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Experimenting with the ‘White Balance’!

Hello there!!

Today, I’m sharing two gorgeous pictures taken at one of the most beautiful cities in India  – Udaipur! These ones are special, both of them were clicked with DSLR (Nikon D3300) and in the evening, the only major difference being the ‘White Balance’. The ISO, Exposure etc. vary for both the pictures but the vital one is White Balance.

White Balance as defined on Nikon’s website – ‘White balance is used to adjust colors to match the color of the light source so that white objects appear white. Subjects may be lit by a number of different light sources, including sunlight, incandescent bulbs, and fluorescent lighting.’

So, which one do you like better? I’m so confused I like both of them 🙂 it’s hard to decide but one thing for sure is – ‘ Just like colors can make a picture appear discrete, in Life a new perspective can infuse new energy and positivity ‘.

Wish to read more on Udaipur and sightseeing here you go – A day at City of Lakes…

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The Formidable Heritage!

The word ‘Heritage’ makes me relive our travel in Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s diversity is beyond capture in words – rich heritage, vibrant culture, majestic monuments with appealing history,  artistically sound, vast sand dunes, colorful villages, warm people and much more. Rajasthan is famous for showcasing the royal heritage of palaces, forts, havelis & desert safaris, offering a glimpse of it’s spirited culture.

For this week’s photo challenge I’m sharing pictures of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Founded in 1459, by Rao Jodha, Jodhpur (formerly known as Marwar) is the second largest city of Rajasthan.

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The fort was named Mehrangarh, meaning ‘fort of the sun’ – a reference to the Rathore clan’s mythical descent from the sun god Surya. The fort has seven gates commemorating victories of various rulers over Jaipur, Bikaner and Mughals. The museum inside the fort houses exquisite royal collection. It’s also called the ‘Citadel of the Sun’.!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

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Betaab Valley Memories

Agog heart at ‘Betaab Valley’

Betaab Valley, lies few kilometers ahead of Pahalgam in Srinagar. The bike ride to Betaab Valley was part of our 5 days trip to Srinagar. The flawless green mountains, pristine Lidder river, archaic houses and rustic villages made such a impression on our hearts!!

I have shared details of Betaab Valley earlier too, this post is dedicated to fond memories of this fascinating and picturesque valley.

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We began our bike ride from Srinagar in the morning, the roads were still quite and clouds serene. There was some checking at few points, the army is stationed at almost every place in Srinagar but they don’t trouble tourists. The road is breathtaking as the Srinagar is located in the valley, fortunately there’s straight road & hence it saves time 🙂 Lidder river keeps moving along as if it’s leading the way, we crossed many hamlets on route & stopped at few points to interact with the locals & have the legendary ‘Kahwa’.

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We discovered lot of beautiful gardens and interesting points, took beautiful shots, rested a bit & kept on moving. We touched Pahalgam in about 2.5 hours (~96 kms from Srinagar) kept moving & found some solace at Betaab Valley.

The valley is so engaging that one could spend whole day here looking at myriad things happening around and basking in the nature.

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Happy Exploring with Untraveled Routes ♥♥

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Night glory at Ambrai Ghat, Udaipur (I)

When the Sun sets in the West; Radiance emerges all over!!

Ambrai Ghat in Udaipur is a beautiful and most popular ghat offering uninterrupted view of the Lal Ghat and the City Palace. The strategic location makes it a must visit !!

The illuminated City Palace gives a feel of a absorbing painting enriched with dark background. We are delighted to share the beauty of this place via pictures, Ashish took these stunning shots, take a look – 🙂

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Will soon be sharing the beauty of Udaipur at dawn!! Till then feel free to check out the other popular posts on Udaipur here – The New You, Beauty is all around You!!, Conceptual Photography.

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Theme: Conceptual Photography

Isn’t the symmetry appealing ? These beautiful images were clicked at Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Udaipur is one mesmerizing city oozing with class and rich heritage, few more wonderful posts from the city are – The New You, Beauty is all around, Coming back to Life.

Happy Exploring!!!

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Beauty is all around you!!!

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Theme: Nature Photography

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Strikingly colorful and beautiful hills captured on the way to Dalhousie

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Mandhavgarh – The City of Joy

Once known as the largest fortified city, situated amidst the Vindhya Ranges at a distance of 90 kms from Indore city, Mandavgarh (Mandu) makes the cut for the perfect weekend destination. This ‘City of Joy’ was originally founded in tenth century and boasts of fusion of Hindu & Afghan style of architecture. The tales of love story of Sultan Baz Bahadur & Rani Roopmati still adorn the city. Mandu has a total of 40 monuments & these are categorized as The Royal Enclave, The Central Group, Rewa Kund Group & other monuments. Unfortunately, today most of the monuments stand ruined. Go ahead and explore more here –  https://untraveledroutes.wordpress.com/offbeat-destinations-2/offbeat-destinations/

Interesting facts about Mandu

  • Mandu houses the first known marble structure of India – Hoshang Shah’s Tomb. Hoshang Shah (originally known as Alp Khan) assumed new name after ascending the throne to Malwa.
  • The architecture of the tomb is so elegant that it is believed that it made Shah Jahan sent his architects to study the tomb before construction of Taj Mahal.

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Colors of Holi from Streets of India

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A boy enjoying quick snack while playing Holi on the streets. Holi is celebrated in India to mark the onset of spring and victory of good over evil. There are several legendary stories signifying the celebration of this ‘Festival of Colors’ in India.

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Guest Post: When the Kedarkantha Trek became too challenging

Recently I went to Kedarkantha trek which is considered as one of the easiest trek for the beginners. But with the level of snow (aound 7-8 ft.) out there, it became one of the most challenging trek. I share my story here; Happy reading 🙂

Day 1 (31st January): Started from Faridabad by my car at 2:00 AM. Picked up two of my friends from Dilshad garden at around 3:15 AM and reached Dehradun at around 7:30 AM. Picked up our guide Bachan (owner of Himalaya Shelter and one of the best guide I must say) from there and then headed to Sankri, base camp to start Har Ki Dun and Kedarkantha trek, where we reached at 5:00 PM

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