Culture and People

#Uttarakhand: Tourists will be evacuated, but what about the unfortunate local population?

#Uttarakhand – What about the unfortunate non-tourists? When the sudden fury of nature descended on the Himalayan mountains last week, thousands got caught in the middle, completely unprepared for the cloud burst and extremely high amount of rains, which continued to hammer the region for days. There are still a large number of people waiting … Continue reading

Ramganga River – Thal and Birthi Waterfall – Munsiyari : Pithoragarh Uttarakhand
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Ramganga River – Thal and Birthi Waterfall – Munsiyari : 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 … Continue reading

Morning in the Mountains : Uttarakhand (Pithoragarh, Kumaon)
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Morning in the Mountains : Uttarakhand (Pithoragarh, Kumaon)

  Its no surprise that I love mountains, there is a yearning for those high altitude location when I am away from them, struggling with the day-to-day challenges for survival in urban jungles – living the boring city life. Every time of day has its own charm in the mountains, the scenery changes with the changing time, as the breathtaking … Continue reading

‘Godhuli’ ‘Dusk’ – The Beauty of Setting Sun in Himalayas : Uttarakhand
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‘Godhuli’ ‘Dusk’ – The Beauty of Setting Sun in Himalayas : Uttarakhand

Twilight in India is called “Godhuli Vela” or the time when cows return home from the pastures. The dust which rises from their hooves gives the time its name. The images here are captured at Pithoragarh Region of Uttarakhand during a recent visit to the heavenly Himalayan hills in December 2012. Related articles Snow-capped paradise: Beautiful scenes … Continue reading

Uttarakhand : Where even Gods took shelter…
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Uttarakhand : Where even Gods took shelter…

Uttarakhand : Where even Gods took shelter… Another Journey into Uttarakhand – Nainital, Almorah, Pithoragarh… I guess, the natural beauty of the Himalyan mountains is closet to our imagination of Heaven, that’s why  it finds such a important place in Indian mythologies, the God’s stay there (Shiva at Kailash), Rishi-Muni carry out their yoga/meditation here and … Continue reading

#Ganga… much more than just a river for Billion+ Indians : Haridwar May 2012
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#Ganga… much more than just a river for Billion+ Indians : Haridwar May 2012

Ganga – one of the greatest river of the world. A river which is both a source & a living symbol of Indian civilization.  These pictures were taken during our recent trip to the North Indian cities of Rishikesh & Haridwar, in the Uttarakhand state of India. From time immemorial it has been the holy river … Continue reading