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A photo journey to Shitlakhet, a hidden gem in Kumaon

I had been hearing about Shitlakhet for almost ten years now, ever since I started visiting the Almora region more frequently. I even made some flying visits to the village, and had some incredibly tasty maggi. But never got an opportunity to stay overnight and explore the place until last month when I was there […]

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Kausani, through flowers – A photo story!

Kausani is all famous for its Himalayan View- a panorama of the Nanda Devi range from Chaukhamba peak to Panchachuli. I am somehow fond of this place and have done many posts about it. But I have always loved these himalayan cities for their flowers too. So bright, blooming. They make such a beautiful contrast […]

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A tourist trip to Dharavi slums brings awards!

Well! To start with, how many of us would like to have a visit to a slum during our next trip? Tough question and may sound quite illogical to some. What if I say that a few tourists coming to India actually have Dharavi slums of Mumbai in their travel itinerary? Still many will be […]

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Photo of the day – Seems Surreal!

Beautifully laid untouched snow on top of the hill! An amazing 360 degree view of natural splendour in clear blue skies. Gorgeous unhindered spectacle of himalayan ranges from Himachal to Chaukhamba to Trishul and Nanda Devi right in front of your eyes. No mess of a tourist place. Calm and seclude and above all this […]

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Most amazing sunrise

Nature mesmerises us in many ways and a beautiful sunrise is one among the top. Bringing you here one of the most fascinating sunrises you will ever see. Kausani in Himalayan state of Uttarakhand is one of the best places to have a panoramic view of Himalayas- from Chaukhamba to Panchachuli peaks in the Nanda […]

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परंपराएं जोड़ती व तोड़ती नंदा राजजात यात्रा

नंदा होमकुंड से कैलाश के लिए विदा हो गईं- रास्ते के तमाम कष्टों व तकलीफों को झेलते हुए। लेकिन नंदा को पहुंचाने होमकुंड या शिलासमुद्र तक गए यात्रियों के लिए नंदा को छोड़कर लौटने के बाद का रास्ता ज्यादा तकलीफदेह था। भला किसने कहा था कि चढ़ने की तुलना में पहाड़ से उतरना आसान होता […]

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सतरंगी यात्रा का रोमांच

आली बुग्याल बेदनी से महज तीन-चार किलोमीटर की दूरी पर है। खूबसूरती में भी वो बेदनी बुग्याल के उतना ही नजदीक है। कुछ रोमांचप्रेमी घुमक्कड़ आली को ज्यादा खूबसूरत मानते हैं। मुश्किल यही है कि आली को उतने सैलानी नहीं मिलते जितने बेदनी को मिल जाते हैं। जानकार लोग आली की इस बदकिस्मती की एक […]

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Photo of the day- A colony in clouds

A tent colony in clouds or on the edge of a cliff! A scene not common,considering the fact that this is at an altitude of almost 13 thousand feets, deep inside one of the most beautiful Himalayan interiors and at one of the most fascinating meadows- Bedni Bugyal. Not so common scene also because it […]

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Photo of the day – Wildfire or…

Seems like a distant wildfire. Isn’t it! Few other sunrises can be compared to this view. This is one of the best places to admire the beauty of a sunrise and a sunset as well- Kausani in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. But this photo tells only the half of the story, when one knows that […]

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Traditional dance of Garhwal- Jhora at Waan

Traditional folk dance at Waan during Nanda Devi Rajjaat Yatra 2014. Last inhabitated village on Rajjaat route towards Bedini Bugyal, Waan is famous for its Latu temple. Latu is considered to be brother of Goddess Nanda Devi. Here onwards Latu leads the Yatra till Homkund. The video here is of traditional ‘Jhora’ in Nanda Devi’s […]

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