Photography : Nature and beyond

Ramganga River – Thal and Birthi Waterfall – Munsiyari : Pithoragarh Uttarakhand

Nanda Devi Peaks in the morning (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Nanda Devi Peaks in the morning (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

 

I have to confess that both Abha and me are  die-hard lover of Himalayas, Kabir is becoming one and hopefully Meera too would come her fear of motion sickness in the mountains one day. The beauty of Himalayan mountain is something which never fails to ignite excitement in me. Maybe I am biased because my ancestors are from this region. But it drives a similar enthusiasm in Abha and to some extent Meera and Kabir who are not biased at all and are totally neutral and brutally honest in expressing their views.

As soon as we got the first glimpse of it, we all fell in love with Ram Ganga river at Thal. Even a relatively well traveled person in Kumaon like myself got the  surprise of a lifetime during our last trip to mountain. And it was a very pleasant and positive surprise. I never thought it would be so beautiful before setting foot in the Pithoragarh region of Kumoan in Uttarakhand. It left me totally breathless and even now, three months later, when I see those picture it just takes me back to the same place and time and I feel the same numbness of the mind against the vastness and depth of nature and its creations.

I am not sure how much justice I have done through these photographs, the beauty of these places can only be truly experienced by being there.

Kumaon and Garhwal Division

Kumaon and Garhwal Division (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Colors of the sky (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Colors of the sky (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Fly like a bird (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Fly like a bird (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Autumn Tree in Uttarakhand (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Autumn Tree in Uttarakhand (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

When two become one (Nikon DSLR D3100), Thal, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

When two become one (Nikon DSLR D3100), Thal, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Mountain River (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Mountain River (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Natural Mineral Water (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Natural Mineral Water (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Drops of Life (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Drops of Life (Nikon DSLR D3100), Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Ramganga, Himalayan River – Thal, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Ramganga, Himalayan River – Thal, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Ramganga, Himalayan River – Thal, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Ramganga, Himalayan River – Thal, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Ramganga, Himalayan River – Thal, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Birthi Waterfall, Munsiyari, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Birthi Waterfall, Munsiyari, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Birthi Waterfall, Munsiyari, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Birthi Waterfall, Munsiyari, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Birthi Waterfall, Munsiyari, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Birthi Waterfall, Munsiyari, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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View of Nanda Devi from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

10 thoughts on “Ramganga River – Thal and Birthi Waterfall – Munsiyari : Pithoragarh Uttarakhand

  1. Stunning. Clearly you’re die-hard lovers of the Himalayas for a reason! Thanks for sharing… There’s now a new place to visit on my bucket list…

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  3. Looks beautiful and increases my longing to visit one day. I have a very similar photo to your first picture, it shows my grandmother standing with the mountains in the background. She grew up there and I would love to come one day and look into family connections..

    • You must, its is a beautiful region. Just drop a line if you need any sort of help. Similar view of Nanda Devi peak of himalaya is common in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand so you may have to carry out background research to find the exact area where you grandmother might have been. Britishers developed a number of number of locations as tourist spots before 1947, one such location Kausani in Almora district. One can see a 300 km wide range of himalayan peaks from there.

      • Thank you, that’s very kind. Thanks for the additional information. It will be quite a big undertaking, involving lots of research beforehand! We know where my grandmother lived and have some information, that she can sometimes still recall so we have enough info I think to put together an interesting visit, from a tourist point of view and a family history point of view. My grandfather was also Anglo-Indian so there are lots of things to explore. I am hoping for a visit in the next 5 years but we will see..

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