Farewell trip to Mukteshwar

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A Serene view of Himalayas from Mukteshwar

Photo of Farewell trip to Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty
Photo of Farewell trip to Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty

Trek to Lamahanga Waterfall

Photo of Farewell trip to Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty

A heavenly place to sit back and introspect

Photo of Farewell trip to Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty

Majestic view at the dawn

Photo of Farewell trip to Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty

The old and sacred Mukteshwar Maharaja Ji Temple

Photo of Farewell trip to Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty

It was in the summer of 2013, the last year of our school life a group of my friends decided to go for an excursion trip out of Delhi in order to gain some experiences of the outdoor world as well as to have some adventurous and thrilling moments, which we could cherish throughout our lives. We signed up for this trip to Mukteshwar with Hindustan Motorcycling group, a group of young enthusiast travellers who plan out all kinds of adventurous trips throughout India. Mukteshwar sits atop of Kumaon Hills of Himalayas, a land which leaves you enchanted with its beautiful surroundings of fruit orchards and thick coniferous trees, it also provides the travellers with a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the serene view of sunset. The trip began with a nature trail to the hills in the surroundings, gave us the most amazing experience of the wilderness and unfolded a lot of untold and unheard stories and secrets of the landscape, in the course of our nature trail we came across many mountain birds such as the Himalayan Ruby Throat, White Crested Laughing Thrush, Red-Billed Leothrix, Black-Winged Kite and hosts of other mountain birds. A trek to the Valley view point and the sacred temple of Mukteshwar Maharaja Ji in the following day gave us a spectacular view of the valley from the top. The Mukteshwar Maharaja Ji temple in Mukteshwar has a lot of myths and mystical stories to it. It is an abode of Mukteshwar Maharaja Ji, a saint who lived and meditated at Top Cottage Temple where now his samadhi lays. The whole temple complex is a Tapovan and an ideal place for meditation. The trek to the hill top was certainly the most exhilarating trek that I have done in my short life of travelling, but reaching the top gave us all a sense of accomplishment and finally the view from the top the beautiful and silent mountains of the Himalayas were simply majestical. The next day we had to go for another trek but this time adventure awaited us, this time we trekked up to the Chauli ki Jali, an intriguing place where rocks jut out in an awkward angle forming the best angles for adventurous sports like rock climbing, jummaring and rappelling. Hanging from the clip with all the support systems tied around at one point sacred the hell out of me because it was the first time that I was doing any of the mountain sports. While I completed all the activities I was proud of myself but I'd like to suggest that you should do it with some expert guidance and proper mountaineering tools that are required to do such sports. The culminating day of the trip brought us to the Lamahanga Waterfall, a place with natural snow water trickles down from the high mountains and the natural surroundings around it made it a soulful place and the soothing water relaxed our tired bodies and it felt as if all the tiredness and pain of the body was being soaked by the water. The trip to Mukteshwar is certainly one of the most cherished moments of life, the environment, surrounding, the people and the hardship of the terrain was truly unforgettable This trip really exposed me to situations to challenge my limits and succeed in them.

A heavenly place with breathtaking and adventurous scenarios.

A Serene view of Himalayas from Mukteshwar

Photo of Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, India by Vaibhav Chakraborty
The Camp Side, is the place where our camps were setup amidst the Kumaon hills of Himalayas, with breathtaking view specially at night.

Majestic view at the dawn

Photo of Camp Side Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty
The abode of Muktehswar Maharaj ji.

The old and sacred Mukteshwar Maharaja Ji Temple

Photo of Shiva Temple, Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty
The overhanging clips of Chauli ki Jali provided us with the adventures and nerve reckoning activities.
Photo of Chauli Ki Jali, Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, India by Vaibhav Chakraborty
After the long and exhausting trip the sojourn to waterfalls of Lamahanga allowed us to relax and enjoy the reverberating and rejoicing sounds of the nature.

Trek to Lamahanga Waterfall

Photo of Lamahanga Waterfall Mukteshwar by Vaibhav Chakraborty
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