Wild flora of Nainital, Kumaon Himalaya Photo Journal

Wild flower in Nainital, Kumaon Himalaya, India

I am am told that the Bicchu booti is a tame thing when compared to the wild flora of Valley of Flowers (Nanda Devi National Park) and Hemkund Sahib. Not all the plants there have been documented. And some have special powers of stinging, causing

26 August, 2010 | Views: 40125

Spiritual Nainital, Kumaon Himalaya Photo Journal

Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha,  Nainital, India

Naina Devi being a Sidhpeeth, Kumaonis from far off villages come here to pray and worship. The Puranas name Naini Lake to be as sacred as Mansarovar Lake (Kailash Mansarovar, Tibet). Naini lake is a manifestation of Lord Shiva's wife Devi Sati's

21 August, 2010 | Views: 16110

Corbett’s Heritage: Himalayan haven

Mother and Baby Elephant at Jim Corbett National Park, India

Dhanu our guide regaled with information and anecdotes from the jungle. He marvelled at the sensitivity and focus of the foreigners when visiting Corbett.

22 July, 2010 | Views: 8703

Flower Gardens of Nainital in July, Kumaon Himalaya Photo Journal

Hydrangea, Flora of Nainital, The Naini Retreat , Kumaon Himalaya

The Uttarakhand High Court, Boat Club, Naina Devi temple, parks around Mall Road, Gurney House and The Naini Retreat Hotel were some of the places I found these flowers growing. Hydrangeas, geraniums, dahlias, lilies, roses, margaritas, fuschias,

20 July, 2010 | Views: 51030


Jim Corbett’s home at Kaladhungi, Himalaya Road Map

Painting at Jim Corbett's winter home in Kaldhungi

Corbett's winter home at Kaladhungi or Choti Haldwani at the base of the Kumaon foothills is now a well preserved museum. It lies on the way from Haldwani to Ramnagar. Jim Corbett was a naturalist and conservationist. He rose to fame for his skill

15 July, 2010 | Views: 20780




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