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Old 21st April 2009, 13:08   #31
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... but the TRH looks like a good proposition. Even Leopards are harmless but Panthers are a different story all together.
The KMVN TRH is, IMO, THE place to stay at Binsar.
There is also the Mahindra resort, but it's not a patch on the TRH from the POV of location and spartan lifestyle!

Leopards harmless!??
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Enforcing is done primarily by forest rangers/guards. So its out of my preview right now but the TRH looks like a good proposition. Even Leopards are harmless but Panthers are a different story all together.
Cool, hopefully all animals are in safe hands. The TRH is the best place to stay in terms of views of the mountains & location if you just wanna unwind. But carrying essential provisions with oneself is required as there are no shops in the vicinity. There are a couple of small lodges like Binsar Retreat & Grand Oak Manor as you go downhill but they don't command any good views. And hey, the guide we had along for the trek seemed scared of Leopards!
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Hai Lordofgondor,

Great photos and the travalogues; one can never get tired of looking at Himalayas!!!

Reminds me of my trip to Kedar / Badri & back thro. Almora, Nainital in Oct, 06. Stayed at Kausani just to watch the sunrise, was a soul-stirring sight with the same mountain line you saw. Just adding one photo from Kausani so as not to hijack the thread

Please keep posting photos, if any more are there.. there's some magic about those snow caps and mountain lines!!!!!

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Hai Lordofgondor,

Great photos and the travalogues; one can never get tired of looking at Himalayas!!!

Reminds me of my trip to Kedar / Badri & back thro. Almora, Nainital in Oct, 06. Stayed at Kausani just to watch the sunrise, was a soul-stirring sight with the same mountain line you saw. Just adding one photo from Kausani so as not to hijack the thread

Please keep posting photos, if any more are there.. there's some magic about those snow caps and mountain lines!!!!!

Happy driving,

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Hey Ramky, well said buddy. And you're more than welcome to adding more photos.

Here're a few more pics of the Himalayas.

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Another good place to stay/visit in Binsar is the Khali Estate (also known as Mountain Resort)
More expensive than TRH but a different experience. It is on a vast estate which was once owned by Jawaharlal Nehru/Kamala Nehru. Bought by a person who owned one of the largest travel agencies in India who died childless and gifted it to his caretaker of the estate (I think his name is Pandeyji). His son also runs trekking tours in that area. Beautiful cottages with great views of the Himalayas. Even if you dont stay there, i think guests are welcome to drop in, there is an amazing library with old books and jamini roy paintings. Both father and son are very friendly and a treasure trove of knowledge about the region.
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B.E.A.Utiful pictures and a captivating travelogue LOG. Would appreciate if you posted some TRH accomodation pictures too.
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LoG, what is this?:

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How come it is there on all your pics? And the T-BHP watermark is not?!!

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B.E.A.Utiful pictures and a captivating travelogue LOG. Would appreciate if you posted some TRH accomodation pictures too.
Sorry buddy, I didn't click any other than one of the exteriors that I have already uploaded. Will check the other camera (still haven't) that wifey was using to click pics. And thanks for your appreciating words.

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How come it is there on all your pics? And the T-BHP watermark is not?!!
Anupji, it's an unfavorable consequence of a shareware software that I am using in my office to convert the large jpegs to smaller gifs to enable upload to T-BHP. No other image editing software installed in office PC.
Does Picasa allow to resize pics?

No clue about the T-BHP watermark though!
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Anupji, it's an unfavorable consequence of a shareware software that I am using in my office to convert the large jpegs to smaller gifs to enable upload to T-BHP. No other image editing software installed in office PC.
Does Picasa allow to resize pics?

No clue about the T-BHP watermark though!
Recently I've stated using Irfan View, Free download for basic version available, for batch resizing possible. You may try it.

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Recently I've stated using Irfan View, Free download for basic version available, for batch resizing possible. You may try it.
Hey Ramky, thanks a ton man! Am definitely gonna give it a shot. And you know what, my office people have blocked the website to download irfan view too.
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Recently I've stated using Irfan View, Free download for basic version available, for batch resizing possible. You may try it.

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I use IrfanView too. However, MS Imaging can also let you resize pictures and save to jpg etc formats one at a time...

LoG, nice pictures of the Greater Himalayas. Need to plan a trip this year.
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Its a 1mb file. u want us to email it to you?

doesnt need install.

also, which camera?
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Arrow Another installment of pics

View just before Almora

Binsar, the Mighty Himalayas & Life-dsc05622.jpg

Mixed Feelings

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Of clouds & snow

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Purple Haze

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Telescopic view

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Dances of the shadow

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Temple of Lord Shiva

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Now that's a long jump

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My sincere thanks to Ramky for his advice.
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Its a 1mb file. u want us to email it to you?

doesnt need install.

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Hey buddy, thanks a lot, but I managed to download irfanview using some impishness!

The camera used was Sony Alpha 100 with 18-70 & 75-300 lenses. Now feel like going for a super telephoto lens 650-2600.

And hey, I really appreciate you helping me with updates on the weather & road conditions.
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It's nice to see the range of Himalaya there, really awesome photographs.

Hmm, I should seriously think of relocating to NCR, after covering the few places left to visit in South India.
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