About Nandini

I'm a daughter, sister, TEACHER, and of course a friend. I truly believe in goodness. My Interests? Well, no limits here. Reading. Writing. Movies. Music. Photography. Thinking. Observing. Science. Space and Universe. Cricket (in no particular order). I never found myself saying that I'm bored. Something is always there to do, even when it involves nothing!

Hot Springs – Manikaran Part-II

This post is last in the series of my Kullu-Manikaran trip posts. Click here and here to see those previous two posts.

Hot springs are produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater from the Earth’s crust and Manikaran has one of India’s most famous (both geologically as well as religiously) hot springs. As the hot (boiling) water falls into the chilling cold water of the river (Parbati river), clouds of steam are thrown up. It was absolutely wonderful to experience it. :)

A small rainbow at the bottom of the picture..DSC_3393-001

Clearing up…DSC_3389-001 Almost gone…DSC_3394-001

At some places, the locals use this geothermal heat for cooking purposes. See that bag dipped in the water? This one has rice in it. Cool ,right! DSC_3386-001

Inside one of the temples, I saw Nagada drums (“traditional kettle drums”). DSC_3375-001

More pictures from the trip are in the gallery below. Enjoy!

Manikaran – Part I

Hi! This post is in continuation with my earlier post “Gorgeous Shades of Himalayas” (Click here to see that post). While that post was just about the journey from Kullu to Manikaran, this post is going to be about the destination. Manikaran is quite famous for its temples – Ram temple and Manikaran Sahib (A Gurdwara) among many others- I was absolutely surprised to see so many temples in such a small area! Manikaran is also famous for the hot springs. But this post is only going to be about the photos of the temples, local people, decorations, etc. Manikaran – Part II will be about the photos of the hot springs. I hope you will enjoy them.

DSC_3372-001This is some kind of ancient carriage vehicle–DSC_3368-001

A temple bell at the entrance –DSC_3370-001
DSC_3376-001DSC_3367-002 A group of people playing traditional instruments and performing local dance-DSC_3409-001 DSC_3404-001

Check more pictures in the gallery below:

(Click on any circled photo above to see the enlarged version)

Gorgeous Shades of Himalayas


Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher. ~ Morihei Ueshiba


DSC_3350-001Zooming in…DSC_3352-001



These photographs were taken on the way from Kullu (in the foothills of Himalayas) to Manikaran (also in the foothills of Himalayas) in March 2014. It was a wonderful trip. Even I didn’t know it was this beautiful in this part of Himachal Pradesh. :)

Check below to see the mountainous route on a map (Thanks to Google Maps).


Green fields, blue skies!


“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
~Eleanora Duse