Snow Lake is located 16,000 feet (4,877 m) above sea level, and is approximately 10 miles (16 km) wide. The basin lies at the head of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers, which spread down from the Hispar Pass in opposite directions, forming a 61 mile (100 km) river of ice that is among the world’s longest continuous glacier systems outside of the polar regions.
Welcome to Spring 2013…
Pakistan has four seasons: a cool, dry winter marked by mild temperatures from December through February; a hot, dry spring from March through May; the summer rainy season, or southwest monsoon period, from June through September; and the retreating monsoon period of October and November. The onset and duration of these seasons vary somewhat according to location.
Kalam is one of beautiful places whose beauty is still quite intact when compared to Muree and surroundings.
We used the bus service “Sawat Daewoo” from Lahore to Mengora. The bus fare was 900 per head. We used the night time so we picked the time 11 AM for bus departure thus we did reachedMengora early in the morning around 7 AM. We had break fast at Mengora and then we started to look for the journey to Kalam.
We came to know that if we hire private source (Jeep, Wagon) it will cost us from 4 to 8 thousands (PKR). So instead we used the local wagon (Hiace) service. The fare was 250 each, we were 6 boys in the group. During the journey we met another 6-boys groups who were also heading to Kalam. So we did form friendship and both groups benefited from this. It is around 4 hours journey from Mengora to Kalam so we reached there at 1:00 PM in the noon, and had lunch. We enjoyed chapli kabab in lunch.
Beautiful scenes around the road of Muzaffarabad to Sharda and Sharda to Kel. Traveling on roof top of truck type bus, called ROCKET by locals.
Main locations covered in these pictures are: Upper Taobat, Lower Taobat, Hilmat, Phulwai Village, Sardari, Janwai, Kel, Arang Kel, Keran, Upper Neelum Village.
This mosque was built in 1634-35 A.D. during the reign of Mughal Emperor SHAH JEHAN by Hakim Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, commonly known as Nawab Wazir Khan, who was Governor of Lahore till 1639 A.D. The mosque was completed in about 7 years. The mosque is inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate.
The entire mosque is built with small bricks laid in “Kanker lime” with a sprinkling of red sand-stone. Even the grills are in terracotta. The outstanding architectural features are its octagonal four corner minarets 107 feet high decorated with MOSAIC TILES. A bazar consisting of 22 shops forms an integral part of plan of the mosque which is the first ever provided in a mosque. The shops are in two parallel rows with a brick-paved passage in between.
Church at Gujranwala in Punjab from the Brandreth Collection, 1865. Gujranwala was an important city for Sikhs it was the birthplace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the home of his father, Mahan Singh and grandfather, Charan Singh. Ranjit Singh [1780-1839], known as the “Lion of the Punjab” was one of the most celebrated rulers in India, he persuaded rival Sikh chieftans to unite forming the first Sikh Kingdom of Punjab.