I always find photographing red flowers difficult. The results often come out as “over-saturated” and blurred edges (in the petals). But I guess this time I got them right (if not perfect). I hope you like them too, and your suggestions are welcome. :)
“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
Location: Rewalsar, Mandi, H.P., India.
A random day with random weather events. :-)
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..
Clearing up… Almost gone…
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!
Inside one of the temples, I saw Nagada drums (“traditional kettle drums”).
More pictures from the trip are in the gallery below. Enjoy!
Red flag against the textured mountain
A Decorated Gurdwara
Parbati River and an Old Hut
Old Flags hanging over the bridge
Boiling Water (man-made bricks dipped into the water)
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.
This is some kind of ancient carriage vehicle–
A temple bell at the entrance –
A group of people playing traditional instruments and performing local dance-
Check more pictures in the gallery below:
(Click on any circled photo above to see the enlarged version)
“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”
~Richard P. Feynman
Location: Palampur, H.P., India.