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It is located on the summit of Tungnath at 13000 ft and means when literally translated "Moon Rock", it is said to be the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana and also the place where the moon god spent his time in penance.
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place and so I am sharing a couple of shots I clicked during my trips to the hills. While travel has many positive impacts, it can also take a heavy toll on the environment, from putting increased strain on fragile ecosystems and culturally significant sites to contributing to rising fossil fuel emissions. But that doesn’t mean you have to drop your suitcase and cancel your reservations. We can still reduce our footprints and leave a positive impact. Few tips:1. Before you book, research destinations that prioritize sustainability and that are investing in preserving their natural and cultural heritage. 2. One of the best ways to travel more sustainably is to be thoughtful about your modes of travel. Are there environmentally-friendly ways to reach your destination?3. Seek out eco-conscious hotels and accommodations that support sustainable development and have minimal impact on the surrounding environment. Specifically, look for places to stay that use renewable energy, have effective waste management systems, recycle, or were built using renewable materials. The photos that you see here are from a place called Chopta in Uttarakhand state of India. The whole village is solar powered so you can also opt for those places who are completely off the grid. 4. Try to visit regions where local people are empowered to manage their land and natural resources. Basically stay at shacks or cottages, Airbnb  is a really good option in that case. 5. Minimize the amount of plastic waste you produce when you travel by carrying a re-usable water bottle, opting for locally filtered water where possible, and bringing your own tote bags for shopping. Stop buying mineral water and start drinking the filter water, everyone has a filter system even in villages. Secondly, if you're on a trek, streams and waterfalls are a fresh source of water but again you need to be careful about that. I have a lot of experience so i know from where to drink 😊 but if you have a local along they can guide you of course. 6. As you explore new places, opt for recreational activities that don’t pollute or use energy, such as kayaking, biking, or hiking. Not only will you create zero carbon emissions, you’ll likely discover unique sights and experiences away from the beaten path. TAKE ACTIONOceana WWF  #earthday #earthday2022 #sustainability #environment #wastemanagement #travel #renewableenergy #sustainable #energy
Roaming Mayank
2. चंद्रशिलातुंगनाथ से महज कुछ किलोमीटर का ट्रेक करके आप चंद्रशिला पहुंच सकते हैं, जो एक भीड़भाड़ से दूर बेहद खूबसूरत स्थान है। एक दिन का समय यहां के लिए पर्याप्त है।
Shilpa Shenoy
Chandrashila is the summit above Tungnath temple. It literally means "Moon Rock". It is located at a height of about 3,690 metres (12,110 ft) above sea level. This peak provides views of the Himalayas, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar peak and others. There are various legends associated with this place. According to one such legend, this is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Another legend says that moon-god Chandra spent time here in penance.I'm thankful to the guide and my husband who dint gave up on me and helped me to reach this peak. I faced slight breathing difficulty here but as soon as you see 360 degree view of Himalayas, all the struggle to reach here is forgotten and I literally cried with joy here enjoying this beauty.It was almost sunset when we reached back Tungnath and witnessed most amazing sunset in the lap of Himalayas. We reached back to the base of trek with the help of mobile torch. It was quite slippery on the way back but again due to guide we were able to reach back safely.
1. Chandrashila temple
We finally reached Chandrashila after an hour of huffing and panting. And were simply blown away by the surrounding vistas.It was amazing to witness the Himalayan giants; Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, Nanda Devi surrounding us. The magnificence was unlike any other that we had ever witnessed.However, it soon grew ferociously windy forcing us to descend down. The sun also began setting, throwing a beautiful shade of orange around, so we tried our hands on some sunset photography.