Rudraprayag

A Himalayan Pilgrimage – 1

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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.

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गढ़वाल घुमक्कड़ी: भविष्य बद्री

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देवभूमि गढ़वाल के कुछ छिपे हुए रत्नों को तलाशती तीन दोस्तों की कभी ना भुला पाने वाली रोमांचक घुमक्कड़ी की दास्तान…जिसमे हमने कुछ बेहतरीन नज़ारे देखे, कुछ अनोखे और सोच बदलने वाले अनुभवों से गुजरे, कुछ खुबसूरत दोस्तों से मिले, कुछ बेहतरीन ठिकानों पर रात गुजारी और बहुत कुछ सीखने को मिला…

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गढ़वाल घुमक्कडी: दिल्ली – रुद्रप्रयाग – कोटेश्वर महादेव

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खैर यहाँ लगभग 2 घंटे मस्ती करने के बाद, 5 बज चुके थे इसलिए अन्य मंदिरों के जल्दी से दर्शन करके चढाई शुरू कर दी वापसी के लिए. यहाँ से हमारा अगला पड़ाव होना था, उमरा नारायण मंदिर जो की यहाँ से लगभग 4 किमी आगे था. मंदिर तक पहुँचते पहुँचते अंधेरा सा होने लगा था, इसलिए सोचा की रात यहीं बिताई जाए. यह मंदिर यहाँ से कुछ दूर बसे सन्न नामक गाँव के ईष्ट देवता उमरा नारायण को समर्पित है.

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Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Badrinath…

Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Badrinath…

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Some details on Joshimath. It is a popular hill station and a famous center for pilgrimage at a height of 1,890 meters above sea level in Chamoli district of Garhwal division in Uttarakhand. It is the base for trekking to the famous Valley of Flowers. It is connected with a 4km cable car up to Auli, a hill-station famous for ice skiing sports, making it the longest and highest trolley of Asia. Joshimath is the also the home of the oldest tree of India, Kalpavriksha, which stands here from the time of Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya, who established this town as one of the four maths or monasteries, in the 8th century.

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