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Old 22nd March 2011, 18:36   #16
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Congrats!! Some nice pics!!

I am planning to do a bike trip to these places in the second week of April.
We would be visiting Narkanda, Shoja through Jalori pass and Naldehra on return. Hoping to see some snow.

How was the road conditions in the area?
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Old 24th March 2011, 15:25   #17
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Sorry guy for the late reply as we had just another trip for two day shooting tigers.

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I envy you v&v for being so near to the snow!
lalu, still so near yet so far. One needs the time too to visit. i feel you guy have more options to move around down south. We miss the beaches a lot.

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Nice snaps V&V, I have an almost similar snap of the hut enroute Hatu Peak from our trip in Dec2011

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We could drive up all the way till the top of Hatu and we found a few slopes covered with ice.
Thanks and thats a nice one. it guess its Dec 2010 rather than 2011.



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You safari guys!!!! Don't have anything else than driving around those Himalayas!!!!!

Excellent Shots. Keep them flowing...



I wish I too had such Time machine
Thanks mjothi. Thats the only option we have , i thing you guys have more variety.

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. Could it be possible that you leave your truck behind and travel in to the future?



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Congrats!! Some nice pics!!

I am planning to do a bike trip to these places in the second week of April.
We would be visiting Narkanda, Shoja through Jalori pass and Naldehra on return. Hoping to see some snow.

How was the road conditions in the area?
Thank Rachit. Roads are bad from Kufri till Narkanda in patches. But bike trip shouldn't be a problem.

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Old 24th March 2011, 22:19   #18
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We could not climb the last 1 kms of hatu peak due to heavy snow. Spent around 2 hrs there were back to Hotel Hatu. This bring our day two. some more photos.

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Amazing Shots - I am looking forward to more pics. How far is Hatu from Shimla? is it on the way to Sangla?
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Amazing Shots - I am looking forward to more pics. How far is Hatu from Shimla? is it on the way to Sangla?
Thanks, Hatu Peak is around 9 kms from Narkanda and Narkanda is 65 kms from shimla.

Continuing with the log. Day 3, checked out be 9 am from hotel hatu. Our last destination was Chail. it was around 80 kms from here and have to take MDR 8.
On was Fagu and Kufri has fantastic valley views. Took some panas from there.
Reached Chail by 12 pm.

Pana shots of Narkanda from Hotel Hatu. Valley view enroute to Thanedar.

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Old 26th March 2011, 07:04   #21
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Chail is a sleepy hill station with wide roads and almost empty when we were there. Cant say about peak season. We stayed at Hotel Ekant , it had a good valley view.
Places to see
1. Kali ka tibba
2. Cricket Stadium
3. Sidh baba ka mandir
4. Sadupul, riverside

We didn't visit Chail Palace as none of us was interested. Kali ka tibba has awesome view and the best place of the lot to visit. It will have beautiful sun rise and sunset view. When we visited , it has overcast and count see the sunset.

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Kali ka tibba at a hight of 7000+ feet, and drive of 8 kms. One can spend hours here. Beautiful place.

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Fellow BHPians, I would like to ask a question here. Should't we avoid pics of the Airports and Army camps in a public forum like this? I understand many are close to the roads and can be seen by anyone. But then, they can be tracked if they visit in person. Here we don't know who is seeing our pics. People might see things we tend to ignore. Just a thought. I may be hyper reacting or exaggerating.

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Nice pics. I have been to the Kali ka Tibba. Its an amazing place. I stayed at Tarika's next to the tibba. Keep the pics coming. waiting for more.
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Hi, Really nice pics and well written Travelogue. Would like to know how is the weather in Shimla around Mid April as I would be visiting for a couple of days.
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Old 27th March 2011, 08:54   #24
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Hi, Really nice pics and well written Travelogue. Would like to know how is the weather in Shimla around Mid April as I would be visiting for a couple of days.
Thanks sami. Mid april days will be little warmer.

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Nice pics. I have been to the Kali ka Tibba. Its an amazing place. I stayed at Tarika's next to the tibba. Keep the pics coming. waiting for more.
Thanks.

Continuing the log. Day 4 checked out of hotel headed back to home. En route we stopped over at Sadhu pur, its 16 odd kms from Chail towards Kahdaghat. Spent around an hour and headed back to base. Reached delhi by 5 pm. This brings an end to our trip.

Our original plan was also to visit Chhatbir zoo near Zirakpur but posponed for next time. I have heard this is a drive in zoo and to my surprise i didnt find any info or T-log here. Had anyone been to this zoo.

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Hi v&v,

Nice quick trip planned, good use of time, excellent snaps. I liked the sunset and snow snaps the most.

I am sure you wouldn't mind if you find almost a repeat travelogue on this forum next year March!! Our daughter has been after me for going to see snow, and I don't think I need to think any further then your trip. Just one extra day would be needed from Lucknow for us, and we can easily repeat it, once kids exams get over next year!
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Hi v&v,

Nice quick trip planned, good use of time, excellent snaps. I liked the sunset and snow snaps the most.

I am sure you wouldn't mind if you find almost a repeat travelogue on this forum next year March!! Our daughter has been after me for going to see snow, and I don't think I need to think any further then your trip. Just one extra day would be needed from Lucknow for us, and we can easily repeat it, once kids exams get over next year!
Thanks LDL. Must do this circuit, try to stay at narkanda. its a beautiful place.
HPTDC Hatu is at good location.
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Wonderful pics.

We too had gone to Narkanda and Shimla last month.
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Fellow BHPians, I would like to ask a question here. Should't we avoid pics of the Airports and Army camps in a public forum like this? I understand many are close to the roads and can be seen by anyone. But then, they can be tracked if they visit in person. Here we don't know who is seeing our pics. People might see things we tend to ignore. Just a thought. I may be hyper reacting or exaggerating.

Sorry to interrupt in between.
Nice pics. I have been to the Kali ka Tibba. Its an amazing place. I stayed at Tarika's next to the tibba. Keep the pics coming. waiting for more.
Excuse me, but this seems to be a question from the previous century. After Google Earth and other imaging tools, this question appears obsolescent.

BTW, the airport was named something like Jubber hatti, and not just Jubbal. I flew from Simla to Kulu and that is what I remember, though it was in 2002.
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Amazing video of the drive up! - we were planning the same after the monsoons incidentally in a safari lx as well.. is this a one way road ? If not, how do you manage to let the traffic on the other side pass? The road seems extremely narrow.
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Amazing video of the drive up! - we were planning the same after the monsoons incidentally in a safari lx as well.. is this a one way road ? If not, how do you manage to let the traffic on the other side pass? The road seems extremely narrow.
Well you hope none comes from the opposite side!

Actually, you will hardly come across a vehicle after Kandhaghat turn-off for Chail. Plus its not narrow throughout - at places gets little wider too.
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