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Kumaon Diary; The Himalayan Showground at Chaukori

The Himalayan state of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand is the most perfect setting to experience the deific relationship between the extremities of beauty and grandeur. For me, the chance to shadow-walk the established ancient trade route arteries of Kumaon division, in…

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Garhwal Diary; Lesser exploits in the Himalayan Balcony at Pauri

The inchoate beams of the sun, next morning, unveiled some more features as well as divine aspects of the holy snow-clad screen. With the morning light producing silhouettes over the gleaming icy pinnacles, the awakening of senses reverberated with the…

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Garhwal Diary; The Grand Balcony of Himalayas at Pauri

Very often, our notion of the perfectness of a hill station collectively comprises the quality of the mountain-scape it offers to its visitors. In the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, the flavour of landscape switches to a newer angle with every…

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Garhwal Diary; an affair with Bhullas at Lansdowne

The year-end holiday window presented me with a much-needed opportunity to rekindle my affair with Himalayas. Fortunately, this time, my visit to an oft-overlooked region uphill of Bhabhar belt of Pauri Garhwal was pedantically hosted by a family friend who…

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Bird-watching at Asan Barrage

It was during my recent visit at the Kalesar National Park when I finally got a chance to visit the Asan Barrage in Uttarakhand. It was on Sh Bharatlal’s, Forest Guard at the Sultanpur National Park, recommendation as a must-visit…

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