Manali




To begin with, I would like to take the chance to give you folks knowledge on this wonderful Hillstation Manali. Manali is a high-height Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state.


It has a notoriety for being a hiking focus and special first night goal. Set on the Beas River, it’s an entryway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s likewise a bouncing off point for paragliding, boating and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

A valley situated in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, Manali overpowers its guests by blooming apple trees and courageous snow secured streets.

Encompassed by great slopes and woody woodlands, the interesting appeal of Manali has caught the world’s consideration and has turned out to be a standout amongst the most went by traveller goals in India. The immaculate River Beas streams directly through the town, making an entrancing and enchanting scene. Settled toward one side of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a well-known slope station with attractions, for example, the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley close-by.

Rohtang Pass is secured with snow consistently and is a decent involvement in itself. This is the perfect place for voyagers hoping to loosen up and restore in the lap of nature, for there is no place in the nation more dynamic and beguiling as Manali.

This town additionally has a large number of choices for travellers searching for bold exercises like trekking, paragliding, skiing, zorbing, wilderness boating and so on. Other than courageous exercises, Manali additionally has a considerable measure of sanctuaries which all voyagers and lovers love to visit including the Raghunath sanctuary and Jagannathi Devi Temple is one of the essential ones.

Hadimba Temple, a fourteenth-century sanctuary is celebrated for its wooden design and for its religious esteem. Manali is additionally utilized as the base town for the Manali-Leh expressway and Leh is around 479 km from here. Lahaul and Spiti area can likewise be gotten to from here amid the summers utilizing a similar thruway.

All roads from this place lead to heaven. when I say its heaven Starting point for drives to Spiti valley and Ladakh. Very beautiful. Snows through most of January and February. Can be visited throughout the year. Can be crowded during peak seasons and the only drawback is that this location is accessible by road only.

So guys keep travelling and keep exploring. Cheers!!!

Naina Peak (Nainital)



Naina Peak Previously Known As ‘China Peak’

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“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top, & then only you will see how low it was.”

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So, guys, here I am, back again, all set to share this write-up on Naina Peak previously known as China Peak.

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After reaching Nainital, the China Peak was always on my mind just to test the fitness level as the peak is situated at an altitude of 2,615m (8,579 Ft). Tanveer, my friend, stays in Nainital,  so, I visit this place every year and two guys with nothing to do in the beautiful City of Nainital always steal some time to make a day’s outing plan to this peak.

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Since 2008, I have visited  Nainital 7 times and tried this peak for 5 times and successfully reached the top on all 5 times with my dearest friend. The feeling and sense of joy were always different after reaching the top of the peak.

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So today, I would like to share a few words with you guys about this place.

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Before starting, I would like to let you people know that this is the first time I saw snow fall so good in Nainital which made this adventure even more energetic and mesmerising in the lap of nature.

 

I am in Nainital almost every year since 2008 probably during the months of Feb or March. We are smitten by the travel bug & adore it like anything   & that’s why after roaming around India when we are back, we try to observe and see the beautiful Nainital.

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This Peak of Nainital provides a very panoramic birds-eye view of the town. The distance from Tallital is approximately  9 Kms and 6 Kms from Mallital to the top of China Peak. The walk from the town to reach the starting point of the trekking is so beautiful which you people must see with the help of these beautiful images & just imagine what an enchanting place we have been to!

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The road to Naina Peak (China Peak) takes you to the wilderness. The Deodar and Cypress cast a different spell on you giving a bit of spooky feeling. One side of the road is the side of the mountain and another side lays  the deep ditch.

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This time around, because of the snowfall, the road has turned out even more dangerous and slippery but the same road during the dry season is very nice.

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Whenever you reach the top of the peak you can see the beautiful town of Nainital on one side and the panoramic view of mountains on the Tibet border on the another side. It gives a 270-degree view of the Himalayan mountains range. The best part of this place is that it’s  accessible only by foot, so carrying water and little food while enjoying &  sitting on the top of this peak would not be a bad idea! Mind you, this peak gives a scintillating view of the Nainital town & you have to be there to experience what I am saying now!

We all live in a concrete world these days always looking to find some serenity & this place is very quiet and is indeed bliss for people who love walking & sitting alone or spending some quality time with loved ones.

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What’s more, one can go for long walks, breath fresh air and enjoy the scenic beauty.

If you have some time or looking to rejuvenate yourself, this is the place to visit & recharge your energies!

Until I share my next experience with you people, enjoy the images & enjoy the nature’s beauty!

Cheers!

 

 

Rajmachi fort- Extraordinary Peace & Beauty !

 Rajmachi Fort- Extraordinary Peace & Beauty!

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So people, on the eve of 28th Dec, 2015, we (a group of 9 people) decided to scale down The Rajmachi fort. The Rajmachi Fort is actually a complex of two forts, the Srivardhan Fort and the Maanranjan Fort.

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The Srivardhan Fort is commonly referred to as Rajmachi Fort. We started from Pune by 6:30 PM and reached the village, the starting point of the hiking tungarli dam and it took more than 5 hours to reach Rajmachi village. From this place, fort was 11 Km away. I had a notion what is there to scale; just 11 Km and we started by 9:30 PM.

Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat (ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route.

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Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade village near Karjat and it involves climb-up of about 2000 feet.

The other route is from Lonavala, which is almost a plain walk of about 15 km. In the rainy season, this region becomes all the more beautiful with silvery waterfalls, streams and lush green forests and meadows.

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This is the place you enjoy the peaceful environment and love the mix of hot and cold breeze giving you push to move.If you are planning to go to the top, you need at least 4 to 5 litres of water and if you have lemonade, the better.  It’s   a 5-hour trek at least and you realize your body is no more in your control.

What’s more, we were lucky to do star gazing at night! The view from the fort made it all worthwhile! One can see many other hilltop forts from this location.The journey is long and arduous but not difficult and is appropriate for beginners without any hiking experience as well.

 

While walking, the place was so quiet you can’t hear anything other than your murmurs.  The spooky tales about ghosts here and there, let’s go back its too far and more. Scaring each other and motivating all just to move forward continued. The temperature at night was about 15•C, but, we warmed up with campfire and Maggi. Best time to scale this fort is night only!

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Due to the distance, many people stay at the fort overnight. There are caves and temples at the fort where you can stay overnight.  We reached the temple and stayed there for some time and enjoyed the peace and the aura around this place.

With breath-taking views and scenic vistas around each corner, this place is a must on every nature lover’s list. Go, give it a shot!

The clear sky make you feel you are out of the world with no tension of any kind and after the trek; your body wants to relax.

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You don’t need a cozy bed or any kind of special treatment, the moment you close your eyes, you feel out of the world! According to what I experienced, you should please visit once to have firsthand experience. Cheers!!!