Solace…in Lansdowne!

“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Walt Whitman

I totally agree because that’s exactly what I did recently. A while back I went to visit my folks and even though I am living in my dream place right now (Ladakh, India) which offers me a lot of oppertunities to photograph, travel and explore… I just wanted to pack my bags and get out there to some peaceful and a quiet place, away from the chaos of the city life. Honestly, after living here for an year in this spiritual, peaceful land and so close to nature, I want to run back up here every time I go down to the planes. I certainly belong to the mountains no matter what the hardships! đŸ˜€

Anyway, so I did all my planning to visit this place called Lansdowne, a cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand . I got the bookings done, packed my bags and was totally excited when I got the bad news about heavy rains and landslides that side ( second time my trip got cancelled). Stubborn as I am (for trips), got re-booking done and finally landed there…and boy was I delighted!

After 7 hours of road trip and I few rocky road patches, I felt a sense of relief and comfort seeing my accommodation. A lovely British bungalow constructed under the guidance of Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery Browne Roberts. Ah! the charm of old wooden structures. Here are some shots I took!

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The man who did it all.
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The entrance of the bungalow

How could I not love this! I got more…

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Staircase leading to the rooms above
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That’s my room on the left!

I was already excited seeing all this and then on top of it, I got this lovely sitting area outside.

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I can’t tell you how peaceful and quiet it was here. The soft sound of the winds blowing and occasional chirping of the birds… I just relished every cup of my hot coffee I had sitting here and looking at the view.

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Yup, I got lost in the beauty around me!

Sometimes I think the best way to enjoy nature’s beauty is by putting down your camera and capturing it in your own eyes!

Well signing off for now but there’s a lot more coming up. Since I got a lot to share, I will be posting about all the places I visited around, in separate posts.

Stay tuned! đŸ™‚

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