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: 47490

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: 26009

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

16 June, 2008 | Views: 15186


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: 30673

Knowing Srinagar in Garhwal Himalaya

Srinagar in Garhwal Himalaya

This Srinagar, unlike the better known capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is tucked away in Garhwal Himalaya's Alaknanda river vally. A populous and picturesque city, once the capital of kings of Tehri, is a great winter destination, I discovered this

09 April, 2008 | Views: 10229

Trek to Tungnath, Chopta

Panchkedar, Tungnath temple, Chopta, garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand

234 km from Haridwar, the high altitude meadows of Chopta at 10,000ft and above, are a hidden haven in the Garhwal Himalayas. Chopta is part of Kedarnath sanctuary and home to the snow-leopard, musk deer and monal pheasant too. The 4 km mountain

04 April, 2008 | Views: 50333



How to get the benefit of Quinoa leaves in my family meals