Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Local Trip -Shivaji Nagar

My recent local hangout was Shivaji Nagar market, known for its street shops and offering a good bargain for budget conscious crowd, most of which comprises of the college students and middle income group families. You can find a lot of good stuffs at reasonable price if you spend good amount of time in exploring the many narrow lanes in the area.

The interesting thing that I observed and captured a part of it in the cam is that you get to see the communal Harmony and co-existence of a Hindu Temple, Christian Church and a Mosque, all at a few steps from each other.

 The area is pre-dominatly a muslim settlement, nevertheless, the market is vibrant and alive with various brands as well. But not to miss the Jama Masjid road which is home to many Islamic shops selling fabrics, perfumes, clothes, bangles, flowers, home decors etc.















Monday, October 27, 2014

Travelogue - Nainital Trip

My first trip post wedding - To Nainital, a picturesque landscape surrounding lakes and surrounded by hills and mountains.
This has been a perfect getaway from the maddening city life and hectic office schedule.
What made it even more perfect was exploring the untouched beauty of nature, and stumbling upon a few old concrete structures that stood the test of time despite the many rains, snowfall, and other harsh climatic conditions known to hit the hilly areas of the North India.

Team it up with my husband's adventurous streak ( he and I like to go trekking, walking,sparsely populated places, visiting the ancient temples not heard of, the peaceful, calm surroundings ), friendly localites who gave us company during our uphill walk , I could'nt have asked for more. Although it was a two day trip, but nevertheless, it was worth it.

Here are a few pictures to keep the memories alive. (Click on image to enlarge)



Ancient Temple by the lake side

A mosque few meters away from the temple




Sunrays cutting through the clouds
 

Tea plantation on way to Mukteshwar





A cute cuddly baby caught my attention


Tea plantation again




Houses built in the middle of the hill
Wild flowers



At Mukteshwar, a walk through the mountains lined with Oak trees and ferns .



An old Chimney house built during the Britishers reign

 







Mukteshwar Temple

Temple at the highest point of the hill





Terrace Farming

An accidental discovery

Stairways to the downhill stream



An ancient graveyard entrance dating back to 19th century












Britishers Seal


 




The mosque at night
Nainital at night