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Old 17th October 2011, 14:10   #16
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Here are few photos from my friends camera :

1. Black Lored Tit

2. Eurasian vulture

3. Kingfisher

4. Red Billed Blue Magpie

5. Blue Whistling thrush
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Old 19th October 2011, 10:18   #17
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Here is a picture of Stalactites formation from the roof of Budher Caves. Also seen is the "BandarPoonch Peak"

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What are Stalatities ?
A stalactite (UK /ˈstæləktaɪt/, US /stəˈlæktaɪt/; from the Greek stalasso, (σταλάσσω), "to drip", and meaning "that which drips") is a type of speleothem (secondary mineral) that hangs from the ceiling of limestone caves. It is a type of dripstone. The corresponding formation on the floor of the cave is known as a stalagmite.
Stalactites are formed by the deposition of calcium carbonate and other minerals, which is precipitated from mineralized water solutions. Limestone is the chief form of calcium carbonate rock which is dissolved by water that contains carbon dioxide, forming a calcium bicarbonate solution in underground caverns.
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Amazing travelogue Vikrant. The picture in which you are trying to encircle the giant Deodar brings back a rush of memories . I had gone to this very spot in Kanasar for a hike from school way back in 1991 and we had camped in the meadow that is adjacent to the tree (and the small shrine/temple that's next to it). It was 5 days of unadulterated fun. We trekked for the better part of the day, visiting nearby places like Lal Pul (the small bridge on the river in the valley), walking down to Tyuni village nearby, climbing a hill nearby. Evenings were spent collecting firewood or exploring the neighbourhood jungle. We usually ate our dinner around a roaring campfire and slept in tents. I again visited that place in 2000 , on a Bajaj Chetak, driving all the way from Dehradun, just for old times sake ! It is yet unspoiled, and the meadows still retain the freshness and the smell of pine and Deodar is still as intoxicating as it was in 1991! I'll sure go there once again, maybe even drive on the route ahead all the way to Shimla.
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