In May’s 42°C , we seldom venture out unless there is a compelling need (read duty) to do so. It was surely quite a sight then, to view a sea of humanity, voluntarily braving the Indian summer heat and climbing 14 km (some barefoot) up steep trans-Himalayan slopes to seek blessings from the Divine. This spiritual narrative entwined with India’s social fabric is what makes this country so unique and so surreal.
It was a beautiful and rejuvenating experience visiting “Vaishno Devi”, one of India’s most famous shrines nestled in the Trikuta Hills of Pir Panjal Range. Here are some of the pictorial memories from the picturesque state of Jammu & Kashmir. Very much a haven for nature lovers. Would be sharing some interesting anecdotes soon. 🙂