Sunday, October 25, 2009

Discover the HEAVENLY HIMALAYAS of India

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

 The Heavenly Himalayan Mountains of India

Arunachal Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Bumla Pass India-China Border, about 45 kms from Tawang High Altitude Winding Himalayan Roads
Dirang Enroute to Tawang from Assam in West Kameng District Hotels at Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh

Monpa Tribal Women from Arunachal Pradesh

Tribal Houses from Dirang Dzong

Visions of Corn from Dirang
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary Near Tenga, West Kameng District Birds of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Lama Birding Camp: The den for birdwatching in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Stripe Throated Yuhina at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunrise over the Eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh

Green Tailed Sunbird – A Silhouette Shot!

White-Tailed Nuthatch from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Rufus Vented Yuhina from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Beautiful Sibia from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Chestnut Tailed Milna from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Yellow Cheeked Tit from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Stripe Throated Yuhina from Western Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Fall Colours from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Jeep Track inside Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
Jung Falls Between Sela and Tawang (35 Kms from Tawang) Jung Falls: A Sensational Setting!
Nuranang 23 kms from Tawang Jaswantgarh War Memorial, Nuranang, Arunachal Pradesh
Penga Teng Tso (PT Tso) 23 kms from Tawang Penga Teng Tso: A High Altitude Himalayan Lake
Sangetsar Lake 30 kms from Tawang Sangetsar Lake: Abundance of Himalayan Vistas
Sangti Valley 15 Kilometres from Dirang Sangti Valley – A Valley in Heaven!
Sela Pass Enroute to Tawang from Bomdila Heavenly Sela Lake in the Eastern Himalayas of India

High Altitude Sela pass – Backbone of Tawang District

Winding Himalayan Roads of Western Arunachal Pradesh
Tak-Tsang Gompa (T Gompa) About 35 kilometres North West of Tawang Buddhist Monk at Tak-Tsang Gompa, Arunachal Pradesh

Tak-Tsang Gompa or T Gompa: As serene as it gets
Tawang Tawang What to shop for at Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Street Photography from Tawang

Tawang: India’s True Shangri-La
Tawang Gompa Tawang The Serene and Majestic Tawang Gompa

Travel Photo: Buddhist Student at Tawang Gompa
Tawang War Memorial Tawang Tawang War Memorial: Honoring the unsung heroes of the 1962 India-China War
Tenga Valley Tenga Tenga Valley – Tucked amidst the Eastern Himalayas
Thukje Chueling Ani Gompa 10 kilometres from Tawang Thukje Chueling Ani Gompa, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tongpen La View Point 30 kilometres from Tawang on the way to Bumla Pass (India-China Border) Tongpen La View Point – A Himalayan Vista!
Ugyenling Monastery 5 kms from Tawang Ugyenling Monastery: Birth Place of the 6th Dalai Lama

Himachal Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Great Himalayan National Park Seraj Tehsil of Kullu District Trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park
Jalori Pass Near the tourist village of Shoja enroute to Rampur from Gushaini Skidding through the impassable Jalori Pass
Kinnaur Kailash Kalpa, Kinnaur Kinnaur Kailash – Heaven on Earth!!
Lahaul Lahaul District Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh
Pong Dam Wetlands Nagrota Surian, Kangra District A hidden gem in Kangra for bird watching!!!

Jammu and Kashmir

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Alchi Ladakh Alchi Monastery: One of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh
Chang La Ladakh Chang La, the 3rd highest motorable road in the world, in winter
Hanle Changthang Cold Desert, Ladakh Second Highest Astronomical Observatory in the world!!
Hemis Ladakh Hemis Monastery: Ladakh’s richest monastery
Khardung La   At Khardung La: You feel on top of the world

Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh
Lamayuru Ladakh Lamayuru: Of rock mountains, scenic peace and home to Ladakh’s largest gompa
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

Sunset Moments from Leh Town

Shanti Stupa: Of votive stupas, acclimatization and beautiful views

Losar Festival at Ladakh

Leh Palace: Rich Ruins that overlook the capital of Ladakh
Mahe Ladakh Standing on the Frozen Indus River
Nimmu Ladakh Confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers
Pangong Tso Changthang Cold Desert, Ladakh Pangong Tso in winter
Tangtse Changthang Cold Desert, Ladakh The Chinese Connection in Changthang Cold Desert
Zanskar Valley Zanskar Valley Zanskar Valley: One of the remotest places in India!!

The Frozen River Trek of Ladakh


Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Banjhakri Falls Near Gangtok Banjhakri Falls – A Touristy Spot near Gangtok in Sikkim
Gangtok Gangtok (South Sikkim) Om Mani Padme Hum – A Buddhist Chant that will touch your very soul!

What to shop for in Sikkim?

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

Tibetan Style Lanterns at Sikkim

Misty Morning Views from Gangtok

Pink Flowers from the Eastern Himalayas – A Photo Series

GREEN GREEN Terraced Slopes of Gangtok
Gurudongmar Lake North Sikkim (Near Lachen) One of the highest lakes in the world!!

Caught in a snow storm while returning from Gurudongmar Lake
Himalayan Zoological Park Bulbulay (Near Gangtok) Purple Flowers from Sikkim

Snow Leopard makes me trigger happy

Red Panda – Sikkim’s State Animal

Pink Buds of Princess Flower (Tibouchina Urvilleana)

Tibetan Wolf

Himalayan Bear

Purple Sword Flowers
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary Kyongnosla (East Sikkim) Fall Colours at Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

Scenic Kyongnosla Market enroute to Nathu La
Lingdum Monastery or Ranka Monastery Near Gangtok Young Buddhist Monks undergo Lama Dance Training at Lingdum Monastery, Sikkim, India

The Aura of Lingdum or Ranka Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Nathu La (Nathulla Pass) East Sikkim Frozen Cafe at Nathu La, Sikkim, India

Traffic pileups enroute to Nathu La, Sikkim, India

Nathu La (Nathulla Pass) – The Chinese Connection
Pelling West Sikkim Pelling and West Sikkim – of monasteries, waterfalls, high bridges and treks in the Kangchendzonga range
Tsomgo (Changu) Lake East Sikkim (35 kms from Gangtok) The picturesque Tsomgo (Changu) lake nestled in the Eastern Himalayas

Tsomgo (Changu) Lake – A Barren Look!!
Yumthang Valley North Sikkim (Near Lachung) Yumthang – Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim, India


Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Corbett Tiger Reserve Districts of Nainital, Almora and Pauri Garhwal Corbett Tiger Reserve – India’s First National Park
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 Darjeeling Darjeeling – the true queen of hill stations in India

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