The heavy snowfall this year all around Himalayas have left people stunned with the beautiful views. Here is 6 pictures from my latest visit to the valley known for its hippie ambience and larger than life image. Indeed nothing like PARVATI VALLEY!
The villages in Parvati Valley are sleepy enough and known for its laid and chilled back lifestyle. With such heavy snowfall , people and life have come to a halt with most residents inside their home. Gives out a feel of abondoned village!
Due to heavy snowfall roads are often closed , but it's a opportunity to walk on endless snow and ice. Seems to be a frame from any dreamlike movie. Just imagine yourself in this frame! Got interested enough? Pack your backpacks for the adventure!
One of the most sought after destination in the valley is Tosh village nestled in the laps of nature and mountains. Here easily one can see how it looks like now totally under snow. Reaching it is only possible by foot but its a lifetime adventure!
The pine trees all covered under snow and curves like serpent makes up for a road trip worth to remember. Every corner and turn is scenic and I couldn't stop clicking pictures. What are you waiting for Go Now! For any information, you can always ping!
The tiny houses of Tosh has basic food and living conditions for now. So if you are a luxury freak or family tourist , I will not encourage you to go. For people seeking things out of ordinary and super special this is the right time indeed.
The sun is often missing due to snowfall, however on a day it really comes out, you are in for a treat! So to enjoy this dream like pictures for real, plan up and consult me through www.deepjyotibiswas.com
India is indeed a rich land of history and heritage. Hidden in every state and region are finest example of this. In the eastern state of West Bengal, in the town of Bishnupur , one can find , one of such examples. The Terracotta temples! In my last tour , guiding an amazing art scholar from Milan Museum , Italy, I came across the best and most beautiful of this temples.
Dating back to 16th century , this town holds a temple complex, rich with architecture and history. All the temples are made from the fine art of Terra Cotta. Protected monuments by archeological survery India today , shines with grandeur.
Terra Cotta means baked earth. The temples are made out of tiles of baked soils. The carvings are intricate and each tile holds a story from the ancient myths and epics of India. It took a fine Craftsmenship to create such wonders indeed.
Scenes from war and hunting are found other than scenes from great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
From the doors to windows to every nook and corner, terra cotta is vividly used everywhere to decorate this temples. Mostly devoted to Lord Krishna, this temple came into construction by Mallya dynasty rulers, who rules this land 400-600 years back. The Mallya kings were truly interested in the development of arts and crafts, which hit zenith , while in the creation of such Terra Cotta temples.
The town of Bishnupur and its famous temples lies 220 kms from Kolkata, nearest airport and big city. Transportation in abundance is available. A great gateway for history and architecture buffs, this temple town of Bishnupur is sure to be a great gateway and weekend destination. To know about this town or an in-depth tour here, consult me surely.
Note from the Author
" Travel made me rich and free. Magic and miracles are true , once you wander on the roads to places different and divine. Sharing with you all, those memories and stories , and wishing you all , that someday you guys travel far and wide too. I am not a great writer , so ignore my grammar and spellings, read it with feelings, and you might just be affected with the wanderlust to hit the road"