Trek to Chandi Devi, Haridwar – Photo journal

Birla bridge, Haridwar

The auto driver dropped us at a stall selling fruit and flowers, which devotees take as a tribute to Chandi Devi. Alongside the decorative stall, smelling of incense and apples, a narrow, part-cemented track led us up the hill. There is a ropeway

20 March, 2009 | Views: 24721

Himalayan Trek - Govind Ghat to Ghangharia

Trek route - Govind Ghat to Ghangharia

Even with help from a sturdy walking stick getting a foothold is a challenge at these heights. With ponies jostling up and down the narrow, dung-splattered track, and the ponies’ keepers warning us of the approaching animals doesn’t make

09 September, 2008 | Views: 20544

Ukhimath and Panch Kedar in Garhwal Himalaya

Wild roses growing at Ukhimath

Ukhimath has none of the bazaar glitz associated with a place of pilgrimage importance. 182 km from Rishikesh, it is the winter seat of Kedarnath and a quiet getaway facilitating communication with nature and Creator. Quiet, except for the Sanskrit

19 May, 2008 | Views: 14520

Manali in January

Traffic jam in blizzard, Manali

Manali in January is an all new place. Snow takes over everything in its stride. All the better for skiing at Solang Valley. Though, Rohtang Pass is out of bounds for being snowbound in 7 feet or more of snow. A White Christmas is no fantasy

18 May, 2008 | Views: 43351

Valley of Flowers, Garhwal Himalaya

Valley of Flowers, Garhwal

In the Himalayan region of Garhwal, in Uttranchal state, the captivating Valley of Flowers is a paradise on Earth. With a touch of mystique and divine solitude, it inspires equanimity. A World Heritage Site since the year 1988, the Valley of

28 April, 2008 | Views: 24779

Tigeress at Ranthambore, India

An evening on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, brought me face to face with a Royal Bengal tigeress... Her eyes sparkling a fluorescent yellow-green, reflecting the jeep’s headlights. She knew that we would not move ahead till she kept

11 April, 2008 | Views: 4085

Jim Corbett National Park - Traversing the buffer zone

Monkeys at Jim Corbett National Park

Ramnagar in the Himalayan foothills is a doorway to the famous tiger terrain - Jim Corbett National Park. Soon after the monsoon rains we explored the plush greens there. A visit to the jungle's buffer zone...

28 June, 2008 | Views: 15090



Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh

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