Govind Ghat in August

Govindghat, Garhwal Himalayas on the trek route to Valley of Flowers National Park

Garhwal Himalayas experience heavy rainfall in July-August. But to our delight it has been a clear sunny day, and we came across zero landslides on our way up to Govind Ghat. With just a stop at Nandprayag for a dip in the river, we are in at

22 August, 2008 | Views: 16984

Ramkrishna Paramhansa's birthday. march?

A God-conscious man of the nineteenth century, Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa was the light that led the world from its fragmented and fanatic version of spirituality to a progressive, secular and harmonious truth of all religions through his direct

01 March, 2009 | Views: 2768

Butterflies in our midst

Butterflies in city life

Dyed yellow by the June sun, Himalayan butterflies accompanied me inquisitively all the way up the hill to Neelkath. To them, my open jeep was just another drab-coloured flying insect may be, but faster.

17 July, 2008 | Views: 8196

Auli in June

The road to Joshimath, along River Ganga, India

I have never seen such high mountains. They are majestic, gigantic and intimidating. These mountains are a part of the Nanda Devi Range in the Garhwal Himalayas. The most amazing thing that I realize here are the electric-line towers situated at

12 July, 2008 | Views: 39998

Stopover at Joshimath, Garhwal Himalayas

Enroute Joshimath to badrinath

The bazaars of Joshimath at first sight are full of fresh fruit and dry fruit. Street vendors selling blankets, shawls, eatables are seen in abundance. The blankets and shawls, many of them from Mana, a village beyond Badrinath are not only very

08 July, 2008 | Views: 21284

Kayaking and White Water Rafting - Devprayag to Rishikesh

River rafting on Ganga, RIshikesh

Starting off from Devprayag, we lost track of all human life on the banks of the turbulent Ganga soon enough. After a day of exciting rowing, and manning the oars as per our river guide’s instructions, and lolling on sandy beaches after a

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German bakery at Laxman jhula, Rishikesh

View from window seat at German bakery at Laxman jhula, Rishikesh

Rishikesh has been a stopover for previous trips to Badrinath, Srinagar, Chopta and Ukhimath, therefore quite familiar. Yet, the German bakery, near Laxman jhula was quite a find this time. Devraj Coffee Corner, comprises of the German bakery and

14 May, 2008 | Views: 22423



Tropical almond - Badam tree in the Indian plains

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