~ Shining a torch ~
~ Dance of the clouds ~
~ The proud spectators ~
~ The inhabitable ~
~ The height, the courage ~
~ Finally, the whole symphony ~
Location of photography: Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India (…where I was born)
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.
More pictures from the trip are in the gallery below. Enjoy!
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.
Check more pictures in the gallery below:
(Click on any circled photo above to see the enlarged version)
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).