For our trip to Uttarakhand, we decided Christmas weekend 2018 would be perfect. We decided to take the morning Shatabdi from Delhi for Kathgodam.
Catching morning train on a cold morning was somewhat of an inconvenience which we managed to do. The train started at exactly at 6am.
We reached the Kathgodam station around 11:30 where we met the taxi driver. We started for Kausani almost immediately. Hilly roads and old bollywood music, made it a quintessential Pahadi ride.
We took a break at Kirola for lunch and had a great local meal sitting in the sun outside of the small dhaba. The joint was just before KachiDham Temple. We continued our journey forward taking stops where ever view was breath taking.
We found a place called "Frog Point", where we took a halt and explored the bridge and stream. The stop was worth taking for the view though you might find other people coming in your perfect frame.
We further continued our journey to Kausani filled with incredible drive by the stream. This is again a great photography opportunity as picture perfect road and stream curve together in sync.
The drive to Kausani took almost 5 hrs and we reached our KMVN guesthouse just in time to view the incredible sunset. The setting sun turned the snow capped mountains turn orange and on the other side, the moon started rising and was just visible above the mountains.
After enjoying tea while watching the sunset, the rest of the day went by enjoying the cold evening and night and having hot soup at the guest house.