Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bedini Kund - the unsung mini Himalayan Lake

Bedini Kund - the unsung mini Himalayan Lake
Reflection of Mount Nanda Ghunti over the crystal clear water of Bedini Kund!
In previous photo stories I had brought before you some of the breathtaking snow clad mountain peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas as seen in Roopkund trek, and introduced you with Bedini Bugyal, the dreamscape alpine meadow of Uttarakhand. Today, it is "Bedini Kund", a small high altitude pristine Himalayan lake, undoubtedly the lesser sung jewel on the Roopkund trekking trail! Bedini Kund, also referred to as 'Vaitarani' lies somewhere at the middle of this largest grassland of Asia and lures all Roopkund trekkers with vivid reflections of white topped Mount Trisul and Nanda ghunti on its crystal clear shallow water.
Bedini Kund - the unsung mini Himalayan Lake
Fleecy white clouds add extra magic to the already magical vista comprising the Bedini Kund!
In the photograph below this para you can see two tiny stone structures inside the enclosure of Bedini Kund. These are sacred Hindu temples worshiped by local people who believe that four Vedas were scripted right at that holy spot where this mini lake stands today. A traveler or a photographer would have no much business with legends and their authenticity, but the magical shades of blue and green in the entire landscape of Bedini Kund are visually delicious enough to consider Roopkund as your next trekking destination.
Bedini Kund - the unsung mini Himalayan Lake
Stone temples by the lake boost its religious as well as the archaic quotient. What a lovely landscape!

Photographer: Manas Banerjee
Camera used: Canon Powershot S3 IS

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful yeti! You are right the reflections, my god they look dreamy. Wonder what it would be to live here forever ;-)

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    1. Thanks Gopinath...
      "what it would be to live here forever" would be pretty tough I think :-P

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  2. Lovely pics.
    Visited Uttarakhand, but missed this...

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    1. Thanks Anita... there's always a next time right :-))

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  3. Superb clicks! Hope to visit here soon!

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  4. Awesome post...the water is so clear...

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  5. Nice info. Thanks for the article. Keep sharing :-)

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  6. These pictures are fabulous. I can picture myself going there, being rooted at one spot and forgetting all about the trek ahead!
    :P
    lovely pics.

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    1. May be after a sweet decade a novel would stir the market titled "How Roopkund brainwashed a Hyderabadi" :-P

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  7. Now I will have to trek to this place. Sigh.

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  8. Wow, it looks gorgeous! I didn't even know of this one. Thanks a lot for sharing. Now I'm definitely keen on trekking to this place if I get the chance, some time.

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    1. Thanks a lot Ami... even I'm all inclined for Roopkund trek :-)

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