Wordless Wednesday :Art of Listening

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

                                                         Are you really listening...
                                        or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?

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We Will Be Back Soon

Monday, August 16, 2010

This is just a short note to everyone who might occasionally drop by Travelling Rants, to all of our loyal subscribers and followers. We have not disappeared and Travelling Rants blog will keep functioning. Due to work on another project we take a small break from blogging but will be back soon. 

Please, stay with us and happy travelling everyone!

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Earth Laughs in Flowers

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature.

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Sun Kissed

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!
~ Irish Blessing

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Kapat Opening Shri Kedarnath Temple 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kapat of Shri Kedarnath Temple will open on 18th May 2010.
So if any one who is planning to go to these places can start working on their route map.

Travellingrants wish you all a happy and safe journey.

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Shri Badrinath Kapat Opening 2010

For all who want to visit Badrinath in 2010.This is an information for all of them.
The kapat of Shri Badrinath Temple will open on 19th May 2010 at 8:05 AM
Planning to go to Barinath?
read our post about Badrinath Badrinath

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Sangla Valley - Where Nature Lives

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sunday, 25th April 2010

Since the journey from Sarahan to Sangla is around 4 hours, we started from Sarahan around 8 A.M. This was a beautiful morning and it really feels good when you are able to find a cool and peaceful morning just opposite to the one we are used to see.

Road Condition
Although the road up to Karcham is National Highway but this is not a very good road due to the hilly area but still it's managable. But if you are going to such place avoid in the month of July-August when monsoon is at its peak in these areas and these roads can become unoperable at any time.

 road pic

Try to avoid these areas in the month of July-August
when monsoon is at its peak.

Due to road conditions we were travelling in a slow pace and reached Sarahan around 12 PM and after reaching this place we were really happy and just forgot about our tiredness and all other things.

Places of Interests
If you want to see what a man can do with nature this is the perfect place to see, on way from Sarahan to Sangla one can find 3 major Hydro power projects built and running on a single river Satluj.

1) Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station
This is a 1500 MW state of art power project which is also largest underground hydro - electric power Project. The name is derived from  two villages in the Project vicinity - Nathpa in district Kinnaur and Jhakri in district Shimla.

One can get the permission to visit some places of this project, permission  of the dame can be obtained from the concerned authority.

Petrol Pump ans ATM's
As we have already mentioned in our previous post that on way to Sangla, one can find ATM of State Bank of India at Karcham in JP Hydro Power complex only.
At Tapri you can find only petrol pump before Reckong Peo, so make sure you are equipped with money and your machine is with petrol.

Route Map
Sarahan------------------- Jeori                 17KM
Jeori-------------------- Jhakri                   12KM
Jhakri------------------- Chora                  13KM
Chora------------------ Nigulsari                5KM
Nigulsari----------------Bhavanagar            9KM
Bhavanagar ------------Wangtoo                12KM
Wangtoo--------------- Karcham                7KM
Karcham--------------- Tapri                     17KM
Tapri--------------------Sangla                   26KM
Sangla------------------ Raksham               14KM
Raksham----------------Chitkul                  10KM

Sangla Valley
Sangla is a beautiful hill town at a height of 2680 Meters in Baspa Valley. This is a part of Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh.

This place is surrounded by thick forests on one side and snow bounded peaks on the other side. One more Hydro Project namely Baspa based on the name of valley is almost on working conditions This place is nominated as one of the five most beautiful valleys by a travel magazine.

This valley in near to Tibetan border and till 1989 was considred as restricted area by Govt of India and visitors was required to get Permission.
This is a place famous to get relieved from heat waves for its Royal red apples and cherry trees. These places of Kinnaur District are famous for their unique culture and traditions. This valley is a heaven for people who love trekking.

Communication is not a problem and all major service operators are providing serives e.g.
BSNL, Airtel

Medical Faciity
One can find first aid medical help but for other cases one need to go either to Reckong Peo or to Rampur.

There are number of Guests houses as well as hotels in Sangla Valley and they are very cost effective. In addition to these there is one guest of PWD (State Works deptt). These state owned guest houses are good places to stay at economical rates provided they have space available.

We found Sangla valley more beautiful than what we read and heard from people before our trip and we will highly going to recommend this valley not only for those who want some relief from heat but also for all who want to live in nature and want to see it from close.
This is also a place for all those who want to see how some places are still preserving their cultural heritage and their customs and traditions.

In next post we will cover remaining two most beautiful places of this trip Raksham and Chitkul, the last village on India-Tibet border. So stay tuned...

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Worldless Wednesday - Jal Mahal

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jal Mahal
A place located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city also known as pink city

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Sarahan - Gateway of Kinnaur

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday, 24th April 2010

Weather at Delhi was really on move and it was already touching 41-42C, we at Travellingrants were planning to take a break from this heat.
We called one of our team member at Chandigarh to pick up a destination and he came up immediately with the name of Sarahan and Sangla Valley.

We started our journey with our all time favourite machine Karizma on 24th April at 5.30 A.M in the morning.
This was really a cool morning, a very different from usual summer morning. After going around 30-40 km we realized that the sky was overclouded and there were more possiblities to rain and it came to the truth in next 20 minutes when it started raining a bit.

Out first target was Shimla famously known as "Queen of Hills" and was summer capital of British rulers. In this series we are not going to cover Shimla and its surrounding areas, we will only cover our target destinations Sarahan and Sangla Valley.

We reached Shimla around 8 AM and  were welcomed in to Shimla with rain. It was really a pleasant weather

Chandigarh and Shimla are connected by National Highway No 21 and it's a well maintained and and a very good road for driving except a rough patch of around 6-7 km near Solan District around 45 km before Shimla.

After a short break at Shimla we started towards Sarahan due to the rains our speed was limited and we were crusing at around 50-60 KMPH.
In order to go from Shimla to Sarahan possible best route is

Shimla---------------- Theog 35KM
Theog----------------- Narkanda 32KM
Narkanda------------- KumarSain 19KM
Kumarsain------------ Sainj 17KM
Sainj------------------- Nirath 12KM
Nirath----------------- Dattnagar 6KM
Daatnagar------------ Rampur 10KM
Rampur--------------- Jhakri 11KM
Jhakri----------------- Jeori 13KM
Jeori------------------- Sarahan 17KM
Road Condition
Road from Shimla to Jeori is National Highway no 22 and it's in a good shape and condition, after Rampur due to the high altitude area the road conditions are not so good and before going to Sarahan and Sangla it's recommended that one should try to find the weather condition in this area in advance.

Petrol Pump

One can find petrol pump easily up to Rampur, after Rampur we found one petrol pump at Tapri and the other one was at Reckong Peo, the capital of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.

ATM Availability

On the way to Sarahan and Sangla Valley Rampur is the only last main town before Reckong Peo and one can easily find ATM here.
At Rampur one can find ATM's of the following banks
1)  State Bank of India
2)  Punjab National Bank
3)  HDFC

after Rampur there are only 2 ATM on way before Reckong Peo.
1) Near Jhakri
2) At JP Hydro Power Project Complex at Karcham

Before moving ahead from Rampur make sure
that you have sufficient amount of cash and
 your Vehicle have sufficient fuel

We reached Sarahan around 3.30PM after making our self to fight with rain on whole day. When we reached Sarahan conditions started to change and weather was heading towards a clear sky mode.

Sarahan is a small town in state of Himachal Pradesh. This small town is surrounded by Greater Himalaya Ranges. At an atlitude of 2165 Meters its a place surrounded by nature from all sides.

Sarahan was the summer capital of the Bushair state.This place is famous for Bhimakali temple dedicated to mother goddess Bhimakali. Bhimakali  is considered one of the 51 sacred Shakti Peethas. Temple in itself is a blend of Hindu and Buddhish architecture.

One can clearly see and feel the beauty of Srikhand peak which is heigh of 5227 Meters. Due to its self kind style of farmlands, ochards and slanting slates roof, Sarahan present a picture of perfect place to forget anything and just enjoy and feel the nature at its best. Sarahan is known as gateway of Kinnaur.

One can have quite a number of options to stay at Sarahan. Temple commitee has a  sufficient amount of accomodations, one can contact the Temple authority for this beside that other options are also available.

HP Tourism Development Corporation have there Hotel (Hotel Srikhand) at Sarahan. One can have advance booking from any of their counters throughout the country as well can avail their online booking facility: 

Hotel in itself is at a beautiful location and we were really happy with the service and hospitality and will surely recommend this one to all.

Beside its spirtiual importance Sarahan is a place rich in nature and one, once there, will surely manage to forget all their worries and tension in this location.


In Winters temperature drops below freezing point and one if planning to go shoud go with heavy woolens. Summers are pleasant and light woolens and cottons are recommended.

Due to the uncertain weather conditions it's
 highly recommended that one should pack some
ligh woolen clothes even if planning to go in Summers

Network Connection
There is no network connection problem in this area all major network provider Airtel, BSNL are opearting in these areas.

Medical Facility
These are some of the interior areas and one can only find first level medical facility, for other cases one needs to go to Rampur or Shimla. We highly recommend that one should carry some first level medical kits with themself to avoid any minor cases.

Other Attractions
Beside the nature and Bhimakali temple Sarahan has a few more interesting places. There is a Bird Park just a few minutes walk from temple one can see rare high attitude birds like Monal (State Bird of Himachal Pardesh) and Snow Cork.

A trekker can easily find many light and steep trekking routes in this area, one of them we came to know about is Bashal peak.

Bhaba Valley which is around 50km away from Sarahan is also a highy recommended.

We hope that you  liked this post.
So stay tuned for the next post of this Series about Sangla valley and we are sure you will like that place.

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Wordless Wednesday: Serenity

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Picture of Sarahan village, Himachal Pradesh
It was snowing here when the temperature In Delhi, for example, was around 42C

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Escaping Delhi Heat in Himachal Pradesh

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Once again Travellingrants is back with the details of yet another beautiful destination and we hope that you all are going to love this place.

Summer is slowly showing its full potential here in INDIA and it's already touching around 41-42 degree on regular basis, we at Travellingrants decided to explore yet another destination in the lap of mountains to get some relief from the hot weather of Delhi and to bring forward some exciting destination to all of you.

After checking out a long list of possible destinations, we decided to head towards Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh and this time our we were going to see:
a beautiful place surrounded by snow bounded hills and  known for Shri Bhima Kali 
              Temple, Sarahan is also known as gateway to Kinnaur.

Sangla Valley
a beautiful valley in district Kinnaur surrounded by snow bounded peaks and Baspa   
                         river, this valley is counted to be the most beautiful place in entire Kinnaur district.

Last village on Indo-Tibet border, the most beautiful place we found in the entire trip and
                  known world wide for its quality Potato.

So join us to explore some other beautiful places. We will start our Journey from Chandigarh and will cover Sarahan, Sangla valley, Chitukal and than Raksham. We are sure you all after reading and seeing the pictures will be eager to visit these places.

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Back Soon with New Travelling Report

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We have gone on a new trip and headed to a beautiful Sangla valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. Soon enough you will be able to read a new travelling report here on Travelling Rants. Meanwhile if you want to read about some beautiful places, check out our posts on Beauty of Uttarakhand here http://travelling-rants.blogspot.com/search/label/Uttarakhand.

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Taj Mahal-Symbol of Love

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This post does not aim at providing any one with travelling guide for visiting Taj Mahal,this post is aimed at providing the fatcs figures and history about the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal a master piece in Marble and a Symbol of Love, was created by Mugal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal who died in A.D 1630.

Below are some of the facts and figures about Taj Mahal

Construction start date:1631 A.D
Construction end date:1648 A.D
Time for Completion:17 Years
Total workers20000
DesignerUstad Ahmad Lahauri
UNESCO World Heritage Site1983
ArchitectureType Islamic
Area of Taj Mahal60 bighas
LocationUtter Pardesh (India)
Highlights One of the Seven Wonders of the World
Timing6.00 A.M to 7.30 P.M (Friday Closed)

Amanat Khan Shirazi was the calligrapher of Taj Mahal,Ismail Khan Afridi of Turkey was the dome maker.
Material for building Taj Mahal was brought from all over India as well from centeral Asia as per the records a feelt of around 1000 elephants was employed for this purpose.
Centeral Tomb of Taj Mahal is around 187 feet in height.
Following material was brought from different regions,28 kinds of rare,precious stones has been used in Taj Mahal

Red Stones:                                   Fatehpur Sikri
Jasper                                           Punjab
Jade and Crystal                            China
Turquoise                                      Tibet
Coal and Cornelian                        Arabia
Diamonds                                      Panna

Main gate of Taj Mahal faces South,it is 151 feet by 117 feet and has height of appox. 100 feets.

Night Viewing of Taj Mahal
One can enjoy night viewing of Taj Mahal for five nights in a month including the full moon night and two days before and after except Friday and month of Ramzan.
Below is the table which summerize the Night View detail.

Night Viewing Timings:                       8.30PM to 12.30A.M
Number od batches                            8 Total per night
Person per batch                                50
Duration                                             Half an hour
Reporting Place                                  Shilpagram complex half an hour in advance of the viewing time
Entry Point                                         Eastern gate only
Video camera                                     Not allowed for night viewing
Booking Office                                   Archaeological Survey of India, Agra Circle, 22 The Mall, Agra
                                                          Uttar Pradesh
Time for Booking                                10.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M (one day in advance of night viewing)
Ticket cancellation                               Same office (up to 1 P.M on the day of viewing)
Cancellation Charges                           25% of the ticket 

Ticket Charges for Full Moon Viewing

Indian (adult)                        510 INR
Foreigner (adult)                   750 INR
Children (Foreigner)             500 INR

ForthComing Full Moon dates
April                         28th
May                          27th
June                          26th
July                           26th
August                      24th
Sepetember              23rd
October                   23rd
November                21st
December                21st

We have tried to present as much as accurate facts and figures with this post if any one of you feel that there is some mistake or correction needed,please feel free to contact us.

This was a general view of the facts and figures about Taj Mahal.In our next post we will try to find facts about the other aspects of Taj Mahal.so stay tuned

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Wordless Wednesday:Spring

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring has finally shown its presence

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Wordless Wednesday: Symbol of Love

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
You are responsible for your rose.”
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince)

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Valley of Flowers - Where Nature Lives

Sunday, April 4, 2010

October 1st 2009 (Ghangaria)
Again it's a beautiful morning and we woke up around 5.30 A.M.Today. It  is a tough day for us, we have to go back to Joshimath after visiting Valley of Flowers.

We left for Valley of Flowers, the most beautiful place in this trip around 6.30 A.M. Valley of Flowers is an Indian National Park.This is now a World Heritage Site. We paid 150 INR for 3 Indians.  For persons other than Indians, one needs to pay charges as prescribed  for them. Beside this one needs to pay for Movie Camera or professional camera's also.

Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers is home of diverse alpine flora
and other beautiful flowers species.

Total track distance from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers is around 3 KM.It took us around 1 hours and 30 minutes to reach at the Valley.

Track from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers was a track fully blessed by nature. Track to the Valley is not a hard or steap track it's a normal one with just few minor steaps. But you will not feel the heat as it is full of breathtaking sceneries.

Track to the valley will be on the side of Pushawati river and snow bounded mountains. On the track one can feel the fragrance of the flowers in the atmosphere.

It's better to take water and any other energy
drinks or medicines as one will not find any source for
such items.

Valley of Flowers

We don't have much to write about of Valley of Flowers. According to some indian stories this is the place where Hanuman searched for Sanjivani Booti to cure Lakshman.
In 1931 when Frank S. Smythe a British mountaineer lost his way and accidentally reached at valley of Flowers and after seeing the Valley full of flowers named it as we know it now - Valley of Flowers.
Valley of Flowers is open only in summer between June and October. This place is the house of around 80 species of flowers which are being nourished and grown by nature.

Besides being the home of these flowers,Valley of Flowers is home to tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, common langur, bharal, serow, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan brown bear and for Birds Himalayan Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Snowcock, Himalayan Monal, Snow Pigeon, Sparrow Hawk.

Valley is really rich of nature, one can feel what nature has in it to offer to us. Show covered mountains on one side.  River flowing on the other side really making this place an eye catch.

The total area of Valley of Flowers is around 87.50 km² and it has a really rich flora with over 600 species, some of them are quite rare.
Best time to go to Valley of Flowers is around July and August. At this time one can find all species of flowers and full beauty of Valley.

Since it is home of many wild life animals, it's advisable
to follow the instructions of the Rangers deployed
by the Govt.

This was the last post of this trip, we hope you all enjoyed these posts. Stay tuned for our next post in which we are going to explore some other part of INDIA full of beauty.

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Wordless Wednesday:Nature

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This is a place on way to Valley of Flowers.
It is tough to find a place looking more peaceful.

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Wordless Wednesday: Sunset

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Russian Sochi is the place for Winter Olympic Games 2014.
Who can believe that in a place like this winter can ever take over.

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Hemkund Sahib-In the lap of Mountains

Saturday, March 20, 2010

September 30th 2009 (Ghangaria)

We woke up at 5.30 A.M in the morning, after having covered yesterday a track of around 14KM, we were unable to find when the next day arrived. Once we woke up we started to prepare ourself for one of the toughest track in the whole journey. Today we are going to Hemkund Sahib - a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs. We started our journey around 6.30 AM in morning.

Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib is a place associated with
Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh

When we started from Ghangaria, it was really good to see how beautiful nature is, in our such a busy life we have forgotten about sunrise, chrirping of birds, that cool and clean winds which seemed  to say good morning to us.

              Morning @Ghangaria

Total distance from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib is around 6 KM but this track is really one of the toughest ones. Somewhere track angles were around 60-75 degrees. With some places there are simple stairs and some places are made up of rock stones. Porter or mule are available at a price of around 250-350 INR.

Its highly recommended to carry with yourself
 instant energy provider drinks (Glucose),
dry fruits and biscuits etc. Prefer not to go
 if you have any kind of breathing problems.

If you have any kind of problem in travelling or any kind of breathing problem, we recommend you not to opt for this track, due to high altitude (Hemkund Sahib is at an attitude of around 4200 Meters), oxygen level starts decreasing and people sometimes find problems in breathing.

.   Track @Hemkund Sahib

As we have already suggested in our previous post about Ghangaria, one should be ready to face different colors of weather. Please make sure you are carrying  a raincoat or any alternative for such conditions with yourself.

We reached Hemkund Sahib around 10.30 AM in the morning, in short it took us around 4 hours to cover some 6 KM which indicate the level of the track. Whole track up to Hemkund Sahib is going with great Himalayas and one can see and admire the beauty of these snow filled peaks

 @ On way to Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib is associated with the Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Situated at an elevation of around 4200m and is only accessible by foot, Glacial lake is surrounded by seven peaks. Apart from the place of pilgrimage Hemkund Sahib is a place where one can come close to great Himalayas. Hemkund Sahib also has Laxman temple build beside the gurudwara.

@Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib

The journey to Hemkund Sahib is day bound journey. No one is allowed to stay over night at gurudwara except the members of gurudwara who are taking care of the place, one needs to come back to Ghangaria for  night stay.

@Lake Hemkund Sahib

Due to a high altitude, it's recommended that 
one should start journey to Hemkund Sahib as early as possible
during late afternooon temperature starts going down and ice chilled
winds start their work which can cause a lot of problem.

Eating Out
Gurudwara is the only place where one can get food to eat. Kichdi (rice dish) is served to all pilgrimage and others who are visiting Hemkund Sahib along with tea and we are really thankful to all those people who are providing it at this place. If you are not a kind of a person who can opt for this than it's highly advisable to carry your food and other eatable stuff with yourself as you will not find any kind of restaurants there.
Cost of eatables are very high on the way to Hemkund Sahib,
we got a bottle of cold drink at 50 INR (500 ML) that too in off season 
as this was the closing time of this area.

 No communication facilities are available at Hemkund Sahib, any if available is only at Ghangaria. There is also no medical help available  at Hemkund Sahib if anyone needs any kind of medical helpyou  can only get it at Ghangaria.
Hemkund Sahib is a place close to the snow bounded Himalaya, one can feel the great height of these at such a place

This was all about Hemkund Sahib, in the next post we will cover one of the most beautiful place on this trip as well a place gifted by natur ,Valley of Flowers, a place where one will feel that nature is painting with all its colors. So stay tuned with out trip.

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

View from last village on India-Tibet border, part of Sangla Valley in Himachal Pardesh (India)

 If you liked this post, make sure you do not miss the previous one - click the link Ghangaria - Gateway to the Nature, or just scroll down to enjoy breathtaking views of Ghangaria. 

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Ghangaria - Gateway to the Nature

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

September 29th 2009 (Govindghat)
We have started packing our luggages so that we could start towards Ghangaria-a gateway to the nature.

                                                                Ghangaria is the base camp to
Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.Its the last human habitation

                                                                                      @Ghangaria-a view from the top of our room 

From Govindghat we started our journey around 8 AM in the morning and reached Ghangaria around 3.30 P.M, Total distance from Govindghat to Ghangaria is around 14KM.It is a track which is full of natural beauties and eye catching views. One has only few options for this track either on his own feet or can opt to hire a porter or mule. But if you want to enjoy nature and love adventure we must advise you to go on your own.
The road to Ghangaria is not a clear and a good road as we have already pointed it's' a  track/road made of rocks. Also its highly advisable to take as few things as possible, carrying lots of lluggage can be a problem in the track.

                          Cost of things will start increasing and due to the medium level  track
its advisable to take with yourself some Dry fruits, Glucose
 (any instant energy provider drink),
Biscuits and don't forget to taken your medicin kit with yourelf.

On the way to Ghangaria

It took us around 6 hours to reach Ghangaria and this track was full of natural beatuties including green valley, snow covered peaks and rivers/streams.

Track was really a tiring one and we were almost half dead when we reached Ghangaria, one mistake we made that we packed a lot of clothes which increased the weight of the bags, nights and morning temperature at Ghangaria is very low so one must keep this in mind while start packing but on the track you will feel hot and humid.

                                                        Eye catching view on way to Ghangaria
Being at an altitude around 3100 Meters, this place is unpredictable with respect to the weather condition and one must pack a rain coat for dealing with any such kinds of conditions. Ghangaria remains open from the month of May to the end of Sepetember and for rest of the time it is covered under 8-10 feets of snow.
Ghangaria is situated at the bank of the river Lakshman Ganga which is coming from Hemkund sahib lake and its also the meeting point of the two rivers Lakshman Ganga and Pushpawati which is flowing across the Valley of Flowers.

                                                                 Another capture on way
One can find a number of accomodations at Ghangaria and rates depend upon the time one is visiting Ghangaria, if someone is visiting Ghangaria in peak season then rates are quite high. Here are some of the accomodation options for anyone visiting Ghangaria.

  1.  Gurdwara
  2. Local Hotels (Rates are varaibles)  
  3. GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) accomodation (Recommended)
GMVN hotel can be booked online and this is the most preferred accomodation in terms of facilities and comfort.

                                                              Eating out
There can be number of options for eating out at Ghangaria but being a basepoint for popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs one can find good numbers of Punjabi dishes but one can also find number of restaurants offering variety of options. Here is a small list for the eating out options
  1.  Gurdwara : Best if one want fresh and good food
  2. GMVN : They also have a restaurant where one can find fresh and hygenic food.
  3. Some Local eating out points : Not sure about the food quality

In order to get one connected to outside world one can find number of PCO at Ghangaria where one can make STD/ISD calls but rates are quite high like 10 INR per minute. Beside that BSNL have their mobile connectivity even at Ghangaria so you can also get your self equipped with BSNL simcard.
Ghangaria is only the gateway for the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. We will cover Hemkund Sahib, a place which is surrounded by 7 peaks in our next post. So stay tuned for a visit to the Great Himalaya with us.

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The winter does not want to step back yet in some parts of the world.
The view from Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) Kremlin
to the longest Europe’s river - Volga.

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