Monthly Archives: November 2015

Red Morning Glory-Himalayas

The brightly coloured flowers of the red morning glory vine flourish in the Himalayas. They are found almost everywhere by the side of the road on the winding roads. A beautiful flower to accompany you on the serpentine roads…..DSC08175 DSC08173 


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Solitary beauty

At 14,500 feet, I came across this tiny flower. It caught my eye, even though there were exotic flowers around it. I looked around for more of its kind but did not find any. Why do humans want to fit in, it is a miracle that we all stand apart, even though we belong to the same species…..Let’s celebrate the uniqueness, tall or short, fair or dark, classically beautiful or monstrously ugly, we are unique. There is no book that says what is ugly and what is attractive, we are all born different. 

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For the Batter-ment of mankind

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Bheem Pul, Mana, India, the Bridge to heaven

In the village Mana on the Indo-Tibet-China border, a stone bridge connects the village to the ‘Path to heaven’ (written in an earlier blog). It is a bridge which is made by a huge rock that lies over the Saraswati River. Legend has it that it was made by one of the Pandava brothers ( the most powerful brother called Bhim, hence the name). When Draupadi was traveling with them to heaven, she could not cross the River Saraswati. Bheem picked up a large boulder and placed it across the river for her to cross. Apparently, the ridges on the rock were made by his hands. The Saraswati flows under the bridge. It is magical in more ways than one, at this point too there is a rainbow over the gushing waters of the river. 

The Saraswati River cascading down from above….

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The plaque on the bridge…

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A bridge with an amazing view, and the sound of the river…

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I could not get enough of the rainbow….

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The single slab of a rock/ boulder that lies over the river to literally get you to the ‘other side’..

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The bridge….as you can see here, the mountain to the side stops short of the river…

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Hanuman Langurs-Himalayas

The Gray or Himalayan Langur is also called the Hanuman Langur and considered sacred. These langurs have a gray body with a black face. They inhabit the forests in the Himalayas and live in groups of families, keeping their young close. The ones we encountered while traveling through roads in the forests did not appear to be afraid of humans. They move around casually, and appear to pose for the camera…..

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Baby on ‘Bored’

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Red Vented Bulbul bird-Himalayas

Along the Alaknanda river in Uttarakhand, India, the red vented bulbuls are found in plenty. The Himalayan Bulbul has a higher crest, a darker and larger tuft than its counterparts in other regions. 

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Colour Sergeant Butterfly- Himalayas

DSC07933At 11,000 feet above sea level, the tree line starts vanishing in most areas. In one such location, a bright black and white butterfly flew past us to perch on a plant 50 feet higher than where we were trekking. I looked up and was fascinated to see the sun shining through one half of the opened wings. It was a Colour Sergeant Butterfly, found in forests and flies around flowery bushes on sunny days.

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Blue Mist flowers -Himalayas

A powdery soft, baby blue/ mauve bunch of flowers is a welcome sight anytime, anywhere, more so on a mountainous trek…..These flowers are aptly named the Blue Mist Flowers.

The colours that nature creates are far more beautiful and captivating than any human can dream of…

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