This is a take from my last trip to North Bengal. On our way to Ponbu I shot this just after leaving Deorali (means a New Village). Shades of the hills and the green sent a signal to my barin "Catch the sight" and I did.
The best of this shot, I believe, is LIGHT. It makes every shade of Green and layers of the hills much more catchy.
[Describing the route :]
We were on a short trek from Lolegaon to Bagh Pool [Sevak/Coronation Bridge] via Charkhola-Devi ki sthan-Deorali-Samthar-Deorali-Yang Makum-Yangri-Upper Ponbu-Lower Ponbu-Jereiter-Babouti-Purbikhola.
Total distance is about 40KMs.
One can reach upto Samthar by jeep. We had a walk from Lolegaon though. It was a 15KM joy walk [24 KM by road].
There from go upward to Yang Makum village and walk about 15 km to reach Jereiter Babouti Primary School. One can stay at Lower Ponbu or Upper Ponbu also. A tent would help. At Lower Ponbu a tin shed of a Mandir is a shelter also. You can enjoy a beautiful wide Teesta valley view from Upper Ponbu. From Upper Ponbu/Jereiter Babouti Primary School to Purbi Khola is a downward walk - enjoy the woods, butterflies, chirping birds. Then go upward, enjoy the beauty of Teesta valley again and come to Baghpul.
A beautiful three day trek.
Take sufficient food with you since after Samthar, nearest shop you will find is at Siliguri, about 40 kms away from there.
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hello_ishan (1571) 2006-08-10 9:28
Beautiful scenery. I like the background because the mountains covered with fog looks very nice & foreground greenery is simply fantastic. Your framework added beauty in the image.
ohe (2334) 2006-08-10 12:32
Very nice shot!
I like the composition with the different level of mountain and the color gradiant.
Thanks for sharing,
- Olivier -
mishreyee (0) 2006-08-11 0:54
ekdam barsa-diner chhabi post kore diyechho..
samner fern and durer pahar milemise ekakar!
dhurjati (2709) 2006-08-11 2:15
Fantastic landscape.Nicely seen.
goodwill (4881) 2006-08-11 4:28
No doubt this is a beautiful shot. Simplicity at its best with wonderful depth. The mist and the clouds enrich the panorama.
anjan (1086) 2006-08-11 5:09
Not ur best for sure but love the way the mountains fade away in the distance.