On a recent trip we went to Dunagiri (also called Drongiri and Doonagiri) to a place called Dunagiri Retreat which is at an astounding height of 8,000 feet surrounded by lush forest overlooking scenic snow peaks. Its situated 400 km North of Delhi, and it takes about 10-11 hours to reach.
When we met the owner of the retreat, a welcoming yet slightly off man, we got to know that the place is famous for its temple of Shakti known there as Dunagiri Devi. Apparently, this location is where “Bharat”, the son of Shakuntala was born and the mountains have special energy.
In one of the conversations with the owner, we shared that almost every night we randomly woke up between 3 and 4 AM, which he found to be normal since that was the time “Mata ki chowki” landed on the adjacent mountains. On one of two days I spent there, I even stumbled upon a medium sized snake, and when we shared this with the owner, to my surprise he found it rather odd. Why? Because he has been living there for years and never once saw a snake in his campus. Very weird, right?
Here are a few pictures from my trip. (all self clicked, some edited via snapseed app)
I got really tired after a trek
A common sight, clouds envelope the mountains