During our walks on the slopes of the mountains near our guesthouse stop, I came across this lovely flowering bush. I had to click it of course, but as I went in for the close-up pics, I caught a faint odor that was most incongruous; I sniffed again and again, I looked around for an … Continue reading
This lovely river flowed right across from where we were putting up in Shai Ropa. It was lovely, sitting at night, nursing a drink and hearing the noisy waters bubbling by…
After a refreshing break at the Chhoi waterfalls, we made our way back to civilization, by another route. This time we chose to scramble down a dried rivulet-bed. There are hundreds of these seasonal streams in the mountains, they lie dry throughout the year except during the monsoon, when they flood up and become one … Continue reading
A panoramic view of the waterfalls. Standing on a sloping rock was probably not the best choice of spots for taking this shot! 😀
The first thing we did after settling in was to trek through the conifer forest, along narrow goat tracks at times just a few inches wide and covered in slippery pine-needles, towards the Chhoi waterfall. It was a 6-7 km trek, taking about an hour and a half. This was the target.
A few months ago, we went with some friends to spend a couple of days at the Great Himalayan National Park in Tirthan valley, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It’s a very high sounding name for a quiet, secluded valley, though the core areas are protected from human entry. We stayed in a rest house situated right … Continue reading