Recently I was in Himachal to visit my Nana/Nani , who live in a small village called Chauntra in Hamirpur region. We spent 3 days with family there and planned to a short trek into the huge pine forest which stretched in hundreds of square kilometers. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and things you can do.
First let me share that why we planned this trek. We have a small piece of land in the forest, from where we bring grass for cattle at home. I have visited this place many times in my childhood. It's approximately 2 kilometers from our house and I have carried grass from this land to the home through various mountains and gorges.
We packed some stuff with us and headed towards the pine forest, which was lush green because of monsoons. Although some of the pines had marks of fire which spread in summers.
Since may of these terrains are not frequently visited, so it was hard to find right path. To add more flavor to the problem, high grass was making it more difficult. Especially it was more risky around the edges when high grass was very distracting.
On our way, we met lot of new friends walking on the lush green grass.
Some of them were very active and difficult to capture in my Travellingcamera. This Photo Journey has some of the those who co-operated with Travellingcamera :). This Ladybug accompanied us for a long time.
There were lot of butterflies all around, but again we couldn't capture them all.
Above photograph shows a village at a distance surrounded by corn fields and banana farms. Most of these photographs are clicked with #SamsungS5
Who can guess this?
In above photograph you see some marks on pine tree. This is usually done to take out gum which is used for industrial purposes. Marking marking such cuts with knife a container is hanged in the bottom of this area, which collects gum. A team of folks regularly visit forest to take this gum and put empty containers again.
An abandoned house in middle of the forest.
Sky always looks so bright and colorful in Hamirpur.
It was a great day spent with family !!
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