July 12, 2007

River Rangeet



The River Rangeet is a tributary of the Teesta River, the largest river in the Indian state of Sikkim. The river originates in the Himalayan mountains in West Sikkim district. A perennial river, it is fed by the melting snow of the Himalayas in early summer, and the monsoon rains in July-August. It is popular among rafting enthusiasts for its turbulent waters. The tortuous river joins the Teesta at Teesta Bazaar on the border of West Bengal and Sikkim. During its final few kilometres, it forms the boundary between these two states.


I shot these pictures as I was passing through the town of Jorethang.

19 comments:

Arun said...

I have been going through severe withdrawal symptom from the mountains lately.. :)

Only other day, was talking with a friend that an at least 15 day trip to Gochela is what I need to recover! :)

shark said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

And ya.. welcome to the blog world :)
The pics are very nice...

Will come back for more!

Shruti said...

Beautiful...
So clear water...

Take care

indicaspecies said...

arun: Arun, you and I need to go on a backpacking tour for at least 6 months to satiate our longing for mountains.
Wish you could join me on my upcoming trip.
Cheer up yaar!

shark: Thank you for visiting mine. Please visit again. I still insist on my innocence..haha!

shruti: Thank you for visiting me shruti:)

niki yokota said...

Oh my!! these photos are awesome!!
im glad to find your blog :)

indicaspecies said...

Thank you niki-chan :)

GMG said...

Céline,
first thanks for your visit to Blogtrotter. I really appreciated your comments.
Now, second. What a surprise I had when I found out who my visitor from Kuweit was: great blog you have here! Loved the mix - travel and poetry (or should I say travel also as a form of poetry?).
Congratulations for the poem contest, and for the beautiful picture of the Rangeet River. They remembered my Gorges d'Ardèche post, but the water colour is much more impressive...

Ri said...

First of all, what on earth is "Fugue"?

Secondly, how come I'm finding out just now? AH? I demand an explanation.

I'm at work and I want to go home. Now.

indicaspecies said...

Thank you for your kind words gmg.

Regarding your Gorges d'Ardèche post, I guess I will have to keep returning to your blog to find it, and I shall; and it will be a pleasure to do so.

I am honoured that a person who has travelled to 'more than one hundred at the Travelers' Century Club list' visited me. Thanks.

indicaspecies said...

ri: Thank you for visiting.
Fugue has 2 meanings; one from the musical point of view and the other is the psychogenic fugue.
It's not as important now to know what it means as much as to recognizing which one is relevant to me. Since you claim to know me a bit, I shall leave it to you to decide on that..haha!

Aditi said...

I remember the teesta river on a trip there years ago... this looks beautiful
thanks for stopping by

indicaspecies said...

aditi: Thank you aditi. Have a nice day:)

FlyingHigh said...

Ah! A traveler who blogs..beautiful pics...will visit again :)

-Shradha

indicaspecies said...

flyinghigh: Thank you Shradha. You are always welcome:)

Sigma said...

Thanks for your visit and your comments. Though I guess you have been a silent visitor for a while now :-)

Lovely blog. And very wonderful pictures of the river Rangeet here. I have been to those areas once, and I remember seeing the meeting point of Rangeet and Teesta. You have captured them really well. Mine were with still camera, and rather hazy :-(

indicaspecies said...

sigma: Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comments.

Sameera said...

These pics are a sight for sore eyes.And to think we Indians crave to visit abroad seeking beautiful retreats when our own country is thriving with them :)

indicaspecies said...

sameera:
I am glad you liked the pictures. I enjoy travels to India as much as I do going to a foreign land, if not more. And no retreats for me please, I like to explore with my own style. :)

A M A R © photography.. said...

Good blog.. Good details..
i will keep on eye here..

Take care..