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Trekking through the Himalayas – Story VIII

Trekking through the Himalayas – Story VIII

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This is a continuation from the article Trekking through the Himalayas - Story VII Pepped up with perkiness, we rested on the mountain peak. But the guide hurried up to get on with our journey ahead despite of waiting for the others to reach. We already were briefed that in case if we were  unable to cross 'Chander Ghani’ pass  by evening for any reason, we were asked to return back to the camp and resume our journey the next day. Keeping those words in mind, we undoubtedly took our belongings and followed him. We were then, at an altitude of 12000ft above the sea level where temperature was close to 0 degrees with pinching cold. It was, for us, simply trivial as we got in habitude with the environment. Sweaters and boots too played their roles pretty well. An array of mountains
Trekking through the Himalayas – Story VII

Trekking through the Himalayas – Story VII

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This is a continuation of the article Trekking through the Himalayas - Story VI   We took repose in an uninhabited open place where the ascend terminates and slope begins. It was a great relief to have a resting time after crossing a terror striking path. All of a sudden the camp leader hastened to resume the journey as there was a probability for torrential rain. We hurried down the slope disregard of rain, eventhough it was tough to move on. Rain water was flowing at our ankle levels and we walked forward poking with staffs to find the obstacles before each footstep. Many of our fellow men tumbled down through the slope. No serious casualties were there as it was not that fearful one. My cautiousness saved me from any accidents. I also thanked my water proof trekking shoes for
Trekking through the Himalayas – Story VI

Trekking through the Himalayas – Story VI

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This is a continuation from the article, Trekking through the Himalayas- Story V I trudged solely through the shower of rain, spotting the sign boards to track our campsite. Distantly, near a scarp, the encampmemt caught my sight. The camp-sheds were situated on a plane adjacent to the scarp. The camp premises were almost florified with a herb resembling Water Hyacinth, dancing with the breeze. I dashed towards the site howling and screaming as a sign of relief. The path towards the campsite was muzzy and large masses of cow droppings swamped all around. We struggled to make out our way screened by dense foliages. Somehow managed to get in there with soggy clothes and dirty boots. We cleaned our dresses and foot wears, and occupied our tents for resting. We did not find find our ...
Dhanushkodi in its new attire; Bet you haven’t been there!

Dhanushkodi in its new attire; Bet you haven’t been there!

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We wanted to pray for our parents who had left us a few years back and that was why we desperately wanted to go to Rameswaram. So we planned our pilgrimage to Rameswaram on 29th September 2017. After washing out our sins through prayers, we planned to go to the nearest tourist place, the Ghost town, Dhanushkodi. Here is this article that can give insights on the fast developing tourist spot Dhanushkodi. Come, travel with us! We entered the main roads that led to Dhanushkodi from the congested streets of Rameswaram. The roads were newly paved. It was told by a local that the road was tarred 2 months back and untill then hardly any good roads were there and that any crazy traveler who wanted to visit the tip would be taken in jeeps. Jeep services were in full swing those days and many loc...
Trekking through the Himalayas – Story V

Trekking through the Himalayas – Story V

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Trekking through the Himalayas - Story IV We woke up to the 6th day of our expedition. Lazily we got up, finished our morning chores, packed up and moved for tea. The steamy tea was buoyant and we commenced the journey, singing patriotic songs. The camp leader was a nice person and in a day's acquaintance a good rapprochement developed between us. Unlike our expectation, the journey started from a precipice afar the camp-shed. After a few minutes of climbing , my body started to resist. I couldn't exactly make out the reason, but palpitation and stifling hindered my footsteps. The high altitude hit others too, I could read out from their dispirited faces. We at last got to the grass crowned crest and fell flat. Our breath slowed down after a few minutes and started to settle down...
HYDERABAD – “The Pearl City”

HYDERABAD – “The Pearl City”

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- Deepika. V It was a college tour to Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. Initially, I had a perception that Hyderabad was just one normal city like any other. But to my surprise, this trip had so much of fun and descriptive elements. At first, we all were put at a hotel (Anmol Continental) which was near Hussain Sagar Lake. Let me list the places which were covered by us during this college trip. Lumbini Park & Hussain Sagar Lake This park was just opposite from the hotel where we stayed. The park had a very pleasant view of the Hussain Sagar Lake and they also offer boating facility to reach the middle of the lake where it had a Buddha Statue. Once we reach there, we can feel the nature and to capture the moments amid the lake, there will be number of local photographer...
Trekking through the Himalayas – Story IV

Trekking through the Himalayas – Story IV

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This is a continuation from the former article, Trekking through the Himalayas: Story III All group members of our camp gathered and joined our guide to continue our expedition with bravura. The camp members along with the guide and his helpers moved on for fresh and new experiences. Within next five minutes of walk, the plain landscape ended which lead to a slightly slanting terrain. We were able to see the other end of the channel from this side itself and we walked along the left side which had beautiful green meadows with pine trees behind.The other side was quite steep. We continued our trek through the channel and when we reached a certain extend, totally exhausted, the guide told us about a steel pipe laid by the water authority which went beneath the terrain. We found on th
Trekking through the Himalayas: Story III

Trekking through the Himalayas: Story III

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This is a continuation of the former article, Trekking thru the mountains at Manali : First day, finest experience The place where we were standing was filled with many discarded plastic bottles. Most of the people there threw away the empty plastic bottles carelessly. Some people with us took an initiative to clean that area. 2-3 guys started cleaning, and soon all of us joined them and within no time we cleaned that our surroundings. There were dustbins around, but no one used dustbins. So we collected all the bottles and put them in the dustbin. Some cows were gazing nearby. A cow pushed Vaisakh T P a fellow trekker but since its horns didn’t touch his body, nothing serious happened. By around 1o’ clock, we finished our lunch and continued our journey. We got almost one and half ho
Trekking thru the mountains at Manali : First day, finest experience

Trekking thru the mountains at Manali : First day, finest experience

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Continued from : Manali adventure: The awesome experience of Mountain Rappelling The day of trekking. After getting up at five in the morning, we enthusiastically had our breakfast and packed food for the day. The National Camp Head gave a packet of dry fruits and chocolates to every trekker as a gift. The eateries were energizers and calorie boosters that can be used whenever we feel utterly week. At 8 am we officially started from the YHAI campus. Near to hundred people who had camped there stood on both sides of a walkway through which the day’s trekkers ( our team) officially stepped out for the trek. Great applauds and greetings were shed on us which strengthened our courage and made us feel like heroes. This kind of seeing off was an official ceremony there. A bus was
Descending South after Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Descending South after Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

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This is the continuation of : Mesmerized by Nature - Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley Day 15: To Agra   Our plan for day 15 was to reach Agra via Delhi. We were told by a local person that if we could start at 5.30 in the morning we would reach Agra by afternoon. Our lethargy made us start only at 6.30 in the morning. After 100 kms, we entered 4 lane roads. Anumod, who drove the Honda City was marked in hand by the traffic police. The Honda City had cooling windows and the navigator, did not wear seat belt. They were fined and the cops signed in his hand as a mark to show that he is already fined. The temperature was soaring. For lunch, we decided that we would have it only at an AC restaurant. So we chose a hotel named Mitran Dada Bar and had toast, jam and french fri...
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