Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Some more of the Moghul Road




Scenic and daring
You won’t get tired of clicking pictures throughout this picturesque and historic route. Here are some more from my camera. It was exactly one month back that I ventured this route. Today, on Christmas eve, the news is that some 30 km stretch of the road is under snow. The snow fall occurred 21-22 December and the Peer-ki-Gali is covered with four feet of snow.


A photographer's challenge ; the Sun overhead 
The Aliabad Moghul sarai - A close up
The Aharbal waterfall


The Moghul road story is incomplete without a mention of the Moghul sarai (inn) at Chingus village situated 125 km from Jammu on the Jammu – Poonch state highway. The Moghul sarais (inns) were the resting / camping places where the royal Moghul entourage took halt during their movement to and from Kashmir. Chingus is a Persian word which means ‘intestine’. The place is historic because Empror Jehangir’s, intestines are buried here. They say when he died here while coming from Kashmir, his intestines and some other internal body organs were removed and his body taken to Delhi on the back of an elephant

The intestines buried here











The Chingus Inn















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