Pangong Tso

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A panoramic view of Pangong Tso (Lake) near India-Tibet border. Pangong Tso is 154 Km long and 4 Km wide at its widest point. 1/3 of Pangong lies in India and 2/3 of it lies in China (Tibet). Spangmik, where we stayed for the night in camps is the last point till where civilians are allowed. Infact, China invaded India through this front in 1962 and the road to Lake still passes through un-removed mine fields. It is the biggest lake in Ladakh region and largest brackish water lake in world. Another fact : the water changes it's color every hour in shades of blue.
This pic was created by joining 5 photos. Post-processing include contrast and sharpness increase. I would be posting few more panoramas in coming weeks. In case, you are wondering what's up with me and Panoramas, maybe you can credit that to the person (who has taken one of the best panoramas, i have ever seen) who inspired me towards taking up photography.
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The Last Autumn

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Macro Shot of a lovely but withered flower taken at Nishat Gardens (one of the famous Mughal Gardens) in Srinagar last weekend. The last Autumn in the beautiful valley of Kashmir.

Race the Sun

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Sunset on the way to Haridwar from Lansedowne. Pic taken from car window moving at speed of 20 Km/Hr, posted here without any post processing.

The Queen's Step Well

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Rajasthan : the land of forts and palaces is quite famous in tourist circuit (especially foreigners). Though the popular destinations are Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur there are few more small cities all across Rajasthan which boast of some exquisite architecture. Also apart from Palaces and forts one can see some of the best step wells (Baoli) of India in this region.
Fortunately i had the chance to visit one of the lesser known cities in Rajasthan (Kota) few weeks back. I used this opportunity to visit Boondi (an erstwhile kingdom of Rajput kings). Boondi is famous of its wall paintings, City palace, Taragarh Fort and Rani Ji ki Baoli (in pic). Raniji-ki-Baoli, (Queen's step well) is a 46-m-deep step well, built in 1699 by Queen Nathavatji, and is known for its carvings as you can see in the pic.
Do take out time to visit Boondi, Will be posting more pics from Boondi in coming weeks.


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Aaghaz : Urdu Word for "Beginning". I know this is just another routine photo. Taken at 5:30 AM in morning at the foothills of himalayas, sun rising behind the hills and weaving its magic on us wanderers :) I wanted to put this pic because the one with which i ended my last post at previous blog was a sky shot behind the grills and here is a early morning sky with the first rays of sunlight. Cheers to this new blog.............Welcome PHOTO CURRY :)