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Old 25th November 2021, 15:38   #16
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Suro, Visit to Shimla Mall & Travel to Sangla


Great post.
Made me want to pack up my bags & take the family for a long trip to the mountains.
Honestly, nothing beats the sheer joy of driving up the mountains, with plenty of stops enroute to soak in the beautiful scenery and of course, indulge in the food at various joints.

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Old 25th November 2021, 18:27   #17
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Sayak, Congratulations. This is by far one of the best written accounts of all time on TBHP. The superior usage of situation centric phrases along with the recollection of memories from this and other journeys make this an absolute delight to read. The classic example is the concluding line which reflects exactly every other Bengali's thought.

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"The Pujo revelry was all over, but the bamboo structure of the pandals and lights stood like skeletons of the carnival like time which passed through the city only a few days back!!"
You have put the perfect genre of text to accompany the beautiful photos that decorate this travelogue.

The road from Sangla to Chitkul seems to be a visual wonder with nature at its best and abundance of snowy peaks if you look up, will compel most to start packing bags and heading out for it.

And that duplex treehouse resort at Suro seems to be the perfect nature stay, excellent choice.

The clouds seems to be the perfect game spoiler in this belt especially at this time of year, something also faced by me. But you were lucky that this year snows came early and you got spared from his hassles, your timing has been very good.

Rated 5 stars and eagerly waiting for your next venture in your magic red carpet.
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Old 25th November 2021, 23:54   #18
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Stop for a while ....
because there is so much to listen as well. May be it’s a flycatcher’s call or a squirrel nibbling onto a hanging pine cone
Beautiful! It's simply beautiful. You have captured the essence of your journey through surreal pictures and equally vivid words. I had glanced through this mesmerizing travelogue of your in the morning yesterday. However, I wanted to enjoy it slowly as a bedtime reading. Few minutes ago, I finished reading it again from the beginning and I cannot stop myself from posting this message as a small token of appreciation of your breathtaking travelogue.

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Hello Sayak!

This is one of the best writings here, no doubt. This is one log where words stole the beauty of pictures.
Good to see you travel. Rating it well deserved 5*.

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Old 26th November 2021, 12:05   #20
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Thank you for an extremely well written travelogue.

The first photo, which showed the “stars in motion” was an excellent one. Really wonderful.

The route chosen was also quite comprehensive and Congratulations for completing the same safely.
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Old 30th November 2021, 18:36   #21
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Thank you Sumanta! The journey to Chitkul was quite an experience - snow peaks, meadows, valleys what ever you say, you get it.

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Your travelogue reminded me of my own trips to Varanasi and HP - only that I never drove down to Chitkul in my own car.
Thank you Samba!
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Am a fan of your narration, your travelogues are like a poetry on wheels!
Hello Abhishek,
I think the colour red - stands out in the mountains. Food of course, needs no introduction since we live to travel and travel to eat .After spending a couple of nights in Suro, we were wondering why did we not book it for another night - such a lovely place it is.

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The pictures are just so good specially the car pictures with the greens or with the clear blue skies. The caramel custards, the pizzas, the butter chicken, you name it and you have it all throughout your journey. The Suro Tree Resort surely looks divine and is a winner amongst the Johnsons and the Suryas. Just the kind of place where one can spend some gingerly time when there is no end to your leisure time
Thank you turbo! I personally, wasn't too happy with the result though, the ISO was a tad too high. I am sure you will agree that getting to see the night sky up in the mountains is a special thing. Especially if you are on a trekking trail where light pollution is nil.

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The opening sequence felt like a poem set amidst a night sky filled to the brim with star trails. Thanks to your vivid description we could re-imagine the scenery pretty easily. And then those stunning photographs ensured that it stayed etched in our minds for years to come!
Thank you mihir_m. I agree, the Sangla-Chitkul road being off the main highway - time becomes a constraint for many doing the Tribal circuit.

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Wonderful pictures from Sangla. I've seen the Satluj valley upto Kalpa. Now your pictures inspire me to explore Sangla as well.
Appreciate your suggestions, NagaBond!

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Very well written and beautiful photographs. Looks like you (and/or your family) like pizza a lot ! One small advice. I see that in many photos you have parked car on the road. It could be dangerous for you and others. Take care of it and keep sharing more travelogues with us.
The sights you get while you are in Sangla Kanda - are sights that are similar to what you get in Chitkul. And talking of the high altitudes that can only be reached by trekking the beauty magnifies itself manifold!
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I had descended Rupin pass on 9th Oct and I was in Sangla from 10th to 12th Oct before proceeding to Spiti Valley. Your writing about munching apples while descending from Rupin pass to Sangla reminds me of an awesome time I had while doing the trek. Unlike your time crossing the pass, we had beautiful and clear weather.
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Great post.
Thank you Saikat! And thanks for the contact person who removed the sunfilm before the trip. Suro Treehouse Resort is a must visit place for discovering serenity and sanity from the cacophony of city life. Btw, looking forward to your epic exploration now!

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You have put the perfect genre of text to accompany the beautiful photos that decorate this travelogue. The road from Sangla to Chitkul seems to be a visual wonder with nature at its best and abundance of snowy peaks if you look up, will compel most to start packing bags and heading out for it. And that duplex treehouse resort at Suro seems to be the perfect nature stay, excellent choice.
Golam-da, Thank you sincerely for the nice words! The places were so very beautiful that most will be able to compose excellent photographs.

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Beautiful! It's simply beautiful. You have captured the essence of your journey through surreal pictures and equally vivid words.
Thank You Saket! In the department of photography, like I have always maintained, I am a novice. Writing, yes I do agree - I do a little

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This is one of the best writings here, no doubt. This is one log where words stole the beauty of pictures.
Thank you Dibyendu! this was also the first time I was trying to photograph star trails.

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The first photo, which showed the “stars in motion” was an excellent one. Really wonderful.
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Old 30th November 2021, 22:06   #22
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Hello Brother,
Sorry for the late reply. I was devouring your travelogue in phases. The places you visited is an all-time favourite destination to me. Should mention the Suro village treehouse. Your travelogue is an appropriate reference handbook if someone wants to see this part of HP. Tirthan valley is fantastic and photographed well.
Thanks again for sharing such nice and beautiful experiences through a silky storyline.
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