Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. While living in busy cities I had never imagined how powerful, huge, and beautiful nature can be until I recently went to the beautiful forest in Uttarakhand, India. Corbett National Park was named after James Edward Corbett, more popularly remembered as Jim Corbett. Jim Corbett was a great tracker and hunter who had hunted many man-eater tigers and leopards.
Corbett National Park is well known for its wildlife and sightseeing of wild animals including Tigers, Leopards, Jackels, Elephants, Barking Deer, Sloth Bears, etc. It is also home to 600 + species of residents and migrating birds, which makes this place perfect for bird watching and bird photography.
My experience in Corbett national park was a new change to my interest. During the jungle safari, our guide Shazad gave all the information about the jungle and animal behavior and wildlife and it created a whole new interest to know more about the life in jungle. I felt very small while getting to know the jungle, especially when I saw a female tigress about 20-25 meters away from us. She just appeared for a second and quickly disappeared into the bushes and unfortunately, we couldn’t take a picture but still, I have a mental image of that tiger. She looked so healthy and big that I already felt a strange heaviness on my chest. I am planning to visit again somewhere around mid of this year and this time I am gonna spend at least 2 days inside the forest to experience wildlife from very close.
Here I am sharing some pictures I took during the safari. I hope you will enjoy them.
The best trekking experience I have yet is the trek to the Laka Glacier. I have been to Mcleodganj twice in past but was unable to go to Triund due to snow. Triund is a very famous hilltop among trekkers. The trek starts from beautiful McLeodganj. The total distance of the trek is approximately 7 km which goes through steep rocky and stairy trails. The Triund top is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges and is at a height of 2850 meters.
This time when I was planning, I heard for the first time about Snowline and Laka Glacier which is furthermore above Triund so I made up my mind to go beyond Triund.
Laka Glacier is another 5 to 6km of a trek from the Triund top and the trail to Laka is so adventurous. It passes by Snowline and goes through very steep rocky paths, some plain mountain edges covered in snow, and small ascends and descends when crossing mountains. Laka Glacier is at a height of 3231 meters. This trek goes above the Laka glacier to the Lahesh cave and then to Indrahar pass and further to the Moon peak.
A quiet evening
This was captured at Laka Glacier. We were the only 7 people there that night including our guide and caretaker. It was so quiet and felt amazing to be far far away from the regular busy life of cities.
Tibetan prayer flags
I have seen this Tibetan flag so many times before but never gave a thought about them that why they are hanging everywhere in mountain areas, especially in Himachal. So this time I found out the meaning of these flags.
These are the prayers flag with a Mantra written on them ‘Om Mani Padme Hun’. The prayer flags are meant to encourage compassion, peace, strength, and wisdom. Prayer flags are hung outside with the strong belief that the wind can carry the prayers to the world for the benefit of all sentient beings.
The one thing we all get excited about in mountains is watching the sunset. This was captured from the top of Triund hill. It was the first time when I witnessed the sun disappear over the horizon, else all the other times I have seen the sun going down behind some buildings or mountains or any other objects.
A little more closer
It felt so exciting to know that we are so close to reaching the Laka Glacier. The moon peak that we saw from Mcleodganj market was just in front of us now.
Moon Peak is one of three peaks of the Dhauladhar ranges that can be clearly seen from the Triund top. And it is the only peak that can be seen from the Mcleodganj market too. It is located at an altitude of 15200 ft. This 45 km long trek to Moon Peak starts from McLeodganj and passes through rocky ascends and steep traverses. The trek also passes through Triund, Ilaqa Got (Laka Glacier), Lahesh Caves, and Indrahar Pass.
A moment with mighty mountains
A feeling of accomplishment is a paid-off to your hard work. No matter how long and tiring your path was, reaching the destination vanishes all the pain. The first thing I did when we reached the top was admiring the beauty around me. The huge mountains, deep valleys, freshening air, and wider sky.
A wild night
It was 2 or 2:30 am when I woke up inside my camp shivering from the cold and found that I was not covered well with the blanket. I was fixing my blanket and then I heard the sound of some heavy footsteps beside my camp on my left side and like someone touched the camp also (I am not sure if it was the wind that made the tent sound like someone touching or someone really touched it) and also a local shepherd dog came along with us on the top was barking continuously from the distance on my right. I had some weird feelings and wanted to know what is outside but I had no guts to peek out so keep laying inside and fell asleep later. Then in the morning, a girl from another camp mentioned the same that she too heard the footsteps around the same time at night. And then we later found the footprint of a black bear near our camps. That was the bear who crossed us at night.
A moderate trek with some wild adventure was perfectly made for me. But, above all of these, the company matters, and I got the best travel buddies on this adventure and a very passionate guide who makes sure of our comfort and needs. I am on the first from the Left. Then Ankit with Aastha. Nischal (guide) is in the mid wearing a cap. Manjot with a snowball in his hand. Then Parvati and Shiv.
A trip highlights
Thanks to technology we can keep the memories with us for as long as possible and go back in time through pictures and videos. Here is the short highlight video of the trip. Must Watch and Enjoy!
Picture perfect frames
A photo dump to refresh the memory that how beautiful that place was.
Does money really buy happiness? Do reach people are happy? Maybe yes or maybe no. It’s one of the most challenging questions to answer because it varies so much from person to person and depends on each individual’s perspective of what happiness means to them.
A lot of people may think that having a lot of money is all fun and games, but this isn’t true. With great wealth comes great responsibility, which leads to tons of pressure. For example, wealthy families with children might have to deal with high expectations or constant rumors about their personal lives. In addition, they have to be aware of how they are representing themselves in public because they are an important role model for other less fortunate individuals. In order to maintain their image, it’s common for these people to spend extravagantly on lavish items or expensive clothing so that everyone can see how much money they really have. The public would never know what goes on behind closed doors unless it is leaked by someone close who has access. More often than not, pressure takes its toll; eventually, people will find ways to release tension. Some take extreme measures such as buying extravagant cars, houses, jewelry, or drugs while others turn to self-harm or alcohol abuse. It’s important to remember that the life of a rich person is not always easy, especially when you consider all the weight on their shoulders at one time. Can richness buy happiness? No, it can’t. Money can help us feel good for a little bit but it doesn’t last forever. Money is just a tool that we can use to help us achieve our goals in life. Happiness can only come from within yourself and being content with your life as it is today. Sometimes we’re surrounded by lots of success and things we want, but we still feel empty inside. We can’t measure our worth based on materialistic things like money or possessions – we need to focus on what truly matters.
Everyone is curious about the cost of happiness. But what I think is that there are many other ways to make yourself happy without taking out a loan. Like volunteering, and helping other who is in need. Many things are more important in life than money. The family, Your beloved, Your health, your mental piece, etc. I know in today’s world we saw everyone worship money over everything but in the real world, money can not provide you the happiness that those above things can provide.
At last, I feel that if we use money as a tool for our needfuls that may buy happiness to you that is attached with the needfuls. But if you are using money to maintain your lavish or high-profile status that may also buy happiness but it won’t last long because that comes with mental sickness to maintain the bar and that obviously can’t keep you happy forever. I am not sure if all rich people are happy or not but all happy people definitely are rich
If you had to ask yourself if wealth can buy happiness, what would your answer be?
The holiday season is here and I hope you all are enjoying the season with your beloved friends and families. I wish you all a very very Happy New Year and pray for your good health and wealth.
After so long I opened my old drive where I found a few poetries that I had written back in time. I thought to share one of them and here is the chosen one I have posted down. Before you start reading let me tell you that I am not any good at poetry writing but have tried my best. 🙂 Please enjoy.
The One - I LOVE THE MOST She deserves nothing ordinary because she is so special She has endless beauty, she is more than an angel Her eyes filled with light, her face where moon stays Million words I know but nothing enough to praise I…
After waiting for 3 years, finally last Sunday, I was able to participate in the Open 10 km category of the Vedanta Delhi Half-Marathon. I remember the last time when I participated in the open10 km category of the Airtel Delhi-Half Marathon post covid in 2019. It was the first time when I ran in a Marathon. It was very hard and painful for the first time but all pain was turned into pride when I did cross the finish line in 1 hour, 9 minutes, and 49 seconds. That feeling of achievement and pride inspires me to participate again, so I did the same this year. I am so proud of myself for participating and crossing the finishing line in 1 hour, 1 minute, and 4 seconds.
“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.” ~ Harold Taylor
When things start to get tough, it’s easy to start to dwell on the negative. But it’s important to remember that life can be unpredictable and there’s no guarantee that things will always go our way. So, rather than focusing on the negative, it’s important to stay positive. No matter how bad things seem, remember that there is always a chance for things to improve. Here are some tips to help you stay positive when life gets tough:
Recognize when your mood is affected by events outside of your control.
One of the most common things that impact our mood is the events that occur outside of our control. For example, if someone close to us dies, this can have a big impact on our mood. Other events that can have a big impact on our mood are things like being stuck in traffic, being pissed by someone, facing failure in some work, or unexpected workload. Regardless of the cause, it is important to recognize when our mood is affected by events that are out of our control. This will help us to better manage our emotions and stay in a positive frame of mind.
Talk to friends and family about your feelings and how you’re feeling.
Talk to friends and family about your feelings and experiences. Let them know what’s going on in your life, and be open about your feelings. Let them help you. Talk about your experiences with your friends and family. They can provide support and encouragement. Let them know if you need to talk about anything in more detail. It’s important to be able to talk about your feelings. It can help you to understand and cope with your experiences. It can be helpful to have people who understand you and who are willing to listen.
Keep a journal to document your thoughts and feelings.
Starting a journal can be a great way to improve your mental well-being, as well as to track your progress. Journaling can also be a cathartic experience, allowing you to express your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. The journal can also be a great way to document your progress and keep track of your accomplishments. Some people prefer to write in a personal notebook, while others prefer to write on a Computer/laptop. Start writing. Even if you don’t have anything specific to say right now you can simply write down your thoughts, feelings, accomplishments, or just how your day goes.
Exercise regularly to boost your mood and reduce stress.
Exercise regularly to boost your mood and reduce stress. Exercise releases feel-good endorphins that can help improve mood and reduce anxiety and stress, not just that but it also helps you to stay fit physically and emotionally. Some physicians recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. This can include brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming, or playing team sports.
Be hopeful for the future and live in the present.
When we are hopeful for the future, we live in the present. Hopeful people are resilient and are able to see the good in situations. They stay focused on their goals and stay positive, even during difficult times. When we live in the present, we are more connected to our emotions and can calm ourselves in difficult situations. We also have more patience and can appreciate the small things in life. The future is always uncertain, but by being hopeful we can allow ourselves to dream and plan for the future. We can live in the present and enjoy the journey, instead of worrying about the destination.
When times get tough, it can be easy to fall into a negative spiral. Sometimes it gets worse that getting out of that dark room feels impossible or really hard. If needed please seek professional help in such a case. Staying positive is important. One thing that you can do is to remember that things will get better. Another thing that you can do is focus on the good things in your life. Believe in yourself. This can be difficult, but it can help you to approach life with a positive attitude and, as a result, feel happier and more in control.
Hey!!! If you don’t know yet let me tell you that out of many of my hobbies and interests photography has stayed on top for always. But sadly, due to a full-time job and growing life I couldn’t get time for it now. But I always keep thinking to find some inspiration to pursue photography again. I hope one day I will start pressing the shutter button again to capture the time in the frame.
Here I am sharing some pictures I clicked back in time. Hope you love them♥
Yesterday I picked this book again and visited to the same page to re-read the lesson. It still felt as powerful as it was at the first read. So just resharing my blog to read again this wonderfull life lesson from the book – Tuesdays With Morrie
¡Hola Amigos!!! Hoping you all are safe and doing well. Last week, I was reading this wonderful book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by the author Mitch Albom. The book is about sharing some really great and deep pearls of wisdom about life, by a dying man to one of his old students Mitch. They met each other every Tuesday, and Morrie shares his powerful words of wisdom and some life lessons. I don’t know if you have already read this book or not but if not, I will strongly recommend you all to read this. I believe you will find it astonishing. My today’s post is to share my feelings or can say a few thoughts on one of the topics discussed in this book “Detachment”.
On one of the Tuesdays, while discussing emotions, Morrie told Mitch that how and why learning to detach is important. However, Morrie…