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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Discover diverse hill stations of India

Here is a quick table that links to my experiences of the ‘Diverse Hill Stations of India’.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First, by ‘State’ and then by ‘Place of Interest’.
 
 

Arunachal Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Dirang Enroute to Tawang from Assam, West Kameng District Hotels at Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh

Monpa Tribal Women from Arunachal Pradesh

Tribal Houses from Dirang Dzong

Visions of Corn from Dirang
Jung Between Sela and Tawang (35 kms from Tawang) Jung Falls: A Sensational Setting!
Sangti Valley 15 Kilometres from Dirang, Western Kameng District Sangti Valley – A Valley in Heaven!
Tawang Tawang Tawang: India’s True Shangri-La

What to shop for at Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Heavenly Sela Lake in the Eastern Himalayas of India

Buddhist Monk at Tak-Tsang Gompa, Arunachal Pradesh

High Altitude Sela pass – Backbone of Tawang District

Street Photography from Tawang

Tongpen La View Point – A Himalayan Vista!

Winding Himalayan Roads of Western Arunachal Pradesh

The Serene and Majestic Tawang Gompa

Travel Photo: Buddhist Student at Tawang Gompa

High Altitude Winding Himalayan Roads

Thukje Chueling Ani Gompa, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Sangetsar Lake: Abundance of Himalayan Vistas

Jaswantgarh War Memorial, Nuranang, Arunachal Pradesh

Penga Teng Tso: A High Altitude Himalayan Lake

Ugyenling Monastery: Birth Place of the 6th Dalai Lama

Tawang War Memorial: Honoring the unsung heroes of the 1962 India-China War

Tak-Tsang Gompa or T Gompa: As serene as it gets
Tenga Valley Tenga Tenga Valley – Tucked amidst the Eastern Himalayas


Himachal Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Kalpa Near Recong Peo, Kinnaur Kinnaur Kailash – Heaven on Earth!!
Shoja Near Jalori Pass, Kullu District Skidding through the impassable Jalori pass in the Himalayas


Jammu and Kashmir

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Leh Ladakh Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh

Zanskar Arts: Leh’s Prime Pashmina Shop

Oriental Guest House: A Great Homestay at Leh

Hemis Monastery: Ladakh’s richest monastery

Sunset Moments from Leh Town

At Khardung La: You feel on top of the world

Pangong Tso in winter

Confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers

Standing on the Frozen Indus River

Chang La, the 3rd highest motorable road in the world, in winter

Alchi Monastery: One of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh

Lamayuru: Of rock mountains, scenic peace and home to Ladakh’s largest gompa

Shanti Stupa: Of votive stupas, acclimatization and beautiful views

Losar Festival at Ladakh

Leh Palace: Rich Ruins that overlook the capital of Ladakh


Jharkhand

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Ranchi Ranchi Dhoni’s house at Ranchi

Snake Charmers still exist in India

Bird’s Eye View of Ranchi City

Yummy mangoes on the streets of Ranchi!

Jagannathpur Temple – Famous Pilgrimage Centre of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Through the Eastern Ghat Roads of Jharkhand


Karnataka

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Agumbe Agumbe Trek to Vanakebe Falls – A sight to behold!

Trek to Jogigundi Falls – The Cave Waterfall!

Famous Sunset of Agumbe

Crazy Roads of Someshwar Ghats

Dodda Mane at Agumbe – Great Hospitality with a rustic homely experience

Elderly Couple from Malnad: Some Portrait Shots!

Kundadri: The Sunrise Point near Agumbe

Trekking Guide: Narasimha Parvatha, Karnataka, India

Tropical Trek to Koodlu Theertha Falls – A Mystical Experience!!

Tropical Trek to Barakona Falls near Agumbe, Karnataka, India

Rustic Images from Agumbe

Surya Namaskar

Sunset Moments from Agumbe
Chickmagalur Chickmagalur Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 1: Chickmagalur to Mulaiyangiri Peak

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 2: Mulaiyangiri to Baba Budangiri
Coorg Coorg Coffee Country of Coorg
Kakkabe Near Virajpet and Madikeri, Coorg Nalnad Palace near Kakkabe in Coorg

Monsoon Trek to Nilakandi Falls, Coorg, Karnataka, India

Honey Valley Estate: A Peaceful Homestay in Coorg

Coffee in Coorg

Monsoon Trek to Thadiyendamol Peak, Coorg, Karnataka, India

Colourful Plants from Coorg

Aura of Coorg’s Coffee Estates

Tropical Trek to Chingara Falls, Coorg
Kemmangundi Kemmangundi Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 3: Baba Budangiri to Kemmangundi

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 4: Kemmangundi – Hebbe Falls – Kemmangundi

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 5: Kemmangundi – Kalahatti Falls – Mangalore

Monsoon Trek to Hebbe Falls, Karnataka, India

Kemmangundi in the Monsoons!!
Kukke Subramanya Kukke Subramanya Kumaraparvatha Trek, Karnataka, India
Madikeri Coorg Abbey Falls near Madikeri in Coorg
Male Mahadeshwara Hills MM Hills, Chamarajnagar District Camping Trip – Male Mahadeshwara (MM) Hills, Karnataka, India


Kerala

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Lakkidi Wayanad District Monsoon Trek to Chembra Peak, Wayanad, Kerala, India

Trek to Chembra Peak – FAQ

Lovely Tea Plantations of Chembra Estate

Photographing Yellow Flowers at Banasura Sagar Dam

Soochipara Falls in the Monsoons

Banasura Sagar Dam – A Green Zone

Tropical Moss and the Enveloping Mist
Munnar Munnar Picture book tea town

Trekking the Nilgiri Mountains from Kodaikanal to Munnar in Heavy Rains!!

Waterfall amidst a Tea Estate!!

Campsite amidst the tea estates of Munnar!!

The sun is shining on Munnar Tea Estate!!

Through the winding tea estate roads of Munnar!!


Maharashtra

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Khandala Khandala (on Mumbai-Pune Expressway) Pit Stop at Khandala in Maharashtra, India


Meghalaya

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Cherrapunji Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills district Wakaba Falls – The Canyon Waterfall in the Cherrapunji district of Meghalaya

Duwan Sing Syiem View Point, Sohra Circuit, Meghalaya, North East India

Scenic Landscape of Cherrapunji

Crystalline Mawsmai Cave, Meghalaya, North East India

Panoramic Green Canyons of Meghalaya

Noh Kalikai Falls – Magic of Meghalaya

Pretty Yellow Flowers from Thangkharang Park, Meghalaya

Road that leads into Bangladesh

The Noh Kalikai Image Gallery

Cliffs of Meghalaya

Landscapes near Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya

Kynrem Falls – 7th highest waterfall in India

Nohsngithiang Falls – 5th highest waterfall in India
Shillong Shillong Interesting Facts about Meghalaya

Elephant Falls, near Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Shillong view from Shillong Peak


Rajasthan

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Mount Abu Mount Abu Rajasthan’s hill abode


Sikkim

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Gangtok Gangtok The Picturesque Tsomgo (Changu) Lake nestled in the Eastern Himalayas

Om Mani Padme Hum – A Buddhist Chant that will touch your very soul!

What to shop for in Sikkim?

Purple Flowers from Sikkim

Snow Leopard makes me trigger happy

Young Buddhist Monks undergo Lama Dance Training at Lingdum Monastery, Sikkim, India

Frozen Cafe at Nathu La, Sikkim, India

Red Panda – Sikkim’s State Animal

Club Mahindra’s Royal Demazong – A property with a heavenly view

Tibetan Style Lanterns at Sikkim

Pink Buds of Princess Flower (Tibouchina Urvilleana)

Tibetan Wolf

Fall Colours at Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

Traffic pileups enroute to Nathu La, Sikkim, India

Tsomgo (Changu) Lake – A Barren Look!!

Himalayan Bear

Misty Morning Views from Gangtok

Pink Flowers from the Eastern Himalayas – A Photo Series

Purple Sword Flowers

Banjhakri Falls – A Touristy Spot near Gangtok in Sikkim

GREEN GREEN Terraced Slopes of Gangtok

The Aura of Lingdum or Ranka Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Scenic Kyongnosla Market enroute to Nathu La

Nathu La (Nathulla Pass) – The Chinese Connection
Lachen North Sikkim Caught in a snow storm while returning from Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake – one of the highest lakes in the world
Lachung North Sikkim Yumthang – Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim, India
Pelling West Sikkim West Sikkim and Pelling – monasteries, waterfalls, high bridges and treks in the Kangchendzonga range


Tamil Nadu

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Coonoor Shadow of Doddabetta Coonoor’s Local Flavour at Hotel Ramachandra

Steam Locomotive Maintenance Yard at Coonoor

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – Go on a Joy Rife on this heritage train
Kodaikanal Kodaikanal Motorcycling through country roads to Kodaikanal and Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu, India

Trekking the Nilgiri Mountains from Kodaikanal to Munnar in Heavy Rains!!

The Blue Mountains of Kodaikanal and its charming sights!!
Kodanad Near Kotagiri Kodanad’s 220 degree view of the Nilgiri Mountains

Kodanad: Jayalalithaa’s Home in the Nilgiri Mountains
Kolli Hills Near Namakkal and Salem Motorcycling through country roads to Kodaikanal and Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu, India

Nallathambi Resort – A decent place to stay at Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu, India

Masila Falls – An Ideal Location for a Natural Shower in Kolli Hills

Pepper Climbers from Kolli Hills in the Eastern Ghats of India

70 Continuous Hairpin Bends of Kolli Malai

Wish Granting Tree

Agaya Gangai Waterfalls – Milk that falls from the sky!

Arapaleeswarar Temple in Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu, India
Ooty (Ootacamund/ Udhagamandalam) Ooty Home Made Chocolates from Ooty

Kalhatti Falls – A Sad Trickle this Monsoon!

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – Go on a Joy Rife on this heritage train
Red Hills Near Ooty Camping in the lake ecosystem at Red Hills near Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India

Tea Estates from the Lake District of Red Hills

The Land of the Badagas

Emerald Lake in the Monsoons

Monsoon Camping by Emerald Lake in the Nilgiri Mountains
Valparai Pollachi District Valparai…the unsung hill station of India

Monica Garden Tea Bungalow: A Colonial Holiday House at Valparai

Malabar Grey Hornbill at Monica Garden Tea Bungalow, Valparai

Valparai to Athirapally: One of the top tropical motorcycle routes in India

Exploring the Valparai hills on a Motorcycle

Nallamudi Poonjolai: Velu saw God here!!

Sholayar Dam nestled in the pristine Anaimalai hills of Tamil Nadu


Uttarakhand

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Mussoorie Mussoorie Global Warming changing the climate pattern in the Himalayas


West Bengal

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Darjeeling West Bengal Darjeeling – the true queen of hill stations in India

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