Devban and Chakrata

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The last remains of the Bridge at Kalsi from British era.

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

The view from Himalayan Paradise

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

The Shepard girl standing on a cliff : view from a vintage point

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

The beaded necklace adorns Noorjahan designed by her only

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Flushing meadows of Devban, highest point of Chakrata

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Himalayan Paradise's portico styled with old pillars from a Jaunsari House

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar
Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

The old british raj bridge's last remamant over Kalsi

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Best way to travel..

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Hills have eyes!

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Noorjahan,the gypsy shepherd woman.

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar
Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Noorjahan's family in Devban

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

The temporary shelter of Noorjahan's for few months before she goes down with he

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Yours truly learning to stroll!

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar
Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

The interior of Himalayan Paradise

Photo of Devban and Chakrata by Dave Konwar

Photo of Devban and Chakrata 1/1 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.  



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Chauhan Chetan Singh
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. you've already told everyone!!! ha ha ha!!! happy writing...
Mon 06 29 15, 17:45 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
Photo of Chauhan Chetan Singh
Chauhan Chetan Singh
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. you've already told everyone!!! ha ha ha!!! happy writing...
Mon 06 29 15, 17:45 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·