Shimla | Oh, the beauty of it all!

I can’t capture in pictures/videos what was! It was something that cannot be explained in words or captured in a camera; it can only be experienced! The landscape looked like something straight out of a fairy tale; I have never seen something as beautiful and surreal. I did not take a lot of pictures from my camera, because the landscape was overwhelming. All I could do was stare in wonder…



















© Views That Blew My Mind On This Trip


The evil eye tree! — at Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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Literary haven perched on the cliffs of Oia — at Atlantis Books, Oia

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The wooden railing of the stairs to enter the store had this quote painted on it… “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” ― Stephen Fry — at Atlantis Books, Oia

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True that! — at Atlantis Books, Oia


Testi Kebap or Pottery Kebab — at Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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At Little Venice, Mykonos

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At Mykonos


At Cappadocia / Kapadokya


In Hierapolis


Nature at its best! — at Pamukkale Travertenleri


In Hierapolis

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At Mykonos


In Istanbul, Turkey


At Taksim


At Taksim

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At Fira Square,Santorini


At Taksim

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At Fira Square,Santorini

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At Fira Square,Santorini


They say that no two sunsets are ever the same. I believe that now! — in Oía, Kikladhes, Greece


In Istanbul, Turkey


At Pamukkale Travertenleri


This definitely was one of the highlights of my trip… The early-morning hot air balloon ride over the landscape of Cappadocia! In one word – breathtaking! — at Cappadocia / Kapadokya


At Cappadocia / Kapadokya


At Cappadocia / Kapadokya


At Cappadocia / Kapadokya


At Blue Mosque Istanbul


At Chora Museum (Kariye Müzesi)


In Istanbul, Turkey


In Istanbul, Turkey

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Perissa (Black Sand Beach), Santorini.

Some more flowers…

Taken at Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Manali at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley is a beautiful hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla.

Gurgling river Beas

Taken at Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
**My camera could not get any closer…

The Beas River is a river in the northern part of India. The river rises in the Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows for some 470 km (290 miles) to the Sutlej River in the Indian state of Punjab. Its total length is 470 km (290 miles), and its drainage basin is 20,303 square kilometres (7,839 sq.mi) large.

The beautiful Christ Church at Shimla

Taken at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India 🙂
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Christ Church, Shimla, is the second oldest church in North India, after St John’s Church in Meerut. It is a parish in the Diocese of Amritsar in the Church of North India. Its current incumbent is The Rev. Mushtaq Achher Malk, B.D., M.Th., whose ecclesiastical designation is presbyter-in-charge. Worship is conducted in Hindi and English. Built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857 to serve the largely Anglican British community in what was formerly called Simla, Christ Church is situated on The Ridge where is stands out as one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla. The silhouette of Christ Church is visible for miles around the vicinity of Shimla city. Christ Church remains one of the enduring legacies of the British Raj. Christ Church was designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau in 1844, and the church was consecrated after 1857. The clock adorning Christ Church was donated by Colonel Dumbleton in 1860. The porch was added in 1873. Christ Church has survived partition and the subsequent political upheavals on the Indian subcontinent. Christ Church continues to be very well maintained and remains in good condition. The clock, however, no longer functions – due to entropy. The church contains five fine stained glass windows. One represents the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience and Humility. The Pipe-Organ of Christ Church is the biggest in the Indian subcontinent and was erected in September 1899 (Source: Wikipedia).

Visually stunning and elegant flower

Taken at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India 🙂
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

The perfect red dahlia

Taken at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India 🙂
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

The stunningly beautiful Great Rann of Kutch!

Taken at the Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat,India 🙂
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world (Source: Wikipedia).