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Inside Dash Mahavidya Temple - Kankhal, Haridwar

Ancient Shakti or Devi Temples in Haridwar to Visit

Think of Haridwar and the visuals of Har Ki Pauri come to our mind, with the chants of evening Arti surrounded by as many people as the banks of Ganga can fit in. We...
Malini River near Kanvashram

Kanvashram – The Birthplace of Emperor Bharat

India is called Bharat or Bharatvarsha. It is named after King Bharat, but not many people would be able to name his birthplace, leave alone locate it. I happened to visit Kanvashram – the...
Anand Bhavan - residential Buildings at 84 Kutiya

84 Kutiya Rishikesh – Ruins of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

84 Kutiya literally means 84 huts. 84 is a number that represents the base numeral of the number of species we believe to exist on this earth 84,00,000. In the Indian belief system, you...
Rajaji National Park Safari Path

Rajaji National Park – Exploring the Wildlife at Chilla Reserve

Rajaji National Park is something I always managed to miss despite having visited Rishikesh a million times throughout my life. This time when I was in Haridwar, I was invited to stay at the...
Himalayan peaks landscape at Sunrise time

Splendor Of Himalayas At Binsar, Kumaon, Uttarakhand

Binsar in Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand is technically a wildlife sanctuary. In good old days, it served as the summer capital of Chand kings who ruled the region from 11-18th...
Ducks close-up

Birding In Kumaon – Explore Uttarakhand Nature

Uttarakhand is home to about 700 species of birds that are found in India. Although we had an inkling of the variety of birds reported in Uttarakhand, the hill state of India, our itinerary...
Bhimtal lake landscape

Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal – Mystical Lakes Of Kumaon Valley

We all know Nainital – the famous hill station of Uttarakhand surrounding the deep green lake called Nainital. Do you know Nainital is just one of the many lakes in Kumaon Valley? The area...
Himalayan peaks view from Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar, Kumaon – Valley With Jaw Dropping Views

Uttarakhand is called Devbhoomi – the land of Gods. Of Course, there are temples dedicated to Shiva everywhere. However, for, me it is the Himalayas that surround the valleys that make it look like...
Jageshwar Temple Complex, Kumaon, Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Dham – Abode of Shiva & Shaivism in Kumaon, Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Temple Complex - one of the oldest surviving temples of North India in the lap pf Himalayas surrounded by thick Deodar trees and nurtured by waters of Jata Ganga.
Charming old stone houses at Landour, Mussoorie

Must Do Walks In And Around Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Landour is a perfect walking town. A small army cantonment, with few houses, a couple of churches, a temple, and few shops – that is Landour. Located few km above Mussoorie, it kind of...

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