Initially i started this blog as a photoblog depicting pictures from all my travels. But lately i've realized that i need to share some of my travel experiences too. So here it goes.. celebrating Life and its wonderful experiences.

Welcoming 2012 - A new hope in life!

31st Dec 2011, New Delhi

Its not the end. A lots of beautiful, precious and unforgettable moments are waiting for us ahead in 2012. Lets welcome 2012 with a smile!

Happy new year to all of you. I hope you have a great year ahead with your loved ones.

The pic is a macro shot which i had taken in Majkhali in Uttrakhand.

BTW its also my last post for the year.
Lots more to come, lots more to learn. Keeping finger crossed so that i get all the time to create and capture all those precious moments through my lens.

Happy New Year - 2012

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The unknown surprise !!

25th Dec 2011

We took a long walk through the woods (through Jones estate) searching for one of the smaller lake (Nal Damyanti Lake) in Bhimtal. It was quite an adventure as the narrow lanes were unknown to us. Once the woods were over we saw some settlements. We asked few people for the way to the lake.

After almost an hour walk we did reach the lake. I didn’t like the view of the lake. It was more looking like a pond than a lake. So we went further searching for some better places. We were aware that there is a church somewhere near by the lake. We searched for it. And at last what we found was a beautiful small church amidst the trees. The view of the church was much better than the lake. And watching at the church we found that we were the only tourist at its premises.

Anyway I was pleased to find it out. I clicked numerous pictures but could not find out the name of the church. I tried searching on internet also, but hardly got any info about the church.

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Baijnath group of temples

18th Dec 2011, New Delhi

Baijnath is situated near the hill town of Kasauni in Uttrakhand. Its a 15 km drive downhill to the valley of Garur. Once known as Kartikyapura, Baijnath was the capital of the Katyuri dynasty of kings who ruled Uttaranchal during 12th and 13th centuries.

The groups of temples constructed in the 12th century are also popularly known as Baijnath. These temples hold significance as according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga.

The view around the temples is quite picturesque. At one side the Gomti flows through the valley while on other side one can view a range of Himalaya’s peaks.

The best day to visit this place would be on a clear day. Then only one can enjoy the beauty of this place.

There are few more interesting things apart from the temples at Baijnath temples (which we got to know from our driver). While approaching the temples, on the right side (Along the bank of the Gomti River) there is an oval stone (approx 1 feet in diameter) which accordingly to people has significance. Though the stone is not big enough, but due to its shape hardly anyone can lift it beyond waist. Do give it a try. I tried but failed.

The other interesting things are the fishes in the Gomti River. They are in abundance and can be seen clearly through naked eyes. If you want to have a closer look at them, then feed them with nuts (Nuts can be purchased there itself). It’s a fun sitting there and watching the fishes as close as a foot away from you.

The other good thing about this place is that there are hardly any tourists coming to this place so you will always have a relaxing time around the place.

P.S: Similar types of temples are there in Jageshwar in Almora district which are more popular than Baijnath. The Jageshwar group consist of 124 such smaller temples.

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