Exactly 8 years ago, this blog was started with first post on Shrikhand Mahadev. Blog-post was written in the month of July in 2008 and today we share a beautiful Photo Journey through Varun's Travellingcamera. And idea here is to about some tips to plan this heavenly trek in Himalayan State of India.
"Wish every #morning would be a #goodmorning like this" #churdhar #choupal #simour #shimla #simla #shiva #temple #cloud #cloudporn #himachal #himalayas #himachalpradesh #uttarakhand #indiaclicks #indiapictures #igramming_india #igindia #ig_india #indianphotography #storiesofindia #indiaclicks #mypixeldiary #lpfanphoto #instahimalayas #insta_himalayas #mountains #trek #hike #sunriseA photo posted by Varun Chaudhary (ओ आरा) (@o_arra) on
Churdhar is a moderate trek in Himalayan State of India. I did it long time back and lost my photographs. Today I thought of writing about this trek, along with these brilliant photographs by Varun Chaudhary. Churdhar is one of the popular pilgrims in Himachal and lot of local people visit this place. It's at 3600 Meters + height and distance is about 16 kilomters which can be easily done in a day.
Nauradhar is the base of this trek and easily accessible through buses. You can also drive to the place and find some parking space, till you come down after the trek. Buses to Nohradhar are available from Solan, Rajgarh and Nahan. Need to check recent schedule and frequency.
There are various stories associated with these beautiful hills. One story says that Hanuman took Sanjeevani story from these hills. And the name is also described as "Choor Chandni ki Dhar" – The ridge of the bangle of snow, which seemed to be source of of ice for parties at Mughal court by Jahan Ara.
Trek starts with steep landscapes having grasslands and rocky paths. And then it’s relatively easy and moderate. Last stretch is again steep. It seems that there is another route which is longer but moderately steep.
Ideally this trek would take 2 days. One day to go up and another to come down. Now it depends how you want to plan it. Keep 3 days for comfortable journey and enjoying the nature. If you want to stay at the base, there is PWD guest house as well. Place has few dhabas and few shops.
Trek starts from Nohradhar to Jamnala , then Teesri and finally Churdhar. May to Nov is a good time of year to plan this trek, excluding monsoon time.
If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -
- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite
"Wish every #morning would be a #goodmorning like this" #churdhar #choupal #simour #shimla #simla #shiva #temple #cloud #himachal #himalayas #himachalpradesh #uttarakhand #indiaclicks #indiapictures #igramming_india #igindia #ig_india #indianphotography #storiesofindia #indiaclicks #mypixeldiary #lpfanphoto #instahimalayas #explorehimalayas #mountains #trek #hike #lensflare #sunriseA photo posted by Varun Chaudhary (ओ आरा) (@o_arra) on
As part of our explorations armed with nothing but the camera in our Honor 5c smartphone, we have taken you to Agrasen ki Baoli, India Gate, Lodhi Gardens, and Connaught Place. Next we decided to head to somewhere more exotic - our home town in Himachal Pradesh.
Question: What is that one place in Delhi that symbolizes patriotism, the "coolness" factor, the common man, and the top bureaucracy, peace, and struggle, all at one go?
And the right answer is... you guessed it. India Gate!
At the very heart of Delhi lies the "showpiece of Lutyen's Delhi", the business and commercial centre we know as Connaught Place or CP. The place not only houses some of the biggest names in the financial scene of the country, it is also one of the most happening places as far as restaurants, shopping options, and crowd is concerned.
The Land of Red Stone Buildings and Lush Green Lawns - Lodhi Gardens || #DareToPerform with #Honor5C
Continuing our exploration of our favorite city Delhi with the new smartphone on the block - Honor 5c, our next stop was the park that offers different things to different people - Lodhi Gardens. For people in search of greenery, Lodhi Gardens offer trees of a wide variety and velvetty carpet-like lawns. For people in search of birds butterflies, there are 100s of species that can be spotted here. For health-freaks, there's an open gym and walking tracks. For people in search of history and architecture, there are four structures from the time of the Lodhis. For couple looking for some us-time, there is plenty on offer. Even for kids there are options of entertainment such as hillocks and swings.
When loitering around in Connaught Place or navigating traffic on Barakhamba Road, it is difficult imagine that barely 5-minutes away, hidden amongst trees, lies the magnificent stone structure of Agrasen ki baoli. The 14th-century step well was restored by the Archaeological Survey of India in the year 2002. Now the Baoli is clean and well-maintained.
This is how Varun Chaudhary initiated a conversation on facebook and mentioned Triund & Shimla. The conversation took interesting turn when lot of folks started participating and added more names to this list. Varun is an accomplished Travel Photographer and a strong supporter of eco-friendly initiatives. He belongs to Himachal and cares a lot about his state. I chose to write about it because it's not about specific places discussed in this thread but more about lot of other places in our country which bring some value to travellers but loose the charm over time or get dirty/unbearable.
After reading various posts about Churu & Ramgarh, lot of viewers have asked very questions in past – how to reach Churu, what’s good time to visit these place, any recommended place to stay, main things to see/explore or something which shouldn’t be missed when in Churu region of Rajasthan, India. All these questions make me think about the quality of my earlier posts :), but then I found reasons to justify it. Anyways, all my earlier posts were more about the experience of various places in Churu & Ramgarh and I hardly talked about the way I reached there etc.