The beautiful Himachal
Ps- Travelling to Himachal on rainy season is a big risk but its true u find the real colours of nature , waterfalls . This picture i took was on the way of coming back to home, the waterfall was barely seen to us it was way far that couldn't even get the sight of it with the 70 200 mm lens😅 so taking a risk i fly my drone near to it and after 3kms of flight from my point i got this🙈 it was probably the first time i took any unplanned landscape pics with my drone pushing it to its limits. Wo bhi traveller driver ko jabardasthi raste ke beech rok ke😛.
When I first found out that I'll be visiting Bhutan, the one thing that filled me with child-like excitement was the thought of visiting Tiger's Nest. I had only admired its beauty in pictures till now, and the opportunity to encounter this masterpiece carved out of the mountain face-to-face was enough to get me jumping!
On the day of the visit, we started around 7 am, snaking our Mahindras through the breathtaking mountainous roads. To start the trek, one is required to buy an entry ticket which costs INR 500. Interestingly, 1 Indian Rupee is equivalent to 1 Bhutanese Ngultrum, and they are open to accepting the Indian currency as well.
Since most of my treks have been to off-beaten trails in the mountains of Himachal and Uttarakhand, the trek to Tiger's Nest didn't excite me as much because of its well-marked trail and crowds of tourists. However, upon reaching and getting my first close-up glimpse of this structure, I understood why tourists throng to this place in large numbers. The architecture is extraordinary. A small collection of buildings is perched treacherously at the end of the cliff, giving an impression of chaotic beauty.
As per the legend, this monastery was built around a cave where Guru Rinpoche first meditated and introduced Buddhism in Bhutan. It is said that he covered the journey from Tibet to this location on the back of a tigress, also said to be his Chinese wife. And thus, this haphazard but arresting structure came to be called the Tiger's Nest.
It was satiating to finally tick off a long-awaited name from my bucket list. But apart from that, there's one thing that struck me the most - how this monastery maintains a balance between old and new. Despite being heavily infested with tourists, the place preserves its ancient sanctity.
Chitradurga is formed of two words in the Kannada language: ‘chitra’ means “picture” and ‘durga’ means “fort” and is tagged with the English word ‘fort’ to form the name “Chitradurga Fort”. It is also locally known as “Kallina Kote” or Stone Fortress, which is also formed of two Kannada words ‘Kallina’: “Stone” and Kote:“Fort”. Other names used in Kannada are ‘Ukkina Kote”: “Steel Fort” (metaphorically used to mean an impregnable fort) and ‘Yelusuttina Kote’: “Seven Circles Fort”
Those emotions come rushing by
Every day you wake
The passion to change the world
To win every game you stake.
Life never was this simple
You never knew what you wanted
Things were never this clear
You were always left behind, stranded
And yet, you never gave up
"Who else would believe in me"
And yet, you kept giving back
Believing someday you will be free
Soon those ideas came,
Ones that change the world
Soon the will came
To leave nothing unturned.
Once a nobody
You inspired many to follow you
Those clouds you sought after
Soon they willingly came under you.
Believe in the might of will
Coz no one withstands a believer
It's ok if they don't see what you see
Coz not everyone can be a dreamer
Tanglang is located at a distance of 69 km from Pang. It is a pass in Jammu and Kashmir on the Leh-Manali Highway. The road is the second highest in the world on highways. It is located at an altitude of 5328 m above sea level
One of my favourite shots in India! I was on my motorbike, at a permit check point, and this scene just happened behind me! I quickly grabbed my camera while I still had my helmet, gloves and sunglasses on me... I clicked 4 or 5 exposures. And this is the best shot I got! Moments like this one are rare and ephemeral, and that's what make them so intense! *
In the midst of chaos, instability and a constant pursuit to change things to improve your lives every single moment, it is not always you see something amazing in front of your eyes, one which makes you drop everything and just sit down to take it all in, with a smile and thank your stars that you were there at that very moment. 🙂 This was one of those days.
Range trek from Rajgad fort to Torna fort (32km) was a fulfilling experience. Watching a mesmerising sunrise at Torna fort was a delight. The clouds kissed the fort walls as they were being swayed away by strong wind.☀️ #storiesoftravelers
Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture located in the town of Darasuram, near Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This temple, built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur, the Gangaikondacholisvaram Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram that are referred to as the Great Living Chola Temples.
The Airavatesvarar temple is one among a cluster of eighteen medieval era large Hindu temples in the Kumbakonam area, Thanjavur District.The temple is dedicated to Shiva. It also reverentially displays Vaishnavism and Shaktism traditions of Hinduism, along with the legends associated with Nayanmars – the Bhakti movement saints of Shaivism.
An Amazing Travel Story by @imusafironline he got it all detailed👌 🐢🕉️🚩 ●Located in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh. ●This is the only temple in the 🌍 where Vishnu is worshiped in his Kurma avatar (half man–half tortoise). Initially dedicated to Shiva and referred to as Kurmeswara temple, Ramanuja is said to have converted Srikurmam into a Vaishnavite temple in the 11th century AD. Since then, the temple was regarded as an important centre of Vaishnavism in the medieval period along with Simhachalam. The temple has two dhvajasthambas, a rarity for a Vaishnavite temple. 108 ekasila (single-stone) pillars, with none resembling each other, bear few inscriptions related to the royal lineages that existed in this area in the past. A tortoise park has been built to conserve the adult and young star tortoises, making Srikurmam the only conservation centre for this species.
Srikurmam follows both Shaivite and Vaishnavite traditions of worship. 4⃣ daily rituals and 4⃣ annual festivals are celebrated in Srikurmam, out of which the three-day Dolotsavam is the major one. Gajapathi Rajus of Vizianagaram are the trustees of the temple, which is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The Indian postal department issued a stamp featuring the temple on 11 April 2013.
Grateful for old friend visits. Kaleb and I met up a few weeks ago to hike on the Independence Trail near Nevada City, CA. A trail that fortunately, is handicap accessible. Kaleb has been paralyzed from the waist down for 8 or 9 years now, but does not cease to do what he wants to the extent his body allows. He is a prolific birder, great herbalist, and astronomer. On this hike we listened to birds and try to identify them. We looked at plants, finding Lemon Balm, Miner's Lettuce and Chickweed coming up. We were able to go quite far up a mountain. Kaleb has been traveling and living out of his truck for a few years, and recently went fishing in Alaska. I admire his drive for adventure. He never seems to stress about situations gone wrong. He's trying to convince me to join him and other friends at the Florida Earthskills Gathering in February for my 30th birthday 😬. We'll see!
Hum 9 ghantay safar kar k Khuzdar pohonchte hain haalat kharab hui hoti hai, na phone me signal, na thanda paani, wahin hotel par kuch dair araam aur naashtay k baad humari jeeps aajati hain, humne b khushi khushi jeep k piche wali jaga leli, chalo safar shuru hua, dill ka haal aesa tha k seena cheer k bahar aajae, aakhir Moola ja rahe hain, beth to gaye piche lekin kia pata tha aglay 4 ghantoon tk off-road aega, off-road aane ki dair thi humare pathan driver me DOM ki rooh aagai, pahaar ki nook pr gari chal rhi thi aur humare labon par Kalmay, unkay liye us jaga gari chalana koi nayi baat ni thi, lekin humare liye zindagi aur mout sa faiysla tha, lekin aik baat ye b dill me thi k raasta itna mushkil hai to manzil kesi hogi, jab wahan pohonche to koi thakan na thi, na he koi zindagi aur mout ka dar, hum sab wahaan kho chuke the, Moola Chotok Jannat ka he aik tukra hai.