Haridwar to Ukhimath and Deoriya taal, Himalaya Photo journal

Ganga Aarti, Har ki Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Nothing beats a drive in the hills here! Take a car, a bus, a taxi, a bike, a cycle, or walk… The Himalayas are awesome :-) Our tour operator Sunil Bhatnagar told us that the same Himalayas that provide solace to tourists and yogis can drive the

15 July, 2009 | Views: 35463

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: 21726

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: 47517

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: 15214


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: 18932

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: 10250



Rooftop garden in February, North India Photo journal