Re visiting Deoria tal, Badrinath and Mana

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Upon reaching Mana and standing atop Bheem pul I recalled my 15 year old memories when I had come here for the first time with two of my friends after visiting valley of flowers. Vishal too was amazed to see the water gushing out of the mountain and flowing with such ferocity under Bheem pul. 15 years ago I was not able to make it to Vasudhara falls as we were too tired and had less time in our hands but this time although Vishal insisted that he could make but I did not want him to take stress. At Bheem pul we met a Naga baba named Barfani Das who was preparing for puja when we reached there. He had two rabbits with him who he called Radha and Krishna.

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Kids Day Out…

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The place where we were to spend the day and the night was actually a check dam constructed in the British times for irrigation purpose. The place also had a small cabin where no one ever lived. Even though we were carrying our tents; the cabin seemed to be a better place to spend the night as we had kids with us. The kids could not resist the water and wanted to break free right away. We wanted the kids to be safe but did not want to impose too many restrictions on them and allowed them to freak out the way they wanted to. They were having a great time.

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Rain…Rain…Rain…

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We found out that the rafting at Rishikesh was closed at this time due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand. “Heavy Rains” that triggered an idea. Why not enjoy the rain itself and live our childhood again. Why not a bike trip to Rishikesh?

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Ranthambore

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Ranthambore tiger reserve was organizing its annual animal census in the nation park and was looking for volunteers. Initially we thought that it would be just like a jeep safari in Jim Corbett National Park and would be fun to count the wild animals for a national level census.

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DEORIA TAL

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The welcome board put up at the entrance to Sari by the villager’s shows a detailed map of Deoria Tal and the peaks that surround it. The Sari village committee is responsible for the upkeep of the area.

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