God beams at Dudhwa National Park

God beams at Dudhwa National Park

Sun beams in dense forest just after sunrise in winter morning at Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh, India

The Dudhwa National Park is in the Terai of Uttar Pradesh, India, and covers an area of 490.3 km2 (189.3 sq mi), It is part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. Located on the Indo-Nepal border in the district Lakhimpur-Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, together with Dudhwa National Park and Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuaries, represent the best natural forests and grasslands left in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh.

The Park has a sizable number of tigers and leopards, although the thick vegetation makes it difficult to spot one.
 

 

Colours of Fisherman

Colours of Fisherman

Umngot River, Meghalaya’s Unexplored Paradise

The Umngot itself is a prime fishing spot for fishermen from nearby areas.

A paradise in the hills if ever there was one I went off the beaten track to discover a little known gem. This was the river Umngot, possibly India’s cleanest river.

Umngot flows through Dawki, a small but busy town in the East Jaintia Hills district near the Indo-Bangladesh border. 

The water is so clear that when seen from a distance, it appears as if the boat is floating in mid-air!

 

Frozen streams in Himalayas

Frozen streams in Himalayas

Frozen streams in winter at Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Leh is a town in the Leh district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh district, with an area of 45,110 km2, Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites .

Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China for centuries.

 

Sunrise on Winter Morning at Himalayan Ranges

Sunrise on Winter Morning at Himalayan Ranges

Just after sunrise on Winter Morning in Leh Town

Leh is a town in the Leh district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh district, with an area of 45,110 km2, Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites.

Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China for centuries.

Canopy at Dudhwa

Canopy at Dudhwa

Canopy in dense forest on a winter morning at Dudhwa

The Dudhwa National Park is in the Terai of Uttar Pradesh, India, and covers an area of 490.3 km2 (189.3 sq mi), It is part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. Located on the Indo-Nepal border in the district Lakhimpur-Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, together with Dudhwa National Park and Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuaries, represent the best natural forests and grasslands left in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh.

The Park has a sizable number of tigers and leopards, although the thick vegetation makes it difficult to spot one.

 

Paradise village in Arunachal Pradesh

Paradise village in Arunachal Pradesh

Early morning mist wandering over the paradise village (Sangti Valley) in Lower Himalayas at 5:40 AM

Paradise valley is not well known to the outside world. In fact, very minimal tourist infrastructure exists here. But, in my mind, this is the place to be if you are looking at enjoying in a heavenly hill station. Surrounded by the towering ranges of Eastern Himalayas, blessed with pleasant weather round the year with maybe some light snowfall in the winter months, dotted with pristine forests and meandering fast hill rivers
Sangti Valley is on the Bomdila - Tawang highway of Western Arunachal Pradesh in North East India

Milkyway over Mt Nun and Kun in Himalayas

Milkyway over Mt Nun and Kun in Himalayas

Beauty of Night Sky in absence of light Pollution close to New Moon day. Milkyway reflections over streams in Himalayas

The Nun Kun mountain consists of a pair of Himalayan peaks: Nun, 7,135 m (23,409 ft) and its neighbor peak Kun, 7,077 m (23,218 ft).
Nun is the highest peak in the part of the Himalayan range lying on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. There are higher peaks in the Indian part of the Karakoram range and the highest in the Zanskar range in Ladakh.The Twin Mountains are located near the Suru valley, about 250 km (160 mi) east of Srinagar.
 

Twilight at Gokarna

Twilight at Gokarna

Reflection of sunset over the sea scape

Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, in the south western Indian state of Karnataka.. The town is also home to beaches such as palm-lined Gokarna, in the center, plus Kudle and Om beaches farther south.

Gokarna has grown into a tourist destination over the years due to stretch of beautiful sandy beaches. With the advent of foreigners thronging it, it no longer remains a quaint temple town, but a thriving vacation spot that is as laidback as Goa, only less commercial. In fact, many Goa regulars have now moved on to Gokarna’s pristine beaches where the crowds are less.
 

Frozen ice waves at Lake Tso Moriri

Frozen ice waves at Lake Tso Moriri

On a winter Morning in High Himalayas on the banks of Lake Tso Moriri, Ladakh, India

"Mountain Lake", is a lake in the Ladakhi part of the Changthang Plateau in Jammu and Kashmir in Northern India. 
The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m (14,836 ft). It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region. It is about 16 miles (26 km) north to south in length and two to three miles (3 to 5 km) wide. 

 

Twilight Reflections of Mt Nun and Kun

Twilight Reflections of Mt Nun and Kun

Sunset Reflections in quite streams below Mt Nun and Kun in Himalayas close to Zanskar region

The Nun Kun mountain consists of a pair of Himalayan peaks: Nun, 7,135 m (23,409 ft) and its neighbor peak Kun, 7,077 m (23,218 ft).
Nun is the highest peak in the part of the Himalayan range lying on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. There are higher peaks in the Indian part of the Karakoram range and the highest in the Zanskar range in Ladakh.The Twin Mountains are located near the Suru valley, about 250 km (160 mi) east of Srinagar, the state capital of Jammu Kashmir.


Nun Kun Massif dominates the skyline in the upper Suru valley. The two peaks are separated by a snowy plateau of about 4km in length. Pinnacle Peak (6930m) is the third highest mountain in this group. 
 

Frozen Pangong Tso Lake in winter

Frozen Pangong Tso Lake in winter

Pangong Tso is an Salt Lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft) and Winter Temperatures range from -10 to -30  degrees centigrade.

Pangong Lake  is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to China. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. All together it covers 604 km2. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.