Shimla

Color me ‘GREEN’!!!

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Rain soaked hills at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh!!! Bringing you beautiful greens from the most loved and popular Hill Station – ‘Shimla’

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The road that leads to Spiti Valley (II)

Delhi – Shimla – Kinnaur – Spiti Valley in April 2016

This post is part of the series – The road that leads to Spiti Valley

Earlier I had shared stunning images of the roads via Shimla – Kinnaur (NH-22)  leading to Spiti Valley. Continuing from Tapri, the virtual tour is here, enjoy the ride 🙂 I had to limit the pictures till Nako, otherwise it was becoming a huge post.

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Tapri to Karcham on the way to Spiti

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A little break and a quick walk 🙂 near Karcham

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Approaching Kalpa, the place with gorgeous views of Kinner Kailash Range

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Shongtong Bridge: We observed the bridges on the way were adorned by several Tibetan Prayer Flags and looked so beautiful decorated with them.

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Near Nako :), after crossing Nako one enters into Spiti Valley via Sumdo

The luxuriant green Kinnaur changes to ice capped rocky mountains, you’ll fall in love with scenic beauty and the landscape views!! These sure will give you a feel of the road and help you plan your trip to Spiti, maybe even tempt you to experience the thrill of driving on these roads. I shall be sharing Nako – Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza soon 🙂 and those ones are really beautiful. Till then…..

Happy Exploring!!!

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Traveling to Spiti Valley

Reaching Spiti Valley

“Spiti Valley is the land defined as God’s abode”, this place is as unique and spectacular as it’s name. The wonderland is so beautiful that we decided to dedicate a segment to it on our blog.

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That is just a glimpse of the wonderland, Untraveled Routes will soon be sharing more pictures and all the required travel details 🙂

We, as in me, Ashish (my soulmate) with our 11 months old little love in tow did an epic road trip to Spiti Valley in April 2016. We covered the region in 10 – 11 days by our i10 🙂 and Ashish did the heroic task of driving throughout. I will be gradually sharing all the details right here in this section.

The only way to witness the beauty of this place is by road.The transcendent roads are something you would have never seen or experienced before. These roads are touted as one of the most treacherous and dangerous in the world. The NH 22 will drive you insane for lot of reasons but you’ll love the adrenaline rush and thrill.

There are two main ways to reach – https://untraveledroutes.wordpress.com/transcendent-spiti/

Kindly continue reading on the mentioned link…. Cheers

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Traveling to the Hills ? Don’t let these ruin your Happy Time ……

Hills and Valleys in India enjoy the status of being quite popular vacation destinations throughout the year barring few months. Especially during the months of May and June, you will find people traveling to one or another hill station. Sure the hills provide the needed respite from heat and soothing break. Without a doubt you look forward to the most wonderful time with loved ones and friends and do not wish to ruin your happy mood because of trivial issues. So go on reading….

We have been to Shimla, Manali, Rishikesh, Dalhousie, Kashmir (covering all the places around them) and would like to share our experience highlighting what not to do!!!

You might really want to consider these –

  • Stay away from the Horse rides: Most of the places in and around these hill stations are full of bhaiyas offering horse rides claiming to take you to some Switzerland point for bizarre amount. These points are very well approachable on foot as well, infact you can enjoy the nature more while walking comfortably rather than sitting precariously on these horses. On few patches it is supremely risky to travel by horses. And you don’t want to spend without getting value.
  • Do not travel empty stomach: The route to most of the hill stations goes in circles with lot of twists and turns resulting in motion sickness or some uneasiness (may be not for all) and increased duration of travel (because your vehicle will not be able to cross particular speed). Most people develop some sickness and by the time you reach you are totally exhausted. It is advisable to eat healthy, carry mint chewing gum or medicine to help you out in extreme situations. Take a break every 1.30 to 2 hours, treat yourself with pure oxygen, take deep breaths, and stretch your muscles.

Continue reading

Categories: Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie, Kashmir, Kufri, Manali, Marhi, Naldehra, Pahalgam, Shimla | Tags: , , , | 11 Comments

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