Category Archives: Uttarakhand

Reunion Of Gods At Nelang Valley | Published In The Times Of India

This article was first published in The Times Of India. Recently, on June 13th, a mela was held in Jadhang village inside Nelang valley, a forbidden area for commoners where one can enter only with permit or special permission. Lal devta is the presiding God of this area of Nelang who is also worshipped among

Anand Ganga – A Perfect Himalayan Retreat In Uttarkashi

Recently, I have started going to the gym and for the first time in my life started focusing on strength training. There is just one word to describe my current state of mind – PAIN. I am up at 4 in the morning and while I try to get up I could actually feel every

3 Hidden Valleys Of Uttarakhand (Special Permit Required To Travel) – Nelang, Naga, Jadung

Nelang, Naga and Jadung are teh 3 hidden valleys of Uttarakhand which fall in the Harshil Sub-division. Nelang valley was the old trade route between India and Tibet. The wooden bridge through which supplies were transported using Yaks stills exists. The bridge clinging to the mountain is an awe-inspiring scene. Around 4 kilometers ahead of

10 Beautiful And 1 Bonus (Charsi Baba) Pitstops On Your Way To Gangotri

Gangotri, an important shrine of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand will open on the auspicious day of Akshaya Trithi on May 9, 2016. I visited the shrine last season just a week before it closed down for winters. I had been delaying the trip for quite long. Though this would be my second trip

The Lost Glory of Picnic

I think somewhere in the glitz and glamour of malls we are losing on the culture of picnic. How every winter all the cousins, the mama and the mami’s would collect at one place and go for picnic with lots of packed food and sometime with utensils and other arrangements to cook at the picnic

Snow Diary – Uttarkashi, Shimla and Gangotri

One lazy afternoon when the temperature outside was breaking all records and the AC inside was set at 16 degree, I was simply procrastinating and getting nostalgic thinking about my snow sojourns. Yes, you can’t get snow in this season but you can definitely dream about it and resolve to catch it the first thing

The Convenient Hindu Religion

As a travel writer I have always been intrigued by the religious customs and practices of the place I am visiting. You can easily Google and find tons of information on what to see, what to eat and where to shop but you won’t easily know about the social and religious practices that the people

Lansdowne Weekend Getaway Madness – Day 2

A Quick Recap of Day One Four girls on a Lansdowne weekend getaway road drive. They reach the quiet cantonment town of Lansdowne and settle themselves at a resort, followed by exploring the touristy places on foot. Click to read about Lansdowne Madness Day 1 Day Two Begins with Tarkeshwar Temple Visit Day two of

Lansdowne Weekend Getaway Madness

I’ve wanted to visit Lansdowne, a quiet hill town in the Garhwal hills of Uttrakhand, ever since I heard of the place. Alas, it would seem that my desire to see it was always jinxed despite planning and plotting many times. But it finally happened in July. I was finally on my way to Lansdowne

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