Category Archives: Garhwal Diaries

Garhwal Diaries 7 – Offering Prayers at Kedarnath

After offering my prayers i took a round of the temple complex. Here are a few snap shots:

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Indian Mystic Sadhu

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A temple behind a temple

IMG_0275Carvings within the temple complex

IMG_0279For Whom the Bells Toll

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Temple pichhwada!

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Garhwal Diaries 6 – Memories of Kedarnath

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.

IMG_0261Random click of flowing water

IMG_0266Good Old Maggie with chai at Ramwara

IMG_0270The scenery changes as I come closer to Kedarnath

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Finally Kedarnath!

IMG_0281A closer look at the steeple!

Garhwal Diaries 5 – Reached Sitapur

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.

IMG_0255The Sitapur Skyline

IMG_0300Next morning heading towards Gaurikund

gaurikundI 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.

IMG_0256 (1)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.

Garhwal Diaries 4 – Reaching Sitapur

IMG_0243Time for a tea break with more sugar!

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:

IMG_0244The line between reality and make-believe becoming blurred

IMG_0246Increasingly blurred!

IMG_0256Some more cascades

IMG_0260Random clicks

Garhwal Diaries 3 – Enroute Devaprayag

IMG_0233Water, water everywhere, cascading down the mountains.

IMG_0235Clouds looming on the horizon

IMG_0236The clouds broke a little and the sun came out

IMG_0238The retro look

IMG_0240All in a day’s work.

Garhwal Diaries 2 – Enroute Devaprayag

After Haridwar, Sampurna Majumder continues her photographic journey to Devaprayag.

IMG_0219The road while leaving Haridwar

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Verdant greens

IMG_0225A random click

IMG_0224Technology finds its way amidst nature!

IMG_0228The confluence of Rivers Bhagirathi and Alkananda

Garhwal Diaries I – Haridwar Hopping

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.

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Blurred lights and waters captured in my cam.

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Abstracts from Haridwar

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Market place

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How about some bargain!

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Dawn at Haridwar ghats!