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: 16452


Travel guide - Dudhwa National Park

Flora of Dudhwa National Park

Butterflies by the dizzy hundred prance around on fairy-wings in the shrubbery. Monitor lizards and pythons meditate in quiet solitude. Hispid hares scurry in dark undergrowth. Crocodiles sun themselves on sandy riversides. Otters gurgle with joy at

24 September, 2008 | Views: 22777

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: 24715

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

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: 49943

Women of India

women of india

Women retain the world as a livable place. The Rishis of Bhaarat gave mothers the first place of honour. In Indian culture, the first person worthy of worship is 'Matru Devo Bhavah,' only then it is 'Pitru Devo Bhavah. Mother's day in May is just a

24 December, 2008 | Views: 5010



Kayaking and White Water Rafting - Devprayag to Rishikesh