Yamunotri and Gangotri - A detoxing experience!!
Visit to Yamunotri in Winter
The Ultimate 'Yatra' Part 1: Yamunotri-Gangotri Chapter
Roadtrip to the origin of Ganges
A journey to heaven and back – Chardham, Uttarakhand
Char Dham Uttrakhand: Spiritual and Serene
Blissful Chardham yatra in 10 days
The Himalayan Char Dham
Saptarishi Kund trek: The Source of Yamuna & Yamnotri
18 Hill Stations Which Make Uttarakhand a Paradise
It is 25 km far from Kulsari the famous destination of Nanda Devi Raj Jat. 11.CHAR DHAM YATRA (Badrinath,kedarnath,Gangotri,yamnotri) Chardham is the most renowned and holy expedition in India that includes visiting to four glorious shrines including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and lastly the Badrinath Dham....
Delhi- Dehradun-Dhanaulti- Tehri-Uttarkashi- Gangotri- Haridwar- Rishikesh!
Badrinath – God’s paradise
Maiden Trek to Western Garhwal Himalayas - Adventure with Kedarkantha Peak
Uttaranchal | Beauty Of Hills, Rivers And Waterfalls
Gateway to Gods - Haridwar
Up and Close....in a Mussoorie Village
.@ the Mall... .....but the journey up and down made everything worth it....the undulating slopes...the loops....the small little cottages peeping through and the sky kissing the mountains.... .....next day we set out again....this time to another village...Bediyana...lower than Gandiyala... ....yes...something different....away from the local tourist spots....we reached the village, Bediyana..... ........up the steep stairs...loft like..... ....and into their homes...wooden floors.....wooden cupboards, tea and a lot of warmth.... ....the parental house of the three sisters.... ....the land that they belong to.....this has been their backyard in their childhood... ......the city and the village meet at the edge of the world....one with an IPhone and the other with cycle tubes... .....the villagers take to clicking selfies too.... .....top of the world...looking down on creation....and the only explanation I can find....is the love of nature unspoilt.. .....its luncheon time....makke ke roti, sarson ki saag, dahi, chutney, salad....we are hungry and eat well.... ....post lunch we set out to their local temple uphill... .....meet some more villagers....who are all delighted... ....their temple... ....what a lovely, unspoilt place this is... .......a newborn kid..... .....gorgeous sunsets.... ....as dusk falls suddenly and we wrap ourselves in comforters...the children can't help entertaining us with their dance moves to the local Pahari music... .....and there in a remote village...in a remote family there smiles a Divya Rawat, State level Kabaddi player with all her awards and metals....made of stern stuff....the state should help pull out these champs, who have the yearning in them to do their country proud... ....after a good night rest in fairly comfortable, highly spacious rooms, shared bathrooms clean and with hot water,....and a hearty breakfast, the women folk get us to move with their dance steps and present us with a head gear...the ghantu... ....the families line up to bid us farewell.... ....on our way back, we detour and visit the gurgling waters of Yamunotri.... .......down the slopes.... .....its time to say goodbye to the mountains..... .....time to kill before we board the Mussoorie Express, a night train to New Delhi....we linger in Dehradun, near the station....have coffee and eats at... ...the Jail Cafe... .....a fun outing...before we head for the plains and back to our routine lives....
Om Namo Shiva
Auli – A paradise nestled in the lap of Himalayas
RISHIKESH – A SPIRITUAL ABODE
Gateway of devotional journey (uttrakhand where you can find your inner soul)
Himalayan Diaries! Gangotri-Gaumukh Trekking
Tiger falls,Rishikesh, Renukaji lake & offroading
After the tea and maggi,we zoomed back to chakrat covered the 20 km off road track in around 25 minutes.Now the plan was to move towards Tiuni,then to Hatkoti and theog.After returning from the waterfall sidharth wasn't confdent of riding on these offroad tracks,he started to inquire from the jeeps coming from tiuni side and they said it is even worse than the tigerfall road,moreover when i checked the fuel in the fz tank and it was low,i had asked mantek to get it filled he said it can cover around 250 kms(moreover he said he knows more about his bike than me),he never anticipated these types of road,and now there is no petrol pump nearby and on the route that we were to follow.Now everyone wanted to go to mussourie,which was around 80-90 kms,and someone said that the road is makhan(it wasn't there were really bad patches and it is not advised to be done in a low G.C vehicle), I was furious on this decision as i came for the bad roads not for highways,and for one person whole plan was being jeopardized,moreover there is nothing great about mussourie.With an angry head i started toward's mussorie i was racing on those roads,which i shouldn't had done,luckily there wasn't any incidents.The road from chakrata to mussorie passes through beautiful areas with no traffic at all, with many off road patches,i didnt slowed any where,my pillion this time was guri ,he was a first timer and his butt wasn't used to such torture,so he was pleading me to stop for his butt's sake,i asked him to stand on the footpegs to relieve his ass,and kept continuing,but at one point it was too much for him to take,so we stopped and lied on the road for some rest,since we left chakrata we couldn't find our other two bikes i thought they might be ahead of us as i strictly said no stopping until mussourie.After few kms there came a mindblowing place( i forgot the name of the place) where we were literally riding through clouds,clouds were rising from one side of the valley and crossing the mountain to the other valley,this was the best place for timelapse photography that i have seen till now.After an hour or so we joined the Dehradun-Yamunotri highway,at the intersection of the chakrata road there is no sign for the direction towards mussourie,only a board showing dehradun around 50 odd kilometer and yamunotri around 200 kms(dont remember the exact value),the road to mussorie is on the yamunotri side not towards dehradun(almost everyone turned towards dehradun),after crossing the yamuna bridge,one road goes towards yamunotri and other towards kempty falls,we continued towards kempty falls,suddenly fz started suffocating,i still kept pushing it,until a hairpin where there was a truck stuck,so i had to lower the speed and the bike stopped and after that couldn't be started ,another disaster as we were alone and not riding with the pack,i checked the petrol ,there was enough in it to atleast last for 30 kms,but why is it not starting,after about an hour the other two bikes came and to my shock they were left behind,i dont know when i overtook them,tranfered some oil from the pulsar to fz and it started(the port that takes oil from the tank to carburetor is on the front end side of the tank on fz,so when you are riding steeply the oil shifts to back of the tank due to gravity, the oil doesn't reach engine even if there is around a litre of oil), any how we reached kempty falls parked bikes and went on to bath in a waterfall for the second time.Believe me kempty fall is nothing in front of tigerfall....