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Old 30th March 2012, 04:20   #16
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Hi Deky
Lovely TL. The border photographs are unique. Will definitely add this route to my schedule on my next trip to Jammu. The photographs of the apiary are very interesting.I expected the "Queen' to be a lot more interesting! Did you get to taste some honey?
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What a wonderful travelogue. The impromptu gestures by the BSF & the Rangers was very heart-warming.
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Brilliant travelogue as always Deky. Loved the narration. You always impress us with your writing skills and pictures to go with it.

I read your border post thrice over. Had a nice feeling and quickly added it to my list of places to visit. I shall give you a shout when I plan a trip.

I have been to Patnitop in 2003. I didn't own a digital camera back then, however we rode a trio of scooters from Patnitop to Kanyakumari. Details here Thread link. (Kashmir to KanyaKumari on a Kinetic NOVA)
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Hi deky:

Beautifully described travelogue (as usual). Interesting glimpse of the IB. Incidentally, is this border in use for regular cross-border trade and people movement (like the Wagah border is)?
Hi SS, hope your Kolkatta trip went/ is going smooth!!

About the IB, I dont think like Wagah, here there is any cross border trade or people movement for the simple reason being that there was no Customs or Immigration office.

But I am sure the border is used for flag meetings between both the security forces, hence the gate.

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Wonderful travelogue @deky and visiting the border (that too a no man's land) is a priviledge. Thanks for sharing and rating this thread a well deserved 5 stars.
Thank you, it was very heart-warming experience!!

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Another beautifully constructed travelogue Deky. Thanks for sharing those wonderful moments at the IB. Looks and feels very historic. And the pic of the fox was simply great.
Thank you, i had to stop and capture the snow fox, we city dwellers dont see wild life often!!

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Thanks for sharing the border photos. We were hooked to the photos and the travelogue. Feels like we should go there.
Its indeed a place worth visiting, if you get a chance you should, Thanks!!

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Hi Deky
Lovely TL. The border photographs are unique. Will definitely add this route to my schedule on my next trip to Jammu. The photographs of the apiary are very interesting.I expected the "Queen' to be a lot more interesting! Did you get to taste some honey?
Regards,
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Lol, Ashok, did you expect the queen bee to have a tiara or something like that?? :P Well just kidding!! The queen did look absolutely different than the rest. I guess, I have not been able to take a pic properly that differentiates it from others!!

Thank you for the appreciation tho!!

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What a wonderful travelogue. The impromptu gestures by the BSF & the Rangers was very heart-warming.
It was indeed heart warming, for the reason being that they were as accomodating (for taking pictures with them) as a friend would be!!!

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Brilliant travelogue as always Deky. Loved the narration. You always impress us with your writing skills and pictures to go with it.

I read your border post thrice over. Had a nice feeling and quickly added it to my list of places to visit. I shall give you a shout when I plan a trip.

I have been to Patnitop in 2003. I didn't own a digital camera back then, however we rode a trio of scooters from Patnitop to Kanyakumari. Details here Thread link. (Kashmir to KanyaKumari on a Kinetic NOVA)
Thank you for the kind words!!

Btw, I just checked your travelogue, you guys did it on Kinetic scooters?? Amazing!! Hope you had finished the travelogue tho, it would have been fun to read!!!
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Man people can buy expensive cars, planes and what not but the experience you had can never be bought even with all the money in this world.

Going through your long post with the pictures, I strongly felt as if I was there with you myself. I feel even a greater sense of pride in being an Indian after seeing all those No Man's Land pics.

Excellent simply excellent
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Deky

Rocking travel story supported by some awesome photography.

Wow man you guys could cross over to Pakistan for a cup of tea !!

Patni Top is such a lovely hill station.

Rated 5 stars!
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I asked them as diplomatically as possible if that was allowed. To which he had a very emotional answer that ended with an invite for me for a cup of tea at his post. I had to say no to that or else who knows I could be abducted and labelled as a spy caught in Pakistan

Man this was really adventurous. I want to do this once atleast.

BTW your last statement, 'labelled as a spy caught in Pakistan' reminds me of the Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chasmah border fiasco.

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I feel even a greater sense of pride in being an Indian after seeing all those No Man's Land pics.

Excellent simply excellent
Thank you, infact even I felt a sense of pride in being an Indian, but I never mentioned it because I thought maybe it was just me. Just thought maybe I was getting a bit to emotional that time but I am happy that it does happen

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Deky

Rocking travel story supported by some awesome photography.

Wow man you guys could cross over to Pakistan for a cup of tea !!

Patni Top is such a lovely hill station.

Rated 5 stars!
Thank you Sir,

Patnitop is indeed nice but its getting way to commercialised just like any other hill station. about 20 years back my Dad was posted in Udhampur and we used to visit the place in our summer hols. Except JKTDC log huts that time there was nothing else. I am sure now there are atleast 50 hotels and I saw a lot of other construction happening.

About the border, we did not actually cross over for the tea, the invitation was there but declined because of reasons mentioned in the post.

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Man this was really adventurous. I want to do this once atleast.

BTW your last statement, 'laballed as a spy caught in Pakistan' reminds me of the Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chasmah border fiasco.
Thanks for liking it!!

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Fantastic effort. Thanks for sharing.

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Hey lovely writeup and excellent pictures as well.Looks like Ajay came along as well(the photo).I am curious-about the bees,why only the hands and face covered?Wouldnt they sting the rest of the body?

Thanks for sharing.
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Fantastic effort. Thanks for sharing.

KD.
Thanks!!

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Hey lovely writeup and excellent pictures as well.Looks like Ajay came along as well(the photo).I am curious-about the bees,why only the hands and face covered?Wouldnt they sting the rest of the body?

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks!! yes, it was infact Ajay who took us in his car to Suchetgarh. I am so glad that he did.

I guess hands are most vulnerable and it would hurt the most if stung on the face hence they are covered.

I did ask the bee keepers if the bee's do sting them. And their answer was almost everyday. But over the years they have got resistant to the pain!!
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