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A snowy winter view of Skiddaw seen from Great Dodd in the English Lake District
Botanical Gardens in Srinagar, Kashmir, India ... One finds these trees lined up at both sides of the roads, stooping to form canopies as one drives ..
It is the specialty in Srinagar in Kashmir. There are hundreds of houseboats lined up at the edge of the lake. The tourists spent a night or two in these luxurious hotels on water with the beauty of the snow capped mountains surrounding the lake, perhaps moving on to hotels on land to spend rest of their stay. I had spent 2 days in one of these houseboats and I experienced moments of great ecstasy. This how the row of houseboats glitter in the lake water at night. This photograph was taken in Srinagar on 4th November 2012 ...
Shalimar Bagh, is a Mughal garden linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located near Srinagar city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Bagh (garden) was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. Recent history of the Mughal types of gardens is credited to Emperor Jahangir of the Mughal Dynasty, the ancient history of the garden is traced to the 2nd century.
We stayed in Pahelgam in Jammu and Kashmir for 3 days. Aru is situated at 7,200 ft above sea level. We drove to Aru from Pahegam, a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 15 km from Pahalgam. The village of Aru is situated among the grasslands and could be reached by car or by walking along the scenic mountain path .. The way to Aru is full of grandeur of mother Nature and this is one of them ...
Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills", provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature..
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train", is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. Built between 1879 and 1881, the railway is about 86 kilometers (53 mi) long. Its elevation level varies from about 100 meters (328 ft) at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) at Darjeeling. The track after Kurseong and New Jalpaiguri has now completely vanished due to earthquake few years back. A local train now runs between Darjeeling and Kurseong. We took a "Joy Ride" on this train running between Darjeeling at 2,200 meters (7,218 ft) and Ghum at 2,258 meters (7,407 ft). The train stops at Batasia for 10 minutes and proceeds to Ghum and stops at Ghum for 30 minutes & then returns back to Darjeeling. It was an experience... This "Toy Train" is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We were approaching Jorbanglo, a small township near Darjeeling situated at an height of 2520 meter or 8297 feet above sea level. It was a grand drive from Darjeeling which is at 2,050 meters or 6,710 ft. The grandeur of nature is at its best in Summer and as one drives one passes through picturesque villages and townships.
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