Tirthan Valley

Visited Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh on a camping trip during the long weekend of 15-18 August 2019. Sagar a tracker and young friend has joined me on this trip. We have also covered Serlosar Lake and Rewalsar in this trip.

This place gives a heavenly feeling during monsoon but equally dangerous too. Posting a few photos of that trip, these are a mix of DSLR and mobile. Hoping you will enjoy it… 

 

 

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Prayag

I am in my hometown Prayag (earlier Allahabad) for 3 days visit. Went on a short drive with Dr. Sharad. Tried to capture few unique things about this city, posting here –

First 2 photos are of a snake charmer and after that, there is a series of photo of a very popular still side food (snack) of this city which is healthy and always prepared fresh known as Chabaina.

A snake charmer with a Cobra
A snake charmer with a Cobra
A snake charmer with Cobra
A snake charmer with Cobra

Recipe of this snack is very simple, brown rice, dried grams, dried peas, and dried peanuts are showered with little water in advance and then roasted in raw salt. Then mixed with mustard oil, onion, salt, lemon, and green chili paste. It is consumed hot when it’s crispy.

Brown rice and dried peas are being roasted in raw salt
Brown rice, grams, peanuts and dried peas are roasted in raw salt
Filter of mix after roasting
Filteration of the mix after roasting
Collection of each ingredient of mix at one place
Collection of each ingredient of the mix at one place
Putting everything in a pot to mix spices and oil
Putting everything in a pot to mix spices and oil
finally adding mustard oil, onion, salt, lemon juice and green chili paste into mixture
finally adding mustard oil, onion, salt, lemon juice, and green chili paste into the mixture

Redmi 6 Pro

I have lost my old phone few months back and bought a new one recently. Its Redmi 6 Pro. It has 2 lenses at the back and creates good quality Bokeh, though I have my doubt that it uses software as well. Posting few photos of our recent trip to Corbett National Park.

Aashi
Aashi
Ishu
Ishu the little photographer
Anshu
Anshu
Aashi and Ishu having fun in water
Kids having fun in water

Hathipaon, Mussoorie

Took family to a off-beat hill station of Uttarakhand, Hathipaon (translated in English as Elephant foot). Not sure why this name is given to that place, but the hill station is beautiful and very peaceful. Few pics which I have captured of this trip.

Dusk over Doon Valley (Dehradun)
Dusk over Doon Valley (Dehradun)
Family grouping
Family grouping
Family grouping
Family grouping
Family grouping
Family grouping
Aashi
Aashi
Ishu
Ishu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu
Anshu

Cattle herd

Though they disrupt traffic a bit, but I have found them photogenic.

Noticed few herds of cattle came all the way from Rajasthan for grazing abundantly available grass in Delhi NCR region.

I was out to eat Daal Fry and Butter Roti in a Dhaba, thought that we both were more or less searching for same opportunity… better food 🙂

An owner with his cattle herd
An owner with his cattle herd
An owner with his cattle herd
An owner with his cattle herd
An owner with his cattle herd
An owner with his cattle herd
An owner with his cattle herd
An owner with his cattle herd

Garhwa Fort

Garhwa fort is located in town Shankargarh, approximately 50 KM south to Allahabad. It was built in year 1750, but it has few remains of structures of Gupta dynasty (240-605 CE).

“I think stones have a lot more experience than any living being, you just need to sit with them and have your ears open to listen the tales.”

A ruin of temple in Garhwa fort
A ruin of temple in Garhwa fort
A ruin of temple in Garhwa fort
A ruin of temple in Garhwa fort
A ruin of temple in Garhwa fort
A ruin of temple in Garhwa fort