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See As We Saw - Kullu Valley - Part I

Memories captured in our lens as we sojourned on a 14-day-long Jeep Safari meandering through the sacred Himalayas in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh...

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Part I of this photo essay coveres our travels starting from Sundernagar, our 1st halt, via Mandi, Kullu, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Koksar till Keylong, where we halted for the 2nd night.

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1st Halt

Raja Hotel near Sundernagar where we stayed the 1st night arriving from Mumbai via Chandigarh on way to our Himalayan safari...

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Anticipation

Mitali waits in anticipation as we are about to start off from Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh

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Distances & Routes

Facing a jam as we entered Mandi in the backdop of the overhead signboard giving us directions.

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Meandering Along

The peaceful view of the Beas meandering along peacefully in Kullu

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Holy Mother

We bowed our heads at the Durga Temple near Kullu, praying for a hassle free trip ahead

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Behind the Wheels

Thakur Bhai behind the wheels of his Tata Sumo as we move ahead approching Manali...

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Mountain Bridge

We move across an elegent bridge in the back drop of green mountains as we approached Manali...

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Civilization

A view of the Kullu Valley with the quiet Beas flowing along...

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The Road Ahead

A view of the road as we approached Manali...

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Sweet Manali

We stopped at the entry point of Manali for our lunch, Rohtang Pass was 52 Kms away...

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Azure Water

The waters of the Beas frolicking across rocks and boulders at Manali

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Palchan

We crossed by Palchan as we approached Rohtang Pass...

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Cute Cottage

A cute cottage stood amidst the serene surroundings near the sleepy Kothi village...

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Flocking Together

A flock of sheep grazing together near Marhi in Himachal Pradesh...

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Historical Gulaba

We passed by Gulaba as we apprached Rohtang pass...

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Free Falling

We saw lot of parasailing activities near Marhi...

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Rahala Falls

Signpost of the Rahala Falls near Marhi at the starting point of Rohtang Pass...

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Magical Rahala

The Rahala Falls near Marhi as we approached Rohtang Pass...

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Colours

A spectrum of colours emanated in the barren mountains near Rohtang Pass...

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Milestone

Another 14 kms to Rohtang Pass...

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Horses & Mountains

Horses lazing around as we approached Rohtang Pass...

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Rising Clouds

Clouds were rising high in the backdrop of the blue sky near Rohtang pass

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Misty Mountains

Mist blew all over the magical mountains near Rohtang Pass

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Amazed

I sit amazed in these pristine settings near the Rohtand Pass....

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Dazed

Mitali too is dazed as we just sit quietly near the Rohtang pass ...

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Speechless

I just stand speechless...

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Inspection

Thakur Bhai inspects the rear tyre as we waited near Rohtang pass since landslide ahead blocked the road...

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Whatz Ahead?

Captured the road ahead which as if ends as we waited near Rohtang pass for the road to clear...

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Whatz Below?

The small hamlet of Marhi seen from below as we waited near Rohtang Pass...

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Waiting...

We waited and waited before reaching Rohtang Pass as work was on to clear the landslide that blocked the road...

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Mesmerizing

Horses trot by the mesmerizing settings near Rohtang pass...

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Awesome

We stood awe-stuck viewing the snow-covered Himalayas at Rohtang pass...

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Mountains and a Road

With mountains all around us at Rohtang we simply stood at the road as icy wind was blowing across our faces...

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Lonesome Highway

A lone truck slowly approaches the Rohtang Pass in these heavenly settings...

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Within Handreach

The snow peaks were as if within hand-reach at the 13,050 feet high Rohtang Pass...

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Breathtaking

The views at Rohtang Pass was breathtakingly beautiful...

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Heavenly

As evening was setting in the views of the mountains at Rohtang Pass in the backdrop of the deep blue sky with scattered clouds were heavenly indeed...

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Divine

Divine is perhaps the right word to describe...

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Raw Nature

The rugged Himalayas as seen at Rohtang Pass, 52 Kms form Manali...

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The First Village

After crossing over from Rohtang Pass we halted for some refreshing tea and snacks at Koksar, the 1st village of Lahaul, enroute to Leh via Keylong and Darcha...

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Scenic Keylong

A scenic view of Keylong in the early morning light....

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High & Lofty

Lofty barren Himalayas as visible from Keylong...

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Nakedness

The Himalayas stands up naked as seen from Keylong

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Destination Unknown

Two local Lahauli ladies waits in the Keylong Bus Stand to move ahead to their destinations...

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All Set

Mitali all set ot venture out off Keylong on our 2nd day towards remote Udaipur through the Pangi Valley in Himachal Pradesh...

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Blue & White

The snow-capped Himalayas in the backdrop of a deep blue sky at Keylong...

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Welcome

A colourful arch - Welcome to Lahaul - greets us as we move out of Keylong into the Pangi Valley making our way towards Udaipur & Trilokinath via Gondla & Tandi...

Posted by sabyasachi 05:10 Archived in India Tagged landscapes mountains snow

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