Road trips to High Himalayan passes give adrenaline rush to every adventure seeker. Jalori Pass at 11000 feet from sea level is an important pass in Himachal Pradesh connecting Shimla Valley with Kullu Valley. It is steep and ferocious. It is a sheer delight and ultimate bliss to reach Tirthan valley from Shimla by crossing this imposing pass.
Driving the complete Spiti Circuit in Himachal is the epic achievement of my life and one stretch from Kaza to Komic is, so truly, the crowning glory of this epic road trip. It starts from the Administrative head quarter Kaza and ends at the highest village of Asia Komic which is home to The Highest Monastery of the world i.e. Tangyud Monastery.
Kunzum Pass or Kunzum La at 4950 mt ASL is a high mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, India connecting Kullu and Lahaul Valley with Spiti Valley. It’s one of the highest motorable pass in the world that remain closed for 7-8 months in a year thus every year it exhibits its mighty importance by forcing people to foot walk the high glacier mountains to reach other side. It’s a divine place on earth surrounded by the grandeur of Himalaya which not only connects two important valleys but also signifies the confluence of two cultures i.e. Hinduism of Kullu and Lahual with Buddhism of Spiti.
Chandratal which literally means moon shaped lake (Chandra means moon & tal means lake in Hindi) is situated at a height of 4270 meters and 8 KMs away from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti & Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh, India lies between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range. Boasting of a circumference of about 3 KMs, the crystal clear water of Chandra Tal Lake is one of the source of the violent Chandra river.
Yes!!! We are finally SPITIed. Spiti Valley is a trans-himalayan, cold desert region located in the north-eastern part of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh offering only scenic landscapes and nothing else. The name "Spiti" means "The Middle Land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India and Spiti River adds life and charm to this Himalayan Valley. Every … Continue reading Quick View: Self Drive Road Trip to Spiti Valley, Himachal, India
In the last week of December 2014, my zeal to bypass main tourist destination and passion to explore lesser known led me to another picturesque location in Himachal - Naggar. Naggar is a wonderfully located hill town on the east bank or left bank of the Beas River famous for Nagar Castle and Roerich Art Gallery. … Continue reading Naggar: A Town With Medieval Charm Near Manali In Himachal
Recently we did a self-drive road tripping to Naggar in Kullu District near Manali in Himachal Pradesh. As soon as annual snow fall arrived in North, it brought with it an itch to take up one last road trip of 2014 towards snow capped mountain range of Himalaya. The year 2014 had already been a … Continue reading Quick View: Self Drive Road Trip to Naggar in Kullu Valley near Manali
I recently went to Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. British era hill town of Kasauli is a quiet, pristine and romantic place located around 60KM from Chandigarh. There is nothing much to do in Kasauli and that’s what I wanted to do there J. After checking in, first thing in my mind was to try Bun … Continue reading Bun Samosa @ Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India!!
A photojourney of our road trip from Delhi to Chhitkul in Kunnaur Valley of Himachal.