @ Billing, World's famous Para-gliding site...After a long road journey through Mandi, Hamirpur, Sujanpur-Tira, Palampur, Dharmshala and Baijnath, we finally reached Billing, world famous site for Paragliding.Just crossed Bir to reach Billing for experiencing paragliding on world's famous site in Dhauladhar Mountain range... Under legs of mountains and surrounded by tea gardens Bir a small village with a Tibetan Colony and monasteries in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh(INDIA) which serves as a landing ground and a base for Hang/Para-gliders. Launching or take-off place is BILLING which is a little meadow at 2408 meters (8550 feets) on the Dhauladhar ranges: 14 kilometers up from Bir. This meadow is one of the wonders of nature seems like perfectly designed as a launch pad. Billing has become a legend on the international paragliding circuits and a destination for World Champion Paraglider pilots. The meadow directly above the villages of Bir and Chaugan is one of the best gliding sites in the world...Travelling Camera trying to capture wonderful colors of BILLING through side mirror of Hundai i10 ... From Billing the mountain range runs all the way to Dharamsala by separating the Kangra district distrc from Chamba. To the north of the meadow is the high peaks and to the south the plains. The fall from the meadow is about one kilometre and an average straight top to bottom flight to the Chaughan landing area lasts for about 30-45 minutes.A View of Jogindernagar region from a small road towards BILLING from Aehju...Road between Aehju and Bir is fine but the stretch of 10 kilometers was in very bad conditions. Its a very narrow road and rough at most places... Careful driving is very important because there are deep valleys on the other edge of this road... Initially its discouraging but after reaching BILLING, we found it worth it... A View of landing place BIR from the most famous paragliding destination in Dhauladhar range... The huge Dhauladar mountain range and Kangra valley with its panoramic views offer opportunities for high altitude flying for more than 190 kilometers. The Dhauladar range runs from Dalhousie in the North West of Himachal Pradesh in a curving arc of south-east to Mandi. Billing lies roughly midway between Dharamsala and Mandi and to the south west of Manali/Kullu valley.Tourist Vehicles @ BILLING, amazing para-gliding site in INDIA.. 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...Travelling Camera capturing the only house at high altitude of Billing Hills in Dhauladhar Range...

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.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : PALAMPUR

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : PALAMPUR: Posted by VJ Sharma @ www.travellingcamera.com : 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...

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...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : SONLANG VALLEY (MANALI)

Solang valley is in Himachal Pradesh, India and is known for its summer and winter sports. 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.Snow melts during the summer months and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 meter hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. 13 kms. is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose. Located here is a hut and guest house of the Mountaineering and Allied sports Institute, Manali. Now a few hotels have also come up. The winter skiing festival is organised here. Training in skiing is imparted at this place. 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 :

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.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : DALHOUSIE

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh,  Snow,When I headed out for Dalhousie, I had no idea that a surprise awaited me. SNOW. My first ever!! Here are some pics.Freshly fallen Snow with Tyre Tracks. It was Slippery. I had to be very careful. My guide duly warned me of the dangers.Bright-Colors Look Incredible against the black and white back ground. No wonder the Bollywood Actresses prefer do away with woollens when shooting in freezing cold. A huge pile of snow. Unlike the first picture, this was far more compacted and lookeda little muddy.It took a lot of courage to maintain a straight face in the chill.Couldn't take it any more and put the jacket back on. Wasn't done with the snow though and got some more pics clicked. Many of them didn't turn out to be good. But thankfully a handful came out alright.My guide told me that this was actually what is called a Nalla locally. It is so different from the Nallas in Delhi.Children playing around.


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...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : KHAJJIAR, CHAMBA

When you get your first glimpse of Khajjiar, it is a shock to senses. One does not expect to come across a huge expanse of green grassland right in the middle of steep hills and mountains. Once you get over the shock, it is a pleasant sight. The lush green grassland surrounded by petite cottages and magnificient deodars is very soothing to the eyes. Almost like a painting.khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, Hills, himalayas, Lakes, Water, Horses

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...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : LAHAUL and SPITI

Night view of the hills in front of Trilokinath Temple, Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal PradeshThe 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).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : KASAULI

Kasauli is a small cantonment town in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The cantonment was established in 1842 by the British colonial rulers as a hill station. Located 75 km from Shimla, 63 km from Chandigarh and 48 km from Panchkula, it still retains the old world charms. Its a nice hill station which is less commercialized as compared to other tourist places in Himachal like Shimla or Manali. : 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 : Clouds keep on moving @ Kasauli.

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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Main places to visit in Himachal Pradesh : SHIMLA (Summer Capital)

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shimla Night View : Front view of Shimla Town Hall in low light... This has been captured from Mall Road...

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).


Friday, July 16, 2010

Main Places to visit in DELHI : NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

A Photo-Walk in National Railway Museum, Delhi: National Railway Museum situated in New Delhi and its  good place to visit for those who love locomotives. Also its interesting place for Children.: Posted by VJ on PHOTO JOURNEY @ www.travellingcamera.com : 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) Photography : There are various models of train, engines and coaches in the museum. It also preserves the model of India's very first train, a steam engine that made its journey from Mumbai to Thane in 1853.


National Railway Museum situated in New Delhi and its good place to visit for those who love locomotives. Also its interesting place for Children.

Main/Top places to feel Delhi (Places to visit series on Frozen Moments)

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Sheesh Gumbad in the middle of Lodhi Garden : 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 :
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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Main places to visit in DELHI :: CHANKYAPURI

Clean and Color Chankyapuri @ Delhi : Posted by VJ @ www.travellingcamera.com : Chanakyapuri, meaning city of


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...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: DELHI ZOO

White Tiger @ Delhi Zoo: Watchful yet lazy tiger among medium high grass 
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

Main Places to visit in Delhi :: BIRLA TEMPLE near Connaught Place

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.

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.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Main places to visit in Delhi :: CONNAUGHT PLACE

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.

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.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Main Places to visit in Delhi :: INDRAPRASTHA PARK : VISHVA SHANTI STOOPA



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.


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.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Main places to visit in Delhi :: ISKON TEMPLE

Posted by Ripple (VJ) on PHOTO JOURNEY @ www.travellingcamera.com : Very good experience of ISKCON Temple in Delhi during Full Moon Night :-): The entire temple is basically made up of red and yellow sandstone. The interiors are very simple in nature and decorated with paintings. The main attraction is the central hall which has a beautiful statue of Radha-Krishna and the walls decorated with religious quotes and customs. The temple museum has various models showing vedic tradition and culture including clothes, games, cuisines etc of that era. The state of art audio-visual hall organizes multimedia shows to help the devotees understand the story of the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. There are talks for developing special section on Forbidden Archaeology based on human existence since the earth formed.... This sound and Light show is more about values depicted in Ramayana and Mahabharata...: 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 :


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...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: JAMA MASJID

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Delhi 6 - Jama Masjid : Pigeon-Studded SkiesJama 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..

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: OLD FORT

QALA-I-KUHNA-MASJID @ Purana Qila, Delhi: 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

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: SAFDARJUNG TOMB

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, : An evening at Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi: View from backside of Safdarjung Tomb

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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Main/Top Places to visit in Delhi :: HUMAYUN'S TOMB

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Humayun's Tomb, Delhi : View of Humayun's Tomb through Entrance...

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.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: PRESIDENT's HOUSE

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 layout of the palace is designed around a massive square although there are many courtyards and open inner areas within. There are separate wings for the Viceroy and another wing for guests. The Viceroy’s wing is a separate four-storey house in itself, with its own court areas within. The wing was so large that the first president of India decided not to stay there, staying in the guest wing, a tradition which was followed by subsequent presidents. At the centre of the main part of the palace, underneath the main dome, is the Durbar Hall, which was known as the Throne Room during British rule when it had thrones for the Viceroy and his wife.

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.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: LOTUS TEMPLE

A good place to visit in Delhi : Lotus Temple @ Nehru 
Place, Delhi, INDIA: Here are some some miscellaneous shots of Lotus 
Temple. The construction of the temple is similar to that of the Opera 
House in Sydney. The temple always looks mesmerizing. However, different
 light conditions have different effect on the way the temple appears.: 
Posted by Ripple (VJ) on PHOTO JOURNEY @ www.travellingcamera.com : 
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photographs, Photography, ripple (VJ), VJ, Ripple (VJ) Photography, 
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Photographs , VJ Photographs, Ripple (VJ) Photography : A couple 
enjoying the serenity of the temple @ LOTUS TEMPLE, Nehru Place, Delhi, 
INDIA


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.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: QUTUB MINAR

Qutub Minar @ Delhi
Main/Top places to visit in Delhi :: QUTUB MINAR

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.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi : INDIA GATE




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) : 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 (Immortal Soldier).

 View of India Gate from President's House 

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : A late evening glace at India Gate, Delhi : Every Night Hundreds Celebrate their Indian Origin
 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.
(Courtesy: wikipedia)

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Main/Top places to visit in Delhi : RED FORT (LAL QUILA)

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...

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : A Sunny Day at Red Fort... : 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 : Like a diamond in the sky... Above 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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