Exploring Khurpatal in Kumaon Himalaya, Photo journal
If you love serenity, then Khurpatal is just the place for you.
Close to the bustling and popular hill station Nainital in Kumaon Himalaya, Khurpatal seems a secret haven hidden in the hills, that is why it is still echoing with the sounds of nature and not the machine age man and his boisterousness. If you love serenity, then Khurpatal is just the place for you.
A few, simple and helpful village folk are seen engaged in vegetable farming. Rejuvenating the spirits, quiet and greener more so after the rains Khurpatal is a welcome change one can long for.
The route to Khurpatal is lined with tall trees. Many of them growing by the sheer drop by the road seem to be standing there by luck!
Living on the edge!
Our first glimpse of the emerald delight! A bird's eye view
We stayed here - The Dynasty Resort
View from our resort's balcony. Clouds and hills playing Hide 'n' Seek!
At last we reached Khurpatal just a 5 minute walk from our resort. Surrounded by tree-full hills in various hues of green.
Trees by Khurpatal
A rustling of leaves gives the place a musical background which is overpowering!
Time for a Photo-session!
View from our trekking route with the resort in the background
And clouds are back on the terraced slopes
On our way to the water fall
And higher we go...
Water fall at Khurpatal, Kumaoan Himalaya
A view of the waterfall was so refreshing!
And down the water goes!
And here we are - all joshed up! and eager to linger around the water.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Pant Nagar, which is 71 km from Nainital.
By Rail: The nearest Railway Station is at Kathgodam, which is 35 km from Nainital.
By Road: Khurpatal can be reached through Nainital. Nainital is well connected by surface network with other towns and cities like Almora, Nainital, Bhimtal, Haldwani, Kathgodam, Moradabad, Ramnagar and Delhi.
[Photo credit: Swati Sharma]