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Monday, April 4, 2011

Banjosa Lake ( Azad Kashmir )

It is situated 20 kilometers from Rawalakot, at an altitude of 1981 meters. Its scenic beauty and impressive surrounding is compelling and attracts tourists to reach here to enjoy the nature. Amidst the captivating beauty of Banjosa, the artificial lake reflects the dense forest standing along the surroundings of the resting calm waters of Banjosa Lake.

Boat in Banjosa lake

View of banjosa lake after snow in sun

Banjosa Is Frozen

Banjosa Lake Hotel view after snow fall

It is easily accessible and the road to the lake is very convenient. If you are coming from Rawalpindi, it is a 2-3 hours drive. From Rawalpindi through Kahota you will reach Rawalkot. It is 65 kilometers from Rawalpindi to Rawalakot and then another 12 kilometers to the Banjosa lake. There is another route of Rawalpindi to Mangla and then towards Kotli to Rawalakot. The roads are well maintained and the way is full of natural scenery on every side.

Nice Bridge over Water in Banjosa lake

People Enjoying Boat in banjosa lake

Hotel beside the lake banjosa

People enjoying banjosa lake
 People came here from different areas of Pakistan and enjoy alot

Greenry around Banjosa lake

Greenry around Banjosa lake

Boat standing in snow in lake Banjosa

Water drop in Banjosa Lake

After snow sun set at Banjosa Lake

Reflection in Banjosa Lake

Reflection in Banjosa Lake

Chamonix France

What a great city in France

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc is the tallest mountain in Western Europe. Its highest point is known to vary over time and is measured o­nce every two years. The latest elevation puts Mont Blanc at 4,810 meters high (15,781 feet). This is the height of the snow summit. The height of the mountain’s rock summit is 4,792 meters (15,720 feet). Some consider Mont Blanc to be the birthplace of mountain climbing.

Mont Blanc is a popular mountain to climb, perhaps because it is not as challenging as other major peaks. About 20,000 people every year climb Mont Blanc, most of whom follow o­ne of several established routes. Each route has permanent cabins established for climbers to spend the night. The record climbing speed o­n Mont Blanc is 5.17 hours up and back, accomplished by a Swiss named Pierre-AndrĂ© Gobet.

Do you know Mont Blanc?
It’s the French name of the highest mountain in the European Alps. “Mont Blanc” means “White Mountain”.

The fact that access to Mont Blanc is relatively easy is exemplified by some of the remarkable activities that have taken place. First, cabin structures have been built o­n the mountain since scientist Joseph Vallot built his cabin near the summit at the close of the 19th century. An observatory was built o­n Mont Blanc’s summit in 1893, although it eventually collapsed in 1909.

The traffic o­n Mont Blanc is so heavy that restrooms have been established o­n the mountain at a height of 4,260 meters (13,976).

One of the most bizarre activities o­n the Mont Blanc was the setting up of a hot tub at the summit in 2007. It took a group of 20 people to carry up the tub and equipment to run it.

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