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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

narkanda, on NH 22

realizing a fun-trip is not half as fun or easy as when om is around.

but after a lot of deliberation, cajoling and planning we {a total of 4 guys} embarked on the trip to narkanda. i decided on it for two major reasons: 1) its height {2700 meters} - with a simple trek to a height of 3400 meters 2) it position on a national highway {less time consuming}

a street called narkanda


upon reaching there a relief that came with a disappointment was that there were a plenty of rooms available as there was no snowfall {a delay}. according to what the manager + valet + house-keeper + guide at the hotel told us, we missed scenes that would be very similar to what om is experiencing at his current base in milwaukee.

snow, but a little afar


anyways, the couple of days that we were there went by with us all huddled inside our rooms inside the quilts for our dear lives. the temperature didn't seem to go over 4-5 degrees centigrade even when the sun shone as bright as it does in delhi. nights were either below freezing or around freezing. our drive plus trek took as around frozen sluggish ponds and half-frozen half-tricking streams to a peak called hatu at the altitude of 3 kilometers above delhi.



official declaration of our achievement ;)



the last day saw us coming down to shimla. i wasn't really keen but more than half of the members vetoed my intent. and with the lure of hotties i too didn't fight tooth and nail :D but shimla was disappointing. the mall was full house and even the lots of very beautiful girls [who incidentally were all petite, fair with ruddy cheeks, straight hair, wearing converse canvas shoes, with ultra low skin fit jeans, and one or the other brand of sports jacket - they all looked so similar that i couldn't even recall one face that stuck to my mind] there couldn't seem to make up for what the overcrowding was doing to the place.

this view was available in shimla too, but i clicked this a kilometer above


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i clicked very less number of pictures, none at all of shimla.

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14 Comments:

Blogger austere said...

Arre waah.
Super shots.
Thanks.

12/30/2008 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger austere said...

Arre waah.
Super shots.
Thanks.

12/30/2008 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Seems fun.. :)

12/30/2008 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger Indranee said...

Hope u enjoyed the trip...nice photos!

12/30/2008 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Pavi!!!! said...

Pretty pics!

n hmmm..u alwez seem to be on the look out for gurls !! ahoo ahoo!

if u want snow..come here..we had 18 inches of snow just a few days back!

12/31/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger ~ ॐ ~ said...

bas? itti si post?

tune 4 din kya kiya hill station par? daru pi kya?

room mein bore nahin hue tum log?

12/31/2008 02:00:00 AM  
Blogger Paradox Philic said...

Awwwwwwww you made me so nostalgic looking at this shots....
I miss that place :(

12/31/2008 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous burf said...

austere - are they? really? :D thanks to you :D

austere - another similar comment from you? :P

samy - it was

indranee - i did, thanks a ton :D

12/31/2008 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous burf said...

pavi - thanks for the pics. :D

do you really think so? :P

here means where?

om - bhai, achi nahi hai kya post?

bhai heater ke saamne rajai ke ander baithe rahe :D toda bahar bi nikle waise, aisi baat nahi hai, mast thand thi, pichle saal christmas par narkanda mein 5 feet snow thi. according to locals it snows like crazy there

paradox - are you from narkanda? or shimla? or himachal? or where?

12/31/2008 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger ~ ॐ ~ said...

wapas aakar ghoomenge bhai khoob !!!

1/01/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous burf said...

BC saalo baad to wapas aayega tu

1/02/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

lol @ official declaration of ur achvmnt...
and it snowed in shimla yesterday....thode din baad jaana chahiye tha :P wikkid grin :D
Happy n peaceful new year...

1/05/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous burf said...

abi company nahi hai, aap chalo sath to chalte hain ;-)

1/05/2009 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

:)

1/06/2009 08:56:00 AM  

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