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Old 1st June 2010, 22:20   #31
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Excellent photographs!

By the way, how much time did you stay at the Holy Shrine? And was there any waiting period at the holy shrine?
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Wow.I simply love this place and have gone there often.but i have always gone in the month of august and september.and most of the times the flowers are not there.

I'm just yearning to go there.Its so peaceful up there.

By the way did you by any chance see al of the seven "Nishan Sahib's" mounted on mountains around Hemkund sahib gurudwara? Its supposed to be very luck if you spot all of them.

I met a 75 Year old man who said he had been coming every year since he was 20 to this place and had never seen the 7 Nishan sahib's.And just while we were talking the skies cleared and i made him see all of them through my zoom lens that i was carrying with me.

The look on that person's face said it all.

Oh dammit.I'm packing my bags right now and leaving!See you guys in a while!
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Amazing place, but somewhat spoilt by ugly looking homes and unregulated cement structures
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Amazing place, but somewhat spoilt by ugly looking homes and unregulated cement structures
I agree, but lets not call someone's home ugly . The way these small places are getting commercialise and with the unregulated growth this is bound to happen. Lets just look at the beautifull landscapes and enjoy the journey.

I have enjoyed each and every picture you have posted in the thread. Clouds hugging the mountain tops is a beutifull sight, I find them very relaxing. Good job done with the pics.

So is the right time to trek to Hemkund/ valley of flowers in June- July?
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So is the right time to trek to Hemkund/ valley of flowers in June- July?
Go after monsoon. Aug mid should be good.

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C300,

Whoah man! Those are stellar pictures! Just can't get enough of them. If you have some more do share them all.

I have been to Uttaranchal and had a very memorable and adventurous holiday back in October 2005. Did fishing, wildlife safaris, skiing etc. However, after looking at your travelogue, the valley of flowers trek is on top of my "to do" list.

I love your pictures even more because of the overcast skies in most of them. I love that kind of atmosphere, as I'm not too fond of sunny weather. The pics with the blue and yellow poppies is like a glimpse of paradise!Excellent, excellent pics dude! Thanks for posting.

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Awesome Pictures there. Really Beautiful. The view from the top is breathtaking.
Valley of Flowers has been on my wish list for some time. I hope I do it soon.
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Breathtaking snaps there C300! ‘Brahma Kamal' finds interesting. Photo of Blue Popy is simply superb.
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Looks like my earlier replies didnt go through. Replying again.

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Excellent photographs!

By the way, how much time did you stay at the Holy Shrine? And was there any waiting period at the holy shrine?
We stayed for an hour or so. People usually leave the place by 2pm due to bad weather. There was no waiting period.

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Wow.I simply love this place and have gone there often.but i have always gone in the month of august and september.and most of the times the flowers are not there.

I'm just yearning to go there.Its so peaceful up there.

By the way did you by any chance see al of the seven "Nishan Sahib's" mounted on mountains around Hemkund sahib gurudwara? Its supposed to be very luck if you spot all of them.

I met a 75 Year old man who said he had been coming every year since he was 20 to this place and had never seen the 7 Nishan sahib's.And just while we were talking the skies cleared and i made him see all of them through my zoom lens that i was carrying with me.

The look on that person's face said it all.

Oh dammit.I'm packing my bags right now and leaving!See you guys in a while!
You should plan it in late july - mid August. Thats the best time. Thats the first time i am hearing about Nishan Sahib. Added to my to-do list for the next time.

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I agree, but lets not call someone's home ugly . The way these small places are getting commercialise and with the unregulated growth this is bound to happen. Lets just look at the beautifull landscapes and enjoy the journey.

I have enjoyed each and every picture you have posted in the thread. Clouds hugging the mountain tops is a beutifull sight, I find them very relaxing. Good job done with the pics.

Thanks deky. I am following your Himachal trek thread. Amazing place. Vegitation looks similar to the valley of flowers.

So is the right time to trek to Hemkund/ valley of flowers in June- July?
Late July to Mid August is the best time.

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C300,

Whoah man! Those are stellar pictures! Just can't get enough of them. If you have some more do share them all.

I have been to Uttaranchal and had a very memorable and adventurous holiday back in October 2005. Did fishing, wildlife safaris, skiing etc. However, after looking at your travelogue, the valley of flowers trek is on top of my "to do" list.

I love your pictures even more because of the overcast skies in most of them. I love that kind of atmosphere, as I'm not too fond of sunny weather. The pics with the blue and yellow poppies is like a glimpse of paradise!Excellent, excellent pics dude! Thanks for posting.

PS: Voting for a 5 star rating.
Thanks mate!

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Awesome Pictures there. Really Beautiful. The view from the top is breathtaking.
Valley of Flowers has been on my wish list for some time. I hope I do it soon.
Thanks. You should do it. Its worth it.

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Breathtaking snaps there C300! ‘Brahma Kamal' finds interesting. Photo of Blue Popy is simply superb.
Thanks. The close-up snaps turned out to be good. Landscapes are ok with the Canon 18-55 kit lens.
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Early morning in Joshimath
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WOW! Breathtaking! What camera did you use? Looks like a DSLR to me..
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Got the answer. I am planning to pick a Nikon D 5000 in a couple of months. Excellent photologue, C300!
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c300, excellent pics, +1 for the Blue Poppy
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c300, excellent pics, +1 for the Blue Poppy
Thanks a lot Ranjith!
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Hi Guys..closing off the travelogue with few pics from the last couple of days of the journey. On day 6 we left Ghagarai early in the morning and reached Govindghat by noon. Our initial plan was to return back to Joshimath. But changed the plan and hired a sumo at Govindghat to visit Badrinath temple. Govindghat to Badrinath is another scenic drive but the road is extremely narrow. The work was in progress to widen this road..

landslide effect

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Bumpy ride

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Beautiful scenary all around

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narrow roads..check out the sumo in this pic

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Badrinath temple. We reach on time..the temple is usually closed in the afternoons

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Alaknanda river..

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Badrinath is just few KMs from Indo-china Border..3km from Badrinath is the last Indian village Mana..i was tempted to visit the village but unfortunately it was late in the afternoon and we had to return back to Joshimath..we reached Joshimath in the evening..
Next day was the return trip to Rishikesh..Govt buses for Rishikesh start from GMVN guest house..en route we hit another landslide near Karnaprayag..The bulldozer which was clearing the road had failed...no question of this getting cleared for another 4-5 hours..after couple of hours we take a shared sumo to Rishikesh...It was a detour through a small village road..we were in Rishikesh by 7pm..
Haridwar was our next stop before heading back to Delhi

Ganga Ghat at Haridwar

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Ganga Aarti

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Hi Guys.here is a news that Today Sri Hemkunt Sahib the new Sikh shrine in the Himalayas is opening its Gates for the pilgrims after last year's flood which damaged the gurudwara property at Govindghat.The shrine will be open till 3rd October.
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