Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife 3

Our first trip as man and wife was quite successful for many reasons. And one of them was the natural bliss that I hadn’t experienced as city dweller. I captured these horses grazing at a luscious green hill-side en-route the snow-clad Rohtang pass, which opens for public only for a short duration between June to October every year.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife 2

We got to see this beautiful Himalayan Bear at the Nainital Zoo, which is one of the high altitude zoo’s in the world. What I like best about the zoo is how they have clubbed CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) with conservation of wild life: Major corporate houses take responsibility to take care of the food and health of the animals. Cruelty with a heart?…

Pristine Manali

Known as the Abode of Manu, Manali is named after Manu, who penned the Hindu Dharmas or laws of the religion. Legend has it that Manu stepped off his arc to recreate life on Earth at the spot. June to October is the best time to visit the hill station, as Indians are not used…

Preparing for the Winter Chill

The Handloom industry is the high point of an otherwise demure Kullu, a step sister of the gaiety Manali. These small set ups found all over the small town is known for its simple and elegant hand woven shawls. We witnessed one in the making, and it was quite a sight!

Manali at its Pristine Best

The period between June and October is the best to visit Manali. As the monsoon just sets into the northern part of India, the snow clad peaks and misty morning air of the beautiful trekking paradise Himachal Pradesh (a land in enveloped in snow) look absolutely breath-taking.