My volunteering journey landed me to a beautiful place kasar devi (Almora)

Tripoto
25th Jun 2018
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Day 1

(I started from gulbarga at 23.00 which was 6hours journey to Hyderabad where i catch the train for Delhi. Which was scheduled at 6.30
So i reached hzt Nizamuddin station (Delhi) the next morning at 9pm . I checked in at some local hotel room. Got freshen up went straight to dargah of hazrat Nizamuddin.)

I had an good start to my journey. I caught a auto from there and went to nearest metro station. From there i decided to give some peace to my eyes. So the next stop was red fort which was near the redfort metro station.
I climbed down n went out
I was so surprised to see the line hundreds of people may be.
So i decided not to get in, instead to explore it from outside.
Which was even more difficult, the sun was at my head burning my skin, not only the exposed parts but also skin under my tee shirt.
However, i managed to look at it few times.
Then i had my train at 3pm may be for haldwani. Which reached by 8pm.
I took a mini traveller for almora at 10pm after having lil dinner but that driver waited for 2 more hours n started the journey at 12midnight.
So calculating no. Of days from Delhi
So one day ends here.

So the first day at Delhi

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Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah -delhi

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Old Delhi railway station

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Safari at old Delhi

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Day 2

From Almora i took a shared cab which was around 50rs to kasar devi. There i got down at HOTs hostels. Where i was suppose to volunteer. So the day started with introduction, a cup of tea and amazing breakfast made by host. We started our work the day was productive. In the evening we went to explore some nooks on the ways, roads around. Than was the time to go to an super amazing place called kaafal at kasar devi.

The sunrise at kasar devi

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Kaafal

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Sunset at kasar devi

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Day 3

The volunteering continued... with lots of productive work in the day, day out exploring nearby places, chilling at kafal in the evening with poems, stories, music and lot more.
Community dinners in the night with some more chilling.

The view from hots hostel kasar devi (almora)

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Volunteering

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Artist

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Himalayas

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Day 4

Continued... with new stories at kaafal every day
We decided to go to a place called munsiyari which have great trails to trek for the memerizing view of himalayan range.

Jimmy jimmy jimmy

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Kaafal

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Red sun

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Dramatic clouds

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Hots hostel kasar devi

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Camping at HOTs hostels kasar

Photo of Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Rd, Khatyari, Almora, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Day 5

So the day has come. We said goodbyes to hosts and other volunteers. Started for munsiyari. Again travelled back to Almora than to munsiyari.
We had to stop mid way at a place called khurpatal as it was getting dark and no vehicles drive at night
That village was a happening places. The cab driver himself had talk to hotel owner and got us a 2bedroom stay. People were so polite and helpful. I had fever, went to local clinic
The doctor gave me medications i asked for. Instead he was concerned enough to give me extra meds. Not only this
But the hotel owner convinced a cab driver to take us to thal. From where we were to go to munsiyari.
That was an great evening at some random beautiful village.

Exploring khurpatal

Photo of Khurpatal, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

View from the hotel we stayed

Photo of Khurpatal, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Day 6

So we left in the morning 6am we reached thal by 8.30 had good breakfast (chole batoore)
Got a vehicle for munsiyari.
But but but
After traveling for an hour there it was a broken road due to landslide little and a cloud burst happened in the early morning hours 4am may be.
So we had to cancel our trip to munsiyari.
But we didn't lose hope
We explored the near village nachni.
And decided the destination nainital.
So we got the vehicle till lohagat than Almora than was bhawali which was almost half an hour away from nainital.
We stayed there for the night.

Damage

Photo of Thal, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Day 7

We took a shared cab at 7.30 n reached by 8 to nainital. We hired a cab and did a city tour with places like lovers suicide point, waterfalls, lakes and zoo.
Again it was a surprise moment
I found
A friend from kasar while crossing roads
We went out for lunch, but the hotel we went got filled with a big fat family. We left from there and decided to surprise hosts from hots hostel by visiting their jeolikotes hots hostel. Which is 18kms away from nainital.
Which has amazing history.
The hostel is located in middle of woods. Which is India's first hiking hostel. The hike is about 1km, which has got water streams on the trail and leeches too😝 anyways those doesn't harm u. So, again those chilling scenes with lot more music.

City of lakes

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Nainital lakes again

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Nainital

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Mango shaped lake (nainital)

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Leeches on the way ????

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Water streams on the trail

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Nainital zoo (red panda)

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen

Hots at jeolikote

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Day 8

Again 15-20min walk from the hots hostel. There is lagoon. The best part❤. We went there had some amazing time.
And now time has come to an end.
By 4 pm we left from jeolikote to haldwani. Than to Delhi.
And that was the end.

Photo of Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Photo of Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Photo of Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Photo of Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Photo of Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
Photo of Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by siaa amreen
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