Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Popular Local Food in Amritsar- India

The best place to find local food like Kulche, paratha, rajma chawal, chhole etc in Amritsar, Punjab

1 Kesar Da Dhaba
2. Kanhaiya Sweets
3. Keema Naan at Beera Chicken (lost its charm though)
4. Monu Kulcha at Loharka Road
5. Charming Chicken
6. Brijwasi Chaat
7. Makhan Fish ( commercialized after it was bought from the original owner, the original owner has now returned and started it near Taj Hotel)
8. Adarsh Meat Shop
9. Gurdas Ram Jalebi Wala
10. Bharawan Da Dhaba
11. Amritsar is famous for its 'Vadi' and Dal ke Papad
12. Golden Temple Ka Langar and Prasad

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Visit Rajasthan

Maati baandhe painjanee,
Bangdi pehne baadli,
Dedo dedo baavdo,
Ghod-mathod baavdi…

The earth/land is wearing anklets
The sky is wearing bangles
The clouds is a happy frenzy nave taken different shapes
The beautiful revolving and rotund earth

Tourism Ad Campaign of Rajasthan; the Internet world is going crazy over it.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tabo Monastery Himalayas

Tabo Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in India and Himalayas. Tabo Monastery is situated in the Tabo town of Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It was established in 996 CE in the Tibetan year of the Fire Ape by the Tibetan Buddhist Rinchen Zangpo, in past, it was the part of Tibet.

The Monastery is standing in the Spiti valley above Tabo town on the left bank of the Spiti River. The Bowl-Shaped valley is surrounded by Ladakh in the north, Lahaul and Kullu regions in the west and south-east separately, and by Tibet and the Kinnaur region in the east.  Monastery an altitude of 3050 meters in very cold, rocky lands of Indian Himalayas.

There are numerous stupas in the regions of the sanctuary complex of which four have artworks in its inside. Two of the stupas are dated to the thirteenth century, in light of the artworks. 
Another name for monastery"The Ajanta of the Himalayas" due to its frescoes and stucco artworks.
The walls of a monastery are 3 feet (0.91 m) in thickness and high mud-block walls which encases about 6,300 square meters (68,000 sq ft).The monastery is standing along with Chortens, monks residence, and other nuns residence

Worshiping start from early 6 am morning

In September or October of every three years  Chakhar Festival is celebrated which dedicated peace and happiness of all, In this carnival mask dances, songs, Tibetan monks perform religious activities

Tabo Monastery has nine temples, four stupas and cave shrines. The paintings of the main temple took back to a 10th-11th century and represent the entire Vajradhatu Mandala. An entry hall of the main temple is followed by Assembly Hall (Du Khang). The founders of the temple, Yeshe-o and along with sons paintings at entry hall. The old entry hall date back to 996 AD and new entry hall dated to 19th century

The Golden Temple believed to be covered with Gold discovered by King of Ladakh in the 16th century

Monday, September 25, 2017

Kye Gompa in Kaza

Kye Gompa (spelled Ki, Key or Kee ) is a Tibetan Buddhist religious community situated over a slope at an elevation of 4,166 meters above ocean level, near the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti area, India. Kye was attacked again by the Mongols during the 17th century after 14th century, a reign of Fifth Dalai Lama.
Monastery has a collection of ancient murals, books, and images of Buddha. It has three floors, first, one is underground mainly used for storage purpose, one floor is beautifully decorated Assembly Hall and cells of monks and one room with richly painted murals.

Kaza of Himachal Pradesh

The Western Himalayas of India, in Himachal Pradesh and a town of Kaza (3,650 m) or Kaja the subdivision of remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul. Lahaul and Spiti are standing in high altitude similar culture to Tibet and Ladakh, influenced by Tibetan culture. Kaza is surrounding by high mountain edges on all sides.
Kaza is known for its bright celebrations and the antiquated Sakya Tangyud Monastery in a side valley, 4 km from the town. It is likewise well known with travelers and adventure searchers amid summer months due to its central area and connection with rest of the valley and outside. This central location likewise makes Kaza a perfect base camp for trekking, mountaineering, and visit different parts of the valley. Some of the significant travel destinations in and around Kaza close to Tangyud Monastery are the Key Gompa, Kibber town at a height of 4205 m. Gette Village at an elevation of 4270 m above MSL, Langza village for presence of marine fossils, the Pin Valley National Park Himalayan high height natural life and the Losar town 40 km toward the north of Kaza at a height of 4079 m above MSL

It has two access focuses one from Kinnaur valley and the other from the Lahaul valley, 11 km from Ki Monastery. The route from Kinnaur opens year but because of natural disturbance of snowfall block the path. This journey begins from Shimla and takes the Sutlej, from there on turning northwards follow Spiti river to Kaza. 

The other road begins from Manali and crossing high pass 13,090-foot (3,990 m) reach Gramphoo where it joins the street from Keylong and continues south along Chandra River till Batal then ascending to cross the 14,928-foot (4,550 m) high Kunzum pass, enters the Spiti valley to reach Kaza. Due to heavy snowfall in winter, from October to June it is very challenging.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Top Trekking route in India

Trekking in India can be another your Next adventure land for trekkers and see the magical experience in the part of the Himalayas. In India you can pass through icy deserts and tropical forests and high passes. Having a steaming cup of tea and the meal, knowing the locals. The aches and pains while hiking, feeling that you have wings to fly the sky and finding out who you are. Seeing that life is different from day to the next day, seeing the spots of clear lakes, heights and nature. I am mentioning about the trekking route which is very popular among local and external trekker.

Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand 
Trekker can view the Mystery lake; also known Skeleton lake 
>Three trekking route: Mundoli, Kathgodam or Lohjang. 
>May and October are the best time 
>Can complete in 1 week to 9 days 
>Maximun elevation 4800 m

Kumara Parvatha Trek, Karnataka 
Kumara Parvatha is the main point of attraction an altitude of 1712 meters 
>October to February is the best time to trek 
> Offer scenic Views 
>Maximum elevation
>Start from Kukke Suramanya temple. 

One of the article I found there is no washrooms

Valley of flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
It is one of the most beautiful treks in India, flowers such as Zinnias, Petunias and poppies. It also has different types of butterflies and endangered animals. 
>Best time to trek between June-September 
>Maximum elevation up to 3600 m 
>Up to 1 week

Chembra Peak Trek, Keral 
Chembra Peak is the tallest peak in Wayanad of Kerala above 2100 meters above sea level.
>September to February best time 
>Easy and little steep 
>Grassy meadows and heart shaped lake (Hridaya Series)

Dzongri Trek, West Sikkim 
It is in the west of Sikkim 
>Spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga 
>Start from Yuksom  
>September to November or March and April 
>Highest elevation of 4000 meters

Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra 
This trekking route provides two trekking routes both can finished in one day. This is under the efforts of the Maharashtra Tourism Board. 
>Walk for 15 km 
>Kondivade Village, Kondana Cave 
>June and September best time 
>Panoramic view

Araku Valley Trek, Andhra Pradesh 
One of visit this place and trekker can have an excellent time with local tribes 
>The Borra Caves, tribal museum and Katiki waterfalls

Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh 
>Tibetan culture main attraction, local tribes 
>Markha River through little Tibet 
>Maximun Elevation 5200 meters 
> Trek up 10 days to 2 weeks

Lamayuru Trek, Ladakh 
One of the difficult treks in India, Lamayuru at the height of 5000 meters: lies between Kargil and Leh 
>Oldest monasteries in Ladakh, Gompa (built in the 11th century)
>Best time June to mid-October 
>3 weeks to complete 
>Start from Zanskar

Chadar Trek, Ladakh 
Trying to walk in January in frozen river will be the best experience. It is one of the best challenging trek. 
>Low temperature up to -25 degrees at night 
>Climb over icy rocks and sleep in caves at night
>Mountainous peaks

Goecha La Trek, west Sikkim 
>Completed within 11 days: 90 km 
>April and September are best time pass through the Kanchenjunga National Park 
>Samiti Lake is the main attraction

Chandratal Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh 
It is literally translated as Lake of the Moon; the lake is one kilometer long. 
>May to October best time 
>4300 meters elevation

View of Annapurna Range

Viewing Annapurna Massif from The Tibet Section Lamjung Himal (6983 m), Annapurna II (7937 m),  Annapurna III (7555 m),  Annapurna IV ...