Virtual Traveling of Dunda, Uttarkashi - Captured in 5 picturesque photographs

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7th Oct 2015

Jineth Village

Photo of Virtual Traveling of Dunda, Uttarkashi - Captured in 5 picturesque photographs by Sanjay Talukdar

Prikasteshwar Shiva Temple, Nagal

Photo of Virtual Traveling of Dunda, Uttarkashi - Captured in 5 picturesque photographs by Sanjay Talukdar

Nagal village Rice feilds

Photo of Virtual Traveling of Dunda, Uttarkashi - Captured in 5 picturesque photographs by Sanjay Talukdar

Kalyani Village

Photo of Virtual Traveling of Dunda, Uttarkashi - Captured in 5 picturesque photographs by Sanjay Talukdar

Road Blocked in Dunda

Photo of Virtual Traveling of Dunda, Uttarkashi - Captured in 5 picturesque photographs by Sanjay Talukdar

How to Get to Dunda:

Dunda is around 130 - 140 kms from Dehradun. Generally its takes 4-5 hours to reach from Dehradun in a car. Uttarkashi is further 30 kms ahead of Dunda. Private shared taxis and buses also ply on this route.

The drive to Dunda gets very interesting from Chinyalisour with the Bhagirati River flowing beside the road. It was raining lightly during the time we visited and the view was breathtaking, which I am sharing with you all below.

Photo of Virtual Traveling of Dunda, Uttarkashi - Captured in 5 picturesque photographs 1/1 by Sanjay Talukdar

Dunda is a good place for soul searching, solo travelers and Tenzing Guest house can be the best place to put for the night. I stayed in Dunda for couple of days and the visit will be my most memorable one.

The inter road connectivity in Uttarkashi district is poor however Dunda actually come before Uttarkashi and is the sub-district headquarter, so is an important junction. Road condition apart from the main highway NH-108 are not be trusted on. Landslides during the monsoon months are normal. GREF personals and other villagers themselves keep a tight vigilance so that no roads are blocked.
Photo of Dunda, Uttarakhand, Uttarkashi - Gangotri Rd, Dunda Range, Uttarakhand 249151, India by Sanjay Talukdar
Jineth is a beautiful village south of Dunda around 20kms towards Brahmakhal on NH - 94. One has to walk uphill for 3 and half kms cross many streams and bridges from the point show in the picture. Normally takes 1 and half hour for a person with normal fitness. The village is very cosy with all the house together in a cluster.

Jineth

Photo of Jineth, Uttarakhand, India by Sanjay Talukdar
Kalyani is around 16 kms from sub-district headquarter, Dunda. Situated besides NH - 94, villagers are very thankful to the government for opening a PHC in the village. Also has a senior secondary school nearby which makes the children very happy as they get extra time to play and time is not lost due to the travel to school.
Photo of Kalyani, Kalyani, Uttarakhand, India by Sanjay Talukdar
Nagal is a famous village as it boasts of Prikateshwar Siva Temple. Nagal is situated on NH - 94 around 30 kms away from Dunda. Its is believed by the local villagers that Lord Shiva had given a visit to this village during early times and since then temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Hindu god and goddess.
Photo of Nagal, Nagal, Uttarakhand 247661, India by Sanjay Talukdar
Nagal is also famous for good quality of rice produced. On interacting with the pradhan it was known that earlier around 60% of the rice produced in the fields were exported outside and sent to other parts of India. However, over the years there has been a downward trend and now only 10% of the rice produced are sent outside of Nagal village.
Photo of Nagal, Uttarakhand, India by Sanjay Talukdar
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