Devban and Chakrata

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Photo of Devban and Chakrata 1/18 by Dave Konwar
The view from Himalayan Paradise
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 2/18 by Dave Konwar
The Shepard girl standing on a cliff : view from a vintage point
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 3/18 by Dave Konwar
The beaded necklace adorns Noorjahan designed by her only
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 4/18 by Dave Konwar
Flushing meadows of Devban, highest point of Chakrata
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 5/18 by Dave Konwar
Himalayan Paradise's portico styled with old pillars from a Jaunsari House
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 6/18 by Dave Konwar
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 7/18 by Dave Konwar
The old british raj bridge's last remamant over Kalsi
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 8/18 by Dave Konwar
Best way to travel..
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 9/18 by Dave Konwar
Hills have eyes!
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 10/18 by Dave Konwar
The last remains of the Bridge at Kalsi from British era.
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 11/18 by Dave Konwar
Noorjahan,the gypsy shepherd woman.
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 12/18 by Dave Konwar
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 13/18 by Dave Konwar
Noorjahan's family in Devban
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 14/18 by Dave Konwar
The temporary shelter of Noorjahan's for few months before she goes down with he
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 15/18 by Dave Konwar
Yours truly learning to stroll!
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 16/18 by Dave Konwar
Photo of Devban and Chakrata 17/18 by Dave Konwar
The interior of Himalayan Paradise

Photo of Devban and Chakrata 18/18 by Dave Konwar
The sleepy military establishment has always been my favourite for many reasons: its sheer solitariness, majestic mountains and Devban; the peak where it snows heavily on those lush green meadows.
The journey by road from Dehradun aapproximately takes three to four hours depending on your mountain driving skills. There are Bolero campers for the rest .who prefers public transportation along with Uttarakhand State Transport buses running from ISBT.
If you are like me who would pause and resume at every bend for a photograph, you would need to carry your emergency snacks in your rucksacks.

 Apart from one maggi point and some tea stalls in Saiyan; there are no eateries.
If you are ok with dhaba food try this Vaisnav Bhojanalay at Saiyan managed by this hospitable couple hailing from Alwar.
My staying is always taken care of by Capt (retd) Chauhan whose brother's homestay is my home in Chakrata: The Himalayan Paradise.
One will get the best homemade meal cooked by their hospitable staff. Dont forget to ask for famous Chakrata rajma grown locally there.
Three rooms are designed with old and antique pillars from Jaunsari homes. The small entrance to the rooms are made in accordance with the local Jaunsari architecture.
Roam around take a walk to Tiger falls or hike up to Devban but shhh dont tell anyone that you were there. Go and enjoy you little weekend break.