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Natural bounties through my lens – memories of Darjeeling

Updated on July 9, 2013

We just returned from a family vacation trip from Darjeeling. I have already compiled a travel hub on that. This hub is specifically aimed to showcase the amazing natural beauties of Darjeeling and my novice attempt to capture the wonders of nature through my digicam. It’s a photo hub to present whatever I could snapshot in the awesome natural abundance scattered across the “Queen of the hills”. The scenery, the birds and the flowers are all captured naturally from the terrace of the hotel we stayed and the windows of the car we traveled. So here we go for a visual treat of the beautiful Darjeeling. Please bear with my photography attempts as this is pure of beginner category and a result of my utter interest only.

First let me start with the beautiful sky of Darjeeling. I always tend to get lost in the vastness of the sky and the Darjeeling sky have almost get me lost for eternity. The beauty is beyond words and thus I had to rely on my Camera to capture the natural abundance at the best as much as I could manage. The amazing hide and seek of the Sun amidst the fleeting cloud of Darjeeling and its an unstoppable WOWWWWWW for me. Literally I had to stop my breathe to click the moments as much as my fingers could press the Camera button and my viewfinder could get a clear focus. So let us take a visual trip here.............!!!!!!!

Sun peeping through the sky of Darjeeling
Sun peeping through the sky of Darjeeling | Source
Beautiful sky of Darjeeling
Beautiful sky of Darjeeling | Source
Coloures scattered throughout the beautiful sky of Darjeeling
Coloures scattered throughout the beautiful sky of Darjeeling | Source
Hide and Seek of the Sun among the cloud in Darjeeling sky
Hide and Seek of the Sun among the cloud in Darjeeling sky | Source
Clouds embracing the Darjeeling Sun
Clouds embracing the Darjeeling Sun | Source
Magical sky of Darjeeling
Magical sky of Darjeeling | Source
Shaded sky of Darjeeling
Shaded sky of Darjeeling | Source
Cascading dusk over Darjeeling sky
Cascading dusk over Darjeeling sky | Source
An evening never to forget at Darjeeling
An evening never to forget at Darjeeling | Source
Evening turning to a mesmerizing night  - the late evening sky of Darjeeling
Evening turning to a mesmerizing night - the late evening sky of Darjeeling | Source

Then I was utterly bewildered with the gorgeous landscape of Darjeeling. The cloud touch you almost all the time and the misty air is very much magical around Darjeeling. The walks were so much nostalgic and one feels as if a kind of wetness envelopes us all the time. Many time i just felt like I could catch the mist in my hand and feel a handful of cloud for some moments.....its pure magical for sure. So let me take you for a outing through the lens of my digicam around the magnificent natural beauty of Darjeeling.

Road side church near Darjeeling Station
Road side church near Darjeeling Station | Source
Strolling hills of Darjeeling
Strolling hills of Darjeeling | Source
Cloud and hills of Darjeeling
Cloud and hills of Darjeeling | Source
Breathtaking beauty of Darjeeling
Breathtaking beauty of Darjeeling | Source
The landscape of Darjeeling from the terrace of the hotel
The landscape of Darjeeling from the terrace of the hotel | Source
Beauty of Darjeeling
Beauty of Darjeeling | Source
Darjeeling among the fleeting cloud
Darjeeling among the fleeting cloud | Source
Blue sky and natural beauty of Darjeeling
Blue sky and natural beauty of Darjeeling | Source
Scenery of Darjeeling
Scenery of Darjeeling | Source
Naturally beautiful Darjeeling
Naturally beautiful Darjeeling | Source

Another bunch of snapshots of magnificent Darjeeling.

The roads always tend to take me from somewhere to nowhere and then its always a bohemian feel to cherish. The people on the road on the go tend to be so familiar and a kind of link I do tend to feel may be for the reason that we all have not yet reached our destinations yet. The journey is ongoing and the roads are sometimes more comfortable then the destination itself. The views both the sides of roads are always hold much more meaning for me without any meaning may be actually. And here are some of the glimpses i could capture through my lens .....in the roads of Darjeeling :-

Rolling tea gardens on the way from Mirik to Pashupati Market
Rolling tea gardens on the way from Mirik to Pashupati Market | Source
Road side view - on the way from Mirik to Pashupati Market
Road side view - on the way from Mirik to Pashupati Market | Source
Road from Mirik to Pashupati Market
Road from Mirik to Pashupati Market | Source
Beautiful road trip from Mirik to Pashupati Market
Beautiful road trip from Mirik to Pashupati Market | Source
The local people near Pashupati Market area
The local people near Pashupati Market area | Source

Beautiful birds .................

Birds are always something that captures my attention. Earlier I just used to enjoy and love them. But soon after I have started reading one of my friend Deb Hirt's (You can find all her wonderful hubs @ http://aviannovice.hubpages.com/ .....she is an avid bird watcher and a very profound writer mainly on birds ) i have become truly interested in birds around me and in their amazing natures. But unfortunately I could only capture some photos of beautiful pigeons which were visible through the window of our hotel room. They were enjoying the Sun above a house that time , at least that's what I thought. .......!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some pigeons enjoying the Sun in Darjeeling
Some pigeons enjoying the Sun in Darjeeling | Source
Pigeons in Darjeeling
Pigeons in Darjeeling | Source
Pigeons at Darjeeling
Pigeons at Darjeeling | Source

Flora and fauna of Darjeeling through my viewfinder …..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The tall trees....happily blooming flowers.....even the amazingly beautiful grasses are all that captured my mind to the ultimate depth of it. The climate of Darjeeling is simply so favorable for the ecosystem that all the plants and animal life seem to be enjoying the growth and prosperity to no limit. The tall trees are always happy in the cuddle of the misty cloud and the height of the evergreen trees seem to kiss the sky eternally. The multicolored flowers dance in the air and spread the amazing creation of HIS love all around Darjeeling. The road side flowers without any care were blooming with royal beauty to create a heaven there. These are the snapshots i have taken through the Darjeeling trip:-

Tall trees of Darjeeling among the beautiful cloud
Tall trees of Darjeeling among the beautiful cloud | Source
Trees among cloud
Trees among cloud | Source
"Forget - me - not" in full bloom at Darjeeling
"Forget - me - not" in full bloom at Darjeeling | Source
Flowers in the road side of Darjeeling
Flowers in the road side of Darjeeling | Source
Roadside flowers in Darjeeling
Roadside flowers in Darjeeling | Source
Flowers to make days little brighter
Flowers to make days little brighter | Source
Smiling flowers in Darjeeling
Smiling flowers in Darjeeling | Source
Oh my beauty - magnificent flowers in Darjeeling
Oh my beauty - magnificent flowers in Darjeeling | Source
Last but not the least - A road dreamed to take again and again.....!
Last but not the least - A road dreamed to take again and again.....! | Source

This road takes us to West Verginia...never the less one of my fav song forever and i cant find anything more suitable for this hub here....!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO GO THROUGH THIS PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIP WITH ME IN AND AROUND DARJEELING.

Have you enjoyed the trip through my lens here?

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you Awudu for your visit but many things i did not follow here what you have said so far. but whatever Thank you.

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      Awudu 3 years ago

      Oh I can't believe you said that. You know he may just disocver the shrine we have all built him in our homes covered in Lycra. He may find out our Thursday conversations are just about worshipping our Lycra Man. LOL I'm going to have to wash my mouth with soap after that comment. No worries I make mine own and it's tea-inspired so I know it'll be awesome and I'll be fresh as first flush when I'm done.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hey dear Denise,

      Many thanks and same is the case with me. I love Darjeeling tea ...the aroma and everything about it. Many thanks for your kind words here. Take care and God bless you always

      deergha

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Deergha-even your travel photos are poetic moments. The sun, clouds, misty countryside-all very intriguing. Beautiful! UP/A/I/B and shared here and pinterest. BTW, when I think of Darjeeling, I think immediately of the Darjeeling tea.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Many thanks @ Vinaya Ghimire....hope your dream fulfills soon and You can visit Darjeeling nice way.Take care

      deergha

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I have been to many Indian towns and cities, but no to Darjeeling. Darjeeling is one of my dream destinations. I enjoyed this virtual tour. Your pictures are wonderful.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear Joelle,

      Many thanks for your kind words here. If you decide to pen down your experiences about your trip I will love to read it. Yes its sure is nice to change the place and pace some times else life looses its charm in a monotonous routine always. Take care and have a great weekend ahead.

      deergha

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I was wondering if I would share some if my pictures and experiences from my holidays... and I didn't decided yet because usually I focus more on kids projects. I also went to read your other article and I am very happy that you enjoyed your holidays! It's nice to change place and pace :-)

      Joelle

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear Deb, Many thanks for your precious comment here and I am happy that you did not mind :-)

      I am not in facebook but thank you for your information here.

      Take care and God bless you always

      deergha

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      kidscraft..........you are very rite here. Digicams are even very handy for the novice photohraphers like me. I have written another hub anout our trip in details here which you can go through provided you can make your time. The link is now updated here...thank you for I should have done it earlier itself. I am waiting sure to see your photographs and to know about your vacation. Take care and hope you dive deep in sorting all your pictures taken during the trip. Take care and God bless you

      deergha

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of your vacation! Clouds can be so interesting in shape and colours. I suppose that Darjeeling must be quite high in the montain because it seems that in some pictures you are at the level of the clouds.

      I am coming back myself from a few weeks of vacation and I am almost afraid to start to sort all my pictures.

      I love digital cameras because compare to the "old technology" it's possible to take several shots to one thing to make sure we get the best picture!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Not at all. The more birdwatchers and those that are astute to the peril of animals, the better. There are many great birdwatching sites on Facebook if you have the time. Some have pictures of birds from all over the world.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you and I hope you did not mind for mentioning your name in this hub without permission my friend.....Deb. This comment coming from you means a lot to me. Thanks again. God bless you

      deergha

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You did a very nice job in portraying the beauty of your trip with lovely pictures.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      DDE....my friend many thanks and its nice to have your kind visit and inspiring words here. Darjeeling is sure an unique place with its wonderfully beautiful people inside out. Thanks again and God bless you

      deergha

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible sights of from Darjeeling, the photos say it all about this unique place

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      James...many thanks for your time to go through this photographic journey with me in this hub. Its really a beautiful place to visit. Thanks again and God bless you

      deergha

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      srsddn..........many thanks for your kind visit and words here. Your colleague is really very lucky to work in Darjeeling...its like everywhere you see and your visions are always treated with magnificent scenery around. Hope your wish to visit Darjeeling gets fulfilled some time near. Thanks again. Take care and God bless you

      deergha

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      srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      dghbrh, What a gorgeous station is Darjeeling! Your photography is beautiful. I never got a chance to visit Darjeeling but one of my colleagues who was posted there told me that the view from the window of her office was like a photoframe of a beautiful scene which she enjoyed always. I wish I could visit once. Awesome, voted up and shared.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome and well-documented journey.I really enjoyed it through your lens.Beautiful place to visit!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      You are always welcome..@Mhatter. Many thanks for enjoying this hub here. Take care and God bless you always

      deergha

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow! marvelous, thank you

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Oh dear .....I am much honored and thankful for you liked my 'attempts' here. Yes Darjeeling an interestingly beautiful place to travel for sure. Thank you once again

      deergha

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      mylindaelliott 4 years ago from Louisiana

      Your 'attempts' are so beautiful. It looks like such an interesting place. I want to travel more...