“A picture is worth a thousand words”. It refers to the notion that a complex ideas and stories can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does. So here is the list of “10 Instagram accounts that will give you a reason to visit Himachal time and again“. They are listed in a random order and all of them are very unique and the only thing common between each one of them is their love for photography and mountainsð». So, lets get to know them one by one:
1) Anunay Sood (@anunaysood)
He is from Delhi but Himachali by lineage, which is the reason for his never ending love for Himachal. Professionally, he is a marketing specialist but a photographer by passion. He loves taking landscape pictures of places less or unexplored and also loves meeting new people. His videos captured through his DJI-Phantom-3 ProÂ are awesome and you must check them out for sure. People quiet often ask him about his favorite place, his answer to that is quite simple; it is at the top of any mountainð».
Chitkul'17! Just a while back, I clicked this picture, but I was a little disheartened. On my last visit, this place was untouched and was so pure. However, this time around, it seemed to me like a favorite honeymoon spot! Quite a few resorts have come up here and in a year or so, I'll just become worse. My heart broken a little, whilst I saw the current state. I hope the status quo reverts to what it was 2 years back or else doesn't deteriorate any further. . . . #nofilterneeded #phoneclicks
I was lying down on the ground and gazed to the beautiful starry sky. I saw the Milky Way galaxy and fell in love with it instantly. Then I thought that my love for the nature is making me imagine things, As I saw a shape of the heart being made by the trees which surround. I rubbed my eyes again, just to clarify and then asked my friend, to confirm whether it's just not some defect in my eye. So, then I went ahead and clicked this picture so that I show you guys this wonderful sight. â¤ . . . #nightphotography_exclusive #mountaintrekking #milkywaygalaxy
2) Navaneeth Unnikrishnan(@navaneeth_unnikrishnan)
He belongs to Kerala and loves to shoot mostly landscapes and nightscapes. His work has been featured in Nat Geo, BBC Earth and Space.com. He is also a contributor for BBC Earth. Currently living in Bangalore, this astrophotographer has also been featured on Huffington Post, Indian Express, India Today andÂ Deccan Chronicle newspaper. He uses aÂ Canon 6D and Sony A7s for normal imaging and Canon 1100D full spectrum moded for Deep space imaging. His latest light painting pictures are awesome and is inspired from Eric Pare. If you wish to visit Spiti, do check out his pictures from Spiti and we bet that you will start craving to visit Spiti asap.
Buddha Statue, Lanza, Spiti Valley Â© @navaneeth_unnikrishnan @sonyalphain A7s + @sigmaphotoindia 20mm 1.4 Art using Sigma MC-11 adapter #astrophotography #india #photographers_of_india #landscape #picoftheday #photooftheday #photography #stars #milkyway #spiti #sony #nightphotography #natgeospace #landscapephotography #naturalbeauty #sigma #instagood #universetoday #nature_perfection #beautiful #instanaturelover #instanature #wilderness #bravogreatphoto #lonelyplanet #tourist #poi #dslrofficial #sonyalphain
Not all those who wander are Lost Enroute Lanza , Spiti Valley Â© @Navaneeth_unnikrishnan #india #incredibleindia #instagood #landscape #picoftheday #photooftheday #photography #nature #spiti #canon #landscapephotography #naturalbeauty #landscape_lovers #indiapictures #inspiration #instagood #rock #nature_perfection #beautiful #instanaturelover #instanature #wilderness #redit #greatoutdoors #tourist #travel #explore #himalayas #poi @india_undiscovered
He is a Traveler, Explorer, Adventurer, StorytellerÂ and a fresh Mountaineer. He belongs to Delhi and it has been quite a while that he has been travelling in Himachal Pradesh. He had been to Spiti, Kaza, Tattapni, Kasol, Kinnaur, Sangla, Shimla, Parvati Valley and Triund. He also went to Kedarkantha Peak in Uttarakhand. Recently, he brought her sister on her first ever trek in Himalayas. Even though he captured a lot of marvellous pictures during his visit in Himachal but his favorite one so far is not of some mountain or a valley but is of a small little girl from Grahan village whom he found very cute. He uses a Canon and a Nikon camera to capture most of his pictures and even his Oneplus phone does comes out to be handy for some pictures.
What I particularly like about Himalayan villages is the care, peace & a simple lifestyle. Everybody knows everyone who's living around. And it's so strange yet so beautiful that when you visit there, people from such villages who know the least about you, meeting you for the first time, always say the most beautiful things about you. When you're not sure what's going on in your own life.. someone in the village usually does!!! The nature and the people around there convey such life changing messages in such a simple way that you ask yourself, Is it that simple? Is it that easy? We have a tendency to complicate things for ourselves and blame others for the same. Life is really simple. Going back to a simpler life isn't a step backward. Don't crave for a perfect life, work for a happy life. . "The greatest wealth is to live content with little" ~ Plato #shotononeplus @oneplus_india @oneplustech
Let go There are things that we don't want to happen, but have to accept. Certain things we don't want to know but have to learn. Letting go isn't winning, and it isn't losing. It doesn't leave feelings of regret, jealousy, or anger. It is not about forgetting, ignoring, or not to think about. It's not about blocking memories. It's not about pride and it's not about giving in or giving up. It's not obsessing and dwelling on past. It's not about forgetting moments and feel empty from inside. Letting go is accepting. It's realising that your own heart can sometimes be the most soothing remedy. It's about cherishing your memories, your past, and learn from it, whether it is good or bad. It's about experiencing and growing. To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you cry, made you struggle, made you laugh, and eventually made you grow. To let go is to have an open mind and confidence about your future. It's about all that you have, all that you had, and all that you will soon again. You just need to open the windows and look around. Breathe, think about yourself, let go and set yourself free â¥
4) Rashmeet kaur(@rashnull)
Her instagram account is called “@rashnull” which I believe is just a way to write “rational” which means sensible or logical. She is a very passionate person and loves to travel and click some great pictures. Her photographs have been featured on many popular accounts of Himachal and Uttarakhand. She has a full time job but still finds time to escape into the mountains and click some awesome pictures.
We're running wild on these diamond dreams ðð . . . . . . . . #wanderlust #photojournalism #tangledinfilm #_soi #mextures #traveldiaries #portraitphotography #india_undiscovered #vscocam #nikonphotography #delhi_igers #instahimachal #like4like #lonelyplanetindia #vscoindia #_ishades #bleachmyfilm #featuremyworld #sunset_madness #all_sunsets #visualsoflife #underratedgrams #kmhoe #milkywaygalaxy #featureaeat #moodyportraits #featurepalette #featuremeofh #_hpics #artofvisuals
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news . . . . . . . . #wanderlust #photojournalism #tangledinfilm #_soi #mextures #traveldiaries #portraitphotography #india_undiscovered #vscocam #nikonphotography #delhi_igers #instalike #like4like #lonelyplanetindia #vscoindia #_ishades #bleachmyfilm #featuremyworld #sunset_madness #all_sunsets #instahimachal #underratedgrams #nighttimephotography #milkywaygalaxy #featureaeat #moodyportraits #featurepalette #featuremeofh #featuremebest #artofvisuals
5) Shraddha Singh Bhati (@baagi_udaan)
She is an engineer who likes going to new places. The pictures in her profile are from her travels which are decorated with some awesome rhyming Â captions and sometimes stories. She even has a blog which is worth checking out especially for solo travelers. Click Here is a link to her latest blog
"Colors are so lovely, Enveloping things snugly. Its nostalgic how distant I feel, That I wish to run back & seal our deal ." Baagi_udaan Editing by @raosaaab ..ðð #TravelerÂ #Travels#Travelphotography#Instatravel#InstatravelingÂ #Travelblogger#Traveller#TraveltheworldÂ #Travelblog#TraveldiariesÂ #Travelingram#vscogram#instagramhub#india#incredibleindia#indiapictures#ig_indiaÂ Â #_soi#indiaclicks#india_Gram#photographers_of_india#igramming_indiaÂ #discovernhÂ #himalayangeographic#dslrofficial #hippieinhills#himalayas#instahimachal#lonelyplanetindia
"I have no idea why I do what I do, Mostly its something out of blue. But I know what we have is real, Something so lovely ,so surreal . You fill me with calm and happiness , Needing no explanation is our togetherness." -Baagi_udaan -repost #discovernhÂ #india_GramÂ Â #natgeotravel@natgeotravellerindia@lonelyplanetindiaÂ @cntravellerindia@igramming_indiaÂ @india.clicksÂ @indiashutterbugsÂ @india_igÂ @hippie_in_hillsÂ Â @instahimachalÂ @himachalpictures #himalayangeographic #himalayasarecalling #Travel #Holidays #Trip #Traveling #Travelgram #Travelling #Travelingram #Traveler #Travels #Travelphotography #Instatravel #Instatraveling #Travelpic #Travelblogger #Traveller #Traveltheworld #Travelblog #TravelLife #Travelpics #Travelphoto #Traveldiaries #Traveladdict #EatTravelLiveRepeat #ETLR
6) Â Abhijeet singh (@abhijeet_sing)
Apart from being a great photographer and mountaineering expert, Abhijeet is an engineer and a MBA graduate. He undertook several alpine style expeditions in the Indian Himalayas. His work has been published in several popular magazines like Outdoor Journal, Indian Quarterly and the Alpinist. He also had been featured by Redbull, Wildcraft, Woodland and Times Group. He has even made India’s first ascent of two frozen waterfalls in the heart of Spiti Valley. P.S. He is an Acro Yogi too. Don’t know what it is? Go check out his account and get ready to be blown away :p
Team getting on to the first ice field after leaving high camp. The target for the day was to reach the scary 700ft ice fall, establish Camp 1 on the snow field below the wall, and then try and find a doable route on the wall. Climbathon, Lahaul, August 2015. #climbing #mountaineering #adventure #adventuresports #summit #lahaul #himachal #himachalpradesh #southface #cathedral #spiti #barashigri #instadaily #instagood #bestpicoftheday #picoftheday #photography #photooftheday #indiagram #indiaclicks #india #indiapictures #outdoors #travelphotography #gramoftheday #icefield #ropeup
Taking a quick rest midway while climbing Nagta Waterfall (WI4, 120ft) in Chandarnahan valley in Himachal Pradesh this December. Photo by Pawan Nagta #adventure #waterfall #frozenwaterfall #exploreyourself #mountainself-sufficiency #iceclimbing #waterice #himachal #climbing #instadaily #Instagram #instalike #Instagood #instadaily #instamood #bestpicoftheday #photography #photooftheday #picoftheday #climbingphotos #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #waterfallclimbing
7) Abhinav Chandel (@abhiandnow)
He is an awesome photographer, poet, writer, blogger, football fanatic and a singer :p
He is one of the most popular instagramer hailing from Uttarakhand. He is currently residing inÂ Mcleodganj, a place known worldwide for being the location of exiled Tibetan govt. and as home for thousands of Tibetans. He is quite active on Twitter and Facebook and has a good following on both the platforms. His #alittlebitofnoor posts are one of the most interesting posts where he gives more meaning to the picture by sharing his thoughts and experiences. Only he can explain it in the best way but still you will relate to it on many levels. If you wish to travel with him then you can DM him on his insta account and presently he has collaborated withÂ Spitiholidayadventure.comÂ for a while and so you have a chance.
This is how life looks like in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, where vegetation less surroundings welcome you and in between you find a party of mules ferrying the stuff over tall passes, while snowclad peaks continue to shine under a brilliant sunshine. . A scene during the journey over Pin Bhabha Pass, as I clicked this picture while standing on the pin valley side, with Bhabha pass in front of me, up those snow clad ranges that I crossed a day later. . One can also see the stormy weather developing on the other side of the pass, which is Bhabha valley in Kinnaur region. And one has to cross a 16,100 feet tall pass to reach there.
Noor . There are days when I find you, through all the pain and darkness and suffering and then it all becomes worth it when you appear in front of me, sitting next to me, talking to me, letting me let you know all my secrets and then I just find myself solving all my problems, unlocking all the doors that I thought were closed forever. . And so what can I say Noor, except telling you that when I found mountains in faraway lands, I always knew that this is where I'd be eventually, alone in a house writing stories that no one will ever read, and while I always wrote those stories throughout my life, but then you came along, reading them all and whispering yours in my ears. . And I felt these were just dreams of a night, came only to leave in the morning. But they stayed, you stayed, and these stories will stay, in conversations between. . Just like that afternoon when we met that old couple who told us stories from Japan, and I found you listening to them all, and that moment when they heard our stories, listening to all ours, and I joined them that afternoon, listening to you as the clouds moved over the mountains we've been climbing and the hill towns we've been roaming around, and I listened to you that day. . I learned more about you. About the stories that you're made up. About the stars you see every night. And the stars you want to travel to. . And Noor, at every moment, all I could do was wish for more of you, was to thank this universe for every bit of you, and just look at you some more, and let you know that every moment of pain that we once felt has always been worth it for the happiness that you are. . And Noor, the house is still there in the mountains, and I'm still keen on writing down all my stories one day, but this time I know they'll all be read by someone. . Noor. I know, they'll all be read by you, while I'll be busy listening to every breath of yours. . . . #alittlebitofnoor
8) Nitish Waila (@nitishwaila)
He is a talented Adventure Photographer, mountaineer and UI/UX designer. He is settled in Noida but keeps travelling to mountains. His pictures shows the best of Himachal, Uttarakhand, Leh-Ladakh, Meghalaya and Sikkim, etc. He is currently showcasing a technique called “Cinemagraph“, which is a combination of both picture and video. To be frank, I haven’t seen anything like that before and it is mind-blowing. He is really setting up the bar for amateur and professional photographers and we hope that Nitish will keep on sharing such awesome and mesmerizing photos and videos.
#behindthescenes As I was shuffling through my gallery I came across a few pictures where I got lucky to be clicked at the right moment when I was framing some of my favourite shots. The credit of which goes to the wonderful people with whom I have travelled all through my journeys. . So I thought of sharing these moments with you all through this "Behind the scene" series. Hope you enjoy looking at me as much as you enjoy looking at my work ð . The perfect colourful cloudy setting of this valley in Kinnaur seems right out of a bollywood movie. I was finding my way up and down through these densely covered flower shrubs and scouting around the location to capture a frame which can take all of this together in one shot, while my friend @wildwanderingsoul captured me in this dramatic pose. . It wouldn't have been possible without her and everyone else who have ever accompanied me on my journeys. I am really glad that all of you have been one of the best part of my adventure called life. . I will be sharing more such "behind the scene" stories in the coming days, stay tuned for it. . #50daysofhappyness #himachal #kinnaur #colourfulplaces #clouds #flowers #earthcapture #wildernessculture #discoverglobe #PGDaily #nakedplanet #realhappiness @lonelyplanetmags @wildcraftin
Overcast day is not always bad, you just have to wait for that one instant, that one moment when nature just opens up and spreads all its beauty with that glimpse. I haven't seen this view the whole day after those few seconds when the clouds forgot to hold their hands and I grabbed that opportunity to cherish my eyes with this beauty. #throwback #himachal #trek #hiking #clouds #green #earthofficial #ourplanetdaily #discoverglobe #PGDaily #nakedplanet @lonelyplanetmags @ericdamier
9) Anshul Sharma (@himalayan_firefly)
Pure Pahadan at heart, Anshul likes to travel places which are blessed with beauty in terms of the landscape and the people living over there. She visited one of the most picturesque and serene places of Himachal to the World’s highest motorable road reaching Khardungla Top and she even visited far eastern states of our country. Not just her pictures will leave you amazed but the captions written by her are nowhere less than a beautiful poem or a deep story. Her pictures will help you in setting travel goals for Himachal Pradesh. Btw she is currently using Sony Alpha to shoot all these pictures below.
The belief that our thoughts create our reality is as seductive as it is misleading.Â It would be nice if we had unlimited power to change things, but we donât have total control over life. Other people haveÂ free willÂ and make decisions based upon their own needs and predilections. We delude ourselves if we think we can control othersâ choices and the environmental forces that affect us. Try telling a family member whose parent or child died in the tragic crash ofÂ Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which still has not been located, that the deceased created this reality for themselves. Could it be that someone or everyone on the plane were having negative or unhelpful thoughts that led to the planeâs demise? Pretty ludicrous, right? Rather we often participate in creating our reality. This view recognizes that often weâre not helpless victims. Unseemly things happen, but we often have more choice than we realize over how we deal with what happens to us, including our attitude about it. We can accept what life brings us, rather than fighting life or always trying to fix or change ourselves. We can be more mindful of our inner critic and gradually replace it with an inner caregiver. In picð¸- Vishal Taal. #missionexplore
A regular day starts with us paying respect to our Phones, and acknowledging notifications on Facebook from our thousand virtual friends. Post that hurried breakfast, there is a flurry of e-mails to take care of, traffic jams, incessant phone calls, power lunch, commitments and seemingly endless to-do lists which donât leave us even a second to breathe. Pause. Now picture this. When was the last time you indulged in a long siesta without the pangs of guilt overcoming you? Have you walked in the park lately (minus gadgetry) taking in the greenery and watched the kids swing? Isnât it a million years ago that you lingered with your coffee by your window in peace? Have you of late experienced happiness in doing nothing? Most of our answers would be an outright âNoâ. We havenât. Instead we all want to read the newspaper while eating, connect on the phone while driving, and text or play I-pad games while spending time with our loved ones. The advancement of technology is making us find cleverer ways to multitask. As a society, our minds have been conditioned from childhood to constantly accomplish something every day and always be on the move. The success of our day is measured by what we achieve and not by what made us happy. Amidst the information-overload-filled life that I was leading, I recently came across The sweetness of doing nothing.Â Now please donât confuse âdoing nothingâ with laziness and take a moment to reflect why it is a way of life for the sensible Italians. The expression simply means slowing down, without hurling your mind in multiple directions, taking in the surroundings and justÂ being. There is no rule book which says there has to be a purpose for every action of ours. In a society which respects us only if our appointment diaries are full, the thought of doing nothing, even briefly, seemed alien to me. We are invisible prisoners of our own thoughts. Idleness isnât the demon which we make it out to be. Pleasant idleness minus the worry is a luxury we must all practise. Always having the desire to be on the move doesnât allow us to be happy where we are and wants us to be somewhere else all the time.
10) Neha Ralli(@himalayan_girl)
She is basically from Kullu but currently living in Dharmshala. She is working with HPCA, i.e. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. She has more than 30k followers on Instagram and she uses a Nikon Camera and sometimes her Oneplus phone to capture those beautiful classy photos. She uses these hashtags quite often which are #yolo, #beresponsibletraveler and #mygreengallery. Also, she loves monsoons.ð
We hope that you really enjoyed knowing about these talented young photographers, travelers, mountaineers and yoga lovers. We might have missed some other such talented people but these are the ones whose pictures we often repost and their pictures receive maximum love from the audience. We hope they will continue their passion and love for photography and will help people to see more of Himachal Pradesh and other places too. We request our readers to follow each one of them on Instagram and appreciate their work as they help us set travel goals and even inspire us to be like them.