Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pot Painting!!

We, my wife and myself started with this art just today and she was able to finish her thing, though some final touch ups are needed, its just awesome!! Here are the snaps...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gurudongmar Lake - SIKKIM

Here are some of my Sikkim trip snaps covering Gurudongmer lake, which is at 17100 feet above the sea level.Its frozen and the temperatue was around -10C when we visted in the month of April! Mercury will drop to -40 or so in the winter.Permissions/access to this lake is strictly under the control of indian army since its very near to the China Border. Nevertheless, its one of the beautiful places and must see in Sikkim.

Little more info at Wiki

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rhododendron flowers!!

Rhododendron flowers, you'll find them in various colors/species in every nuke and corner of the sikkim state, especially in the high altitudes like Lachen, you'll get to see many varities in one place. During the peak season which is during april-may in Sikkim, they'll be in full bloom to mesmerize you with their colors.

The stretch from Lachung to Yumthang valley has many varities of these species, when they are in full bloom, you'll definitely enjoy this ride along with the picturesque view of the Yumthang valley.

There's a annual Rhododendron festival during this season depicting all the varieties and other details about these flowers. You can also get more info about these flowers at WIKI