Yosemite in India - Treks around Jalori Pass and Serolsar lake in Himachal

Few days back I was looking at my old photographs in Lightroom and came across this photograph. Immediately after a question came to my mind that I haven't visited Yosemite National Park yet then how come this photograph is there in my catalog?    When I explored more, I realized that place is near Serolsar lake . During my first visit to Serolsar, we moved ahead and found these rock mountains which are unusual. At least, I haven't seen such mountains in Mandi, Shimla or Kullu regions. There are lot of Rock mountains in KInnaur  and Lahaul-Spiti. And here this mountain is in middle of green mountains all around. Such  landscapes make Yosemite special and hence this comparison. If you have been to Yosemite, do you see any similarity or I am missing something else. I would love to hear your thoughts through comments.   Trekkers usually go go till Serolsar Lake from Jalori pass and these mountains are clearly visible, if you trek ahead. After seeing this photograph, I am curious to know more about this place and plan a trek beyond Serolsar lake.   If explored more, I am sure that we can find more such landscapes around Jeori in Shimla, which is on border of Kinnar district of Himachal Pradesh. This photograph inspires me to do more research and find more of such landscapes in India and photograph them.

Few days back I was looking at my old photographs in Lightroom and came across this photograph. Immediately after, a question came to my mind - how come this photograph is there in my catalog without visiting Yosemite National Park yet then ? 


When I explored more, I realized that place is near Serolsar lake . During my first visit to Serolsar, we moved ahead and found these rock mountains which are unusual. At least, I haven't seen such mountains in Mandi, Shimla or Kullu regions. There are lot of Rock mountains in KInnaur  and Lahaul-Spiti. And here this mountain is in middle of green mountains all around. Such  landscapes make Yosemite special and hence this comparison. If you have been to Yosemite, do you see any similarity or I am missing something else. I would love to hear your thoughts through comments. 

Trekkers usually go go till Serolsar Lake from Jalori pass and these mountains are clearly visible, if you trek ahead. After seeing this photograph, I am curious to know more about this place and plan a trek beyond Serolsar lake

If explored more, I am sure that we can find more such landscapes around Jeori in Shimla, which is on border of Kinnar district of Himachal Pradesh. This photograph inspires me to do more research and find more of such landscapes in India and photograph them. 

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If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -


  1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter
  2. Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
  3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
  4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
  5. 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

6 comments:

Ami Bhat said...

There is so much in India that has been missed out. Am sure you will find so much beauty to capture through you lens within India. Good luck to you for that and keep sharing such amazing pics.

harshita joshi said...

nice to know about the place

Archana Kapoor said...

wow - I love the title... esp cause Yosemite is one of my favs!! :-)
You share info about such amazing places... hats off... :-)

My Unfinished Life said...

nicely captured...i think we have some stunning natural beauty places in india 9travelling on work to remote places...i have seen so much beauty in India...sometimes I feel it will take me lifetime to visit all of india only!!) .....we just need to keep them pristine...

www.myunfinishedlife.com

VJ Sharma said...

Ami/Sushmita - Very well said. There is lot in Indian to explore but at the same time, we need to learn the ways to conserve the beauty. Unfortunately we spoiled many places and hopefully we learn from the mistakes done in past.

VJ Sharma said...

Archana - happy that you liked it.

Harshita - Thanks !

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