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    Default Pics from my adventure tour..

    There are historical places in our country that few people have seen or heard of. It is for the tourism department to develop these places and attract the public toward it. A few weeks back I heard of this place called Talojah situated in the famous Soun valley. On the top of a mountain there are relics of what might be a fort once. No one knows the history of Tolajah. It is strange that even though the place is only about 50km from my city I ha never even heard if this place. No proper road leads to Talojah. There is an off-road (jeep track) of about 8km from Sakaisar road to Darbar Baba Kachi Wala that is for the trucks to approach the mines in that area. From the shrine you have to climb two hills to get to Tolajah. With some stops and some detours we reached there after a walk of about an hour and fifteen minutes.
    The Tolajah ruins was an amazing site. The location completely reveals that it was been built keeping in mind the defense point of view. The approach to the hill top is only from one side and on the other sides end up several feet down the hill. Some of our excitement was marred by the fact that because of heavy Monsoon rains many wild bushes had grown there which didn’t allow us to see the whole place. The ruins are scattered at an area of about one and a half square mile. From the very looks of the place it becomes clear that the ruins are of some fort that might be populated several hundred years B.C. Today, there is no roof top here and because of earthquakes many walls have also been demolished but the traces of a fort remain till day.

    It was a ride to a place seen by few humans. Pure adventure, Nat Geo hasn't got here yet. Surprisingly, the place is only 50km away from my town but I had never even heard of it. Two weeks back when a friend mentioned about it, I got so curious and decided to visit the place soon enough.
    There is no proper approach to this place called Tolajah, situated on a hill top. No one knows the history of this place. As people say, the place might have population several years B.C. I have also heard that people have made their fortunes by digging gold objects from here.
    Were were four together on two bikes. I was on my 125 for the ride as part of the journey was off-road. It was my first time for a ride on the mountains and also for off-road. Here are some of the pics..
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    I did almost a distance of 10km off-road, I really wished I had a dirt bike for this journey as the off-road track was a real test of your riding skill and of course he bike. I am glad we made it together.
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    This is a bit better part of the off road section. The whole journey was done in first gear and some heights were so steep that I had to tell me brother to get off the bike. A little throttle would mean the front end in the air.
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    There was this cold spring of water
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    We parked our bikes in the valley and our next journey was to be done on feet.
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    It was a tiring journay and because none of us had got to this place before, we took many detours and finally we were there. Were we happy to see this place after a hiking of about an hour and fifteen minutes.
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    There might be a cave sometimes but now it was blocked by a rock because of earth quakes.
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    We have recently had Monson(*sp*) season here so there were a lot of bushed when we reached the mountain top after a lot of struggle, it also marred some of our excitement. The Tolajah ruins.
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    Notice the cutting and arrangement of the rocks.
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    There were the bones of some animal. No, these were not of B.C. times:mrgreen:Though I wonder how an animal this big should be able to get here.
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    The place must have been built keeping in mind the defense point of view. There was only one place to approach the hill top and the rest of the sides were like this:
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    Perhaps a good place for Base jumpers:
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    Some of the rocks on the boundry walls had the bowl like shaped dug in them, not sure why:
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    Some of the rocks had been separated because of earth quakes, someone had placed this rock for a bridge:
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    Many rocks there had these wholes in them, it could also be because of rains:
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    This is the second highest mountain in the whole valley, we were right there:
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    This is the valley where we had parked the bikes:
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    Friend's bike was also a 125
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    Hope you like the pics.
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    i really love those pictures
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    @7thgear wow great place. I visited Talojha in early 80s in schooldays with my friend Shakeel Bashir Awan who has coal mines nearby. We reached the base in a dumper truck as I wanted to take a test drive,and onwards it was a tough hike in hot weather. We misscalculated the time and on our way back we were stuck with pitch dark night. It was hell for us as we fell a number of times in dark and were bleeding when reached the truck. I thought I will never hear about Talojha again but its a small world. Take care
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    lovely trip bro.. n nice coverage.. that place n the pix r really amazing, weldone (y)

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    nice pics
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    NIce pics. and nice 125 (y)
    Be sweet, Be simple and have beauti !

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    @ jeepaholic
    Where are you from bro? You are right, summer is a wrong season to go there it's a tough hiking. But I knew a bit about the place so we had taken cold water with us so it was a pleasure trip all the way.
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    nice (Y)
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    @7th gear , Thanks for covering my soan valley. Although i am far away from soan valley but INSHALLAH i will be there from 15th OCt to 27th Oct.
    some other nice places in soan valley are

    1) Kanhatty Garden
    2) Sodhi Garden.
    3) Lakes of soan valley
    4) Plain ground between kufri and anga village.


    Inshallah i will try to take some pics for the pakwheelers.
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    @ amawan
    Where exactly in Soun are you from?
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    If any body from Pakwheels wants to visit soan valley, I will provide maximum information.e.g.
    1) stay.
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    3) route from all cities of pakistan.
    4) facilities available in soan valley.
    5) in case of emergency.

    just e-mail me.
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    i belong to kufri (between Naushahara and Sakasar).
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    ^ Soun is a beautiful valley. You are lucky. Have you been to Talojah?
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    The best time to visit soan valley is

    March to May
    Aug-to Oct.

    Presently i am in Riyadh KSA. I am planning to spend my vacations in soan vally (from 15th Oct to 27th Oct. then 7th March 08 to 23rd March 08).
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    WOW.....NICE PICS....
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    nice advanture pictures !!!

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    @7thgear

    Brother, thank you very much for sharing. Insha Allah I will visit this place someday. Our country is beautiful and need to be explored.

    I agree with you that the historical / sightseeing places in our country need to be developed. Many countries in this world are adding to their economy just through tourism and archeology.

    @amawan191

    Thank you very much for your much required offer. I will contact you for the details mentioned.

    God bless you all!
    I have learnt that I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way. Let's pray for the Mankind, Muslim Nation and our country Pakistan.

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    You're welcome dear.
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    @7thgear

    (Y) Truly a remarkable place just need some attention n it can turn into a big spot for tourists.
    Life is a chain of moment of enjoyment and Obedience to Allah, not only about survival

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    @porsche_Maker

    You are right. The place can really attract a lot of people. But at present it really is an adventure to go there. You have to take bottles of water with you and something to eat. There were very few houses in the valley, and of course no hotel.
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