This is the road from Sangla to Chitkul, the last Indian village on the Indo-Tibetan Border of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
The road is very picturesque. It passes through deep valleys and jungles to reach Chitkul which is situated on the banks of River Baspa. One has to cross the Rakchham Wild Life Sanctuary in order to reach Chitkul. Spread over an area of 34 sq km, the place is a heaven for trekkers and wildlife lovers.
Situated at an altitude of 5500 m, the wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1962.There are many ancient temples located in and around the sanctuary. The sanctuary lies in the Higher ranges of the Himalayas and the famous Kinner-Kailash peak lies in the same region. The sanctuary is very famous for its weather; unlike other sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh, it doesn’t experience lot of rains during monsoon, as the sanctuary is placed under dry zone. The tourists can visit the sanctuary anytime in the year.The vegetation includes Dry Scrub forests, pine, fir, chilgoza, birch, cedar etc. The wildlife includes Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Goral (mountain goat), Himalayan Black Bear and many kinds of birds and insects.
The months from May to November are the best time to visit the sanctuary as the weather is very pleasant.
Thanks for visiting.
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pajaran (55123) 2014-01-15 1:17
Interesantan tekst o planini, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na put koji nas vodi tamo daleko u nepoznato ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa snegom i zeleno drvece.
Lepa priroda sa snegom.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the mountain, with a description ...
Nice view of the road that takes us far away into the unknown ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place shown with snow and green trees.
Beautiful nature with snow.
Good work and contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
npecanhuk (70147) 2014-01-15 1:19
Attractive and inviting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me !
TFS - congrats,
mirosu (15302) 2014-01-15 1:36
Very nice photo. The perfectly lit white mountains are the main focal point of this photo. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the foreground road and trees as well as mountains in BG, and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong. Very well done.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
WINTER IN SWITZERLAND
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2014-01-15 1:58
a nice capture indeed. A nice view. A snap from a running car. Isn't it? Shutter speed 1/1250 indicates that. I think you could go with a less aperture like f 18 or f20 for better depth and lower shutter speed combination, if you got a chance to shoot it from ground. Anyway, I appreciate and enjoyed your brilliant composition, using the road as a leading line which leads our vision to those beautiful snow capped mountains at background. Overall your framing is just superb with nice tonal quality of this one. Tfs.
Royaldevon (33389) 2014-01-15 2:06
This shot fits in very nicely with a tv programme I watched, last night, about the wild life in the Himalayas, snow leopards, wolves, bears. The scenery was spectacular and so you prove, here.
The snow covered f/g makes a very good link, via the cleared road, with the mountainous snow peaks in the b/g.
My warm regards,
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-15 3:37
another great winter scene.
With perfect details, colours, contrast and light balance.
Cricri (111533) 2014-01-15 4:44
Une route bien dégagée dans ce très beau paysage de foret et de montagnes sous la neige, une belle lumière et ciel bleu
Nicou (130275) 2014-01-15 5:19
très belle compo mavec ces arbres la montagne en fond le murs de neige de chaque côté de la route sueprbe cpatage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-15 7:06
Nice take. The road leading towards the mountain vanishes in the forest, is a good imagery. Very good colors and light, particularly of the ice...just escaping overexposure. Great.
Khub bhalo shot.
mcmtanyel (16765) 2014-01-15 7:40
I have never associated the jungle with snow, but there must be a first time for everything. The scenery is very pretty, TFS.
holmertz (45359) 2014-01-15 7:50
This is a great and very attractive shot. It looks more like Switzerland or Norway than how most Europeans would imagine India. The compositions has fine depth and the colours are superb.
danos (90435) 2014-01-15 8:31
very nice this Wintry and snowy scenery with the open road to adds depth and perspective in the scene as lead-in the eye on the far end of the forest.I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the place.
saxo042 (37710) 2014-01-15 8:32
The clear blue sky indicates a very pleasant day, in spite of all the melting snow. A marvellous landscape view here with these impressive mountains as a backdrop. The road is perfectly placed in the picture and colours are excellent.
rychem (28191) 2014-01-15 9:24
Beuatiful landscape taken on a sunny day. Nice perspective of the road ending with thr moutain, attractive shot
Fis2 (90141) 2014-01-15 9:35
Curious road, nice view.
Good frame, colors and light.
Nice winter climate.
adramad (40722) 2014-01-15 10:17
Superb POV on this lovely image, with the road from the foreground leads the eye towards the impressive mountains in the background, as we see the beautiful green trees, which contrasts with the white blanket of snow behind them.
Gorgeous sunny day, which gives a great color.
Excellent brightness and very good focus.
Very good job. I love it
Enjoy a good day.
abmdsudi (46988) 2014-01-15 20:13
Great capture, you're really making the most of the snow opportunities there and there is so much snow piled up on both sides. It's nicely framed between the trees with the vivid brown path providing a contrast and a break in colour, leading to the focal point - the snow capped in the bg. Admire the exposure control - you are spot on as the predominance white or light tones in the image can actually influence - cause the camera to darken the whole scene. A splendid tranquil scene well shot in fresh colours. Congrats
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-01-16 2:54
A very nice composition with the snow flanked road leading us through the forest towards those distant mountains. Your informative note with that image makes me want to be a tourist.
williewhistler (15573) 2014-01-16 3:42
I enjoy the composition with the clear road between the snowdrifts leading nicely through the trees to the distant snow capped mountains.
The whole scene is well exposed and pleasantly sharp and clear.
mesutilgim (89198) 2014-01-16 4:01
Without your notes I was thinking this capture was been made somwwhere in Swiss Alps !
Very good pov and compo. Interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Noel_Byrne (27464) 2014-01-16 6:43
That is deep snow! Wow, I never see snow that deep in real life, so a real scene for me to enjoy from a distance! I like that you composed this scene so well, the road literally cuts into the deep driven snow and leads beautifully off into the distance. The snow capped peaks create a backdrop interest that would compel me to keep driving onwards to reach them and admire the view.
Very interesting snow.
Did you stop to make a snowman? I probably would have :)
All the best
Miguel82 (26543) 2014-01-16 7:45
High altitude road in Himachal Pradesh state Subho, a very wild place of nature in Himalayas range, a thick layer of snow is visible, good light and clear picture, see you
Silvio1953 (130564) 2014-01-16 11:54
Ciao Subho, lovely composition with beautiful forest and a lot of snow, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (60456) 2014-01-16 12:45
The length of the road is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colours of the trees and of the mountains. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
nikkitta (16862) 2014-01-16 14:01
Fascinating note to precede this capture with the route to give deep leading the view to the very tall mountains at the back
Good contrast given by the snow at the sides
Well done, waiting for more captures of this so far away place
chrislo (4155) 2014-01-16 14:46
A pleasant well composed view with this tranquil mountain road making for a long deep perspective. The light is beautiful and I like your the way the straight road and the rows of trees converge on the snow capped mountains to draw the viewer in. Looks like a great hike.
bukitgolfb301 (37758) 2014-01-16 16:22
Hi NAMASTE dear Subho
Ya impressive snap image presneting rough and tough road so well. The ramining snow shows how hars the life there is, nice framework and composition at all!
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
jemaflor (89405) 2014-01-17 9:14
Nice view with this road, interesting light capture and contrast, good depth too with the perspective of this road, tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-17 10:04
all'India è facile associare territori ricchi di verde come il Kerala o desertici come quelli del Rajasthan, ma è difficile pensare a territori ricchi di verde e di neve come quello che mostri in questa fotografia.
E' assai piacevole conoscere il mondo nei suoi vari aspetti attraverso la fotografia e soprattutto luoghi come questi inaspettati per un territtorio ricco come quello della penisola indiana.
La presenza della neve e della vegetazione fanno pansare
alla Svizzera ma qui in realtà siamo ad altitudini molto superiori.
Una bella proposta ricca di luce e di colore che ci aiuta a conoscere meglio la tua patria.
Ciao e buona serata
cornejo (35951) 2014-01-18 2:56
Hi Subho, very good and nice view of this interesting journey through the beautiful landscape, very well captured with a great pov with nice photography. An interesting image of a beautiful place, with good sharpness, nice light and color. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (36490) 2014-01-21 10:32
I like very much this composition in a square frame. You have placed the road excellently and rendered it very inviting. There's superb depth and we immediately feel surrounded by the delicious, clear light and the beautiful colours of this scenery. I think that the green tones have lost some of their intensity but the interaction of all of the colours in the frame is very appealing. A very delightful trek for sure. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-01-25 18:55
well i remember this road very well but in a different avatar as i went in october.really like the pov and the road leading the eye into the high mountains.this valley and place is something.