The final part of my series Trip to the land of Gods… I was going through my posts and i thought of creating a…Read More
Badrinath and Mana Village Day 6 – 6 Sep 2010 It was 7 am and i got up with the sound of the alarm…Read More
On 20th May i have decided to make a visit to badrinath & Kedarnath Dham. On 2nd June ‘2010 i have started from ramnagar…Read More
UTTRAKHAND became the 27th state of India in Nov.2000.The provisional capital of Uttrakhand is Dehradun. It is also known as Dev Bhumi (Land of…Read More
Todays onward journey to Gopeshwar was going to be a taxing one, as the distance to be covered was more than 110km, with everyone…Read More
Thanks a lot to all for reading the trip with special thanks to Nandan, for taking me on board. And guessing that the response…Read More
चूँकि आज हमे सिर्फ़ बद्रीनाथ ही पहुँचना था (जो की यहाँ से मात्र 125 किमी ही है), इसलिए हम संगम पर काफ़ी देर बैठे मस्ती करते रहे. संगम का आनंद लेकर और दोनो नदियों के जल से विशुद्धि व उर्जा पाकर हम लोग आगे की यात्रा पर निकलने को तैय्यार थे. ढाबे पर नाश्ता करने के बाद, हम लोग सीधे बद्रीनाथ की बस लेने आ पहुँचे. थोड़ी देर इंतेज़ार के बाद, एकाध बसें आई पर सब खचाखच भारी हुई, पाँव रखने तक की जगह नही थी, यात्रा सीज़न मे ये एक आम नज़ारा है.Read More
मेरे घुमक्कड़ सदस्यों, पिछले भाग में मैंने आपके साथ अपनी दिल्ली से कीर्तिनगर तक की यात्रा के खट्टे मीठे अनुभव साँझा किये थे, ठीक उसी प्रकार अब हम अपनी कीर्तिनगर से श्री बद्रीधाम तक की यात्रा को आगे बढ़ाते हैं। तो दिनांक छब्बीस जून दो हजार अठारह को प्रातः नौ बजे नाश्ता करने के बाद हम लोगों ने अपना सामान उठाया और रिवरसाइड रिसोर्ट को अलविदा कहते हुए अपने ड्राइवर साब से गाड़ी श्री बद्रीधाम की तरफ बढ़ाने को कहा।Read More
We hired a car to drop us to the ‘MANA VILLAGE’, 3 kms from badrinath then it was a walking distance of 1km to reach for ‘Vyas gufa’ where it is believed that ‘Vyas ji’ wrote ‘Mahabharata’. Walking more, made us reach a hill in the shape of a book, VYAS POTHI where ved vyas ji worked on the 17 ‘adhyaya’ and finding himself not so satisfied, created the 18th one there walking more, took us to the ‘Bheempul’ where Bheem kept a large stone on the ‘Saraswati nadi’ to help Draupadi cross the river. Saraswati river is really scary the sound of the flowing water was a roar with the help of some snacks, chilled water, our stomachs were not starving.Read More
I along with my friend Kaushik started for a ride we were not sure we will be able to complete or not on time….Read More
When we entered the valley of Badrinath it was a sight to cherish and worth all the efforts. The sun was in full view, though clouds were meandering around. The snow-clad peaks were shining in full glory above the valley. There was not a hint of discomfort which most of us felt at KN, though the altitude of BN at 3411m is only slightly less than that of KN at 3584m. We felt as if we are at Hardwar!
When we reached Srinagar, we thought of it as a lowly (in altitude) place, whereas in the past, on our way up, we thought we were up in heavens when we reached here. Srinagar is indeed a beautiful place with a wide riverbed. One wished one had an extra day for this place.Read More
The first glimpse of Badrinath is mesmerising!! It is nestled between the Nar and Narayan ranges. The towering Neelkanth lies just behind the Narayan Parvat on which the Badrinath shrine has been built. In the pristine morning sunlight and the crystal clear visibility of this place, this brilliant megalith has a strange magnetism. I think everyone who visits this place must be a little bit under its spell. [Pic: Neelkanth] The little settlement haphazardly built around the temple is but a random patchwork of colours in a vast magnificent landscape meant to command… dominate… enthral… hypnotise… inspire… all at once!
The lofty snow capped peaks in the backdrop of the gurgling Alaknanda far below … this is the place which has so much spirituality that you can almost reach out and touch it. Nothing is godlier than nature itself!
It really puts things into perspective. One senses how small, insignificant and petty are human egos, wants and conflicts in a scale this extravagant. It is at once uplifting and calming… a place I felt at peace with myself and the world at large. The Himalayas in their splendorous beauty! I’ll let the pictures do the talking…