Showing posts with label Himachal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Himachal. Show all posts

Local Goddess at Mandi international Shivratri Festival


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Local Goddess at Mandi international Shivratri Festival 



If anyone wants to see the Gods and Goddess in real then he can visit the Mandi International Shivratri Festival because during this festival all local Gods and Goddess (Deities) of the surrounding reach here to celebrate this festival. This fair is held every year for seven days starting from the Shivratri. More than 200 hundred local deities visit this place and millions of people gather to take their blessings. To know more about this festival and see more pictures Click Here

Chir Pine Tree standing at the edge of a Hill

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Chir Pine Tree standing at the edge of a Hill 
I found this Chir Pine Tree situated alone at the edge of a small hill and in the background you can see a much bigger hill. This tree was cut from all sides except the top so giving a unique shape. I took this picture near Sansal (Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh). Here it is common to find forests of Chir Pine Trees. Many people cut the lower branches of these tree for the wood fire because a majority population is still dependent on the wood fire for cooking food. Earlier, also I took some unique picture of Chir Pine Tree e.g. Chir Pine Tree Pic 1 and Chir Pine Tree Pic 2

Beautiful Snow Covered Dhauladhar Hills and Green Forest near Baijnath (Himachal Pradesh)

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Beautiful Snow Covered Dhauladhar Hills and Green Forest


Here is a picture of white and green combination of snow and green trees. In this pic, you can see the snow on the Dhauladhar hills sistuated near Baijnath (Hiamchal Pradesh).

A Beautiful Road to a Himachal Village in Hills covered with Clouds

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A Beautiful Road to a Himachal Village in Hills covered with Clouds 


Here is a picture of a Beautiful Road of a Himachal Village in Hills covered with Clouds. The Village in this Picture is Mandher Teh. Baijnath (Himachal Pradesh). During rainy season, it is common to see clouds everywhere.

A Gaddi Groom in Traditional Wedding Dress (Kad)

Here is a picture of a Gaddi Groom in traditional wedding dress of Gaddi (Pahari) community. This long dress is called Kad. I got a chance to take this picture during a Gaddi marriage attending me recently. Despite being from Himachal Pradesh, this was a new experience for me and I saw many traditions. This picture clearly represents the rich culture of Himchal Pradesh.
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A Gaddi Groom in Traditional Wedding Dress (Kad

Extremely Beautiful Pink flowers of Paja Tree (Himachal Pradesh) Tree Flower

Here is a second picture of pink flowers of Paja Tree an autumn flowering wild cherry. The scientific name of this tree is Prunus cerasoides var. majestica Ingram. During the month of October, we can find Paja Trees fully covered with these beautiful Pink flowers. This picture is taken in Himachal Pradesh India. We can also refer these flowers as Tree flowers because they grow on a tree. To check the other Pic Click Here
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Extremely Beautiful Pink flowers of Paja Tree 

A Beautiful Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) from Himachal Pradesh (Tiny Bird)

Here is a picture of a beautiful Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) from Himachal Pradesh. These resemble with humming bird and sometimes mistaken as hummingbirds. These birds, mainly feed on nectar but also eat insects. In this picture, we can see white dots on the neck of this variety from Himachal Pradesh. To Check more pics of Crimson Sunbird and to Lean more about it Click Here
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A Beautiful Crimson Sunbird 

Beautiful Pair of Himalayan Bulbul (White-cheeked Bulbul)

Here is a picture of a pair of Himalayan Bulbul also known as White-cheeked Bulbul. These birds come from the Pycnonotidae family of singing or songbirds. We can find Himalayan Bubul often in pairs. This picture is taken in semi-Hilly region of Himachal Pradesh.
Himalayan Bulbul, White-Cheeked Bulbul, Himachal Pradesh.
Beautiful Pair of Himalayan Bulbul

Pair of Jungle Mushrooms (Poisonous Ones)

Here is a picture of a pair of Jungle Mushroom. This is a poisonous variety of mushrooms. This picture is taken in Hilly area of Himachal Pradesh.
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Pair of Jungle Masrooms

Mysterious Floating Island and Prashar Rishi Temple (Mandi, Himachal Pradesh)

Here is one more picture of Mysterious floating island of the Prashar lake in Mandi (Hiamchal Pradesh). In this picture, you can also view the wooden Prashar Rishi Temple and the shops at the top of the hill. To Lear more about Prashar lake Click Here
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Mysterious Floating Island and Prashar Rishi Templ

An Old Window (Old Himachali Style)

Not only as we grow old, everything in this world gets old. Here is picture of an old window (70-80 years old).
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An Old Window (Old Himachali Style) 

When Hills meets the Plains (Picture Taken at Naina Devi)

Here is a picture taken at the top of the Naina Devi Shrine. In this picture, we can see hills in the left meeting with the plains at the right. From this point, main hilly part of Himachal Pradesh Starts and we see higher and higher peaks as we move forward.
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When Hills meets the Plains

Stone Statues put one after another in Masroor Rock Cut Temple (Kangra, Himachal Pradesh)

Here is a picture of Stone statues put one after another in Masroor Rock Cut Temple. To read more about Masroor Rock Cut Temples Click Here
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Stone Statues put one after another in Masroor Rock Cut Temple 

Beautiful Yellow Butterfly with Black dots on Lantana flower

Beautiful Yellow Butterfly with black dots absorbing nectar from a Lantana flower.
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Yellow Butterfly with Black dots

Step Fields at the Top of a Hill in Chamba (Himachal Pradesh)

Beautiful Step fields at the top of Hill in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. It is common to find step fields around the world in Hilly regions. Also Famous Shakti Devi Temple (Chhatrari)
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Step Fields at the Top of a Hill

Himalayan Bulbul from Himachal Pradesh

Today, I got a chance to capture pictures of few Himalayan Bulbul birds. Here is one such picture. This picture is taken near Baijnath, Hiamchal Pradesh.
Himalayan Bulbul, Himachal Pradesh,
Himalayan Bulbul (Himachal Pradesh)

Unique Flowers Grown Upper Hills (Himachal Pradesh)

Here is picture of unique flowers grown upper hills (Himachal Pradesh).
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Unique Flowers Grown Upper Hills 

Beautiful Front view of Masroor Rock Cut Temples

Just 38 KM away from Kangra town of Himachal Pradesh, we can find Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Here we can find 15 rock-cut temples in Indo-Aryan style. To read more about Masroor Rock Cut Temples Click Here
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Masroor Rock Cut Temples

Crossing High Altitude Road at a height of 8000 feet near Prashar Lake

View of High Altitude road near Prashar Lake at an approximate height of 8000 feet. It is somewhat risky to cross these roads because of the bad condition of roads at various places. To Lear more about Prashar lake Click Here
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Crossing High Altitude Road

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