Friday, July 2, 2010

Yamunotri Visit (source of the Yamuna river) (13 Jun to 18 Jun 2010)

With my poet-philosopher friend Virendra Kumar, I made a trip to Yamunotri from 13th June to 18th June 2010. Some of the photographs. Got three lifers White-bellied Yuhuna, Speckled Wood Pigeon and Pied Thrush. Plenty of other birds. Went via Shamli-Saharanpur-Vikas Nagar-Kalsi Gate-Barhkot-Syanachatti-Janakchatti and returned via the same route except from Vikas Nagar from where we took a detour via Paonta Sahib, Kalesar National Park, Hathini Kund, Yamunangar, Karnal, Murthal and Sonepat.
Brown Dipper at the bottom of the Yamunotri temple.
Yamunotri glacier. This mountain is known as Kalind, river Yamuna is also known as Kalindi.
Virendra Kumarji who has been to Mountain Kailash says this looks like mini Kailash.
Yamunotri Temple.


pankajsharmaphotography said...

Interesting feature.

Meenal said...

Sir I have to say this. While in Delhi, I went for a boat-ride on the Yamuna "drain"!!!!!!!
The state of the rivers in this country is pathetic especially in the cities. The only birds I spotted there were a few egrets and lots of kites and crows.
And the places of their origin will soon be lost due to the "temples of modern India" like the dismal state of the Alaknanda. What kind of ecosystem are we striving to protect!
The Urban Ecosystem!!

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जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

बेहतरीन पोस्ट
अगर हिन्दी में होती तो कुछ और बात होती
फ़ोटो तो दिल से खीची जाये तो बात ही कुछ और होती है
मै यहां दो बार जा चुका हू, फ़िर से जाना चाहता हूं

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जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

ऐसी यात्रा में बहुत मजा आता है। देखी है ती्न बार यमुनौत्री भी