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.
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
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).
It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something. ~Charles Dickens
I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. ~Leonardo da Vinci
(Location: A village in Himachal Pradesh, India.)
Their afternoon walk, perhaps. Their dresses must be so warm and cozy. :-)
Location: Rewalsar, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Place – Mandi Town, H.P., India.
Happy New Year! :-)
Deodar cedar/Himalayan cedar/Deodar : Tall and beautiful.
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
What’s hidden there?
One tree, many in the background..Oops, where are the leaves?
Against the sky I love the background, don’t you? Wanna lie on it? (Caution: It might do more than just tickling, hehehe) Deodar Cone (Don’t know if it’s male or female) More needle shaped leaves for you These trees can grow upto 60 metres (197 ft.)! (Wikipedia) Aaaaah… Now that’s a view I wish I could see all the time. *SIGH*
Hope you liked my little investigation. And apologies for not replying to your comments lately. But I surely read all of them and loved them too! :)