A quiet easy getaway in the North-India for a long-weekend, takes a 10 hr long journey from Haldwani,Uttarakhand.
The weather being pleasant enough in the summers makes it an ideal hill-station destination with a water-fall named Birthi-fall at a distance of 12 Kms before the town.
With places like Khaliya-top, it's an icing on the cake. It's a day-long trek from the small-town and takes you to an altitude of 3500 meters. Don't underestimate this altitude, if you ask about this to someone interesting in trekking the peaks of Uttarakhand and kHimanchal ,you will be surprised to know that this altitude is the summit points of many treks and that too can be reached after travelling in 3-4 days.
The top in a cloud -clear day gives you a perfect view of The panchachuli peaks in the Himalayas.
Been there last month, here are a few clicks,
At Khalia-top with the snow-clad peaks in the back.
Sun-rise in The Himalayas.