Asheville- a mountainside escape

We traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for the weekend. It was a much needed break during this pandemic. We were very cautious about avoiding crowded places so we picked Asheville which is famous for hiking and natural beauty so we could avoid indoors.It was a good experience and I recommend this to anyone looking for a weekend getaway in the south.

An Ocean-Unshackled yet humble

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-El Matador Beach, CA

My travel took me to El Matador Beach where I saw vast ocean caressing my feet and giving me a lesson of humbleness. I realized that when such a vast powerhouse can be so humble with you that why can’t we be the same with our fellows. We always believe in show of power to the world where as nature always hides its power and show its beautiful and serene side.


-El Matador Beach, CA


-Point Dume, Malibu beach, CA

The waves hitting the rocks made a melodious music creating an atmosphere of utter calmness. It’s a place where I felt detached from the rat race in which I felt lost all my life.

A Treasure of Nature

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-Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, District Pathankot, Punjab.

Further on my journey to explore various wonder of nature, I visited this place near my hometown Pathankot. It is Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple.

These are 5500-year-old caves & a temple built by Pandavas. According to the Hindu Mythology, these caves are as old as the Mahabharata. It was built by pandavas during their exile, as according to a legend states in the mythology, these caves served as home to the pandavas as they rested and took shelter over here during their exile. It was during their ‘Agayatwas’ that they stayed in these caves for six months.

Pandvas stayed here for six months, in that time period they built four caves and a shiv temple. They crafted the Shivlingam present in the temple and worshiped the lord shiva here. The Havan Kund made by them, is still present there in temple.

This place is also known as mini (small) haridwar. Those people who can not do ash immersion of their kin at haridwar, they flow it in Ravi River at Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple.

 

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Nature-an unexplained mystery

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-Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.

I continue my journey to the new wonders across the globe. At every step nature surprises me with something extravagant. During my recent visit to Grand Canyon West in Arizona, I saw this marvelous natural creation.


When standing at the edge of the cliff i felt as if wind whispered in my ear that I have just scratched the surface of this beautiful world and still their are miles before i can sleep. I got inspired to continue my quest to newer places in search of different colors of nature…

India-a cultural amalgamation

While travelling through the length and breadth of the INDIA, one thing which is must being noticed is,’Unity in diversity’. A traditional folk dance of Ladakh in which group of young men and women celebrate life to the fullest. In the blanket of mighty Himalayas this small town of Leh is a masterpiece of natural beauty.

Light and darkness

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While passing by a coffee shop I noticed this wall with some pictures. what got me attracted to it was the variability of the pictures, it consisted of many shades of life such as the most obvious result of youngster’s love these days that is a broken heart or is it two pieces of heart coming together for the eternal unification ? London  eye acting as a lens to the city of joy and a mug with hot coffee in it ready to make someone’s start of the day a happening one.

A hidden treasure

-Castle lake

While on my road trip to Oregon from Bay area, I stopped by this beautiful lake. At first I didn’t know what it was but the beauty of it was so mesmerizing that I had to stop and explore. After talking to some of the people I found out that this is called Castle lake. And yes I didn’t searched on internet because my phone had no signal here.

I spent over a hour here and I wish I had more time. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Mount Shasta or going to Crater lake from California as a pit stop.