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If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.

       

                                       James A. Michener

 

No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.

 

                                              Jewish Proverb

Ladakh


 Adi Kailash


Valley of Flowers


 Hemkund Sahib


Roopkund

     Koteshwar Mahadev Cave


     Girechina-Aqua Binsar


    Ruch Mahadev


    Kartikswami


   

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Ladakh

Ladakh is also  part of Himalayas. Hillman   remained posted at Leh area for about 1.5 years and visited all most all the places in and around Leh. He also came in contact with the local people and attended their festivals and ceremonies. He shares his experiences   here to have a different  glimpse of the divine Himalayas.

 

K B Pandey, hillman

Retired Assistant Commandant  from Indo Tibetan Border Police and editor of  www.hillore.com traveled almost the whole length and breadth of India especially Uttaranchal, Himanchal, Jammu and Kashmir   during his service tenure.  You may reach him at hill.lore@gmail.com

Adi Kailash

Adi Kailash also called 'Chotta Kailash' or Mini Kailash is situated in Kumaon Hills. Payal had been to Adi Kailash  in 2004. She shares her day to day experiences of the journey with us.

 

Payal Batra

Payal Batra is a ardent traveler and keeps on visiting new places whenever she gets an opportunity. She  visited Mount Kailash in 2001 and traversed almost whole of the Uttranchal including Valley of Flowers.  She can be reached at payal_batra@vsnl.com

Girechina-Aqua Binsar

Girechina Top provides splendid view of whole central Himalayas and  central point for several trekking routes such as Aqua Binsar (and further to Kausani), Gananath Cave Temples, Mallika Devi Temple and Bageshwar.

 

K B Pandey, Hillman

Ruch Mahadev

Ruch Mahadev: is a beautiful place Situated near Kalimath in Rudraprayag District. Ms Ghosh  describes an unexplored destination called Ruch Mahadev.

Kartikswami

Kartikswami temple also located in Rudraprayag district. Ms Saswati visited this temple in January, 2007. She gives an account of this beautiful  place.

 

Miss Saswati Ghosh

Valley of Flowers

One of the most visited destination in Uttarakhand, Ms Saswati Ghosh visted valley of flowers in August, 2007 and presents hers day to day account of her journey to this fabulous location.


Roopkund: It is again Saswati who is taking you along Bedini Bugyal-Kailu Binayak-Roopkund route in her lucid stysle. Nanda Raj Jat Yatra follows same route.


Koteshwar Mahadev Cave: Saswati describes the beauty of Koteshwar Mahadev Cave at Rudraprayag.

 

Miss Saswati Ghosh, is from Barrakpore, Kolkata, West Bengal. She is an IT professional but have avid interest in trekking and traveling. She has visited some places in the Himalaya and also have done some trekking. She loves to explore new sites in the Himalayas.

 An ardent lover of Himalayas, Miss Saswati needs no introduction as she is contributing regularly for this column. Here is her  account of her visit to Ruch Mahadev, Kartikswami, Valley of Flowers,Bedini-Bugyal-Roopkund route and Koteshwar Mahadev Cave near Rudraprayag.. She can be contacted at saswatig@gmail.com

Hemkund Sahib

Famous Sikh pilgrim  place is located in the beautiful natural surrounding of Alpine   fauna and flora. Manu Batra describes his experiences to the celestial location in deep Himalayas.

Manu Batra (22), a dentist by profession  love traveling and have traveled to Mumbai, Shimla , Hemkund , Goa , Bangalore and most of the Uttarakhand. He can be reached at

<manubatra32@gmail.com>

Manu Batra