My heart wrenches as I continue the series on Garhwal Diaries. The recent mayhem in the Garhwals has stirred my memories and left me despondent. However, through my photo blog I make an effort to fall back on my memories of Kedarnath.
Nature is at its best in the Garhwals. I could not stop clicking even if it meant capturing blurred images.
I was so smitten by the beauty of nature that I almost lost track of time only to be reminded by the driver that I have reached by next destination Sitapur.
A recently developed small-town, Sitapur has a few motels where you can spend a night. Most of these motels offer home-cooked sumptuous meals. These days travellers prefer Sitapur over Gaurikund in order to avoid crowd.
The Sitapur Skyline
Next morning heading towards Gaurikund
I started for Gaurikund sharp at 8 in the morning after Breakfast. The drive took barely 40 minutes. Upon reaching Gauri Kund I was shocked to see the crowd.
The trekking base for Kedarnath, Gaurikund has a hot water spring of the same name. However, I did not waste much time and headed towards the much awaited place.
Majestic mountains and serpentine trails began to welcome me as I started from Haridwar. The plains gave way to rocky mountains. I made an effort to capture the vastness of the sky and nature through my small digital camera. Here are some moments:
The line between reality and make-believe becoming blurred
Sampurna Majumder writes a photographic blog of her trip to the Garhwals.
Since I love the mountains, I frequently wander around mountainous regions. Sometime back I embarked on a trip to the mighty Garhwals. An indigenous mountainous region in the northern part of India, the Garhwal is home to some of the majestic mountain peaks and tussled trekking routes. A great place to wander around for someone who is an avid trekker and a passionate photographer.
Haridwar was our first stop. One of the seven holiest places for Hindus, Haridwar presents a kaleidoscope of Indian culture.