Thursday, 30 October 2014

Pelling-West Sikkim.

                                               The mighty Kanchenjunga.
                                                         Pelling waterfall.
                                 Khecheopalri Lake- a beautiful religious place.
                                                   Pelling Monastery.
                                                Pelling Monastery.
                                   View of Kanchenjunga from Hotel Phamrong.  
                                                       Pelling town.


                                                       Main market.
                                             Beautiful and clean roads.
                                                         Valley view.
                                               Children enjoying a walk.
                                                             Gangtok city.

                                                     Hanuman Tok.
                                          High on the mountains of Gangtok.
                                                     Gangtok garden.
                                                   Enchey Monastery.
                                                      Tsomgo Lake.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It presents a beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga mountain, the world's third highest peak. It is famous for the well known Darjeeling tea. It has several public schools and a beautiful zoo. The hills of Darjeeling are a part of the Mahabharat range of  Eastern Himalayas. There is a toy train to Darjeeling from New Jaipalguri. The nearest airport is Bagdogra, a military airport. March to May are the best seasons for visiting Darjeeling.


                                           On the way to Darjeeling.
                                                  Ghoom Monastery.
                                                    Darjeeling market.
                                                        Japanese temple.
                                        Japanese temple and surroundings.
                                                     Darjeeling zoo.
                                                         Tea gardens.
                                                     Darjeeling market.
                                          Early morning on Tiger Hills.
                                              Batasia Loop war memorial.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bhimtal, Nainital district, Uttarakhand, India.

Bhimtal is a town in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It has a very beautiful lake with an island at its center. The place is named after Bhima of Mahabharata, who once visited this place during the time of Vanvas of Pandavas.
Bhimtal is less than half an hour drive from Nainital. One can enjoy boating and horse riding here. It is a smaller and quieter place as compared to Nainital.

Bhimtal lake.

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Kausani, Uttarakhand, India.

Kausani is a hill station situated in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Kausani presents a very beautiful look of the Trisul, Nandadevi and Panchchuli mountains from the top.
Kausani was visited by Mahatma Gandhiji in 1929. He called it "Switzerland of India" because of its natural beauty. The guest house where he stayed is now turned into an ashram and is called Anashakti Ashram.

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                                                       Valley view.
                                                   Gandhi Ashram.
                                                        View from top.
View of Trisul and Panch Chuli belonging to Kumaon range and Nandadevi belonging to Garhwal range of mountains.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Mussorie, Uttarakhand, India.

Mussoorie is a hill station in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. It lies in the Garhwal range of Himalayas. It is also known as Queen of the hills. Dehradun is the nearest airport and railway station. Places worth visiting are Mussorie lake, Kempty falls, Mall road, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba and Rope way.
Ideal time to visit Mussorie is March to May.


                                                Mussorie main road.
                                                  Mussorie hill view.
                                        Mussorie market and car parking.
                                                        Kempty boat club.
                                                       Kempty Fall.
                                                     Mussorie lake.
                                                    Main Mall road.
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Monday, 13 October 2014

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Dalhousie is a hill station in  Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated on 5 hills and was built during British Empire. It has been named after Lord Dalhousie, who was the British Governor General and used this place as his summer retreat. It is surrounded by the mountains of Dhauladhar range.
There is an animal sanctuary close by called Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.Khajjiar which is at about half an hour drive is called mini Switzerland, because of its landscapes and a stream fed lake. Besides there is a beautiful lake for boating called Chamera Lake. March and April are best months to visit the place.

Dalhousie and Khajjiar.

                                                 Netaji Subhash Road.
                                                      Gandhi Chowk. 
                                                 Kalatop forest rest house.
                                                Kalatop forest cottage.
                                              Khajjiar, Chamba district.
                                        Chamera lake, Chamba district.

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