Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1

 Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.... and also known as State of GODs... The state boasts of several exciting pilgrimage trails leading to sacred temples... The Manimahesh Yatra is one such pilgrimage which starts from Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake  in Bundhil valley... 
Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS of Waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh : MANIMAHESH YATRA 2010
Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : Posted by Vishal Sharma on www.travellingcamera.com : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1 :  Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.... and also known as State of GODs... The state boasts of several exciting pilgrimage trails leading to sacred temples... The Manimahesh Yatra is one such pilgrimage which starts from Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake  in Bundhil valley... Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS of Waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh : MANIMAHESH YATRA 2010There are countless number of waterfalls on the way and water in all of the streams in considered very medicinal... I met a gentleman who told that some medicinal plants of Himalayas are found in this region and water is very good for skin, breathing and other things which I forgot :)The Manimahesh Lake is believed to be one of the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies... Notice pilgrims in colorful dresses in this photograph and try to think about the height of this waterfall... Last time I had such huge waterfalls on Shrikhand Trek ...The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva... After reaching Mani-Mahesh Lake they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmaur and Chamba...Some of us tried to climb up these hills on with these water streams but its near to impossible to complete with these streams...The wonderful route not only attract the pilgrims but also excites the adventure lovers and tourists...Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters.... The Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is treated as a state level fair as per the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government. The Himachal tourism department has undertaken various plans and programs to promote this wonderful event... Manimahesh is well approached from Pathankot through Chamba and Bharnaur... Pathankot is nearest railway station to approach this place...  Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters....

There are countless number of waterfalls on the way and water in all of the streams in considered very medicinal... I met a gentleman who told that some medicinal plants of Himalayas are found in this region and water is very good for skin, breathing and other things which I forgot :)

The Manimahesh Lake is believed to be one of the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies... 

Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : Posted by Vishal Sharma on www.travellingcamera.com : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1 :  Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.... and also known as State of GODs... The state boasts of several exciting pilgrimage trails leading to sacred temples... The Manimahesh Yatra is one such pilgrimage which starts from Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake  in Bundhil valley... Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS of Waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh : MANIMAHESH YATRA 2010There are countless number of waterfalls on the way and water in all of the streams in considered very medicinal... I met a gentleman who told that some medicinal plants of Himalayas are found in this region and water is very good for skin, breathing and other things which I forgot :)The Manimahesh Lake is believed to be one of the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies... Notice pilgrims in colorful dresses in this photograph and try to think about the height of this waterfall... Last time I had such huge waterfalls on Shrikhand Trek ...The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva... After reaching Mani-Mahesh Lake they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmaur and Chamba...Some of us tried to climb up these hills on with these water streams but its near to impossible to complete with these streams...The wonderful route not only attract the pilgrims but also excites the adventure lovers and tourists...Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters.... The Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is treated as a state level fair as per the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government. The Himachal tourism department has undertaken various plans and programs to promote this wonderful event... Manimahesh is well approached from Pathankot through Chamba and Bharnaur... Pathankot is nearest railway station to approach this place...  Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters....
Notice pilgrims in colorful dresses in this photograph and try to think about the height of this waterfall... Last time I had such huge waterfalls on Shrikhand Trek ...

The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva... After reaching Mani-Mahesh Lake they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmaur and Chamba...

Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : Posted by Vishal Sharma on www.travellingcamera.com : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1 :  Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.... and also known as State of GODs... The state boasts of several exciting pilgrimage trails leading to sacred temples... The Manimahesh Yatra is one such pilgrimage which starts from Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake  in Bundhil valley... Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS of Waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh : MANIMAHESH YATRA 2010There are countless number of waterfalls on the way and water in all of the streams in considered very medicinal... I met a gentleman who told that some medicinal plants of Himalayas are found in this region and water is very good for skin, breathing and other things which I forgot :)The Manimahesh Lake is believed to be one of the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies... Notice pilgrims in colorful dresses in this photograph and try to think about the height of this waterfall... Last time I had such huge waterfalls on Shrikhand Trek ...The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva... After reaching Mani-Mahesh Lake they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmaur and Chamba...Some of us tried to climb up these hills on with these water streams but its near to impossible to complete with these streams...The wonderful route not only attract the pilgrims but also excites the adventure lovers and tourists...Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters.... The Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is treated as a state level fair as per the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government. The Himachal tourism department has undertaken various plans and programs to promote this wonderful event... Manimahesh is well approached from Pathankot through Chamba and Bharnaur... Pathankot is nearest railway station to approach this place...  Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters....
Some of us tried to climb up these hills on with these water streams but its near to impossible to complete with these streams...

The wonderful route not only attract the pilgrims but also excites the adventure lovers and tourists...

Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : Posted by Vishal Sharma on www.travellingcamera.com : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1 :  Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.... and also known as State of GODs... The state boasts of several exciting pilgrimage trails leading to sacred temples... The Manimahesh Yatra is one such pilgrimage which starts from Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake  in Bundhil valley... Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS of Waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh : MANIMAHESH YATRA 2010There are countless number of waterfalls on the way and water in all of the streams in considered very medicinal... I met a gentleman who told that some medicinal plants of Himalayas are found in this region and water is very good for skin, breathing and other things which I forgot :)The Manimahesh Lake is believed to be one of the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies... Notice pilgrims in colorful dresses in this photograph and try to think about the height of this waterfall... Last time I had such huge waterfalls on Shrikhand Trek ...The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva... After reaching Mani-Mahesh Lake they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmaur and Chamba...Some of us tried to climb up these hills on with these water streams but its near to impossible to complete with these streams...The wonderful route not only attract the pilgrims but also excites the adventure lovers and tourists...Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters.... The Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is treated as a state level fair as per the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government. The Himachal tourism department has undertaken various plans and programs to promote this wonderful event... Manimahesh is well approached from Pathankot through Chamba and Bharnaur... Pathankot is nearest railway station to approach this place...  Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters....
Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Walking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters....

Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : Posted by Vishal Sharma on www.travellingcamera.com : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1 :  Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.... and also known as State of GODs... The state boasts of several exciting pilgrimage trails leading to sacred temples... The Manimahesh Yatra is one such pilgrimage which starts from Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake  in Bundhil valley... Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS of Waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh : MANIMAHESH YATRA 2010There are countless number of waterfalls on the way and water in all of the streams in considered very medicinal... I met a gentleman who told that some medicinal plants of Himalayas are found in this region and water is very good for skin, breathing and other things which I forgot :)The Manimahesh Lake is believed to be one of the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies... Notice pilgrims in colorful dresses in this photograph and try to think about the height of this waterfall... Last time I had such huge waterfalls on Shrikhand Trek ...The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva... After reaching Mani-Mahesh Lake they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmaur and Chamba...Some of us tried to climb up these hills on with these water streams but its near to impossible to complete with these streams...The wonderful route not only attract the pilgrims but also excites the adventure lovers and tourists...Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters.... The Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is treated as a state level fair as per the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government. The Himachal tourism department has undertaken various plans and programs to promote this wonderful event... Manimahesh is well approached from Pathankot through Chamba and Bharnaur... Pathankot is nearest railway station to approach this place...  Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters....

Manimahesh is well approached from Pathankot through Chamba and Bharnaur... Pathankot is nearest railway station to approach this place...  

The Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is treated as a state level fair as per the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government. The Himachal tourism department has undertaken various plans and programs to promote this wonderful event... 

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Mani Mahesh Yatra 2010 @ bharmaur, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh : by VISHAL SHARMA : Posted by Vishal Sharama @ www.travellingcamera.com : The Mani Mahesh lake is the venue of a highly revered pilgrimage trek undertaken during the month of August/September corresponding to the month of Bhadon according to Hindu calendar.. on the eighth day of the New Moon period. It is known as the ‘Manimahesh Yatra’. The Government of Himachal Pradesh has declared it as a state-level pilgrimage.... Manimahesh Lake (also known as Dal Lake, Manimahesh) is a high altitude lake (elevation 4,080 metres (13,390 ft)) situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range  of the Himalayas.. which is in the Bharmour subdivision of Chamba district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The religious significance of this lake is next to that of the Lake Manasarovar in Tibet...The lake, of glacial origin, is in the upper reaches of the Budhil River, a tributary of the Ravi River  in Himachal Pradesh. However, the lake is the source of a tributary of the Budhil River, known as ‘Manimahesh Ganga’. The stream originates from the lake in the form of a fall at Dhancho. The mountain peak is a snow clad tribal glen of Brahamur in the Chamba district originating as an off-shoot spur of the Pir Panjal Range. The highest peak is the Mani Mahesh Kailas, also called ‘Chamba Kailash' (elevation 18,546 feet (5,653 m)) overlooking the lake...Me on the way to Manimahesh Yatra from Bharmaur, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA... I enjoyed the whole journey and would be sharing more photographs of amazing hills, Water-Falls later...At some spaces roads were very adventurous and it was a thrilling journey for me.... Road inside the dense forests of Himalyas... Pir Panjal Rage in Himachal Pradesh.... More adventurous journey was from Chamba to Bharmour... Just have a look at photograph above and imagine who deep it would have been.. and I am sure, you would not be able to imagine as deep as it was :-) ... I will be sharing more photographs of this place to give an exact idea about these roads... Love it !!!People who can't afford to trek through all the hills, can have Helicopter ride to Manimahesh... Asha Ram ji Bapu also visited Manimahesh Lake this year through Helisopter... Would be sharing more photographs of Helicopter ride soon...Here is a view of Sunrise @ Pir Panjal moutain ranges of Himalyas near Mani Mahesh Lake... check out this blog in next few days for more wonderful views around Mani Mahesh Lake...Note the trekking path in the bottom of this photograph and try to imagine the surrounding... Can you imagine it???According to one popular legend, it is believed that Lord Shiva created Manimahesh after he married Goddess Parvati, who is worshipped as Mata Girja. There are many legends narrated linking Lord Shiva and his show of displeasure through acts of avalanches and blizzards that occur in the region...Mani Mahesh Yatra 2010 @ Bharmaur, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh : by VISHAL SHARMA








Helicopter ride to Mani Mahesh Lake in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, INDIA : Posted by Vishal Sharma on www.travellingcamera.com : The name Manimahesh signifies a jewel (Mani) on Lord Shiva's (Mahesh'es) crown.... Local people claim that the moon-rays reflected from the jewel can be seen from Manimahesh Lake on clear full-moon nights (which is a rare occasion)... It is more likely to be the light reflected from the glacier , like a serpent on Shiva's neck...The Helicopter flies from Bharmour Helipad or Chamba depending upon the reservation you have... and then reaches up to Gauri Kund... From Gauri Kund onwards you have to continue next 1 km on foot and then after Darshan you will have to came back to catch the flight from Gauri Kund to Bharmour Helipad/Chamba... The both way Ticket for Manimahesh Yatra is also available with us. The both way ticket will cost you 8600.00 INR per passenger from Bharmour to Gauri Kund and 14500.00 INR from Chamba to Gourikund up and Down...The route to Manimahesh is via Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, Bharmour and Hadsar. Motorable road goes till Hadsar. The rest of the path is to be covered on foot, about 13 km of steep climb by the banks of Manimahesh Ganga, which originates from the Manimahesh Kailash peak. During the annual pilgrimage in August - September, numerous night-shelters and eateries spring up by the trekking route. Night-shelter is also available at village Dhancho, about 6 km from Hadsar on the way to Manimahesh, round the year. Another less frequented trekking route originates from Holi, which is connected to Chamba...Helicopter flying in Pir Panjal Moutain ranges of Himalyas...Helipad @ Gauri Kund, Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh...Manimahesh Lake (also known as Dal Lake, Manimahesh), situated in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, is a high altitude lake (el. 4080 m.). The Manimahesh Kailash peak that stands high close to the lake is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva... This place is believed to be second to the Lake Manasarovar in its religious significance....


Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : Posted by Vishal Sharma on www.travellingcamera.com : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1 :  Himachal Pradesh is home to many historical and religious sites.... and also known as State of GODs... The state boasts of several exciting pilgrimage trails leading to sacred temples... The Manimahesh Yatra is one such pilgrimage which starts from Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake  in Bundhil valley... Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS of Waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh : MANIMAHESH YATRA 2010There are countless number of waterfalls on the way and water in all of the streams in considered very medicinal... I met a gentleman who told that some medicinal plants of Himalayas are found in this region and water is very good for skin, breathing and other things which I forgot :)The Manimahesh Lake is believed to be one of the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies... Notice pilgrims in colorful dresses in this photograph and try to think about the height of this waterfall... Last time I had such huge waterfalls on Shrikhand Trek ...The pilgrims walk along the rocky path completely bare footed, singing Bhajans and praying ecstatically to Lord Shiva... After reaching Mani-Mahesh Lake they take dips in the holy water. With the termination of the Manimahesh Yatra, the devotees visit the ancient temple of Chatrari, which is located between Bharmaur and Chamba...Some of us tried to climb up these hills on with these water streams but its near to impossible to complete with these streams...The wonderful route not only attract the pilgrims but also excites the adventure lovers and tourists...Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters.... The Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is treated as a state level fair as per the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government. The Himachal tourism department has undertaken various plans and programs to promote this wonderful event... Manimahesh is well approached from Pathankot through Chamba and Bharnaur... Pathankot is nearest railway station to approach this place...  Freshness flowing through heavy rocks @ Manimahesh, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, INDIAWalking to the way of the Manimahesh Lake is a wonderful experience... One will forget the pains of the tiresome journey watching the wonderful natural scenery and fresh environment around.... However one should be physically fit to endure this journey in an altitude of 4100 meters....
Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-1












Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : A lonhg trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-2 : posted by VISHAL SHARMA at www.travellingcamera.com : Continuing with PHOTO JOURNEY to Manimahesh, here are are few more photographs of huge waterfalls on the way to Manimahesh lake in Chamba... Have a look and enjoy... Pilgrims having rest near freshening waterfalls...  I guess water of this fall was touching their body at this place... Manimahesh is considered as very important yatra and I know many of neighbors in Ghumarwin who have visited Manimahesh in last few years.. and many of them go there every year or alternate year... These are few waterfalls which could be seen from the trekking paths to Manimahesh... We had brought binoculars and could see lot many waterfalls on very high mountains of Himalayas... and its very difficult for me to describe those... Huge in size and powerful in throw of water...Here is another waterfall.. I guess it was near to Bheem Dwari and we had snacks near this, while climbing up... I don't know how to define these water streams which have multiple falls and some small streams flowing calmly towards the final destination.... but they were more attractive... How a waterfall looks has very big role of the hill from where its originating and overall shape of that hill... Also nicly composed hills give more beautiful view to these falls :-) .. I know description is not what you must be expecting... Black and White photograph of a water stream on the way to Manimahesh Lake.... There are many such streams on the way and sometimes, we needed to cross them... some of us were very excited and elder group was more careful about us :-) Waterfalls on the way to Mani Mahesh Lake : A long trek through Pir Panjal mountain range of Himalyas : PART-2

1 comment:

wander hermit said...

Great information.. Manimahesh lake is truly gorgeous... I loved the trek...

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