A group of friends driving on a lonely highway in dark with lost GPS connection amidst heavy snowfall. Well, that is a one line description of the night we reached Grand Canyon Village. We couldn’t admire the beauty of the place at night but as soon as the sun rose above the horizon , we were left spellbound by the sheer beauty of this place. Here are some snaps from Grand Canyon trip.
This was the lodge we stayed at. It was cosy and simply beautiful.
Grand Canyon is one of the main tourist places in USA and folks who visit Las Vegas definitely try to plan a day tour to Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona in the United States. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park , the Hualapai Tribal Nation, theHavasupai Tribe and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.
This place is a paradise for Photography lovers and especially folks who are interested in Landscape photography.
There are different modes of traveling to Grand Canyon. There are various bus tours which can be booked from Las Vegas. They pick you in the morning and drop in the evening after a guided tour. Some of these tours also include Hoover dam. If you are in a group, you may want to hire a car and drive through these beautiful roads around the canyon.
One should carry some sort of packaged food with them as few options are available especially for vegetarians .
Grand Canyon is extremely big that a whole day could be spent here. However , we stayed for just an hour since we had to travel to another city as part of our plan.
During the entire travel time , we were enchanted with the mesmerizing landscape , nature offered us. Following are some shots i captured from car’s front seat while we were travelling.
From Grand Canyon we drove four hours to Page city. Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo land east of Page city. Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding .Over time the passageways eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic 'flowing' shapes in the rock. It is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, one can capture different colors inside the canyon depending on the daytime.
There is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, one can capture different colors inside the canyon depending on the daytime.
When visiting during winters , one needs to pack a lot of warm clothing as it is really very cold. Also thick sports shoes are recommended to avoid tripping .
Local guide pointed me to a heart shaped formation inside the canyon. It’s always very interesting to see nature’s symmetry in unknown places.
Lastly , is a photo of our group. We all were really happy to witness two of nature’s great wonders and remove them from our travel bucket list.