Waking up to the call from the frosty Mountains…

Life in Himachal Pradesh

The place with a Rich history, the mountainous state with its Himalayan landscape, the basket of fruits and Land of the Gods. Himachal Pradesh Dream of every traveler, Paradise of nature lovers.

Getting There…manali people

We always find the easiest ways In our lives and this one is about travel, The happiest time of our life. The easiest way to get Manali is to catch a flight from any major airport in India.

If you want to travel in comfort, though there are many Airlines to fly with but our preference goes to travel by IndiGo Airlines Best On-Time Performance, amazing leg space, Exciting offers for the Every Class who travel,

Don’t forget to ask for window seats they will happily offer you, and who would not like to have a window seat and fly above the great Mystical Mountains. They also have a range of magazines, which are actually good, you would get updated about the food, the festivities you might attend, and some small stories for fun.

on the flight and they pamper you with snacks throughout the journey. The quality of food and service in Business Class is exceptional. They think of every little thing and are always ready to help with a smile! The airport located 11 km from Kullu and 52 km away from Manali.

There are major busses towards Manali from the airport and even Buses from Delhi. Many Popular travelers come from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and southern part of India. Delhi is the Volvo bus point which leaves you to your dream destination Manali by a total journey of 14 hrs. (depends on local traffic)

If you’re a Great Rider on the roads of your own city You would love to ride the curve loops, the bumpy roads and sometimes lone ride along the riverside.

Manali

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Exploring Manali was a bit of getting into Nature, The twittering of birds and the sound of the gushing water of the Beas river. Though Manali is called the Backpacking center and The starting point for bikers who plan further for LEH LADAKH.

So, life here is pretty much easy People here know about the conditions in their town So they don’t expect too much, Hardworking, Polite and always ready to help one out no matter what case it is.

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The countless farms of the surrounding country bloomed with deodars, walnut trees, and apple orchards, which is the main crop here.

Small grocery shops, a government school and a mix of wooden and concrete houses, all hugged by apple trees and the charms over here forces you to stop and see all around you. And if you are visiting through the season then Manali is flooded with visitors and yes traffic jams to…

Lovely houses of Himachal

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Houses here are the traditional Himachali Architecture. Houses here a mix of stacked stones, logs, and roof which becomes a beautiful Natures house to live.

It’s like you fall in love with the place you live. Where there a huge space to live and for the cattle and animals place called obri

we lived in the hotel, Families live in these houses here.

Traditional Food to Eat

During a stay for a week. we had the delicious food too, The special food here, people call it here as sidu (steamed bread stuffed with local seeds), and lota (a dosa-like breakfast dish) though we did not try lota. It’s better to have changed food for a week. like (badme gharpe to wahi roz wala khana hai) so, its fine to Taste the food wherever you Go.

 Things to Buy Local

You can buy Himachali outfits and handlooms from the Mall Road. we purchased some shawls here TRISHLA SHAWLS, they have their factory on the ground floor, they have the good and decent collection of shawls.

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If you want to buy some It is located on the NH21 highway in Kullu. If you want to buy some winter wear, give a visit.

Season at Mountains

We can never predict the weather of the mighty mountains. you’ll find the pleasant blanket of clear blue skies, stormy sometimes continuous rainfall and snowfall…

Best time to visit Manali for Solo – January, March, December, weather is most pleasant between March and May. Manali receives rainfall between June and August, which makes the roads slippery, through August is an apple-harvesting season. The temperature dips, from October-February with occasional snowfall. It’s cold, but views of the snow-capped peaks are finest at this time of year. Stay…

Stay at Manali is not so difficult. There are hotels and villas all over Manali at affordable prices.it’s actually worth to afford and live chilled.

Places to visit

 The only place when you are in Manali, Old Manali is the only choice for us – lovely roads, sweet little eateries, marketplaces, and cafes that serve food at low prices.

Manali is for adventurers, Temples, Clubhouses, Wildlife sanctuaries, Tibetan monastery, waterfalls, valleys, Manali bazar, Mall road is the place where if you borrow some time you will find the hidden gems in the shops of Manali. And also there are many good cafes like CAFE 1947. The best place to chill over. and many places to visit we will post a detailed post that How we explored Manali and let you know more Interesting about the places.

Marcel Proust,

we are pretty sure, once if you come back from the land of god you might always get an inner voice that ” The Mountains are calling and I must go… 

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The man with vision…

GMB AKASH

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Photo courtesy GMB AKASH.

We have been blogging for one year now. The only reason we started our blog was inspiration from GMB AKASH.

We used to follow him on social media, as everyone does. We never knew he would turn out to be an inspiration for us getting into this blogging world.

He is a photographer based in Bangladesh, his passion for photography began in 1996. Now he has come a long long way of 20 years of his life as a photographer

And he achieved more than 100 international awards and have been published in more than 100 publications. He is the light who finds beauty in ugliness, strength in fragility and love in the lost.

He looks around for the untold stories…

So basically, In his child age, he never stopped following his dreams. He kept on wandering for stories around him, some of his stories were, the gay who used to dance occasionally in the lobby, girls under the red lights and colors of human emotions. His writing and photography influenced us to involve the people and the view of incredible humans from different culture and background.

He moves from place to place, cities, and countries and always tries to bring changes with his images and stories into the world, he had to Run, take a ride on the roof of train, sleep on the flooded floor and spend many hours walking through the slums.

Sometimes it was difficult for him to travel, He traveled to more than fifty countries, but most importantly he traveled through thousands of streets, which lead him to his sort of content.

He never thought of himself, he just did what he loves to do, which is Photojournalism.

He is an inspiration to many including us…

GMB AKASH photo stories :- https://gmbakash.wordpress.com/

GMB AKASH website :- http://www.gmb-akash.com/

Living the dream once in a lifetime …

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If we talk about the word dream the only thing pops out from the mind is to Travel.

We travel initially, to lose ourselves, to find ourselves, to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than these newspapers publish and to see the life in a different perspective… but, later it became the daily routine of our life, we just need a thought to travel on. 

Firstly we have to make some investment as of TIME, ADJUSTMENTS, CHOICES and very fewer people say about MONEY, Yes you have to invest in some money for Traveling

We think Travel is the best way we have for filling up the beauty of places in our eyes and saving them in our inner soul-memories, Knowing the local culture by eating treats and recipes that are unique to a particular region.

Real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new places but in seeing it with new eyes, we forget about our jobs, our classes, and all our other responsibilities. we travel to escape our routine lives and to move on to a different beat.

Travel in that sense. which guides us toward a better balance of perception and understanding — of seeing the world full of beauty.

The beauty of this whole process was best described by,

Christopher McCandless.

“don’t hesitate or allow yourself to make excuses, just get out and do it. You will be very glad that you did it”

Yet for us, the first great joy of traveling is simply the luxury of leaving all our beliefs and truths at home and seeing everything we thought we knew in a different gleam, and from a twisted angle.

So travel, at heart is just a quick way of keeping our minds mobile and awake.

we travel in large part in search of hardship — both of our own, which we want to feel, and which we need to see. 

we travel to, learn. to discover.to escape. make new friends.

  And new experience.

Experiences help to bring meaning to our lives. They truly shape and define us.

let’s backpack and wonder where the wifi is weak!!!

So tell us, what about you?

MUMBAI – The Gateway to one’s Dreams…

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Mumbai/Bombay according to its recognition, the most popular city in India is Mumbai which is the gateway to one’s dreams. We were not too familiar with Mumbai.

On that day 28th of Jan 2018 we were very eager to hop on to the train as we planned from Pune junction, the train was ready to depart towards Mumbai which we had seen and heard in televisions, read in newspapers and published magazines. Yes, the facts about Mumbai!! As we got down the train at MUMBAI CST. (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus)

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Like everyone we too rushed towards the exit of the station, the Mumbai police were doing their duty checking… We were having a bit of fear that this was the first time we had to visit Mumbai, Then we came across the Ticket Checker.

We spent some time over there… as always running Mumbai is the Heart of India. It’s full of wanderers and hardworking individuals, birds, artists, fisherfolks and millionaires, and lots and lots of people

It has India’s most rich film industry, some of Asia’s largest slums and the largest forest in a residential zone.

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Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse, fashion hub and a point of religious tension.

The heart of the city contains some of the ancient era-architecture on the planet but if you explore a little more you’ll unfold unique bazaars, and India’s premier restaurants, the perfect combination of rich history, this city is known to have something for everybody. So, it’s no more a surprise that Mumbai is commonly known as

‘The City of Dreams’.

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Mumbai is also known for its tourism (all throughout the year), Mumbai offers a mixture of everything. From beaches to hills, it has it all. There is also a happening nightlife and filled lifestyle. It is no more a secret!! you would know a lot about this city and what is to be given a visit.

If Mumbai is your introduction to India, prepare yourself, it is Energy…

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BABA BASRI…

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I don’t want publicity in any kind, I am in search of Knowledge…

Music gives me peace of mind and keeps the people entertained.

I play the flute on the footpath while passing people listen to my music, and get entertained and get some amount of it, as praise.

I did not have a Job. so, I learned flute doing odd jobs like masonry, painting, cycle repairing and Even I sold guavas for some days, and Bhel too…

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I  was selling flutes and I was also playing one of them.  It was A bit surprising to me, one day A small girl came up to me, 100 rupees in her hand, stopped me and said, “Uncle Wait” I stopped, as I thought she might be wanted to purchase a Flute, so I started showing her the flute, She declined it, gave me 100 rupee note and pointed towards her Father. He waved at me and Complimented me on my Flute playing. and requested me to keep 100 rupee note with me.

I felt overwhelmed with the fact that was getting some Income without selling flutes, and by playing them. On that day I felt a Confidence Building in me, that I am able to play Flute…

I faced a lot of oppositions from my family when I used to practice, there were Extreme situations for a couple of times, I fought back, But multiple fights at home I realized there is no other way. took a decision and left Home without a single word only with my Basri.

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Initially, I started playing at Railway stations, Bus stands and then playing in trains…

my Family tried hard to find me, By sending letters, calling Relatives. they thought, Ultimately an Accident has finished me off… But not.

Everybody got emotional when I came home back after 2 months. they regretted fighting me, they felt sad about the things turned out!

I started playing  Flute again. At the place where I sit now All the shopkeepers and other small shops praise and liked my work. people request me to play their favorite song, and I play them. Everybody is happy with me.

This wish of mine is getting realized somewhere, and this constant Hunger of mine of learning something new from music Everyday is getting satisfied, which makes me Happy.

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My biggest dream is to become a Great MUSICIAN someday…

                                                               Gangadhar Jadhav as

“BABA BASARI”

                                                                                                -a street Artist.

Fergusson College Road,

Pune,

Maharashtra.

MIMO Productions Films
Visual Tadka presents
@travelexploring.

Listen to my voice;  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CknMR1P8-ec 

Innocence…

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Our earth stood up with many sources, materials, creatures and much more which are beyond our Imagination for now.

As with the creature’s life also comes up with human beings.

We have many roles in their present life. It can be a role of mother, father, brother, sister, a boy or a girl.

In all these roles It differs by two types which separate with gender which groups up with a Question of Education?

With a Question of Responsibilities ? with a Question of Safety Ann with a Question of her Existence means

A Girl…

We’ve got the look at the generation of now the children are being too sharp with minds and the sense of taking in a small age though.

They try to act to be an Adult and Behave like they were big. But, coming to the society and people and thoughts about the girl child are still to get a high fly with the wings…

As all the Questions comes up with Security of a girl

We’d wish every girl would have the superpower to protect them

But,

What about the cruel people who keep always waiting for deplete up the powers.

Everyone wins when girls and women access a full education. Educated girls and women are shown to have better maternal health and they are better equipped to raise healthier and more educated children.

Girls Education is more necessary for the development of the country,

Everyone knows it.

But,

“Still they face problems of Acquiring Education in some places though”

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what if I Exist, what if I step out, what if I live, what if I dream, what if I speak, what if I learn, what if I fly, what if I have wings… I Exist… I live… I speak… I learn… I fly… I am I… I am GIRL 🙂

 We were 13 people. Who decided to stand up with these Innocent dark vision world. Firstly we came up with the Question of Girls Education,  their security, problems they face everyday life. By the research we came to know that these Questions come faced by the girl whore are normal but, what about the girls who are feeble and child without parents.

                So, we thought of it for a couple of weeks and took a decision to open a home in which they can live freely apart from the wild and corrupt thoughts.

We all live here with a bond as a family here.

Every girl is disturbed here with some of the other problems. They are happy to their face but not with the inner soul.

  The girls here stay, live, eat, play, go school here but they never wanted to remind what made them feel so hurt yes indeed!!!  the Incident happened with them. Some of them come to me cry say but nothing, and sit with open and total blank mind what to say… the same incidents we hear Harassment, dowry, rape and you know the rest…. But we are happy here.

We need to find some way out, we need to ask questions not a few once because this is not the problem with a few lives.

        Girls rather saying woman also gave a huge contribution towards India. Women are becoming not only a significant part of society but also influencing the social change in society.

As a mother, she was not only the creator and maintainer but she also one hope to them to us..to everyone out there.

#SHE IS

She is believed to have her inspiration, abilities, and power.

 

MAI BAAL BHAVAN,

Orphans & Disabled Organisation.

Dehu Road,

PUNE

 

We writing this blog give a grand salute to each and every girl, woman struggling out there.