The Himalayan range is home to over a hundred of the planet’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The mighty Himalayas command awe and reverence with many believing its magnificence to be a manifestation of the Supreme. No wonder the Himalayas have a deep spiritual ethos where many seekers, Rishis and Buddhist monks became enlightened after years of meditative practice.

Chaukori is a tiny hill station in the Pithoragarh district located in the lofty peaks of the western Himalayan Range in India. Chaukori’s offers a spectacular and panoramic views of snowy peaks of shimmering silver and mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises, verdant valleys and thick forests of pine and oak trees.

A good friend has shared some spectacular glimpses of the Himalayas as viewed from Chaukori and its neighboring points. Please do enjoy🙂

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

 

The sentinel

Shimmering silver

 

An ocean of clouds

An ocean of clouds

 

View from Chaukori

Pine view

 

Chaukori 5jpg

Call of the Himalaya

 

 

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

 

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Ssiberia says:

    Oh what a breathtaking beauty!! I am particularly fascinated by these areas, and keeping on a dreamplan to go there someday🙂 These places do hold some special spiritual energy. Just amazing.

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  2. Ankur Mithal says:

    It is an addiction. I was fortunate to spend some of my childhood summer holidays in hill stations in the lower Himalayas. That has made me a lifelong fan of the Himalayas and mountains.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      I share your feelings as I too have been operating in these mountains some years ago while in service. And yes later the short holiday visits to Sikkim and Darjeeling never failed to revive their awesome grandeur.

      Thanks Ankur and best always 👍🏽

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  3. Alok Singhal says:

    Stunning beauty, now who wouldn’t want to go there? I can’t wait😀

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  4. VEDANT SHARMA says:

    Simply WOW !! picz🙂

    thx for sharing..

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  5. These pictures are breath taking beautiful.:)

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  6. shellymona says:

    These pictures are simply breathtaking………….beautiful!

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  7. I am truly in awe of our planet most days, Dilip, and I can’t help but find my face is often slack-jawed with wonderment. Mountains have an incredibly special place in my heart, as I live on top of a very small one, but it is enough to bring me similar delights from every hour of the day. I never tire of seeing from this perspective and I thank my lucky stars every night for the privilege of doing so.
    The pictures are stunning. Thank you for sharing them.
    Cheers!

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      While we all are fortunate to live our lives on this beautiful planet, you Shelley are even more blessed to be
      living on top of a mountain surrounded by nature.

      And perhaps it is your deep appreciation and awareness of discovering beauty in the natural environment around that is the powers your amazing talent and creativity.

      I am glad you liked the views of our beautiful Himalayas.

      Cheers and many good wishes🙂

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  8. Wow! That morning shot is spectacular.

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  9. Rangelz says:

    The ocean of clouds look magical🙂 I’m jealous of your friend😛

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  10. Himalayan mountains in all their glory! The pictures instill a sense of awe.

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  11. Spectacular and soothing. The hills seem to preen with the crown of snow.

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  12. WOW! Dilip.. these are indeed spectacular views.. Wonderful my friend.. They are breathtaking.. And when one looks out over those views I can almost fill my lungs with the clear crisp air that surrounds those beautiful mountains..
    Many thanks Dilip for sharing.. I wish you well for a beautiful new week.
    Blessings
    Sue xx

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  13. Aquileana says:

    Natural Perfection!… Stunning photographs, dear Dilip!!! All my best wishes to you. Aquileana⭐

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh yes “Natural Perfection” is a beautiful way to describe the magic of the Himalayas. Thank you dear Aquileana its always a joy to hear from you.
      Kindest regards and sending many good wishes your way🙂
      Dilip

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  14. Cecilia says:

    Great information and absolutely stunning pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. sindhoooo says:

    Awesome photographs! Please convey my thanks to your kind friend for sharing such heavenly views… Chaukori, you are wonderful!

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  16. Stunning pictures, even the photos speak grandeur!

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  17. These are awesome pictures…Himalaya is always a magic to watch, the awe and wonder…😀

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  18. Hey there! I have nominated you for the ‘Creative Blogger Award’. Kindly find the details here: https://4yearoldadult.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/the-creative-blogger-award/
    Lookign forward to your response.🙂

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  19. ShethP says:

    Amazing view! One more thing to be added on my travelling bucket list? Though, given the opportunity, I wouldn’t leave any nook or cranny this beautiful, unexplored.😛

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  20. Hi Dilip,

    These are absolutely enchanting photographs my friend. Thank you for sharing.

    Interestingly, I too have used the Himalayas as a back drop in my current post, though in a different way! I have talked of ” Mind Shift”.

    http://esgeemusings.com/2015/06/01/mind-shift/

    Shakti

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Glad you liked the pictures. I had a ‘look see’ at your post on ‘mind set’ which seems very interesting. Would love to visit your blog again and read it in more detail.

      Thanks for remembering me. Cheers.
      Dilip

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  21. namitasunder says:

    We have been to Chaukori this March once again. Read my experience here………https://namitasunder.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/chaukori-a-tranquil-experience/. I absolutely love this tranquil hill station .

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Thank you so much for sharing the blog link narrating your serene and tranquil experience of Chaukori.

      I strongly recommend your blog post to all my friends and lovers of nature and beauty.

      Kind regards.

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      • namitasunder says:

        And I request those who wish to visit Chaukori to plan their trip at their earliest convenience,As is with every tourist place Chaukori too faces danger of upsurge of construction and other tourist related business activities. September to March are the best time though peak of winters is very chilly and freezing. but winters are the best time to enjoy the peaks as sky is clear,
        Thanks for the kind and lovely words.

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        • dilipnaidu says:

          Thanks a lot for these important tips for folks who would like to visit and get the best out of this quaint little hill-town.

          Sad about the spurt of business activity.😦 Development is good but if not planned imaginatively it can take away the unique charm and serenity of the place.

          Regards and have a lovely Sunday.

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  22. LadyPinkRose says:

    Wow! Stunning photography, Dilip, of some extremely majestic and power mountains. Thank you so much for this post. Love, Amy❤

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      I am so glad you liked them dear Amy. Yes the magnificence of these mountains in a way reassures us of the presence of the power of the Almighty.

      Thank you so much and be well always!
      Dilip❤

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  23. Binky says:

    Some very beautiful shots. The grandeur of nature!

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  24. Beautiful!!! And I got to see the beauty very recently, and it was an awe-inspiring moment!!! Takes a huge crazy desire to stay at the bottom of the Himalayas.. and I have friends who do.🙂
    Just crazy wonderful!!

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  25. Simona says:

    Splendida settimana🙂

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  26. Stunning images. I spent time at the home of friends in Kodaikanal and walked in the beauty of India’s mountains.

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  27. The awe inspiring Himalayas… No wonder indeed.
    Wishes for a wonderful Monday and new week, my friend. 🙂

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  28. What stunning view it must be to witness it – gorgeous images. The lights on top of the mountain are just breathtaking! Thank you for sharing these lovely images🙂

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      I am delighted you too liked this awesome mountain range. Yes the higher peak lights up with the sun’s rays early in the morning. A magical effect.
      Thanks for appreciating🙂

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  29. renu says:

    These pics show that India is not lacking in beauty..we need to have good support system to get people to see them and enjoy..

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  30. Dakshi says:

    What a view….

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  31. Prajakta says:

    Stunning!!! I want to go back again… Been way to long I have been away from their mesmerizing power

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Yes anyone who hears the call of the great Himalayan mountains will find it impossible to resist🙂

      Good wishes to you Prajakta and may your dream come true! Have a great week.

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  32. The last pic struck a cord with me. Twice I posted my comments on your post, failed .”Mighty snow covered Himalayas in the background, lush green hill side dotted with houses all over. Reminds me of my vill, Ujeh in Himachal Pradesh. My village, my life, my surroundings, My Being. Total nostalgia. Ten & half years of my child hood spent in those low lying & rolling hills, known as Shivalik Hills in HP.” Thanks Dilip for sending me back to my roots, temprarily though.

    Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 06:25:12 +0000 To: col.r.sharma@hotmail.com

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  33. aFrankAngle says:

    Beauty, serenity, and awe …. all at the same time. Wonderful collection and a great reminder about the wonders of creation.

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  34. sharol84 says:

    proud to be an indian🙂

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  35. Rajagopal says:

    Great visuals, Dilip, specially the ocean of clouds looked really that, like an ocean.

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  36. Kreng Jai says:

    I am mesmerised and fascinated by the might and grandeur of Himalayas. It is my childhood dream and top of my bucket list to see the great Himalayas in my lifetime. Thanks for rekindling it with your post and the beautiful snaps. Have a wonderful and peaceful Sunday and the week ahead.

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