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Hamirpur at Glance

Posted by akash deep on Thursday, September 8, 2011, In : Traveling 
Location : Himachal Pradesh

Languages : Himachali, Hindi, Punjabi, English

Altitude : 400-1100 meters from sea level

Climate :

Temperature : In summers, it can reach as high as 41 degree Celsius; in winters, it can drop below 10 degree Celsius

Major Attractions :
Sujanpur Tira, Nadaun

Best Visiting Time :
Winter season

Named after King Hamir Chand, Hamirpur is known for variable topography defined by leveled plains and lofty mountain cliffs. Framed by the hilly tracts o...
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Posted by akash deep on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Traveling 

Manimahesh Lake (also known as Dal Lake, Manimahesh) is a high altitude lake (elevation 4,080 metres (13,390 ft)) situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the HImalyas, in the Bharmour subdivision of Chamba District of the INdian State of Himachal Pradesh. The religious significance of this lake is next to that of the Mansrover in Tibet.

The lake is the venue of a highly revered pilgrimage trek undertaken during the month of August/September corresponding to t...
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Manali-Leh highway reopened

Posted by akash deep on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Traveling 

The strategic national highway that connects Manali to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir partially reopened for light vehicles on Wednesday.

The highway to Manali-Leh highway was closed for over six months due to heavy snowfall, an official said.

"The traffic between Manali and Leh was restored initially for light vehicles," Praveen Yernurkar, officer commanding of the Road Construction Company (RCC), said.

The RCC is a wing of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that maintains crucial h...
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Rohtang Pass open to Traffic from May 15

Posted by akash deep on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Traveling 

Source: HT

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How to prepare bike for LEH Ride ?

Posted by akash deep on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, In : Traveling 
BIKE Preparation

1. At ground level the most important thing is your tyres and your wheels. Ensure that you have adequate tread on them. We recommend you start the ride with a brand new set of tyres and tubes; you are less likely to face punctures etc...

2. Get the rims balanced (this will prevent breaking of spokes and unnecessary wobbles that could spoil your bikes ride and handling). When you are getting your wheels balanced make sure that the spokes are not protruding from inside...
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Masroor Temple Explored

Posted by akash deep on Friday, April 22, 2011, In : Traveling 

Masrur is 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota Surian link road and is famous for remarkable group of rock cut temples. They form a group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples in the Indo Aryan style and are richly carved. These richly ornamented cave temples are the only rock shrines in the northern part of India.The main shrine contains three stone images of ...

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Fighting Fatigue on Long Motorcycle Rides

Posted by akash deep on Thursday, April 21, 2011, In : Traveling 
Motorcycling is more physically demanding that driving a car and exposes you to the environment, which can lead to fatigue. To avoid becoming tired on long motorcycle rises, you need to get adequate rest, plan and prepare, consume the right food and drink.

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Riding or Driving

Posted by akash deep on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Traveling 
As we all know there is always been a big debate that is riding safe or Driving safe.

Well as per me both has there pros and cons, personally i always prefer riding as on motorcycles both body and soul travels, one is directly in contact with surroundings no glass walls and car heaters are there to protect you from rains and cold. Cars seems like CAGES to me now and really hate to travel by car.

Whenever one say plans about long rides gets the reaction of others like Are you nuts, you want to r...
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About Me

Popularly known as Highlander, I am Akash Deep, the proud son of Hamirpur, Devbhoomi Himachal Pradesh. Traveling has always been my passion . The journey went through different stages as I grew older. It started at the age of 11 by riding my dad's scooter and friends' bikes. The passion for traveling and desire to be a free bird grew in my childhood ever since I used to visit different places with my friends and family by traveling in CAGES . On many occasions, I took one day ride to places like Dharamshala, Manali, Mandi, Rohtang, and many more nearby destinations. The college life of six years in Shimoga (Karnataka), one of the most beautiful places there, brought me even closer to nature, but the beauty of Himachal has lot more to offer and yet to be further explored. The rides have been more smooth & wonderful especially since I have my trustworthy new partner " Royal Enfield electra" aka DARLING, my rides are no longer solitary. I have admired the beauty of Leh, Ladakh, and many remote areas of Himachal together. My journey has started, and I am gearing up with high spirits... and hope it will take me to new heights. Presently I am self employed as a Ayurvedic Medical officer and a Certified Optician in in my home town Hamirpur and feel blessed as I get time for my dream rides.