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Book Talk: Inner Line Pass

The book Inner Line Pass is a travel account of the author Umesh Pant who spent two unforgettable weeks in the Himalayan paradise on his trek to the Adi Kailash region located in eastern Kumaon. Occupying the easternmost wedge of…

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Book Talk: The Epic of Mount Everest

The series of expeditions undertaken by the British in the early 1920s to stand atop the Mount Everest had globally spawned interest towards the mountain. Even as the expeditions resulted in thirteen deaths including those of the then celebrity mountaineers…

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Jubbal Diary: The Hateshwari Temple of Hatkoti

Continuing our run through some of the lesser visited parts of the inhabited Himalayas, we next stopped at the ancient Hateshwari temple at Hatkoti. The ancient village of Hatkoti, located on the right bank of the River Pabbar in Himachal…

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Garhwal Diary: Mahasu Devta Temple of Hanol

The rugged and mountainous expanse between the Satluj and Yamuna Rivers in the western Himalayas, irrespective of the administrative boundaries of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, has broadly been occupied by heterogeneous group of people; some of whom are native to…

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Garhwal Diary: The ancient temple of Lakhamandal

Sometime ago we visited the Yamuna Valley in the Garhwal region of Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. We took the route through Dehradun and Chakrata so as to avoid the touristy humdrum of Mussoorie. Having already visited the Ashokan rock edict at Kalsi,…

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