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Bamsaru Khal Trek

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In the morning, view outside our tents  was spectacular. We saw snow capped Mountains all around , took some pics, but after 15-20 Min  Mist covered the valley and mountains were not visible. We were supposed to start early , but got  late, we finished our breakfast by 8:30AM and started  walking towards Gidara.

From Dayara one black dog started walking with us , we thought it will go away after sometime but it  remained  with us till the end of trek. The Dog was too hairy, and resembled a  bear , got scared of him twice, he also had a bad habit  of crossing  the path when there was a difficult climb or narrow path.

While on the trek an idea popped up that we should also visit “Dodital” ( Lord Ganeshji Birthplace ). Dodital situated at a distance of 30 km from Dayara Bugyal, is also popular among tourists. Going there meant an  extension of 2 More days , which we could not  afford. Hence all  agreed to keep walking towards Gidara.

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Dayara Bugyal – Part1/2

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We finally started at 5:45 AM and straight hit the road to Gangotri. The twists and turns were churning my stomach and sleep was dozing me off. I got woken up couple of times due to being thrown away by swerves. The journey up was not very exciting. There was no river following our route as Bhagirathi (or Ganga) comes into picture only near Tehri. There was lot of haze due to which mountains and landscape was not looking great. The road was broken at many places due to landslide and due to dryness, there was lot of dust blowing from passing vehicles. The mountain face also looked scarred at many places due to debris from landslide and construction spreading over it. The weather was unnaturally very hot and devoid of moisture because of which loose earth of rubble was flying & getting all over you. Finally the river was seen with muddy color but very less flow. The reduced flow turned out was due to ice having started to melt only now and river would be in full flow in June.

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अनजान सफ़र :  गंगोत्री – श्रीनगर – पौड़ी – यात्रा का समापन

अनजान सफ़र : गंगोत्री – श्रीनगर – पौड़ी – यात्रा का समापन

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“मंदिर का निर्माण एक पवित्र शिला पर हुआ है जहां परंपरागत रूप से राजा भागीरथ, महादेव की पूजा किया करते थे। यह वर्गाकार एवं छोटा भवन 12 फीट ऊंचा है जो शीर्ष पर गोलाकार है जैसा कि पहाड़ियों के मंदिरों में सामान्यतः रहता है। यह बिल्कुल समतल, लाल धुमाव के साथ सफेद रंग का है जिसके ऊपर खरबूजे की शक्ल का एक तुर्की टोपी की तरह शीखर रखा है।

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अनजान सफ़र : उत्तरकाशी – गंगोत्री – गौमुख

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गंगोत्री हिंदुओं के पावन चार धामों मे से एक है इसका धार्मिक और सांस्कृतिक महत्व सभी को आलौकिक करता है धार्मिक संदर्भ के अनुसार राजा सगर ने देवलोक पर विजय प्राप्त करने के लिये एक यज्ञ किया यज्ञ का घोडा़ इंद्र ने चुरा लिया राजा सगर के सारे पुत्र घोड़े की खोज में निकल पडे.

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अनजान सफ़र : दिल्ली – यमुनोत्री – उत्तरकाशी

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जानकारी मिली की पहले यमनोत्री जाओ फिर गंगोत्री फिर बद्रीनाथ और केदारनाथ. श्याम को वो सज्जन भी आ गए जो मसूरी से पैसे लाये थे, अच्छा ये बता दूँ की उत्तराखंड मे बसे तडके निकाल पड़ती है कियु की रूट लम्बा होता है, पता चला की सुबह ३.३० बजे की  बस है यमनोत्री की, और अभी टिकिट खिड़की बंद हो गयी है और सुबहे ३.०० बजे खुलेगी, अब रात काटने के लिए एक होटल मे १५० रूपए  मे कमरा लिया और सुबहे २.३० बजे सो कर उठा, फटाफट मुह हाथ धो कर सीधे बस अड्डे पंहुचा, यात्रा का समय होने के कारण बहुत भीड़ थी पता चला की यमनोत्री की बस पूरी फुल है पैर रखने की भी जगह नहीं है, तो सोच मे पड़ गया की क्या करू अगर ये बस छूट गयी तो फिर टाइम से यमनोत्री नहीं पहुच पाउँगा  (आप को ये बताना जरूरी है की मैं गढ़वाल से तो हूँ पर पौड़ी गढ़वाल से, और मुझे टिहरी और चमोली गढ़वाल के बारे मे कुछ भी नहीं पता नहीं है.)

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Dodital Trek: Himalayan Adventures

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It was good being footloose in Himalayas. On the last day of our Dodital trek, we woke up to find the lake frozen, sat beside it some more in tranquility, tried our hand at angling using makeshift fishing tackle and failed miserably, threw snowballs at each other and with a heavy heart bid adieu to Dodital.

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Gomukh Travelogue

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I have always been fascinated by lofty mountains & rivers. But no sooner than this summer, my fascination rose to the level of determination to visit “GOMUKH” – the so called origin of river Ganga, A documentary on ganga was aired on national geo provided further insight into the mythological aspect of it. Also one prominent reason was that I hail from Patna which is located at the banks of river Ganga.

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