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Roopkund

Roopkund

in Nature, North India, Temple, Trekking, Uttarakhand, Valley, Water falls | 0 comments

Roopkund is also known as Mystery Lake. It is located in chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. At the edge of the lake visitors can see hundreds of human skeletons. No one does not know how these skeletons come to this lake edge when the snow melts. So this place is known as Mystery Lake. Existence of these skeletons found dates back to 9th century. This lake is also known as Skeleton lake.   What to see at Roopkund: This place is famous among the natural lovers and for trekking lovers. Major trekking basis of this Roopkund are  Nanda Ghunti and Trisul. Nanda Ghunti height is 6310 meters and Height of Trisul is 7120 meters. Major festival celebrates at this place is Bedni Bugyal. This festival celebrates during autumn season. All nearby villagers participate in this festival. Nanda Devi Raj Jat is the larger celebration of this place. This celebrates once in every 12 years. At that time Goddess Nanda is worshipped. This river covered with snow most of the year. Journey toward this lake is a memorable experience.   For trekking to Roopkund, there are different routes. One is travel to Lohajung or wan by road. Then Climb hill rock and reach Ran Ki Dhar. Other trekking place is at Bedni Bugyal. At that place visitors can see grounds for sheeps, horses and mules. Other places to visit at this place are a small lake and two temples. Closer view of Trisul peaks is possible from Bedni Bugyal. Landslides and waterfalls can also be seen at Bedni.   What to see around Roopkund: Gopeshwar: Temples are the major attractions of this place. Gauchar fair is most famous fair in this area. Gopeshwar Attractions are Gopinath Temple, Snow covered hill, Mountain climbing, Trekking, Anasuya Devi Temple, Tungnath Temple. Other attractions of this town of this town are mountain climbing and trekking. Auli: This is most popular winter destination of Uttarakhand. From this place visitors can have best view of the Himalayan Mountain range. Badrinath: Major attraction of this town is Badrinath Temple. Badrinath Attractions are Badrinath Temple, Tapt Kund, Surya Kund, Charanpaduka, Brahma Kapal, Narada Kund. Joshimath: It is one among the 4 Peeths (centres).  This is most sacred place...

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Hidimda Devi Temple

Hidimda Devi Temple

in Architecture, Himachal Pradesh, History, Mahabharata, Nature, North India, Temple, Trekking, Valley, Water falls | 0 comments

Hidimdi Devi Temple is located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India. Other name of this temple is Hidimba Temple. This temple is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi. She is the sister of Hidimba. Hidimba and Hidimbi are the character in the epic Mahabharata.   What to see at Hidimba Devi Temple: This is ancient cave temple. Temple is surrounded by cedar forest. Over the huge rock cutting out of the ground a sanctuary was built. This is worshiped as image of the deity.  In 1553, a structure was built.  It is believed that temple was built at the place where Hidimba did meditation. Hidimba got married to Bhima, one of the brothers of Pandavas. They gave birth to Ghatotkacha.   Structure of this temple is the main attraction of this temple. It was carved with wooden doors. Tower above the sanctuary is 24meters tall. Tower consists of 3 square roofs. Roofs are covered with timber tiles. Main door carving of the temple is Goddess Durga. Mud covered stone work can be seen at the base of the temple. Inside the temple enormous rock work can be seen. Goddess Hidimba Devi image is only 3 inches. 70 meters away from this temple a shrine is dedicated to Ghatotkacha son of Hidimba. Footprints of the Goddess can be seen here.   What to see around Hidimba Devi Temple: Jagatsukh: It is located 8kms away from the temple. Jagatsukh consists of several temples dedicated to Goddess Sandhya Gayatri and Lord Shiva. Earlier this place acted as capital of Kullu. Arjun Caves are another attraction here. Naggar Castle: This was built by Raja of Kullu before 600 years. Now it was converted into heritage hotel. From this castle visitors can have excellent view of Naggar Valley. It is located 21kms away from the temple. Nehru Kund: After drinking water from the pond by Jawaharlal Nehru it was named as Nehru Kund. It is located 7kms away from the temple. Vashisht: This village is having a temple which is dedicated to Sage Vashisht who is the Guru of Lord Rama. Several sand stone temples and natural springs can be enjoyed here by the tourists. It is located 4kms away from the temple. Rahala and Rozy Waterfalls:...

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The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park

in Himachal Pradesh, Nature, North India, Trekking, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is located in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. Area covered by this park is 754.4 sq.kms. In 1999, it was declared as National Park. Other name of this park is Jawarhalal Nehru Great Himalayan Park.   What to see in The Great Himalayan National Park: Park: This is one of the attractions of the park. Trekking at this place is the major attraction. Ecozone: This area contains villages. At this place state Government of Himachal Pradesh developed several programmes. Villagers of this place create alternative sources of economic well being.  This is the best place for craft creation, viewing local crafts, cultural tours, religious pilgrimages, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. Other attractions of this place are sacred groves, viewing local architecture, attending village festival, fishing, climbing, rafting, Siund Saran Ghat Seri Pashi village, Gushaini Tinder Village, Neuli Manu Temple, Neuli Shangarh Loop. Park Treks: Visitors have to take permission from park official for safety purpose. Major trekking routes are Neuli to Shakti, Shakti to Campsite, Shakti to Dehl, Dehl to Jogni, Dehl to Guntrao, Guntrao to Shilt, Shilt to Gushaini. Through trekking visitors can reach to several valley’s such as Sainj Valley, Sainj – Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nala to Parvati River Valley. Birds: This is one of the important parts of the park. 209 species of birds can be seen here. Major attractions of the bird are Golden Eagles, Himalayan Griffon Vultures, Lammergeyers etc. Along with them plenty of migratory birds can also be seen here. Animals: 31 species of animals can be seen here.  These 31 species belongs to 6 orders. They are Lagomorpha, Rodentia, Insctivora, Artiodactyle, Carnivora, Primates. Major attractions are Snow leopard, Himalayan Musk deer etc.   What to see around The Great Himalayan National Park: Chandrakhani Pass: This valley is 3600 meter above the sea level. It is the best place for trekking. It is located 42kms away from the park. Raghunath Temple: It was believed that Lord Rama worshiped Lord Raghunath in this place. Local believes that Lord Raghunath is the protector of this valley. Temple was built by King Jagat Singh in 1650 AD. Pahari and Pyramidal styles can be seen here. It is located 31kms away...

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Dhankar Gompa

Dhankar Gompa

in Buddhist Monestery, Fort, Himachal Pradesh, History, Lahaul and Spiti district, Trekking, Valley | 0 comments

Dhankar Gompa is a Buddhist Temple in Lahaul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It looks like Tangyud Monastery and Key Monastery. In 17th century, this monastery acted as capital of Spiti. It is one of the 5 main Buddhist centres. This is the 7th century Buddhist Monastery. In the world this is the second highest monastery.  This monastery belongs to Gelugpa Order of Tibetan Buddhism.   What to see in Dhankar Monastery: Ki Monastery: In the Spiti Valley this is the largest monastery. This monastery is famous for wind instruments, stucco images, rare manuscripts, thangkas, and murals. This monastery is dates back to 1000 years. This is the best place for Pasada Style of architecture. It consists of 3 floors. Small rooms in the monastery are allotted to monks. Underground is used as storage and Ground Floor is used as assembly hall. Kaza: It is the base point for trekking. Places to visit in Kaza are Hikkim Monastery and Sa Kya Pa Sect monastery. Dhankar: Main intension to build this fort is to keep an eye on enemies and enjoy the Spiti Valley by seeing from this place. Old temple in Dhankar is known as Lha O Pa Gompa. Pin Valley: It is located on the banks of river Pin. Major activities in this place are archery competitions and Horse racing. Most of the tourists attracts towards Chamurti Horses. It is a part of Spiti Valley. Kunzam Pass:  Height is 4590 meters above the sea level. It is the gateway to Spiti Valley. It offers best view of Shigri Parbat. Langza: Langza is known as maritime fossils. Kibber: Kibber is a small village in the Spiti Valley in Himalayas. Kibber lies on summit of a limestone rock. Lush Green fields and agricultural forms are abundant. Major crops are Peas and Barley. This place is famous for monasteries, barren splendour, and scenic mountains. Plenty of fossils present in and around Kibber.   What to see around Dhankar Gompa: Lahaul Valley: Major attraction of this valley is Greenery. Gateway to Lahaul is Rohatang Pass. This valley is located at the height of 2745m above mean sea level.   Getting to Dhankar Monastery: Only way to reach this place is through...

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Karsha Monastery

Karsha Monastery

in Buddhist Monestery, Buddhist Stupas, Buddhist temples, History, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Nature, North India, Trekking, Valley | 0 comments

Karsha Monastery is located in Zanskar Region , Jammu & Kashmir, India. Phagspa Shesrab founded this monastery. Other names of this monastery are Karsha Gompa and Karsha Chamspaling. This gompa belongs to Yellow Hat order.   What to see at Karsha Monastery: In Zanskar region this is the largest monastery. This monastery is famous for rock carvings. Rinchen Zangpo era wall paintings of Chuk-shik-jal can be seen here. Avalokiteshvara Temple is another attraction of this gompa. Younger brother of Dalai Lama is maintaining this gompa. This is the home to 100 monks. Other temples located at this monastery are Lhakhang Karpo and Thugsjechhenpoi Lhakhang. A sacred image of 11 headed Avaloketeshvara statue other attraction of this gompa.   Karsha Monastery consists of Residential rooms for 150 monks, Chortens, Chapels, Eight Temples and Assembly hall. Assembly hall is surrounded by 3 chapels. Chapels consist of several statues and attractive art works. Thangka paintings can be seen here. Earlier silver covering of Chortens are placed here. But during the India Pakistan war these chortens were taken away by them. From this place spectacular view of rivers, greenery, glaciers, and landscapes of zanskar is possible. Gustor festival is well celebrated at this gompa.   What to see around Karsha Monastery: Rangdum Monastery: It lies between Kargil and padum. Main attraction of this monastery is assembly hall. This hall has beautiful status. Sani Monastery:  It is one of the 8 most sacred places for Buddhists. This place is most famous among Tibetan Buddhism. This monastery has ancient chortens. It is constructed by Emperor Kanishka. Attractions of this Gompa are idols, paintings and murals of Saint Padmasambhava. Pipiting: It is located very near to Zanskar. This place is famous for several ancient temples and stupas. Other attraction near this place is Sani. This monastery has ancient chortens. It is constructed by Emperor Kanishka. Attractions of this Gompa are idols, paintings and murals of Saint Padmasambhava. Bardan Monastery: It is located on the trekking route from Padum to Phuktal. This monastery was established in 17th century and it belongs to Tibetan Buddhism. Padum: It was once acted as capital to Zanskar. Padum Valley is the major attraction of this place. Other attractions of this place...

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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

in Jeep Safari, Nature, North India, Rajasthan, Valley, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Ranthambore National Park is the largest national park in Rajasthan. In 1955, this was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary by Government of India.  In 1973 it was declared as Project Tiger Reserve. In 1980, it became national park.  This sanctuary is known for its tigers. In this place, tigers can be seen even during the day time. Other major attractions of this place are Leopard, Chital, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Hyena, Sambar, Sloth bear. This is home place to huge variety of reptiles, birds, Plants and trees.   What to see at Ranthambore National Park: Bakaula: Thickly forest region of this park is known as Bakaula Region. It consists of water holes, many small poles, and dense forests. National park at this region is having plenty of wildlife. Major attraction of this place is Tigresses with young cubs. Other attractions of this place are birds and small animals such as monkeys, Squirrels etc. Lakarda Anantpura: This area is located at northern region of the park. Sloth bears are the major attraction of this place. Ant hills can be seen here. These hills are favourite to the bears. Sometimes hyenas can be seen here. Raj Bagh Ruins: By seeing this place, visitors will get an idea that this is not only a national park but also a reminder of the past events. At this place visitors can see stone structures such as domes, Palace outhouses; arches and steps give the area an aura. This type of place cannot be seen anywhere in the world. Malik Talao: In 3 lakes of the park, it is the smallest lake. Different kind of birds can be seen here. Crocodiles are the major attractions of this lake. This is the best place to see the hunting of Kingfisher for small fishes. Rajbagh Talao: This is the picturesque place of the 3 lakes. Huge number of birds and animals come to this place for feeding. Birds riding the dears can be seen here while they were having their food. Padam Talao: It is the largest lake in the park. In the season water lilies are the major attraction of this lake. During the morning and before sunset plenty of animals come to this place.  ...

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