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

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Originally Posted by cityMONK View Post Haridwar is very near to your location, i have myself seen snow covered peak from Haridwar in summer,if do not want to remain here fore more than a day,rishikesh could be next stop and further Go to Khirsu and Lansdowne, view snow covered chokhamba range from here and climb down pouri Hills to Kotdawar , Najifabad, Bijnor, Mawana ( Buy some sugar from here) and back home in Merrut.
Hi Citymonk
I am a little bit confused, you have mentioned that you have seen covered peaks from haridwar in summer? is it possible to see Snow covered peaks from Haridwar in summer ?????
Please let me know .
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Originally Posted by alokclicks View Post Hi Citymonk
I am a little bit confused, you have mentioned that you have seen covered peaks from haridwar in summer? is it possible to see Snow covered peaks from Haridwar in summer ?????
Please let me know .
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I have mentioned Peak, not a range or many peaks.
Yes it is true and if some body can confirm which Peak was this.

It is visible from haridwar , place where i was stnading was near to railway station (motichoor) a high rise Ansal's residential complex.From Between the foalds of a Mountain range a Distant but clear Snow peak was visible across the river.(could this be NeelKanth)
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Hi CityMONK
I think white mountain view from Haridwar is possible after a heavy rains when sky becomes clear, I have also seen once when we were going to Raxaul about 25 years ago by train during rainy season, i saw golden clouds near horizon, I asked local fellow passenger , what is this a cloud or The Great Himalayan range of Nepal, he said this the Himalayan view, I cannot forget that scene.

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this is very interesting... myself never seen but just saw in GE with 3D... and yess one peak ( kalanag peak near Dhoomdhar kandi pass) is visible...
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Originally Posted by alokclicks View Post Hi CityMONK
I think white mountain view from Haridwar is possible after a heavy rains when sky becomes clear, I have also seen once when we were going to Raxaul about 25 years ago by train during rainy season, i saw golden clouds near horizon, I asked local fellow passenger , what is this a cloud or The Great Himalayan range of Nepal, he said this the Himalayan view, I cannot forget that scene.

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Yes that is during winter months say uptill March end or early April. These Himalayan ranges are visible even from Plain areas like Shamli in UP.In these months color is more towards Yellow rather then snow white.
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post this is very interesting... myself never seen but just saw in GE with 3D... and yess one peak ( kalanag peak near Dhoomdhar kandi pass) is visible...
Yes bhai it was one peak only, and month was June that year in 2008 monsoon rains arrived early i.e 20 days before normal of june end.
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actually this Kalanag peak is very clearly visible from Chamba...
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..All are in agreement on this but I have big doubts. And that too kalang, which is most likely to be hidden by ranges on mussorie side. Are you sure it is Haridwar we are talking about and summer season?
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JituBhai, just see in GE with 3D... you can see the top of the peak from Haridwar also... initially i was also not ready but cant disagree with GE.. but from Chamba i have seen it very clearly..
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From Chamba it is fine but Haridwar??? I will be really surprised at my lack of observational power (not that they are much to bank upon anyway)... Have been visiting Haridwar since last seven births (the max I could remember) but never seen the peak! This is on my agenda for next summer
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post ... Have been visiting Haridwar since last seven births (the max I could remember)...
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post From Chamba it is fine but Haridwar??? I will be really surprised at my lack of observational power (not that they are much to bank upon anyway)... Have been visiting Haridwar since last seven births (the max I could remember) but never seen the peak! This is on my agenda for next summer
Hath Kangan ko arsi Kaya! Padhe Likhe ko Farsi Kya!

Bhai I have myself seen this from Haridwar standing on Rooftop of Ansal Housing Complex just adjoining to Petrol Pump and near to Motichoor Railway station.

I think any body can visit rooftop by lift with kind permission of security there and acroos the Ganga are ranges and hidden between these ranges is this one peak.( It is a seven story complex)


Btw: When i showed this peak to local residents (casual visitors from delhi to their flats) they where also amazed and were ignorant about it till then.
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post this is very interesting... myself never seen but just saw in GE with 3D... and yess one peak ( kalanag peak near Dhoomdhar kandi pass) is visible...
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Originally Posted by tilak2909 View Post actually this Kalanag peak is very clearly visible from Chamba...
But Kalanag wouldn't be across the Ganga from Motichur.

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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post ..All are in agreement on this but I have big doubts. And that too kalang, which is most likely to be hidden by ranges on mussorie side. Are you sure it is Haridwar we are talking about and summer season?
I have doubts too. Kalanag is behind Bandarpunchh and not even visible from Mussoorie because of the angle; I've only seen it from Lansdowne. And it's not that high that it would be visible from the plains, that too beyond the intermediate ranges of the Shivalik AND Bandarpunchh.

I'm not contradicting cm or anyone, but I've noted that sometimes, depending on the lighting and visibility, a whiff of cloud obscuring a peak makes it look like there's snow on top. Quite possible with the haze in summer.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post I'm not contradicting cm or anyone, but I've noted that sometimes, depending on the lighting and visibility, a whiff of cloud obscuring a peak makes it look like there's snow on top. Quite possible with the haze in summer.
Time was around 6.30pm to 7.30pm in june and it had rained all day (noon) and Ganga dhessara was on in haridwar that day.

Haze, i think was not possible at least that day as weather was very clear in evening, Yes scattred clouds were there but This Himalayan Peak could not escape my eyes, it was snow covered and peak was bit round in shape (some thing like Shivling.)

i doubt i was seeing mirages thet day, but cloud staying there for more than an hour.

I will try to dig from old photo cd if at all i had shooted that, never knew till today it is rare sighting.
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Yes, rain would certainly clear away the haze.
Re clouds - like I said, I wasn't contradicting, just mentioning what I've observed myself.

Well, I hope you find a photo so that we can all have a bash at identifying that peak.
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