Dalhousie Nest of Misty Woods

wet pine forest

wet pine forest

Dalhousie a hill station, is spread over five famous hills which are Balun, Kathlog, Petreyn, Tehra and Bakrota. During Monsoon this beautiful hill station, endowed a spectacular picturesque meadow valley filled with mist and flowers. How do i know all this, the answer is I visited this heaven on Earth last year in

Misty Dalhousie

Misty Dalhousie

the month of July. Situated on the outer slopes of the Dhauladhar range,Dalhousie did prove to be an ideal gateway form the hustle bustle of daily life. We reached on a rainy night at hotel dalhousie heights, a good accommodation and feasible too. My family enjoyed a stay of 5 days in the town.

Singing Peak

Singing Peak

My first day was spent with my my loving family indoors, why because it was raining and my children were just going flabbergastic while playing in the rain. In the evening i had a die to feast that included of madhra, chukhchilli sauce,lemon juice and NON

way to the Chuch

way to the Chuch

veg. Next morning we went to visit Dainkund Peak, as it had rained the previous night the wet wooded slopes with a plethora of pine and deodar trees took our breath away. The singing peak gives a view

wood carved table

wood carved table

of three famous rivers Beas, Ravi and Chenab. On the way we ate the famous himachali food and drank the famous kangra tea. Third day we visited 150 years old famous Lakshmi Narayan Temple and my wife went on a shopping spree at Gandhi Chowk, after that i went to pay my respect in St. John’s Church. Forth day i went see St. Andrew’s Church is situated at Baloon in the afternoon. After that all we did was shopping, eating, playing in the rain and yes it was cold.

Today when my wife flaunt that beautiful Chamba Shawl on occasions, or when my friend come over and praise wood carved table, we genuinely smile in our hearts and remember a special trip to Dalhousie.

Enchant Glimpses of the Divine Snow Dust at Winter Sport in Manali

on our way to manali

on our way to manali

Zero temperature and fresh snowy terrains seemed like a good place to begin my first ever experience with skiing at winter sports at Manali. I always had a notion that uphill of Himachal bestrode intrepid medieval pilgrims. This trivial thought of mine was changed when I visited the most mysterious and romantic place called

Couple on Ridge

Couple on Ridge

Manali. My partner lives for the thrills and is always up for a rugged adventure. As for me I always dreamt of traveling around, but never thought I would receive calling from the treacherous yet tenacious mountains. Now I come to think of my previous vacations without him, all I can recollect is shopping sprees, eating joints, luxury, spa and the list goes on. Last week he surprises me with an envelope saying “I have found my adventure in life and that’s cherishing each new day with you, this Valentine’s Day I want to give you a glimpse of adventure filled with thrill on the winding white slopes of Manali.” I was totally wooed by the breathtaking invitation. He told me every thing was planned and booked, all i had to do was bring the loving me to experience an escapade of lifetime.

our cottage

our cottage

We left from Delhi at night and reached Shimla early morning. We stayed for a day in Shimla because I wanted to visit the famous Mall Road. Next day early morning we boarded a car to Manali. We headed to the place less traveled where winding roads, cool breeze and scent of pine wafting along us. The lush slopes were covered with fresh snow fall. As we reached at a knoll for a cup

fest

fest

of tea the wild landscapes of Himachal seemed utterly dramatic, vibrant and breathtaking. The mountains, cliffs, endless snow creates such spectacular scenery capable enough to amazes even those thick-skinned urban enthusiasts insensitive to the nature’s charm. We reached late night to our destined hotel. We booked our hotel near to the venue of winter carnival being held in Manali. We were informed next morning that winter skiing carnival will start a bit late due to intermittent snowfall at Solang.

Love of my Life

Love of my Life

We were suggested to take a beginners lesson as I never really felt snow and

At night

At night

ice before. We stated the learning process and rented some equipment. I had never received such free fall in my life ever before, so did he. I can say for me that I had a fabulous time though the free falls were embarrassing. I had an arm looking out for me, each time I splayed. The winter sports of Manali were inaugurated and over 250 people from across the country came to participate. We spent entire two day Skiing. I liked the skiing even though it was crowded because I got to spend the most precious time, with him. My partner is just fantastic. He is such an adventurous person and is up for anything. We were laughing, falling and he got me onto a couple of runs that were way above my skill level. It must be said i never thought this would bring out the best in us.

lake view

lake view

The next two days, as planned by him we spent it on nature gazing, relaxing by the fire, snowflakes blowing across our faces, fast-food picnic on a snow dust hills, lake view from one side of the mountain, champagne and boxes of gourmet chocolate the list goes on and on.  I had a fabulous weekend and a great valentine’s day. Trust me people don’t have to blow a small fortune on a vacation to some faraway high lavish places. Himachal Pradesh is loaded with affordable, adventurous, amorous weekend escapes for lovers.

Our Equipment

Our Equipment

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Capture Phenomenal Scenes to Emphasize Landscapes at Kullu

Fresh Snowfall is loved by all. White lace covers red rocks and evergreens forests. Snowfall reminds us of skiing, snowboarding, hot chocolate and crackling fire at the fire place.

Here are some pictures of fresh snowfall in kullu:

kullu

kullu

fresh snowfall

fresh snowfall

Snow Dust

Snow Dust

Snowangels anybody..

Snowangels anybody..

Snow Laden Trees

Snow Laden Trees

White Forest

White Forest