Exploring Khurpatal in Kumaon Himalaya, Photo journal

Khurpa taal near Nainital

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

24 March, 2009 | Views: 12956

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: 24468

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: 20412

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: 16500

Hartola travel guide - Kumaon Himalaya

Hartola forest

Hartola, in the fruit belt of Kumaon (in the state of Uttarakhand), is reachable via Kathgodam and Lalkuan railway stations. From here, a winding road up the green hills in an almost zero-traffic zone is well, truly Himalaya! Beside the pristine

13 August, 2008 | Views: 38732

Weekend at Jim Corbett National Park

Peacocks at Bijrani, Jim Corbett National Park, India

Lecturer Roli Rai and son Pranav thought it a wise idea to take off to Ramnagar in the Kumaon hills for a breath of fresh air. A weekend with nature at Jim Corbett National Park was all that the duo needed to relax.

12 August, 2008 | Views: 16095

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: 8112



Shri Venkatesh Suprabhatam by MS Subbulaxmi

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