Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '2014

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Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '2014

Postby MetalHead » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:22 am

This is going to be more of a photologue than a travelogue. However, I will write wherever required.

This was a very long pending trip to Manikaran/Kasol. My parent’s court holidays came and got over. They kept asking me if I can manage to under-take this trip but I could not. Post their holidays I decided to take some off and have this small 2 day trip.

We left Noida on saturday morning at 5am. Our first halt was at Sukhdev for our driver’s B’fast and our morning tea. After that we stopped at Panipat for tyre change due to puncture. To get the punctured tyre fix we then stopped at Banur at 10:15am. Then straight away we stopped at Swarghat for lunch at 1:00pm. The roads were in pretty bad shape in Bilaspur. Then our next halt was at somewhere before Sundernagar for tea at around 4:15pm. The rain was with us in on/off mode from Bilaspur. So the weather was beautiful through-out the journey till Kasol. Then another tea break before Pandoh Dam at 5:48pm. At a view point where torrential water was coming out from dam. By 7:34pm we were at Bhuntar and I stopped to capture the view of Bhuntar and river Beas flowing below the bridge with flow of water being so fast that the water droplets were floating all over the river surface creating a magical view like fog over the water.

Sukhdev
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Kiddie enjoying open place after sitting in car for so long at Banur, when we stopped for getting punctured tyre fixed.
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At Banur only
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View from Swarghat restaurant
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From a Tea break place before Sundernagar.
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View from Sundernagar lake.
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View from another tea break place before Pandoh dam with torrential water flowing from dam.
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Bhuntar view.
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:02 pm

:o :o :o Wow Vibhu, so the beast is on the Maiden Trip to Himalayas... Lovely, heavenly weather it seems as pics are doing the talks :) :)
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby MetalHead » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:56 am

dheerajsharma14 wrote::o :o :o Wow Vibhu, so the beast is on the Maiden Trip to Himalayas... Lovely, heavenly weather it seems as pics are doing the talks :) :)


Nah bhai.....I am not that experienced yet to drive on such terrain and so far. Hired taxi as usual, but yes, now I am thinking to start taking own vehicle.
Yes, the weather was literally good while going. However, while coming back it was all hot.
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby aashish2137 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:35 pm

Lovely monsoons view. Kiddo seems to be having a ball too. Didn't the road around Swarghat improve recently? I saw them working on the patches.
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:23 am

aashish2137 wrote:Lovely monsoons view. Kiddo seems to be having a ball too. Didn't the road around Swarghat improve recently? I saw them working on the patches.


Yeah bro....He had a great time. He was always eager to step out of vehicle and run around. Yes, the road repair work was under process when we were coming back but it seemed waste as it was raining and they were repairing it.
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:27 pm

The view of other side of bridge was even more beautiful. We reached around 8:30pm or so and it was still drizzling. Rooms were already booked for two nights with b’fast and dinner costing 3350 for 1 dbl bed room. We hit the bed as all of us were tired from this long journey.

Woke up next day asusual early in the morning and stepped out of the hotel to check out the surrounding view and I was eternally happy to see the view/vista. Snow covered peaks engulfed with clouds were visible which completed my trip. As usual with my dad I went for a walk to find a tea shop, however could not locate one. The views of the mountains kept changing with time. At times vivid, sometimes clouds playing with them.

Plan of the day was only to visit Manikaran Gurudwara which was the main reason of this trip. We did our b’fast and started our small ride to Gurudwara which was just 3km from hotel.

The view on the other side of the bridge
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Morning view which made my trip @ 6:30am
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Clouds hovering over mountains......Ahhh
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Hotel and mountain
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Mountains show various faces and I felt blessed.
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Close-up to virtually feel that I am there.
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View of Kasol town from hotel.
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All clear to give a heavenly look.
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My personal favorite. I just felt like walking on these green pastures.
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While going towards Gurudwara.
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Another view offered by mountains.
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:28 pm

Wow, zoom have come out nice and it indeed is heavenly when clouds surround those parvati peaks... Rivers looks raging... How a about a brief review of the hotel Sandhya Kasol and do share the contact of Delhi driver you took. Will be helpful to others.

Did you you get a chance to go over to bridge or talk to Om Negi as follow up for the Kasol clean Drive?
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby sany » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:40 pm

VIBHU BHAI,

This is sheer brilliance at quick pace, lol you just went and are already up with details and story and pics. And we people (lazy bums) just keep processing pics for months. Anyways you were lucky you saw real beauty at bhunter.

Please share sandhy kasol review as i heard its good and decently budgeted but even that decent budget of 2500 should satisfy one and all. In all fabulous short trip

BTW what car???? what was dheeraj bhai pointing to......?

Dheeraj bhai, i think he did go to the camp and had followed up on our work in kasol, sorry but it was in a sad state. I believe neeraj has done some follow up after vibhu bhai's return.
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:01 pm

Sad to know Sany :(
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Re: Swift 2Days Mesmerizing Trip To Parvati Valley July '201

Postby NonStopDriver » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:54 am

Yes, apart from that, the old complaint was disposed off with shoddy explanation. Have logged a complaint again! :evil:

Good pics Vibhu bro! :)
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