Uttarakhand

भाग2 – ऋषिकेश – चोपता – तुंगनाथ

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कुछ देर फोटोग्राफी करने के बाद हम लोग चोपता की और निकल पड़े। आराम से चलते-चलते करीब एक घंटे बाद हम नीचे पहुँच गए। सीधे जाकर दुकान मे घुसे और चाय का ऑर्डर दिया और दुकानदार को बोल दिया कि हमारे फ्रेश होने के लिए गर्म पानी भी कर देना। इस समय यहाँ पर एक जीप कुछ सवारियों के साथ रुकी हुई थी। लगभग अँधेरा होने ही वाला था एक अजीब सा सन्नाटा था। देख कर ही समझ मे आ रहा था की ये सवारियों की आखरी जीप होगी इसके बाद यहाँ कोई नहीं आएगा। सामान वाला बैग रखने के बाद हम लोग रूम के बाहर आ गए।

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Family Trip to Mussoorie and Rishikesh (Part II)

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We also took tickets for a round trip in boat. These tickets were valid for one hour for return journey. It means we had sufficient time to bath and roam at another side of Ganga Ji. The boat took us to another bank in just few minutes. As it was Baisakhi day, a lot of people were taking bath on Eastern Ghats. We also took bath in Holy Ganga ji.

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Famous Candles of Nainital

Nainital – The Jewel of Kumaon – Dream Fulfilled – Part – II

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Why do we need vacations? There is a very simple answer to it. We need vacation to rest, rejuvenate, relax, as well as to recharge ourselves at least for the next few months. It’s very important to get away and de-stress oneself in today’s world. When we work for a living, we must get away from the work once in a while. Recently, we went to Nainital and we were mesmerized to see the place & surroundings. You can also plan a trip there.

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Trip to Mathura-Vrindavan-Nainital and Almora

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After Jageshwar we went to the most interesting place of our trip. It was Golu Devta Mandir. Golu devta is considered as the lord of justice. IF you have done something wrong and you want to confess or someone has cheated you and you need justice you just need to write it on a piece of paper and tie it with a bell on the ceiling of the temple once you prayers are heard then you need to visit the temple again to remove the bell and paper. You can find lakhs of applications on the ceiling of the temple most of the letter are proper disputes of court matter and the application is on a stamp paper. Most people confuse Golu Devta with Chaitai Golu Devta. Golu Devta is uncle of Chaitai Golu and it is said that legacy of Golu Devta was carried forward by Chaiti Golu devta and both the temples are different but second temple is not visited by most of the people.

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Family Trip to Mussoorie and Rishikesh: Ambala to Mussoorie

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Cycle Rickshaws are available from this point for Municipality Garden, Library Chowk, Kempty bus stand etc. These Rickshaws are not allowed in market area beyond this point .Horse riding is also available from this point and it was allowed in market area also. We took some snacks there and after spending some good time there we start returning to our hotel through same market again.

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Mukteswar Hill station

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We walked to the rocky path to the top point in the evening there we could see the Shiva Temple. There is a Rock with a hole and it is believed if barren women enter this hole they will have children. It was a thrilling experience at the temple and the nearby Suicide point where we stayed quite some time seeing the Sun set and the moon rise and the chirping of birds of different kinds.

A sort of Red flowering plants could be seen all over. The red flowers seen is Brass/Buransh is the Pahari/Hindi name of Rhododendron Arborium. Its Juice is said to be good for reducing Cholesterol. The Oils extracted is good for Skin. There are hundreds of such medicinal plants here. This plant is seen all along the way up mingled with other flowers of different kinds. These preparations are available at Haldwani but not on top of the hills.

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Visit to BADRINATH and village MANA

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We were totally muddled what to do to see the long queue .We were doubtful that whether we would be able to visit the temple the same day but to our surprise unlike other temples our turn came within one hour as there one can afford to do hasty darshan because of too much of rush.The main entrance gate of the Badrnath is very colourful and known as “Singhdwar.”

Badrinath was originally established as a pilgrimage site by Adi Shankara in the ninth century. It is said that Shankara discovered the image of Badrinarayan in the Alaknanda River and enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund (Hot Spring). Later the King of Garhwal moved that image to the present temple. Since then the temple has undergone several major renovations by many people.

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Scenic beauty on the way to Badrinath

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On the way back from Kedarnath we had our light breakfast and started our downwards journey. At slow pace we covered 3-4 kms but after sometime my elder daughter started complaining of leg pain , I advised her to use either pony or kandi for rest of the distance but she did not like the idea and continued her journey.

While coming back we tried shortcuts in between but it is advisable not to use if kids are with you.As sometimes short cuts are really very risky too. We experienced that downward journey is more painful than climbing up. Around 12 o’clock we reached Rambara (Midway) , we had our traditional lunch , rice & dal and relaxed ourselves for a while and again proceeded further for Gaurikund.

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जिम कॉर्बेट का जंगल, बाघ और हम – २

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वापिस गेट पर परमिट दिखाया तो वहा के एक गार्ड ने नम्रता से बोला कि सर गलती से गेस्ट हाउस पर आपसे छ चाय के पैसे नहीं लिए तो हमने वो पैसे उनको दिए और गेट के बाहर आ गए। रास्ते मे मोनू त्यागी को उसके होटल पर उतारा और दिल्ली की सड़क पकड़ ली। गेट से बाहर निकलते ही मैंने अपनी धर्मपत्नी को फ़ोन लगाया और अपनी समस्या बताई लेकिन वो नाराज थी ऊपर से मेरा चार साल का भतीजा जो बार बार उनको डरा रहा था कि चाचा जंगल गए है उनको शेर खा गया होगा।

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जिम कॉर्बेट का जंगल , बाघ और हम

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महावत बोल, साहब वो शेर है, वो डरता नहीं है, यही कही झाड़ियो मे होगा, किस्मत हुई तो फिर दिख जाएगा आप कैमरे हाथ मे रखिये, तब हमें होश आया की फोटो लिए या नहीं, उस वक्त कैमरा मनोज के पास था हम सभी उसके पीछे पड़ गए की उसने फोटो क्यों नहीं लिए, वो बोला, शुक्र मनाओ कि मैंने कैमरा नीचे नहीं फेक दिया, वहां अपना होश नहीं था और आप लोगो को फोटो की पड़ी है।

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अन्नू भाई चला चकराता …पम्म…पम्म…पम्म (भाग- 3 ) टाइगर फाल (TIGER FALL)

अन्नू भाई चला चकराता …पम्म…पम्म…पम्म (भाग- 3 ) टाइगर फाल (TIGER FALL)

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बिलकुल थोडा सा आगे जाते ही मन एक दम खुश हो गया होता भी क्यूँ नहीं …हम एक बेहद ही खुबसूरत सफ़ेद झरने का कुछ  हिस्सा जो देख रहे थे। मन एक दम लालयित हो उठा चलो जल्दी …अरे पर जल्दी तो चले लेकिन चले कहाँ से सामने तो दोनों पहांड़ी नदिया मिल रही रास्ता कुछ दिख नहीं रहा था। एक बार लगता के इन्ही नदी में पड़े पत्थरों से होकर जाना होगा। लेकिन २ दिन पहले से बंद हुयी बारिश अब तक हमें इसी और खड़े रहने का इशारा कर रही थी।

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Listen to God in the silence of Mukteshwar, Mountain Trail

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The magical sight of the alluring waterfall spraying its way across made our efforts worthwhile. Leaving the less adventurous ones with the children to take snaps and shoot us as we climb up the rocks to a certain height, a few of us attempted the last leg of the adventure. We crawled, pawed and dragged ourselves to the overhanging ledge closer to the source of the fall. The water was cold and refreshing. It was already pretty cold outside with temperatures dipping as dusk was thickening. We climbed down and decided to stand under the fall and take an ultimate refreshing bath. But the experience was unexpectedly out of the world. The force with which the water tumbled down on the head and shoulders was tremendous. It seemed like you are being beaten with a pound of grounded sack of rice.

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