Category: UTTARAKHAND

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RENDEZVOUS WITH FIRST SNOWFALL IN AULI – CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

“Please, make it happen. Are we so unlucky to be witnessing Auli without a hint of snowfall?” – Infinite times did I grumble the same to my new found friends.  Cursing, grumpily I stepped outside my hotel room in Joshimath, staring at the nearby tea stall, exchanged glanced with the towering Himalayan range in front of me, praying to spread...

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WEEKEND GETAWAY TO DHANAULTI

The place boasted of blissful grace of nature with lustre of rhododendron trees, benevolence of pine trees and trails that lead to an addictive world of silent existence. Of the narrow roads in sync with harmonious trees, the little house abandoned in middle of nowhere, chirping of birds, clouds doing the razzmatazz, I thought of nothing else but, to reach...

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WRAPPING UP THE YEAR WITH KUARI PASS

Staring at the clear horizons over the towering snow-capped peaks of mighty Himalayas was a startling experience and great way to bid goodbye to 2016. Treating myself to the trek to Kuari Pass was a perfect pleasure, the perfect way to wrap the year and rendezvous with my camouflaged travelling spirit. The Himalayas has uncanny ways to embrace you in...

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HARSHIL – ESSENCE OF HIMALAYAN VILLAGE

“Let me not sit still but summon my soul to the serenity of this hidden paradise” is exactly what my mind triggered the moment I visited the picturesque village of Harshil. 🙂 🙂 I climbed the zenith of euphoria with the view of towering mountains, the sound of flowing Bhagirathi river soothe my restlessness, abundance of apple orchards and the uncanny...

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CONQUERING ROOPKUND LAKE – PART 2

Day 4 Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni Leaving Bedni Bugyal was a painful departure, I missed the tranquil of moments, the meadows, grazing horses and silent zephyr but was hopeful of another beautiful campsite waiting for us. The climb to Patar Nachauni was a gradual easy climb, we all took it slow but the temperature dipped greatly. 🙂 🙂 Patar...

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CONQUERING ROOPKUND LAKE – PART 1

I found myself talking to nature, struck by the profound awe of things that existed beyond our regular lives and places similar to what I saw on postcards and New Year Calendars. The colossal majesty of nature unapologetically showered its best glimpses in form of welcoming forests, a grandeur of meadows any eye would lust for, snow-capped peaks boasting its...

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