Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Roads near Naukuchiataal in Uttrakhand state of INDIA


Paragliding @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand state of INDIA : During recent trip to Naukuchiataal, all of our office folks tried Paragliding and it was a great fun... Its 6 kilometers form the lake and one has to trek 400 meters to take off for the flight :): Here is our first hero to take the flight in the air.. Paraglider take off from a cliff and land down in a village near to the lake... Its 15-20 minutes ride depending upon the flow of the air... They charge 1300 rs for that.. I had already done paragliding at SONLANG Valley near Manali in Himachal Pradesh and BIR BILLING in Kangra Valley... So it was not worth spending 1300 .. For first time experience, its worth... Also one can negotiate to get a deal for 800-1000 in case group comprises of more than 5... : After feeling the excitment, most of my friends tried a ride in air... during the ride, many of them thought that I am clicking their photographs ... and you know... there was no pic with clear face :( : One of our friend screaming while taking off for the flight in air.... Road connecting lake and the place where paragliding happens... This road was very beutiful and had few patches on the way...Coloful hills arond paragliding area at Naukuchiataal... This is a view of hills parallel to the place where paragliders take off.... Tarun and his family taking rest on the half way while climbing to paragliding club.... Another photograph of the road leading to Pragaliding place from Naukuchiataal.. All of them want to try paragliding and waiting for gliders to come back.... Actually there were only 5 gliders there and they used to take them back from the landing place... All this used to take 30 minutes at least... A view of the lake from Paragliding place @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA... This is the landmark to find out the place where paragliding happens in Naukuchiataal... When we were driving towards it, we moved ahead and missed this board.... after some distance, we asked a gentleman on the way and got to know that borad was the point form where we had to climb to a small hill... Another paraglider in sky with clouds @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA

Road connecting lake in Naukuchiataal and the place where paragliding happens... This road was very beutiful and had few patches on the way...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lake between dark hills of Naukuchiataal


Paragliding @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand state of INDIA : During recent trip to Naukuchiataal, all of our office folks tried Paragliding and it was a great fun... Its 6 kilometers form the lake and one has to trek 400 meters to take off for the flight :): Here is our first hero to take the flight in the air.. Paraglider take off from a cliff and land down in a village near to the lake... Its 15-20 minutes ride depending upon the flow of the air... They charge 1300 rs for that.. I had already done paragliding at SONLANG Valley near Manali in Himachal Pradesh and BIR BILLING in Kangra Valley... So it was not worth spending 1300 .. For first time experience, its worth... Also one can negotiate to get a deal for 800-1000 in case group comprises of more than 5... : After feeling the excitment, most of my friends tried a ride in air... during the ride, many of them thought that I am clicking their photographs ... and you know... there was no pic with clear face :( : One of our friend screaming while taking off for the flight in air.... Road connecting lake and the place where paragliding happens... This road was very beutiful and had few patches on the way...Coloful hills arond paragliding area at Naukuchiataal... This is a view of hills parallel to the place where paragliders take off.... Tarun and his family taking rest on the half way while climbing to paragliding club.... Another photograph of the road leading to Pragaliding place from Naukuchiataal.. All of them want to try paragliding and waiting for gliders to come back.... Actually there were only 5 gliders there and they used to take them back from the landing place... All this used to take 30 minutes at least... A view of the lake from Paragliding place @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA... This is the landmark to find out the place where paragliding happens in Naukuchiataal... When we were driving towards it, we moved ahead and missed this board.... after some distance, we asked a gentleman on the way and got to know that borad was the point form where we had to climb to a small hill... Another paraglider in sky with clouds @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Paragliding @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA

Paragliding @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand state of INDIA : During recent trip to Naukuchiataal, all of our office folks tried Paragliding and it was a great fun... Its 6 kilometers form the lake and one has to trek 400 meters to take off for the flight :): Here is our first hero to take the flight in the air.. Paraglider take off from a cliff and land down in a village near to the lake... Its 15-20 minutes ride depending upon the flow of the air... They charge 1300 rs for that.. I had already done paragliding at SONLANG Valley near Manali in Himachal Pradesh and BIR BILLING in Kangra Valley... So it was not worth spending 1300 .. For first time experience, its worth... Also one can negotiate to get a deal for 800-1000 in case group comprises of more than 5... : After feeling the excitment, most of my friends tried a ride in air... during the ride, many of them thought that I am clicking their photographs ... and you know... there was no pic with clear face :( : One of our friend screaming while taking off for the flight in air.... Road connecting lake and the place where paragliding happens... This road was very beutiful and had few patches on the way...Coloful hills arond paragliding area at Naukuchiataal... This is a view of hills parallel to the place where paragliders take off.... Tarun and his family taking rest on the half way while climbing to paragliding club.... Another photograph of the road leading to Pragaliding place from Naukuchiataal.. All of them want to try paragliding and waiting for gliders to come back.... Actually there were only 5 gliders there and they used to take them back from the landing place... All this used to take 30 minutes at least... A view of the lake from Paragliding place @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA... This is the landmark to find out the place where paragliding happens in Naukuchiataal... When we were driving towards it, we moved ahead and missed this board.... after some distance, we asked a gentleman on the way and got to know that borad was the point form where we had to climb to a small hill... Another paraglider in sky with clouds @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA

A paraglider in sky with clouds @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA

Colorful boat taking rest during off season @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA


Lake @ Naukuchiataal in Uttrakhand state of INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARAMA at www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Naukuchiataal which is a small hill station in Uttrakhand state of INDIA. Its comparatively less known place as compared to Nainitaal or Bheemtaal... Its nearto Bheemtaal and very calm place if we compare it with Nainitaal...

Longest boat on other end of the lake...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kayaking in the lake @ Naukuchiataal

Lake @ Naukuchiataal in Uttrakhand state of INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARAMA at www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Naukuchiataal which is a small hill station in Uttrakhand state of INDIA. Its comparatively less known place as compared to Nainitaal or Bheemtaal... Its nearto Bheemtaal and very calm place if we compare it with Nainitaal...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another photograph of Naukuchiataal @ Uttrakhand, INDIA


Lake @ Naukuchiataal in Uttrakhand state of INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARAMA at www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Naukuchiataal which is a small hill station in Uttrakhand state of INDIA. Its comparatively less known place as compared to Nainitaal or Bheemtaal... Its nearto Bheemtaal and very calm place if we compare it with Nainitaal...


Monday, November 22, 2010

A Very Old boat standing on other end of the Lake @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA

Lake @ Naukuchiataal in Uttrakhand state of INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARAMA at www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Naukuchiataal which is a small hill station in Uttrakhand state of INDIA. Its comparatively less known place as compared to Nainitaal or Bheemtaal... Its nearto Bheemtaal and very calm place if we compare it with Nainitaal...

Lake @ Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand state of INDIA

Lake @ Naukuchiataal in Uttrakhand state of INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARAMA at www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Naukuchiataal which is a small hill station in Uttrakhand state of INDIA. Its comparatively less known place as compared to Nainitaal or Bheemtaal... Its nearto Bheemtaal and very calm place if we compare it with Nainitaal...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wondering Souls...


Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Wondering Souls...

Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world....

Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA (Clicked during MTB Himachal 2010)

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Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA (Clicked during MTB Himachal 2010)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Riding stars @ MTB Himachal 2010


Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Panning shot of a Bike Rider @ MTB Himachal 2010


Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Blurred Beauty - Riding Fast on Himalayan Roads...

MTB Rider about to hit a car near Nirmand Village @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010) : A Mountain Biking Event


Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Keep watching this place for more detailed information about this event... Tomorrow I will be sharing day-1 photographs of Shimla and other places on the way to SHAINJ.... Riders, Nature, Adventure, Challenges, Weather etc...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Closer to God

A temple in the hills, simply because of the serene setting and the gentle tinkling of the prayer bells, can be, perhaps, the most enlighhtening sight to behold. Even though it was not possible to capture the rustling of tree leaves and the prayer bells in a photograph, I thought that the sight of this picturesque little temple in the lap of the surrounding hills, will help me capture and share the gentle spiritual burst that I felt within myself. I think I have never felt this close to God before.

A temple in the hills, simply because of the serene setting and the gentle tinkling of the prayer bells, can be, perhaps, the most enlighhtening sight to behold. Even though it was not possible to capture the rustling of tree leaves and the prayer bells in a photograph, I thought that the sight of this picturesque little temple in the lap of the surrounding hills, will help me capture and share the gentle spiritual burst that I felt within myself. I think I have never felt this close to God before. : Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

School Children @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA



Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening... @ MTB Himachal 2010

Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

MTB Himachal 2010 was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Deepavali 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUN.jpg

Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Recently I got an opportunity to join a Mountain Terrain Biking event in Himalayas and it was an amazing experience... For more details about this event check out


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