Monday, January 31, 2011

Night shot of India Gate on the day of Beating Retreat Ceremony @ President's House, Delhi, INDIA


Beating Retreat Ceremony @ President's House, Delhi, INDIA : 29th January 2011 : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Last week one of my friend asked me if I would be interested to witness the Beating Retreat ceremony on 29th Jan at President's House in Delhi. I was very happy to hear about another opportunity to click some photographs of one of the biggest ceremonies in India... She arranged the passes for the event and I went their with my camera although none of us were not sure if cameras are allowed or not. After reaching the place we asked one of the policeman if cameras are allowed or not... He said, everything like Mobile and cameras are allowed... At final security check we were refused to take cameras and one of us had to walk through 1 kilometer to keep the camera in car and come back... Here are few photographs we clicked after completion of the ceremony.. Check Out !!!I have visited India gate many times but this was first time when I saw the tricolors of Indian flag on top of India Gate... These were lights of three colors...Beating Retreat is official end of Republic Day festivities, which is conducted on the evening of 29th Jan; exactly after three days of Republic Day on 26th January... Ceremony is performed by the bands of the three wings of the military: the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force... Beating Retreat ceremony takes place in front of President's House in Delhi which is just in front of India Gate which you see on the photograph above... The venue is Raisina Hills and an adjacent square, Vijay Chowk, flanked by the north and south block of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace) towards the end of Rajpath...President of India is chief guest of Beating Retreat Ceremony... When we reached at the venue, first Dr. Manmohan Singh arrived in a black BMW surrounded by approximately 8 other cars of same type... Mr. Prime Minister met with wing chiefs of military and stud there for waiting the chief guest.. After few minutes Mr. Vice President reached at the venue and finally a grand arrival of President of India....Here is a photograph of President's house in Delhi with amazing lighting !!! On arrival of current President of India, the commander asks the unit to give the National Salute, which is followed by the playing of the Indian National Anthem, by the Massed Bands, and at the same time by the unfurling of the Flag of India on the flagpole.... Beating Retreat ceremony was started in the early 1950s when Major Roberts of the Indian Army developed the ceremony of display by the massed bands in which Military Bands, Pipes and Drums Bands, Buglers and Trumpeters from various Army Regiments besides bands Navy and Air Force take part...Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beating_Retreat to know more about Beating Retreat Ceremony !!!

Night shot of India Gate on the day of Beating Retreat Ceremony @ President's House, Delhi, INDIA

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Karan Singh @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011


India Art Summit 2011 - A good place to find out world's best Art pieces at one place - A three days event @ Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently INDIA ART SUMMIT happened in Delhi at Pragati Maidaan - 21st to 23rd Jan 2011 !!! It was first time I planned to visit it with some of my friends... Here are few photograph from INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011 !!! Check Out these photographs of various art forms without any details about artists who created them. Sorry to all artists because I tend to forget names...Here is the first artwork we saw just in front of entry gate... It was cycle-Rikshaw loaded with lot of metal pots on it... No one was around who had camera and we were not very comfortable while clicked few shots of this art... These pots had amazing reflection of the whole area in surroundings but we couldn't give much to time to capture it better...A close-up but not very clean... @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011This one was my favorite ART there... Guess what it is? If you guess it correctly that means my photograph is bad ! There were approximately 10 people standing around this table and wondering why these old newpapers are showcased here? Everyone was at the distance of 2-3 feets from this table and none was allowed to touch any of the art works... Then one of the lady asked the artist to give some information about this particular art and everyone was like WOW, how it can be a artwork of marble stone... But yes it was made up of marble stone with some printing with specific powder.... Lovely Work !!!Check out if you can notice something in this capsule pack... If not, it may be because of my blurry photograph :) Here is a wooden art @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another form o artwork which was created with threads and no machine was used in this... Apart from thread some metallic strings were also used.... This Photograph shows a very basic and small portion of a huge artwork hanging there...Mirror Art - A Mirror created of various particles in triangular shape... This mirror was created very neatly and had wonderful effects from various angles.. Most of the visitors were spending lot of time in front of these mirrors at INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another artwork which was rotating continuously and yes many of th artists were using some mechanical or electrical supports to add more value to their arts... and most of the support material was also designed by these artists in their own way ... Deepak experimenting of various colors of INDIA ART SUMMIT.. I think he was trying to play with depth of field to get some special effect out of the special artwork of colorful buttons and pins !!! There was gallery of arts which were created from pins and buttons of different colors.. Some of these arts had abstract shapes and few of them had some shapes which we could recognize...Gang having fun @ ART SUMMIT 2011.... Deepak looks unhappy with the results but Anchita wants to see what he clicked... Some amazing art work by Religare Art Gallery, CP, Delhi !!!Some famous personalities were roaming around to find out the best art for their houses....There were lot of foreigner Artists @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011He is about to stand up and have a walk at ART SUMMIT hall....Lot of Colors, Shapes and concepts @ INDIA ART SUMMIT, 2011


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Few friends who visited INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011 @ Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA

A Day well Spent at India Art Summit 2011 @ Pragati Maidaan, New Delhi, INDIA - 22nd Jan 2011 : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently India Art Summit 2011 was happening in Pragati Maidaan of Delhi and some of my friends planned to have a visit on weekend to explore what all happens in this summit.. Finally we went there on saturday(22nd Jan 2011) and reached at Pragati Maidaan Metro at 11:40 am... After reaching at the entry gate, we saw a huge line and the end was not even visible to us.. The line was for entry and there was another smaller version for getting tickets... Finally I also reached the counter and asked for three tickets and the person managing that counter asked for 600 rs... I realized that I am short of money and asked one of friend to give 300 rs.. After getting tickets, we also followed the queue and entered into the hall where ART SUMMIT was going... Here are few photographs I could click inside the summit area... Check out !!!Here is a metal art showcased by one of the French artist !!! Are you able to see the art? Its the one is main focus, please see the bottom part of this photograph ;) A gold plated spherical structure surrounded by multi-layered shapes which are made up of brass.... There were some other interesting art works showcased here... I have lot of photographs of these metal artworks and will try to share more in future.... There were lot of artists and visitors from various parts of the world... Here is a lady waiting for other friends to come and go inside to see the fabulous work by different artists !!! I clicked this photograph very quickly with some zoom and wanted to have another photograph of her baby but couldn't :(  She caught me... She was standing inside the Art Summit hall and was talking to someone... I wanted to have her side face with some of the paintings hanging on the right wall... Suddenly she turned and I was not able to compose a good shot... Still I acted like I am shooting something else and after having 2-3 shots moved ahead...India Art Summit is very famous among the high class society of Delhi and many celebrities come here to see the wonderful work & buy something for them.... There were lot of metal arts in INDIA ART SUMMIT and man of them were from other parts of the world...  When we just entered into the main hall & started looking at the arts, we were not very impressed and one of friend even thought of becoming an artist because he thought it's easier that Software Development :) As we spent more time and talked to various people around, we got to know that how much hard work and thoughts go in creating a single art... Here is an artwork with a face having lots of other elements and a hidden face... A lady standing there was explaining about this art and there were lot many folks listening... We were not able to make out much out of that talk and thought of moving ahead... but this one was one of the popular artwork in the summit (A general guess by looking at the crowd, because in Delhi wherever you see crowd is known as a popular place, especially any eating place...)I liked these hanging lamps... I went to my childhood when I saw these first time at my Grand Parent's place and after that I couldn't find them anywhere... There was a huge Art project based on lighting and these lamps hanging around..Another Metal Art !!!Don't know much about this particular artwork but looked like something made up of stone... but not sure, so no comments !! But I liked it !!! It was placed in the middle of a painting gallery..This was an amazing work and this was the place where everyone was spending more time as compared to other stalls... We saw lot of mirror arts in ART SUMMIT and all of them were amazing... This was a mirror created of various triangular pieces... As you go closed to the mirror, the partition size seemed to decrease and moving backward it was increasing... By the reflection inside the mirror is mine with Camera...Again the same art with few more elements in the photograph for better composition !!!Here is gang... I asked them to stand there to have a photograph as a proof that they visited ART SUMMIT... I was expecting them to click one of mine photograph as well but none of them offered :)Mr Ankit Sood on the left - A student of Delhi College of ART, Deepak Gupta - who is going have long hairs soon and planning to exhibit his artwork soon... Anchita Dogra will support Deepak in the beginning and will move on with her own choice of art soon !!! After a good day at INDIA ART SUMMIT we went to Shri Ram Center to have lunch because it was very costly inside Pragati Maidaan :) btw Ankit took us there to have some silli potatoes and no one liked them :)


Friday, January 28, 2011

Eyes searching for the best Art piece for their home @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011


India Art Summit 2011 - A good place to find out world's best Art pieces at one place - A three days event @ Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently INDIA ART SUMMIT happened in Delhi at Pragati Maidaan - 21st to 23rd Jan 2011 !!! It was first time I planned to visit it with some of my friends... Here are few photograph from INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011 !!! Check Out these photographs of various art forms without any details about artists who created them. Sorry to all artists because I tend to forget names...Here is the first artwork we saw just in front of entry gate... It was cycle-Rikshaw loaded with lot of metal pots on it... No one was around who had camera and we were not very comfortable while clicked few shots of this art... These pots had amazing reflection of the whole area in surroundings but we couldn't give much to time to capture it better...A close-up but not very clean... @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011This one was my favorite ART there... Guess what it is? If you guess it correctly that means my photograph is bad ! There were approximately 10 people standing around this table and wondering why these old newpapers are showcased here? Everyone was at the distance of 2-3 feets from this table and none was allowed to touch any of the art works... Then one of the lady asked the artist to give some information about this particular art and everyone was like WOW, how it can be a artwork of marble stone... But yes it was made up of marble stone with some printing with specific powder.... Lovely Work !!!Check out if you can notice something in this capsule pack... If not, it may be because of my blurry photograph :) Here is a wooden art @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another form o artwork which was created with threads and no machine was used in this... Apart from thread some metallic strings were also used.... This Photograph shows a very basic and small portion of a huge artwork hanging there...Mirror Art - A Mirror created of various particles in triangular shape... This mirror was created very neatly and had wonderful effects from various angles.. Most of the visitors were spending lot of time in front of these mirrors at INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another artwork which was rotating continuously and yes many of th artists were using some mechanical or electrical supports to add more value to their arts... and most of the support material was also designed by these artists in their own way ... Deepak experimenting of various colors of INDIA ART SUMMIT.. I think he was trying to play with depth of field to get some special effect out of the special artwork of colorful buttons and pins !!! There was gallery of arts which were created from pins and buttons of different colors.. Some of these arts had abstract shapes and few of them had some shapes which we could recognize...Gang having fun @ ART SUMMIT 2011.... Deepak looks unhappy with the results but Anchita wants to see what he clicked... Some amazing art work by Religare Art Gallery, CP, Delhi !!!Some famous personalities were roaming around to find out the best art for their houses....There were lot of foreigner Artists @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011He is about to stand up and have a walk at ART SUMMIT hall....Lot of Colors, Shapes and concepts @ INDIA ART SUMMIT, 2011

Few Art Lovers having some chit-chat @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011


A Day well Spent at India Art Summit 2011 @ Pragati Maidaan, New Delhi, INDIA - 22nd Jan 2011 : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently India Art Summit 2011 was happening in Pragati Maidaan of Delhi and some of my friends planned to have a visit on weekend to explore what all happens in this summit.. Finally we went there on saturday(22nd Jan 2011) and reached at Pragati Maidaan Metro at 11:40 am... After reaching at the entry gate, we saw a huge line and the end was not even visible to us.. The line was for entry and there was another smaller version for getting tickets... Finally I also reached the counter and asked for three tickets and the person managing that counter asked for 600 rs... I realized that I am short of money and asked one of friend to give 300 rs.. After getting tickets, we also followed the queue and entered into the hall where ART SUMMIT was going... Here are few photographs I could click inside the summit area... Check out !!!Here is a metal art showcased by one of the French artist !!! Are you able to see the art? Its the one is main focus, please see the bottom part of this photograph ;) A gold plated spherical structure surrounded by multi-layered shapes which are made up of brass.... There were some other interesting art works showcased here... I have lot of photographs of these metal artworks and will try to share more in future.... There were lot of artists and visitors from various parts of the world... Here is a lady waiting for other friends to come and go inside to see the fabulous work by different artists !!! I clicked this photograph very quickly with some zoom and wanted to have another photograph of her baby but couldn't :(  She caught me... She was standing inside the Art Summit hall and was talking to someone... I wanted to have her side face with some of the paintings hanging on the right wall... Suddenly she turned and I was not able to compose a good shot... Still I acted like I am shooting something else and after having 2-3 shots moved ahead...India Art Summit is very famous among the high class society of Delhi and many celebrities come here to see the wonderful work & buy something for them.... There were lot of metal arts in INDIA ART SUMMIT and man of them were from other parts of the world...  When we just entered into the main hall & started looking at the arts, we were not very impressed and one of friend even thought of becoming an artist because he thought it's easier that Software Development :) As we spent more time and talked to various people around, we got to know that how much hard work and thoughts go in creating a single art... Here is an artwork with a face having lots of other elements and a hidden face... A lady standing there was explaining about this art and there were lot many folks listening... We were not able to make out much out of that talk and thought of moving ahead... but this one was one of the popular artwork in the summit (A general guess by looking at the crowd, because in Delhi wherever you see crowd is known as a popular place, especially any eating place...)I liked these hanging lamps... I went to my childhood when I saw these first time at my Grand Parent's place and after that I couldn't find them anywhere... There was a huge Art project based on lighting and these lamps hanging around..Another Metal Art !!!Don't know much about this particular artwork but looked like something made up of stone... but not sure, so no comments !! But I liked it !!! It was placed in the middle of a painting gallery..This was an amazing work and this was the place where everyone was spending more time as compared to other stalls... We saw lot of mirror arts in ART SUMMIT and all of them were amazing... This was a mirror created of various triangular pieces... As you go closed to the mirror, the partition size seemed to decrease and moving backward it was increasing... By the reflection inside the mirror is mine with Camera...Again the same art with few more elements in the photograph for better composition !!!Here is gang... I asked them to stand there to have a photograph as a proof that they visited ART SUMMIT... I was expecting them to click one of mine photograph as well but none of them offered :)Mr Ankit Sood on the left - A student of Delhi College of ART, Deepak Gupta - who is going have long hairs soon and planning to exhibit his artwork soon... Anchita Dogra will support Deepak in the beginning and will move on with her own choice of art soon !!! After a good day at INDIA ART SUMMIT we went to Shri Ram Center to have lunch because it was very costly inside Pragati Maidaan :) btw Ankit took us there to have some silli potatoes and no one liked them :)


A piece of Art @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011


A Day well Spent at India Art Summit 2011 @ Pragati Maidaan, New Delhi, INDIA - 22nd Jan 2011 : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently India Art Summit 2011 was happening in Pragati Maidaan of Delhi and some of my friends planned to have a visit on weekend to explore what all happens in this summit.. Finally we went there on saturday(22nd Jan 2011) and reached at Pragati Maidaan Metro at 11:40 am... After reaching at the entry gate, we saw a huge line and the end was not even visible to us.. The line was for entry and there was another smaller version for getting tickets... Finally I also reached the counter and asked for three tickets and the person managing that counter asked for 600 rs... I realized that I am short of money and asked one of friend to give 300 rs.. After getting tickets, we also followed the queue and entered into the hall where ART SUMMIT was going... Here are few photographs I could click inside the summit area... Check out !!!Here is a metal art showcased by one of the French artist !!! Are you able to see the art? Its the one is main focus, please see the bottom part of this photograph ;) A gold plated spherical structure surrounded by multi-layered shapes which are made up of brass.... There were some other interesting art works showcased here... I have lot of photographs of these metal artworks and will try to share more in future.... There were lot of artists and visitors from various parts of the world... Here is a lady waiting for other friends to come and go inside to see the fabulous work by different artists !!! I clicked this photograph very quickly with some zoom and wanted to have another photograph of her baby but couldn't :(  She caught me... She was standing inside the Art Summit hall and was talking to someone... I wanted to have her side face with some of the paintings hanging on the right wall... Suddenly she turned and I was not able to compose a good shot... Still I acted like I am shooting something else and after having 2-3 shots moved ahead...India Art Summit is very famous among the high class society of Delhi and many celebrities come here to see the wonderful work & buy something for them.... There were lot of metal arts in INDIA ART SUMMIT and man of them were from other parts of the world...  When we just entered into the main hall & started looking at the arts, we were not very impressed and one of friend even thought of becoming an artist because he thought it's easier that Software Development :) As we spent more time and talked to various people around, we got to know that how much hard work and thoughts go in creating a single art... Here is an artwork with a face having lots of other elements and a hidden face... A lady standing there was explaining about this art and there were lot many folks listening... We were not able to make out much out of that talk and thought of moving ahead... but this one was one of the popular artwork in the summit (A general guess by looking at the crowd, because in Delhi wherever you see crowd is known as a popular place, especially any eating place...)I liked these hanging lamps... I went to my childhood when I saw these first time at my Grand Parent's place and after that I couldn't find them anywhere... There was a huge Art project based on lighting and these lamps hanging around..Another Metal Art !!!Don't know much about this particular artwork but looked like something made up of stone... but not sure, so no comments !! But I liked it !!! It was placed in the middle of a painting gallery..This was an amazing work and this was the place where everyone was spending more time as compared to other stalls... We saw lot of mirror arts in ART SUMMIT and all of them were amazing... This was a mirror created of various triangular pieces... As you go closed to the mirror, the partition size seemed to decrease and moving backward it was increasing... By the reflection inside the mirror is mine with Camera...Again the same art with few more elements in the photograph for better composition !!!Here is gang... I asked them to stand there to have a photograph as a proof that they visited ART SUMMIT... I was expecting them to click one of mine photograph as well but none of them offered :)Mr Ankit Sood on the left - A student of Delhi College of ART, Deepak Gupta - who is going have long hairs soon and planning to exhibit his artwork soon... Anchita Dogra will support Deepak in the beginning and will move on with her own choice of art soon !!! After a good day at INDIA ART SUMMIT we went to Shri Ram Center to have lunch because it was very costly inside Pragati Maidaan :) btw Ankit took us there to have some silli potatoes and no one liked them :)


Friday, January 21, 2011

Huts at Lake Village Resorts in Naukuchiataal, Uttrakhand, INDIA


Lake Village Resort in Naukuchiataal - A Wonderful place in Uttrakhand State of India : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Naukuchiataal with my office friends and we spend a nice weekend there to celebrate our year end release !!! It was wonderful stay at Lake  Village Resorts which is situated on main side of the lake... It is situated in the main market of Naukuchiataal and Lake is just across the road.. Lake village resort is a beautiful place to stay and here are few photographs which I clicked during this trip... Check Out !!!We reached at the resort at 7:00 am on saturday and it was very cold out there... This resort is just below a hill and sunlight reaches here around 9:30 am.. Till then its a courageous event to get out of your bed and have a walk outside :) Immediately after reaching there, we ordered some tea and went for a quick sleep... The photograph above is showing the rooms of this resort...There were three categories of rooms  and these were given to all the bachelors, so you can understand the category :)Of course, young blood needs swimming pool and it was near to their rooms, but empty :)  So most of us spent enough time in the lawn you see in front of these rooms ... Here is a night shot of dining area in Lake Village Resort... Their main restaurant is just just after the main entry to the resort... It has nice seating place for 25 folks at a time with 4-seater round tables... Before going their we decided our menu and most of us liked the food there... Surroundings of this restaurant are very well decorated with various plants and flowers... Whole area inside Lake Village Resort at Naukuchiataal has lot of green plants and flowers... I remember those days when I started photography and used to follow flowers... Flowers were my only subjest during those days and most of the times I got good results (in my opinion :) ) ... It started from my Mukteshwar trip where we stayed in a resort with rich flora around... don't remember the name now...Resort host nice arrangements during the evenings... Although it was chilling evening there but bonfire and other arrangements made us comfortable to spend some time together in a common area... Here is a photograph of live band performing in the evening... Sorry for this bad pick but I was not in a position to place my camera somewhere and tripod was not with me ...A flower pot which can be seen near all the stairs.. These were installed everywhere inside the resort with  some experiments in shape.... This resort has a nursery in the back side where lot fields with of flowers and vegetables...Swimming pool was empty and the pillars around it were showing some incompleteness.. All the engineers in our group were giving some theories about this and no one was convinced with other, which is a common trait of engineers :) ... Moreover, design of these poles was not matching with other designs used in their rooms or cottages...Every room had two balconies with lot of flower pots around it.. I don't have anything specific to mention about staff but want to thank to the guide who took us to morning-walk on second day.. We went uphill to see few local villages, farmers plowing the fields and ladies feeding their cattle... First we climbed a hill, then moved down towards the lake and had a half round around it...Overall we enjoyed the trip and stay at Lake Village Resort... They organized boating and kayaking for our group on first day and some of us also enjoyed para-gliding at a near by place ...


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bird's Museum inside Banerghatta Zoo, Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA

PHOTO JOURNEY inside zoo of Banerghatta National Park Banglore : Posted VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : I am sure you will be surprised to hear Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary at one place... Yes, Banerghatta National Park has a Zoo as well... When I planned for Baneghatta National Park, I was not aware of the fact that it has Zoo as well... After Reaching the ticket counter, I saw a board saying discounted ticket for Wildlife Safari inside the sanctuary and Zoo visit... Banglore Zoo has lot of snakes and most of the crowd is seen around those to figure out where they(snakes) are sitting... Here are few Photographs I was able to click during a quick visit to Banerghatta Zoo... Check out !!!Don't know the name of this bird.. so please do let know in case you know... They were very shy as you can see from the expression in this photograph and there were lot many other birds with various combinations of colors... I had few more photographs of this bird but all were shaky because of lot of movement there... These birds were most active inside the zoo.... Others like snakes, crocodiles, leopards, ducks were really lazy and we couldn't figure out the cause... Even Monkeys were not very active which is a very unusual thing..There were lot many crocodiles inside Banerghatta Zoo and that I saw the height of their laziness... There were few cats inside their court and jumping on their backs.. No Reaction... They used to go near a particular crocodile, check about its activeness by touching the tail and then start all those activities when confirmed that it's not going to hurt them... Many of the folks were standing their for more than 30 minutes to wait for one of the crocodile to take some action, but nothing positive was happening their... and those cats were having fun there :)Sankes - Most popular species inside Banerghatta Zoo.... There was a separate section of various types of snakes and it was naked as snake park inside Banerghatta Zoo... I had never seen these many snakes at one place and there were lot many varieties new for me... It was hard to locate them because many of them were hidden between the branches of the tree or under some rocks etc.. Some of the snakes were 7-10 feet longs and have been playing on bamboo sticks hanging on the trees inside their courts... It seems people don't miss this part of the Zoo during their visit...There was a huge area provided for birds and it was somewhat similar to the Delhi Zoo... Although we were not able to see many birds out there... Also we were very tired after wildlife safari in Banerghatta National Park and didn't want to spend much time to find out more birds there...Many families come to Banerghatta Zoo to enjoy the weekend... I was surprised to see this family with all the stuff like carpet, bat and other stuff... It seems they have come for some picnic but Zoo is not a right place I guess... Ideally eatables and such things should not be allowed inside... I don't have any strong reason for that , but I have seen people making these places dirty... People should think twice before spreading their waste stuff at other's living area... Can they do the same thing inside their house?Oh Yes, I didn't want to miss this particular thing about Banerghatta Zoo... There is a trend of adopting some of the animals of the zoo and many folks have done this... Like this particular Horn bill is adopted by Shri T R Rithvik... This effectively means that Mr. Rrithvik is feeding this Horn bill for some particular duration and probably other costs as well... A nice concept and good idea to support all these rare species  on earth...There was a man outside the zooo who was selling some liquid which creates colorful bubbles... I wanted to capture those bubbles but all I was able to capture was bokeh of all those.... Never mind, I like it :)Rohin Duggal, My friend who made my Banglore trip memorable... Thanks to Rohin !!! btw his girlfriend was out of station and I can tease him by saying that :) On the very first day in Baglore we visited lot many places... Banerghatta national Park, zoo, Butterfly house, MG Road, Bragade Road and UB City ...These folks were wondering why I am clicking a photograph of Rohin... and Rohin asked to click one of their photograph to make them happy... Monkeys inside banerghatta Zoo...Afte completing one round inside Banerghatta Zoo, we had some coconut water in the market outside the zoo... It was amazing, but honestly I didn't like the 'malai' inside it...There are few museums inside the Zoo campus.. Here is one with photographs of various types of birds with some details.... There were lot of school children inside this museum to know about various species of birds and next agenda was to locate them outside....There is a small museum in the zoo which showcases zoological exhibits... Banerghatta Zoo has a reptile park and a small theater as well... Banerghatta Zoo is closed on Tuesdays which is a weekly holiday...


Colorful birds @ Banerghatta Zoo in Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA


PHOTO JOURNEY inside zoo of Banerghatta National Park Banglore : Posted VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : I am sure you will be surprised to hear Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary at one place... Yes, Banerghatta National Park has a Zoo as well... When I planned for Baneghatta National Park, I was not aware of the fact that it has Zoo as well... After Reaching the ticket counter, I saw a board saying discounted ticket for Wildlife Safari inside the sanctuary and Zoo visit... Banglore Zoo has lot of snakes and most of the crowd is seen around those to figure out where they(snakes) are sitting... Here are few Photographs I was able to click during a quick visit to Banerghatta Zoo... Check out !!!Don't know the name of this bird.. so please do let know in case you know... They were very shy as you can see from the expression in this photograph and there were lot many other birds with various combinations of colors... I had few more photographs of this bird but all were shaky because of lot of movement there... These birds were most active inside the zoo.... Others like snakes, crocodiles, leopards, ducks were really lazy and we couldn't figure out the cause... Even Monkeys were not very active which is a very unusual thing..There were lot many crocodiles inside Banerghatta Zoo and that I saw the height of their laziness... There were few cats inside their court and jumping on their backs.. No Reaction... They used to go near a particular crocodile, check about its activeness by touching the tail and then start all those activities when confirmed that it's not going to hurt them... Many of the folks were standing their for more than 30 minutes to wait for one of the crocodile to take some action, but nothing positive was happening their... and those cats were having fun there :)Sankes - Most popular species inside Banerghatta Zoo.... There was a separate section of various types of snakes and it was naked as snake park inside Banerghatta Zoo... I had never seen these many snakes at one place and there were lot many varieties new for me... It was hard to locate them because many of them were hidden between the branches of the tree or under some rocks etc.. Some of the snakes were 7-10 feet longs and have been playing on bamboo sticks hanging on the trees inside their courts... It seems people don't miss this part of the Zoo during their visit...There was a huge area provided for birds and it was somewhat similar to the Delhi Zoo... Although we were not able to see many birds out there... Also we were very tired after wildlife safari in Banerghatta National Park and didn't want to spend much time to find out more birds there...Many families come to Banerghatta Zoo to enjoy the weekend... I was surprised to see this family with all the stuff like carpet, bat and other stuff... It seems they have come for some picnic but Zoo is not a right place I guess... Ideally eatables and such things should not be allowed inside... I don't have any strong reason for that , but I have seen people making these places dirty... People should think twice before spreading their waste stuff at other's living area... Can they do the same thing inside their house?Oh Yes, I didn't want to miss this particular thing about Banerghatta Zoo... There is a trend of adopting some of the animals of the zoo and many folks have done this... Like this particular Horn bill is adopted by Shri T R Rithvik... This effectively means that Mr. Rrithvik is feeding this Horn bill for some particular duration and probably other costs as well... A nice concept and good idea to support all these rare species  on earth...There was a man outside the zooo who was selling some liquid which creates colorful bubbles... I wanted to capture those bubbles but all I was able to capture was bokeh of all those.... Never mind, I like it :)Rohin Duggal, My friend who made my Banglore trip memorable... Thanks to Rohin !!! btw his girlfriend was out of station and I can tease him by saying that :) On the very first day in Baglore we visited lot many places... Banerghatta national Park, zoo, Butterfly house, MG Road, Bragade Road and UB City ...These folks were wondering why I am clicking a photograph of Rohin... and Rohin asked to click one of their photograph to make them happy... Monkeys inside banerghatta Zoo...Afte completing one round inside Banerghatta Zoo, we had some coconut water in the market outside the zoo... It was amazing, but honestly I didn't like the 'malai' inside it...There are few museums inside the Zoo campus.. Here is one with photographs of various types of birds with some details.... There were lot of school children inside this museum to know about various species of birds and next agenda was to locate them outside....There is a small museum in the zoo which showcases zoological exhibits... Banerghatta Zoo has a reptile park and a small theater as well... Banerghatta Zoo is closed on Tuesdays which is a weekly holiday...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Incredible Himachal Pradesh ....


A Temple in the middle of Kullu Sarahan Village in Himachal Pradesh


Thursday, January 13, 2011

A low light photograph of a fountains outside AMOEBA in Banglore


Saturday Fun in AMOEBA Sports Bar @ Church Street, Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : During my last visit to Banglore I got a chance to visit AMOEBA which is on church street behind MG Road... One of my friend was fan of this place and he used to go their during evenings. We decided to visit the place while we were spedning some time around MG Road... Here are few photographs of the place during the quick visit to AMOEBA @ Banglore...Its situated in very crowded area and lot pf people go to this place during the evenings...as per my friend, this is considered as one of the happening places in Bangalore with bowling alleys and gaming zones... While playing games, one can earn various coupons of different values and exchange the coupons to win interesting goodies at Amoeba... There is bike racing, air hockey and few fun rides for five+ year olds. Bowling is most popular one but one needs to wait if it's a weekend when it is packed and the charges are higher. Here is a photograph of water body on the entrance of AMOEBA... Nice lighting and bubbly crowd of Banglore !!!Directions for various areas of AMOEBA.. Its a three storey building and various parts have various games... We had not enough time to wait and play games there but had some idea about the place... After coming back I checked out some review online and found various views... so this post is not about any positive or negative review about the place... I am not sure how good or bad it is ... Just Photograph sharing :)Children area inside AMOEBA @ Church Road, Banglore, Karnataka, INDIABowling Alleys @ Church Road, Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA Snacks counter just outside the Bowling alleys @ Church Road, Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A colorful building just outside Banerghatta National Park - Don't know what's written on top of it ??


Wildlife Safari @ Banerghatta National Park in Banglore City of India : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Garden City for five days and though of exploring the beautiful city of Karnataka. Banglore (Bangluru) which is also a popular IT hub in India. One of my close friend work in Banglore with Oracle and he picked me from Hotel on very first day of my arrival  in the city. The first place I visited in Banglore was Banerghatta National Park and it was a different experience as compared to Jim Corbett, Ranthambore and other Wild-Life regions... Check out these Photographs to know more about the place and this visit....This was the first time a complete family of Lions and all of them were very close to our bus.. Earlier I had seen Lions in Delhi Zoo and a Zoo near Renuka lake in Himachal Pradesh... There were lot of old lions in Renuka Zoo and that was also a very good experience to hear the roar of a group lions in sync...Bannerghatta National Park is situated 21 kilometers in South Bangalore in Karnataka State of India. Complete Tour of Baneghatta National Park takes nearly 2 hrs.After parking our car we moved towards the ticket counter and this was the first colorful building we saw in the campus of Banerghatta National Park... Reserve opens at 9:00 am in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm in the evening. There is an area near to exit gate where a butterfly house is created. Lot of colorful butterflies can be seen inside that dome but one needs to be patient because most of the time they hide themselves behind various flowers in that dome...Tigers inside Baneghatta were roaming freely on the roads in front of Safari Buses...The Bannerghatta Tiger & Lion Reserve had a reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers, lions and other mammals.... Various Safaris are conducted by the KSTDC which helps in funding of the Banerghatta reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognized by the Forest Department of India !!! Here is a view to the lake inside Baneghatta National Park... This was shot through the driver window and you can see the net around the window area... There were some beautiful lakes inside the park and it was so colorful...Here is one Crocodile having sunbath near a water pond inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore city of India.... There were few birds disturbing him :-) .. They used to come and pinch him on his back and fly away... That's why you see his open mouth in this photograph... Irritated ... Emu walking in a restricted area of Banerghatta national Park... all of them had some specific regions assigned and they can't go to other's area because of high fences... There were lot of monkeys inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore... This particular group was very interesting. They were having a long-jump competition with various rules.. We were able to crack few of them but not all :-) There were few supporters sitting on the benches and they used to jump down whenever their player go for a long jump...Colorful tortoise in Banerghatta Zoo.... At the entry gate of Banerghatta National Park, there is a zoo and this photograph has been clicked there... There were few more species of Tortoise...Spotted Dear inside Banerghatta National Park @ Banglore, Karnataka...Lady cleaning the path towards butterfly house.... There was an area near exit of Banerghatta National Park having a dome shaped house for various types of butterflies... A Very Well maintained place inside Banerghatta National Park !!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lady cleaning on of the path heading towards Butterfly house inside Baneghatta National Park, Banglore


Wildlife Safari @ Banerghatta National Park in Banglore City of India : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Garden City for five days and though of exploring the beautiful city of Karnataka. Banglore (Bangluru) which is also a popular IT hub in India. One of my close friend work in Banglore with Oracle and he picked me from Hotel on very first day of my arrival  in the city. The first place I visited in Banglore was Banerghatta National Park and it was a different experience as compared to Jim Corbett, Ranthambore and other Wild-Life regions... Check out these Photographs to know more about the place and this visit....This was the first time a complete family of Lions and all of them were very close to our bus.. Earlier I had seen Lions in Delhi Zoo and a Zoo near Renuka lake in Himachal Pradesh... There were lot of old lions in Renuka Zoo and that was also a very good experience to hear the roar of a group lions in sync...Bannerghatta National Park is situated 21 kilometers in South Bangalore in Karnataka State of India. Complete Tour of Baneghatta National Park takes nearly 2 hrs.After parking our car we moved towards the ticket counter and this was the first colorful building we saw in the campus of Banerghatta National Park... Reserve opens at 9:00 am in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm in the evening. There is an area near to exit gate where a butterfly house is created. Lot of colorful butterflies can be seen inside that dome but one needs to be patient because most of the time they hide themselves behind various flowers in that dome...Tigers inside Baneghatta were roaming freely on the roads in front of Safari Buses...The Bannerghatta Tiger & Lion Reserve had a reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers, lions and other mammals.... Various Safaris are conducted by the KSTDC which helps in funding of the Banerghatta reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognized by the Forest Department of India !!! Here is a view to the lake inside Baneghatta National Park... This was shot through the driver window and you can see the net around the window area... There were some beautiful lakes inside the park and it was so colorful...Here is one Crocodile having sunbath near a water pond inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore city of India.... There were few birds disturbing him :-) .. They used to come and pinch him on his back and fly away... That's why you see his open mouth in this photograph... Irritated ... Emu walking in a restricted area of Banerghatta national Park... all of them had some specific regions assigned and they can't go to other's area because of high fences... There were lot of monkeys inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore... This particular group was very interesting. They were having a long-jump competition with various rules.. We were able to crack few of them but not all :-) There were few supporters sitting on the benches and they used to jump down whenever their player go for a long jump...Colorful tortoise in Banerghatta Zoo.... At the entry gate of Banerghatta National Park, there is a zoo and this photograph has been clicked there... There were few more species of Tortoise...Spotted Dear inside Banerghatta National Park @ Banglore, Karnataka...Lady cleaning the path towards butterfly house.... There was an area near exit of Banerghatta National Park having a dome shaped house for various types of butterflies... A Very Well maintained place inside Banerghatta National Park !!!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Colorful tortoise @ Banerghatta Zoo in Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA


Wildlife Safari @ Banerghatta National Park in Banglore City of India : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Garden City for five days and though of exploring the beautiful city of Karnataka. Banglore (Bangluru) which is also a popular IT hub in India. One of my close friend work in Banglore with Oracle and he picked me from Hotel on very first day of my arrival  in the city. The first place I visited in Banglore was Banerghatta National Park and it was a different experience as compared to Jim Corbett, Ranthambore and other Wild-Life regions... Check out these Photographs to know more about the place and this visit....This was the first time a complete family of Lions and all of them were very close to our bus.. Earlier I had seen Lions in Delhi Zoo and a Zoo near Renuka lake in Himachal Pradesh... There were lot of old lions in Renuka Zoo and that was also a very good experience to hear the roar of a group lions in sync...Bannerghatta National Park is situated 21 kilometers in South Bangalore in Karnataka State of India. Complete Tour of Baneghatta National Park takes nearly 2 hrs.After parking our car we moved towards the ticket counter and this was the first colorful building we saw in the campus of Banerghatta National Park... Reserve opens at 9:00 am in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm in the evening. There is an area near to exit gate where a butterfly house is created. Lot of colorful butterflies can be seen inside that dome but one needs to be patient because most of the time they hide themselves behind various flowers in that dome...Tigers inside Baneghatta were roaming freely on the roads in front of Safari Buses...The Bannerghatta Tiger & Lion Reserve had a reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers, lions and other mammals.... Various Safaris are conducted by the KSTDC which helps in funding of the Banerghatta reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognized by the Forest Department of India !!! Here is a view to the lake inside Baneghatta National Park... This was shot through the driver window and you can see the net around the window area... There were some beautiful lakes inside the park and it was so colorful...Here is one Crocodile having sunbath near a water pond inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore city of India.... There were few birds disturbing him :-) .. They used to come and pinch him on his back and fly away... That's why you see his open mouth in this photograph... Irritated ... Emu walking in a restricted area of Banerghatta national Park... all of them had some specific regions assigned and they can't go to other's area because of high fences... There were lot of monkeys inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore... This particular group was very interesting. They were having a long-jump competition with various rules.. We were able to crack few of them but not all :-) There were few supporters sitting on the benches and they used to jump down whenever their player go for a long jump...Colorful tortoise in Banerghatta Zoo.... At the entry gate of Banerghatta National Park, there is a zoo and this photograph has been clicked there... There were few more species of Tortoise...Spotted Dear inside Banerghatta National Park @ Banglore, Karnataka...Lady cleaning the path towards butterfly house.... There was an area near exit of Banerghatta National Park having a dome shaped house for various types of butterflies... A Very Well maintained place inside Banerghatta National Park !!!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lion Cub @ Banerghatta National Park, Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA


Wildlife Safari @ Banerghatta National Park in Banglore City of India : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Garden City for five days and though of exploring the beautiful city of Karnataka. Banglore (Bangluru) which is also a popular IT hub in India. One of my close friend work in Banglore with Oracle and he picked me from Hotel on very first day of my arrival  in the city. The first place I visited in Banglore was Banerghatta National Park and it was a different experience as compared to Jim Corbett, Ranthambore and other Wild-Life regions... Check out these Photographs to know more about the place and this visit....This was the first time a complete family of Lions and all of them were very close to our bus.. Earlier I had seen Lions in Delhi Zoo and a Zoo near Renuka lake in Himachal Pradesh... There were lot of old lions in Renuka Zoo and that was also a very good experience to hear the roar of a group lions in sync...Bannerghatta National Park is situated 21 kilometers in South Bangalore in Karnataka State of India. Complete Tour of Baneghatta National Park takes nearly 2 hrs.After parking our car we moved towards the ticket counter and this was the first colorful building we saw in the campus of Banerghatta National Park... Reserve opens at 9:00 am in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm in the evening. There is an area near to exit gate where a butterfly house is created. Lot of colorful butterflies can be seen inside that dome but one needs to be patient because most of the time they hide themselves behind various flowers in that dome...Tigers inside Baneghatta were roaming freely on the roads in front of Safari Buses...The Bannerghatta Tiger & Lion Reserve had a reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers, lions and other mammals.... Various Safaris are conducted by the KSTDC which helps in funding of the Banerghatta reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognized by the Forest Department of India !!! Here is a view to the lake inside Baneghatta National Park... This was shot through the driver window and you can see the net around the window area... There were some beautiful lakes inside the park and it was so colorful...Here is one Crocodile having sunbath near a water pond inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore city of India.... There were few birds disturbing him :-) .. They used to come and pinch him on his back and fly away... That's why you see his open mouth in this photograph... Irritated ... Emu walking in a restricted area of Banerghatta national Park... all of them had some specific regions assigned and they can't go to other's area because of high fences... There were lot of monkeys inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore... This particular group was very interesting. They were having a long-jump competition with various rules.. We were able to crack few of them but not all :-) There were few supporters sitting on the benches and they used to jump down whenever their player go for a long jump...Colorful tortoise in Banerghatta Zoo.... At the entry gate of Banerghatta National Park, there is a zoo and this photograph has been clicked there... There were few more species of Tortoise...Spotted Dear inside Banerghatta National Park @ Banglore, Karnataka...Lady cleaning the path towards butterfly house.... There was an area near exit of Banerghatta National Park having a dome shaped house for various types of butterflies... A Very Well maintained place inside Banerghatta National Park !!!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Monkey outside Butterfly house inside Banerghatta National Park @ Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA


Wildlife Safari @ Banerghatta National Park in Banglore City of India : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Garden City for five days and though of exploring the beautiful city of Karnataka. Banglore (Bangluru) which is also a popular IT hub in India. One of my close friend work in Banglore with Oracle and he picked me from Hotel on very first day of my arrival  in the city. The first place I visited in Banglore was Banerghatta National Park and it was a different experience as compared to Jim Corbett, Ranthambore and other Wild-Life regions... Check out these Photographs to know more about the place and this visit....This was the first time a complete family of Lions and all of them were very close to our bus.. Earlier I had seen Lions in Delhi Zoo and a Zoo near Renuka lake in Himachal Pradesh... There were lot of old lions in Renuka Zoo and that was also a very good experience to hear the roar of a group lions in sync...Bannerghatta National Park is situated 21 kilometers in South Bangalore in Karnataka State of India. Complete Tour of Baneghatta National Park takes nearly 2 hrs.After parking our car we moved towards the ticket counter and this was the first colorful building we saw in the campus of Banerghatta National Park... Reserve opens at 9:00 am in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm in the evening. There is an area near to exit gate where a butterfly house is created. Lot of colorful butterflies can be seen inside that dome but one needs to be patient because most of the time they hide themselves behind various flowers in that dome...Tigers inside Baneghatta were roaming freely on the roads in front of Safari Buses...The Bannerghatta Tiger & Lion Reserve had a reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers, lions and other mammals.... Various Safaris are conducted by the KSTDC which helps in funding of the Banerghatta reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognized by the Forest Department of India !!! Here is a view to the lake inside Baneghatta National Park... This was shot through the driver window and you can see the net around the window area... There were some beautiful lakes inside the park and it was so colorful...Here is one Crocodile having sunbath near a water pond inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore city of India.... There were few birds disturbing him :-) .. They used to come and pinch him on his back and fly away... That's why you see his open mouth in this photograph... Irritated ... Emu walking in a restricted area of Banerghatta national Park... all of them had some specific regions assigned and they can't go to other's area because of high fences... There were lot of monkeys inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore... This particular group was very interesting. They were having a long-jump competition with various rules.. We were able to crack few of them but not all :-) There were few supporters sitting on the benches and they used to jump down whenever their player go for a long jump...Colorful tortoise in Banerghatta Zoo.... At the entry gate of Banerghatta National Park, there is a zoo and this photograph has been clicked there... There were few more species of Tortoise...Spotted Dear inside Banerghatta National Park @ Banglore, Karnataka...Lady cleaning the path towards butterfly house.... There was an area near exit of Banerghatta National Park having a dome shaped house for various types of butterflies... A Very Well maintained place inside Banerghatta National Park !!!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tiger @ Banerghatta National Park, Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA


Wildlife Safari @ Banerghatta National Park in Banglore City of India : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently I visited Garden City for five days and though of exploring the beautiful city of Karnataka. Banglore (Bangluru) which is also a popular IT hub in India. One of my close friend work in Banglore with Oracle and he picked me from Hotel on very first day of my arrival  in the city. The first place I visited in Banglore was Banerghatta National Park and it was a different experience as compared to Jim Corbett, Ranthambore and other Wild-Life regions... Check out these Photographs to know more about the place and this visit....This was the first time a complete family of Lions and all of them were very close to our bus.. Earlier I had seen Lions in Delhi Zoo and a Zoo near Renuka lake in Himachal Pradesh... There were lot of old lions in Renuka Zoo and that was also a very good experience to hear the roar of a group lions in sync...Bannerghatta National Park is situated 21 kilometers in South Bangalore in Karnataka State of India. Complete Tour of Baneghatta National Park takes nearly 2 hrs.After parking our car we moved towards the ticket counter and this was the first colorful building we saw in the campus of Banerghatta National Park... Reserve opens at 9:00 am in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm in the evening. There is an area near to exit gate where a butterfly house is created. Lot of colorful butterflies can be seen inside that dome but one needs to be patient because most of the time they hide themselves behind various flowers in that dome...Tigers inside Baneghatta were roaming freely on the roads in front of Safari Buses...The Bannerghatta Tiger & Lion Reserve had a reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers, lions and other mammals.... Various Safaris are conducted by the KSTDC which helps in funding of the Banerghatta reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognized by the Forest Department of India !!! Here is a view to the lake inside Baneghatta National Park... This was shot through the driver window and you can see the net around the window area... There were some beautiful lakes inside the park and it was so colorful...Here is one Crocodile having sunbath near a water pond inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore city of India.... There were few birds disturbing him :-) .. They used to come and pinch him on his back and fly away... That's why you see his open mouth in this photograph... Irritated ... Emu walking in a restricted area of Banerghatta national Park... all of them had some specific regions assigned and they can't go to other's area because of high fences... There were lot of monkeys inside Banerghatta National Park in Banglore... This particular group was very interesting. They were having a long-jump competition with various rules.. We were able to crack few of them but not all :-) There were few supporters sitting on the benches and they used to jump down whenever their player go for a long jump...Colorful tortoise in Banerghatta Zoo.... At the entry gate of Banerghatta National Park, there is a zoo and this photograph has been clicked there... There were few more species of Tortoise...Spotted Dear inside Banerghatta National Park @ Banglore, Karnataka...Lady cleaning the path towards butterfly house.... There was an area near exit of Banerghatta National Park having a dome shaped house for various types of butterflies... A Very Well maintained place inside Banerghatta National Park !!!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

MTB Himachal 2010 Rider @ National Highway 22, near Rampur


Third Day of MTB Himachal 2010 - Riders reaching river-side(Satluj) after a long stretch : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : On third day of MTB Himachal 2010, weather was good with clear/bright sky, good sunlight and we started our journey from Tanni Jubber to Kullu Sarahan.... Journey started from Tanni Jubber lake and we took a very narrow road to hit the highway which connects Shimla with Rampur... The whole stretch was beautiful and was surrounded with very high hills covered with snow... Whole  stretech was very risky because of some sharp turns and deep valleys... Here are few photographs after we hit the main highway..There were some lovely bridges on the way which were very well maintained and only one vehicle was allowed to cross at one time... This particular bridge was over Satluj river near the main highway which connects Shimla with Kinnaur & Kaza...Here is another bridge on the way and we stopped here to click some photographs near Satluj river... Here Jimsee is looking for right place and right subject to shoot... This Bridge was not in use and we stepped down to the river bank to click some portraits..All the roads we followed were unimaginably rough and I think it was intentional to make it more adventurous for riders :)Lot many waterfalls on the way... This particular waterfall was clicked with full zoom(200mm) and original photograph was further cropped :)A board of

Recently I participated in MTB Himachal 2010 as Photographer... If you are aware of MTB, its Mountain Terrain Biking event organized with HASTPA where lot of bike riders come from  various countries of the world.... Its an event which gives an opportunity to explore Himalayan terrains during 8 days to cover 500 kilometers... This Photograph shows a rider on clean road which was rare during the whole trip of 8 days... It was just 15 minutes when these riders were on National Highway 22.. Most of the times MTB Riders had to explore the unexplored regions of Shimla and Kullu Districts of Himachal Pradesh...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited board... on National Highway 22


Third Day of MTB Himachal 2010 - Riders reaching river-side(Satluj) after a long stretch : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : On third day of MTB Himachal 2010, weather was good with clear/bright sky, good sunlight and we started our journey from Tanni Jubber to Kullu Sarahan.... Journey started from Tanni Jubber lake and we took a very narrow road to hit the highway which connects Shimla with Rampur... The whole stretch was beautiful and was surrounded with very high hills covered with snow... Whole  stretech was very risky because of some sharp turns and deep valleys... Here are few photographs after we hit the main highway..There were some lovely bridges on the way which were very well maintained and only one vehicle was allowed to cross at one time... This particular bridge was over Satluj river near the main highway which connects Shimla with Kinnaur & Kaza...Here is another bridge on the way and we stopped here to click some photographs near Satluj river... Here Jimsee is looking for right place and right subject to shoot... This Bridge was not in use and we stepped down to the river bank to click some portraits..All the roads we followed were unimaginably rough and I think it was intentional to make it more adventurous for riders :)Lot many waterfalls on the way... This particular waterfall was clicked with full zoom(200mm) and original photograph was further cropped :)A board of

When we go towards Kinnaur from Shimla, Satluj river comes on the way and here is a photographs of a board on road-side... It has some details about power project ... There were some beautiful bridges on the satluj river.. Most of the times we see such bridges in bllywood movies.... By looking at one of such bridge, we stopped our car and spent around 40 minutes to click some photographs of surroundings & few portraits...

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