And I am Back from Palampur in Himachal Pradesh

by Mridula on December 15, 2012

in Canon D550,himachal pradesh,India,Photography,Rains

I had a fabulous one week in Palampur. The details will start pouring in. But let me start with their mere bus stand and a lowly puddle!

Palampur Bus Stand, Himachal Pradesh, India

Palampur Bus Stand, Himachal Pradesh, India

It happens only in Himachal Pradesh I think! I had a gala time. I stayed at the Holiday Home Hotel a lovely home based accommodation. And the full disclosure is that I was an ordinary paying guest and was not invited by the property. If you are a solo women traveler you would find it safe and comfortable. But this will be a full post later.

I managed to sneak about a few places. Also I was hosted on my first day by a local family and you find such hospitality only in places like Palampur. I was hosted because I was a friend’s friend. And that common friend I have only interacted online!

I reached home today so the posts will follow in a while.

But tell me have you ever seen a more beautiful puddle ever?

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Debopam Banerjee January 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Typical of Indian bus stands……


Tarun Goel December 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Hey There!

What a wonderful photo! I hope next time you get to visit Barot and Chota Bhangal. Soon (now that elections are over in Himachal) we will have another road opening up, the shortest route to reach Chamba from Palampur-Baijnath. Just a matter of 40 Kilometers to reach Chamba (Holi Village).

Keep Writing!


Anuradha Shankar December 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

what a beautiful capture, Mridula! am heading out to Himachal too this week, but to the tried and tested places, nothing offbeat…


desi Traveler December 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

As they say beauty lies in the eyes of beholder… .


Jay December 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Hi Mridula,

Truly, what a wonderful capture you’ve got here. Even a puddle looking so beautiful with the reflection of the ice-capped mountains in the backdrop. Awesome composition. Palampur is a very nice place, indeed, that too, in the winters.
Thanks for sharing this with us.




Lipsy December 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

You have such a fabulous imagination !!You have written a complete post about a puddle which goes un-noticed everyday in our lives!

Keep in touch!


Abhinav December 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

See how beautiful a even a puddle can become if the surrounding landscape is beautiful!


Ankita Sinha December 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

Hey Mridula,You really got the patience to click such a superb shot.


Amit Agarwal December 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

No, I have never seen a more beautiful puddle ever!!
Lovely photo:)
What an imagination Mridula!


विवेक रस्तोगी December 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

Shining like Silver..


d.Nambiar December 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

That is the best looking puddle.


Janit December 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Nice puddle there. :-)


Shalu Sharma December 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Welcome back. Quite a bid hole in the ground. Thank god, its big enough for the drivers to see.


Puru December 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I saw this from twitter first and was delighted by the perspective :) Amazing take.


Meenakshi Malhotra December 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

This has to be the most amazing puddle mirroring divine peaks. There is something about snow clad peaks. They make me feel divine and bow in deep reverence! Waiting for the nest post.


R.Ramakrishnan December 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Incredible image of the snow capped peaks in the puddle. Awaiting more details of Palampur trip !


Niranjan December 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Sudhagee December 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

No, can’t say I have seen such a beautiful pothole ever :-) Great capture, Mridula


leena patel December 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

the most beautiful puddle


leena patel December 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

the most beautiful puddle.


Tushar December 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

The best within the image is image within puddle. Isn’t it?


Sandra Broom December 16, 2012 at 3:17 am

No I have never seen a more beautiful puddle. Your timing there was just perfect.


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