Chandragutti – Renuka Devi Temple and hike to ruins of fort.

Another off the beaten track destination. Chandragutti – Temple, legend, history and ruins of a fort. I wonder how many such lesser known spots are in India. Chandragutti came into limelight in later part of 80s for a rather socially evil practice followed by few section of society, women in particular as a ritual every … Continue reading Chandragutti – Renuka Devi Temple and hike to ruins of fort.

Himalayan Treks

The Himalayas, form of mountain range Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8000 metre peaks. The Himalayas are inhabited by 52.7 million people, and are spread across five … Continue reading Himalayan Treks

Sikkim the wonder – Kanchenjunga and Tsomgo lake. Missed Nathu La by few km.

There was a loooong weekend – five days including Saturday and Sunday. But this was Deepaawali time. Yet we decided to freak out to some dreamy place. We means – myself and my beloved wife. I should have planned well in advance. (to save few bucks on ticket). Nevertheless do it now I said and … Continue reading Sikkim the wonder – Kanchenjunga and Tsomgo lake. Missed Nathu La by few km.

Blue Sky, Lush Green, Fresh Chilled Air – Huge snow fall. Tunganath trek.

I went on a Himalayan trek during first week of April this year, with my regular friends. The destination was Tungnath and Chandrashila in Uttarakhand, at an approximate height of 12000 ft. Base camp is a small village called Saari, about 220 km from Rishikesh. Saari – Deoriatal – Rohini Bugyal – Chopta – Tungnath … Continue reading Blue Sky, Lush Green, Fresh Chilled Air – Huge snow fall. Tunganath trek.