VaishnoDevi : Divine Hills Calling

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. 🙂

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Katra Station’s Sunrise
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Fellow travelers 🙂
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Pine trees in symmetry
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Mighty Mountain Views for company

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Valley View
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Nature’s color palette

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Temple Shrine
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Morning Haze
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By the Night
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at 7000 Feet – Heaven and Earth
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Bhairon Temple
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Nature at its pristine best
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Reel-Real
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Fun company at the Guest House!
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Soothing Forest Sight
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Helipad at Sanjichat
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Adieu

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43 thoughts on “VaishnoDevi : Divine Hills Calling

      1. oh yes I was there on winters..chilling Feb..and there was some snow at Bhairo !! but nathatop was full of snow..so much that I pledged never to see snow again!!

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      2. Thanks a bunch, this strengthens my resolve now to make a trip to Nathatop as well ☺ Btw the pictures are really very nice ! Snow clad mountains can never go wrong 😀

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