Gypsy Fantasies….


Pic : courtesy Nigam…


The Kinnaur Kailash (locally known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The Kinnaur Kailash has a height of 6050 meters and is considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. The pass accessible on the trek is the Charang La at an altitude of 5300m.


It is a place where you can sit the whole day and get different photographs every hour !!!!  Frankly speaking a perfect place to sit and sootta lagao…..


This picture was taken early in the morning in June 2007.  My friend Nigam took this pic on this trip… he just sent it to me again just now to remind me that I missed out on the trip. Its rainng cats and dogs here in Indore since morning… its actually time to be eating some pakoda’s and sipping chai… but all I can do is sit in this cubicle in this corner and post… sigh… (read sulk)


and here are some kinnauri apples for you Mandira…




170 thoughts on “Gypsy Fantasies….

  1. Badz says:

    And it’s raining cat and dogs here too. 🙂

    So I take it you are going to ask wifey to make pakodas tonight, so me coming over. 😀

  2. Pixie says:

    Sigh… tell me about it!
    I have been working too hard and have so much to do that it’s ridiculous really!

    I wish I could get away to the Mountains! Most importantnly – no network there!! 😀
    no one from work will call me and bother me! 😀

    Ah… that’s bliss!!!

  3. umsreflections says:

    Me too in love with the mountains !!! One of my fav song is the one that comes in Roja (AR Rehman’s first movie) – WOW, the mountains looked too gud in that movie.

    Here too, its raining on and off – and I agree with u totally that this is the time for pakoras and chai.

    Who knows, it might happen today evening in my home ?? Anybody coming ????

  4. monikamanchanda says:

    oh my god thats a gorgeous pic i have seen kailash 🙂 never climbed on it wish i could

    u are right so many things and so little time and to top it all work sigh

  5. oorja says:

    wow beautiful pic.. i also visited your ameatureclicker.. and there too you have some great snaps..

    i am telling you. i am joining you one day.. let me just get one photography lesson (i am doing fine without it too..) and a good camera (any suggestions).. 🙂

  6. Deeps says:

    One word-heaven!thats what the mountain looks to me! Beautiful,Hitchy!

    Its raining cats and dogs in Indore???….Oh how I envy you,Dhiren!

    BTW,there a blog-ifficial announcement for you on my space…hop over and let me know if its something that made you go 😀 😀

  7. Ashwathy says:

    sigh… beautiful pic…
    and an awesome camera too! which one is it btw?

    when u get home u can still enjoy the pakodas and chai… dont worry.. remember better late than never!

    • hitchwriter says:

      this one taken by FinePix S7000 by Fuji…

      actually a friend of ours has a marriage photo / photo mixing / imported camera 2nd sale shop… so we get to try a lot of camera’s… and use a lot of them free…. !!!!!!

      yes Ashwathy even today morning I thought of you…. I must love my work… but sigh… nvm

  8. mandira says:

    did i tell u i love himachali apples? there size is just right..large enuf to make you feel full after eating one and not so large that u have to shove the last few bites down your gullet( some of these foreign apples we get tend to be huge) they are so juicy n crisp …. god, its making my mouth water…

  9. Rakesh says:

    You know what I’ve been doing since morning???

    I finished ‘Paths of Glory’ yesterday and since morning I’m reading about Himalayas, and the Treks to Himalays, treks to base camp from Tibet, Nepal etc. etc. I’m already dreaming about mountains and when will Yuvaan and Hayaa be big enough to accompany me since my wife is least interested in mountains…

    And now you’ve posted this… What Telepathy Dhiren!

    • hitchwriter says:

      Oh dude…. I am always lost in these fantasies… I m totally smitten… I dont even dare buy such books coz I feel a lot more dissatisfied with life after that…

      Well well well…. Everytime I ll go… I ll let you know… lets see if we can do something…

      you know my son Hriday went to manali for 7 days this year with his mom and they stayed in tents and he loved it… their campsite was in an apple orchard… I m sure Yuvaan and Hayaa will love it… !!!!!

        • hitchwriter says:

          He was 4 years 11 months…. !!!

          It was her business trip… I had to be in office… and I wanted her to go alone and manage without me…. she took 35 kids of a school of 6th and 7th stanadard with her….

          it was good fun… Hriday loved the attention of all the girls in the batch… 😉

  10. Sandhya says:

    Beautiful mountains…only the tip is visible. Nice. One day I would like to go and see these natural treasures.

    After seeing waxed apples in TV, these apples looks so beautiful.

  11. Smitha says:

    Dhiren, That is the most wonderful picture ever!! So beautiful!!! You are just adding on to my list of must visits!! And the apples look wonderful too!!

    Wow! Now that is what a real holiday would be like.. no wonder the Gods like it there 🙂

  12. Ekta khetan says:

    Ha ha Chai and garam pakode is the quientessential barish food!

    Another wonder of nature and mankind!

    Nice blog you have got and even better the jughead pic 🙂

  13. Smita says:

    That pic is beautiful!!!

    Yesterday it was raining cats n dogs in Mumbai as well but I was sitting so far away from window and thus thankfully was spared from the thoughts of pakoda’s!!!! 🙂

    • hitchwriter says:

      My seat is next to a window and there is a guava tree out there which has some super guava’s but the tree owners are very greedy they dont let anyone else take them… 😦

      but even their sight freshens things up !

    • vimmuuu says:

      Oh Smita, when would you stop taking phrases seriously??? Raining cats and dogs doesnt mean that it actually is raining cats and dogs !! You can sit near the windows, its ok !

  14. oorja says:

    hey how is the sony cybershot 12 MP cam..? we were checkin it out yesterday.. after the inspiration.. 😀

    canon also has a great 10 MP one which is slightly higher in range… but the sales guy says it won’t make much difference.. and that sony too is great…

    P.s smileys are back to normal…?? 🙂

    • hitchwriter says:

      geee gotta confess me not so specialist in all this after all… I only ask nigam and reply… they say na Parrots speak only waht they are taught…

      Nigam o/s right now… will update once he updates me… he he he 😛 😛 😛

  15. Crafty Shines says:

    irrelevant comment warning:

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    u gonna read this once u get home….right now, as i write, u r in the train, going back home….

    hitchu… i missed u the minute i saw u get on that train…

    *needed hitchu’s sleeve to wipe nose on, but he took it with him*

    aiyo…i am senti…..itchy!!

    get back….i’ll have a post ready! 😀


    • Swaram says:

      Hey Crafty .. so nice to c u in the comment section after sooooo long!

      Dankanaka 🙂

      So, u ppl did meet up 🙂 How sweet 🙂
      Me n Pixie were juz nw talking abt it n planning to call u in the mrng 🙂
      Me feeling J of Hitchu too 😛

      • Crafty Shines says:

        yeah swaram!!!!

        i missed u guys!!! i missed being at all ur blogs!!!

        and i missed being here at hitchu’s blog, *which crafty considers her territory*

        yup we met up…i will do a post! 😀

        meanwhile…….i have gained weight in this sabbatical….
        chalo lets dance….me got rain-proof dance shoes!!!!

        *swaram n crafty dance away the night….hoping pixie n hitchy will join in soon*

        • Swaram says:

          Oh Crafty .. u juz b back n we wil surrender all the territories to u 🙂

          Waiting for that post .. wonder what Hitchu has to say .. he must be travelling na?

          Hitchu .. kahan ho tum!

          Pixie, wake up .. Let’s go party tonite 😉

        • Smitha says:

          Hey Crafty!!!! You are back!!!! So nice to see you!!! I came here to drop a line at Hitchy’s when I see his alert that he is off to meet you! And you are here too!!! Wow! Did you guys meet?

          **dancing in excitement***

          Pliss to tell us more!!!!!

            • Deeps says:

              Can Deeps too join smits,swaram and craftysweets in their dance…*ring-a-round-a rosie,a pocket full of posies,ashes ashes we all fell down* …thats the only dance I know,sorry,guys 😀
              I’m so so happy to see you dancing and hopping,Crafty 🙂

              • craftyshines says:

                @ swaram and pixu: haudu! i have commented…go see! how can it be that we don’t dance? eh? now where is that tom n jerry dvd? must get back to it! hitchu….u know u will have to sit too! 😀 😛

                @ deeps: alle!!! we will play this only!!! yes yes!!! me missed all this too deeps hugs!

                @ hitchu: now ur comments section looks n reads like it always shud….irrelevant to the post and lunatic! 😀 😛

  16. craftyshines says:

    where r the comment replies hitchu??
    its monday…i’m back, and so ur relies are few!
    now pliss reply n join the dance will u??

  17. minticetea says:

    Looks like a really beautiful, ‘most visit type’ place.
    Btw… love your header.
    If possible ..please guide me how to put an image as header 🙂


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