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Manimahesh Yatra - A pilgrimage to Shiva's abode

 A pilgrim is a wanderer with a purpose
In India, specially Himachal and Uttarakhand region, most of the hiking spots are associated with some religious aspect. I think it's the power of divinity that a person whether too young or old, can hike any altitude. This story is about such a pilgrimage which I did with my friends in 2017. 

We did some research about the location/best route/transportation. Below are few details about this lake-
Name: Manimahesh lake Location: Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh, India Altitude: 4190m Trek: ~15KM We left Delhi at midnight for Chandigarh for our 4 day long trip. It was rainy season, so we were in doubt if we could really make it to Manimahesh peak as it was raining since last 2 days and trek stops by officials when it rains too much. But we moved and started our journey from Delhi.

On the way, we visited this beautiful gurudwara(temple) known as "Anandpur Sahib". As it was rainy season, the clouds had added 4 stars i…
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DayCityPlaces to visitDay 1JodhpurUmaid Bhawan, Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh fort, Mandore, Clock towerDay 2JaisalmerJaisalmer fort, Gadisar Lake, Patwon ki haveli, Kuldhara village, Sand DunesDay 3JaisalmerBada bagh, Longewala war museum, Tanot temple
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