Himalayan Peaks - view from the plains - Illusion or reality?

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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post Yep, the North vs. East bit is cleared up, that is definitely North.
Here's something more to confuse the issue - I can see a hint of another peak (if not two) to the right of UP 1 (Unknown Peak 1) . Then again, with an airborne view that's easily explained. But it's the ground-level view that is the crux of our discussion.

Is 24 meter above ground level not a some what arial view.
Yes Hint of this peak being part of a Bigger range is there, when i saw it, But that far off peak (Traces off) in right was not visible from building top or May be now we could be more carefulln with actual observation.

I think sattelite image, courtesy Tilak, is not top view or actual as taken from space, it is a 3D view from an elevated angle, some details of which are there below the Image photo ( i am unable to enlarge it to read those details.)

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There are no age limits, even 80 year old people jump abroad.

Yes that should be the spirit.

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But - Mohanchatti?? MOHANCHATTI??!! I know that place!! There's hardly any area high enough for jumping. Oh wait, the website says 120 m. Hmm, that doesn't seem much compared to other countries.

This website does not says much.Last time i visited it links were not working.


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Ok, first we go to Haridwar to check out the peak, then we take a drive to Mohanchatti to check out the jump site, right?

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Originally Posted by gyan_yogi View Post Thanks citymonk for telling us about possibility of seeing a snowcapped peak from Haridwar. I will try to locate it on my next visit.

Now you know where to look it from.Foe any help be in touch.
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if i lower the altitude then the second right side peak gets hidden only one peak (hope its Kalanag) is visible...
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post ...Here's something more to confuse the issue - I can see a hint of another peak (if not two) to the right of UP 1 (Unknown Peak 1) .
i guess 120mtr is also not bad to make ppl shriek...
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post ..... the website says 120 m. Hmm, that doesn't seem much compared to other countries.
kab chalna hai ???
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post Ok, first we go to Haridwar to check out the peak, then we take a drive to Mohanchatti to check out the jump site, right?
its courtesy GoogleEarth
i have a better resolution pic aswell, if needed pls let me kno...
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I think sattelite image, courtesy Tilak, is not top view or actual as taken from space, it is a 3D view from an elevated angle, some details of which are there below the Image photo ( i am unable to enlarge it to read those details.)
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post if i lower the altitude then the second right side peak gets hidden only one peak (hope its Kalanag) is visible... ...

So one and one is leading to two, this is what i have observed.


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i guess 120mtr is also not bad to make ppl shriek...
The picture of people shown in advertisments could be misleading, as bunch of three shown jumping are wearing normal dark glasses.

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kab chalna hai ???
Now that is million dollar question, anyway you plan something. why don't we have meetup there, as kumbh time meetup was postponed.

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its courtesy GoogleEarth
i have a better resolution pic aswell, if needed pls let me kno
For us it is you who has done labour to bring it here.Resolution is fair enough, only inform the elevation angle e.t.c.
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Is 24 meter above ground level not a some what arial view.
Somewhat - yes, aerial - no.

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I think sattelite image, courtesy Tilak, is not top view or actual as taken from space, it is a 3D view from an elevated angle, some details of which are there below the Image photo ( i am unable to enlarge it to read those details.)
One click on the magnifier icon, a drag upwards, and all will be revealed. Most important of which is - "elev 997 ft". Which works out to around 300 m. Is that supposed to be the ground elevation for Haridwar, which sounds about right, or eye level?



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Yes in your able leadership.
My able leadership??!! We're likely to get lost (were it not for the fact that I do know where Mohanchatti is).

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I would have said Saturday , were it not for the fact that I can't this Sat.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post Modified thread heading:
Haridwar for 1-2 peaks.. Confused!!
Hahaha.. Now that was really funny!!

I started the thread because I wanted to plan for a place which was as close to the snowy peaks as possible.. but we ended up in an interesting discussion about a place (Haridwar), which may be the farthest place from where on can see a peak (that also from a Seven Storey Building!!)
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Question Himalayan Peaks - Illusion or reality?

Early this morning, we were walking on the Nazibabad bridge over the Ganges in Haridwar. The sky was rather clear due to the thunderstorm last night and we could see one of the high Himalayan peaks, all snowclad, with early morning sun shining on it looking to the North. Trishul came to mind from the shape but I don't think it could be that. They are all pointy anyway. Does anyone have an idea of the peaks that are visible from Haridwar?
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There was some discussion on this earlier too, let me see if I can find it.
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just guessing...Nilkantha ?
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Thank you! I just looked at the pictures of Nilkantha. That could well be it...
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Kmailk, I could not find the discussion and don't remember what I posted in that. Not doubting what you saw, but I would be really surprised if we can see any snow peak from haridwar. Could you post a picture?
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post would be really surprised if we can see any snow peak from haridwar.

.. also not thought possible to see ‘high Himalayan peaks’ from bridge level Haridwar .. truly incredible.

Perhaps little hill with fresh frosty snowfall did so appear to be 6000 metres of ice.
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Originally Posted by old india hand View Post .. also not thought possible to see ‘high Himalayan peaks’ from bridge level Haridwar .. truly incredible.

Perhaps little hill with fresh frosty snowfall did so appear to be 6000 metres of ice.
Or some clouds of peculiar shapes which I imagine (and believe) to be distant snow mountains even in Mumbai
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