June 17, 2008

Tranquil Tuesday

Shot during my travels to the Nubra Valley of the Himalayas:




Cool, serene, pretty
Himalayan Sumur has

Snowy mountain peaks


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22 comments:

Saibal Barman said...

Nice hovering clouds over the highland !
What is that "Sumur" ? Is it a french word; something like "saumur"?
I'm interested to know about its meaning and application...
Best wishes,

San said...

Yes, those clouds look almost whimsical over those majestic peaks. A "feel-good" image that celebrates the joy of being alive, and yes, the tranquility.

Lekhni said...

I envy you :)

M.Kate said...

You really travel through beautiful and exotic places :)

CHEWY said...

The landscape transitions so quickly. Lovely scenery.

Tejas said...

Really really jealous (Getting ready to pack bags soon) :)

Zhu said...

Lovely! It does look peaceful... it's good to see a "good side" of a region that has seen so many tensions.

You really go to remote places! Is the Himalaya easy to access? Well, the part you've been to?

backpakker said...

where did my comment disappear ? seems to have floated away like the clouds..I just cant get my eyes off the clouds..your pictures are really soothing to the eye and mind

lakshmi

indicaspecies said...

Saibal,

Highland. I like that word.:)

Sumur, a small village in the Nubra Valley. I really do not know the origin of the word but guess there is some Tibetan influence in naming it so.:)

indicaspecies said...

San,

Well described. Thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

Lekhni,

Haha.;)

indicaspecies said...

Kate,

Not nearly enough. Thank you for your comment.:)

indicaspecies said...

Chewy:

Thanks Darlene.:)

indicaspecies said...

Tejas,

Don't be. You are almost there! Don't miss Pangong Lake. Have a great trip, my friend.:)

indicaspecies said...

Zhu,

Tension and security issues are there at many international borders, why just Himalayas?

Think I could write a full post to answer your interesting questions.:)

Anyway, to put it in a nutshell:

Some of the Himalayan mountains can be viewed from easy-to-reach hill stations of India from the states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal etc.

A few parts I've been to are hard-to-reach spots (for eg., Pangong Lake at the border with China, or Nubra Valley at the borders of Pakistan). But these places are accessible by road transport during the summer months if and when the Authorities decide to grant permission to tourists. Visitors, including Indians, need to obtain a special permits from the relevant Authorities to reach there. Journey is not easy, but not impossible. In my opinion, it's all worth it.

Hope I've been of help.:)

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,

Haha..Delighted to hear that. The feeling you get there in the remote regions is indescribable:)

sukku said...

breathtaking.......I envy you.

indicaspecies said...

Sukku,

Thank you.:)

bendtherulz said...

Liked this image a lot....quite keen to know how much time you spent looking at this scene.....!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Looks so perfect,like a dream!If just seeing the pic creates such a feeling,how must it feel to actually be there :)

indicaspecies said...

BTR,

I am glad to hear that. It was similar scenery for most of the time when I was in Nubra Valley and through many parts of Ladakh.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

As I said, the feeling is filled with awe and is hard to describe in words.:)