Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunset at Gun Hill, Mussoorie

As a part of our journey to Char Dham Yatra, I am trying to share my precise experiences and showcase the mesmerizing beauty of the Garhwal Himalayan Ranges of Uttara Khand through the images caught up on my camera.

After Company Bagh, we visited Gun Hill point in Mussoorie. Gun Hill is the second top peak of Mussoorie, which is 500 meters uphill trek from Mall Road. There is a rope way also to go up the hill. But we preferred to trek up as a preparation for our difficult treks ahead in the trip. To be honest, many of us found trekking a mere 500 meters up hill was difficult. 

During pre-independence period there used to be a Gun mounted on the top and used to be fired at mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches. It provides 360 degree view of Himalayan ranges namely but we could hardly see any of these ranges due to clouds. What we could see was the beautiful sunset on western side of the hill. I am sharing some of these pictures for you. Here we go:

The Sun is about to set. Beautiful!

Look at the sky it's getting more and more Orange.

 Words are too small to describe the beauty. Just watch and enjoy

 The Sun is about to Kiss the Mountain. What a Beauty!

And here it did. Magnificent! Isn't it?

Now it's going to hide behind he Mountain. Awesome view.


 And finally, it says Good bye for today, with a promise to come again tomorrow.

It was really difficult for me to bring some of the best shots because I clicked as many shots not to miss this wonderful event of my life. I hope you liked them. If liked please subscribe the blog and share it with others. Thank you, keep watching the space for more updates.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Company Bagh, Mussoorie

Mansoori or popularly known as Mussoorie is a famous hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. Mansoor is a shrub found in the region; hence the name Mansoori to the place that later changed to Mussoorie may be by the Britishers. 

Mansoori is a beautiful hill station with chilled breeze blowing around even during Summers hence the favorite destination for Indians during Summers. This was my first visit to Mansoori. Though I liked the place but was little disappointed with the growth of hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and other constructions in the area destroying the beauty of Mansoori. You will not find the beauty of Mansoori that we all have seen in the movies during early 60's and 70's. Anyway, still it is worth visiting place if you are planning to visit Uttarakhand. 

We had been to few places in Mansoori and Company Bagh is one such place where we enjoyed the most. It is a beautiful Garden with vast variety of flowers. I would like to share some of those wonderful images that I shot during my visit to Company Bagh. Here they come:

This is what you come across the moment you enter the Garden.

Look at this beautiful Red Rose. Lovely! Isn't it?


Here comes another. 

 Now comes the White Roses. Aren't they beautiful?

This is unbelievable stuff. It looks so unreal. Did it come out of my lens? Yes it did and no photo shop. Absolutely unedited raw image. Unbelievable.

Here comes the beautiful Pink Rose.

And comes the yellow ones.

Don't they look like Butterflies?

Don't even know the names of these flowers. What is there in a name you just enjoy the flowers as we did.

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