Friday, May 14, 2010

Himalaya, the Abode of Snow

In Sanskrit, Himalaya means ' the abode of snow'. These rhododendrons shown above grow at a height of 11,000 feet. One can see glaciers as one walks along the path.
The snow was very wonderful for us from the tropics.

There were some wild flowers like these in the crevices of rocks.
It is soothing to remember the snow in the torrid heat of Mumbai!


  1. Always love your beautiful photographs.

  2. I can imagine seeing snow would be a huge difference from the tropics! I never knew what the Himalayas meant, it makes sense!

  3. Your pictures are always wonderful. Thanks jim

  4. Wonderful. The snow is a welcome sight for those of us who are reeling from a heat wave.

  5. Thanks, Costas.
    Catherine, it was a great experience to walk on the snow, and experience the cold bracing air of the Himalayas!
    Jim, Thank you for your encouraging words.
    Radha, now that I am back in Bangalore, I think of the grand mountains often.

  6. The rhododendrons look so pretty!