Destination: North

Badrinath Temple and The Neelkanth Peak

By    July 4th 2016    6 Comments  Posted in Badrinath, India, Pilgrimage, Uttarakhand

Holy Badrinath Temple, one of the Char (four) Dham (pilgrimage centre) in India, is the temple of Lord Vishnu in Uttarakhand. Nestled in the lap of Himalayan mountain ranges, this colourful temple stands with the river Alakananda flowing on its front and the magnificent peak Neelkanth, also known as ‘Garhwal Queen’ on its back.  Just imagine, […]

Hemkund Sahib | An Adventurous Pilgrimage

By    December 23rd 2015    30 Comments  Posted in Adventure, Hemkund Sahib, Pilgrimage, Trekking, Uttarakhand

It was our strong desire of trekking in the higher Himalayas that initiated the journey from Ghangaria to Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib. But as we began the journey, faith came in. Pilgrims of all ages were on this difficult trek; a complete uphill trek that certainly demands physical fitness. More than the physical fitness, their […]

AMARNATH YATRA | PANCHTARNI TO HOLY CAVE

By    December 16th 2015    4 Comments  Posted in Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

At Panchtarni (Panjtarni) – Altitude 12729ft It was close to four in the afternoon when we reached the Panchtarni camp site. There, camps were set up by the side of river and marked with distinctive numbers. Most of them were capable of accommodating ten persons, though smaller tents also available but less in number. Tariff […]

AMARNATH YATRA | GANESH TOP TO PANCHTARNI

By    December 8th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

Wahbal Top to Ganesh Top (Mahaganus Top) – Distance 2 Kms Our journey to the Ganesh Top began at around 12.30PM from Wahbal Top. It was a steep climb of 1000 feet from there and the distance to cover was only 2 Kms. We saw a group of pilgrims returning and spoke to them. They […]

AMARNATH YATRA | SHESHNAG & WAHBAL (BABBAL) TOP

By    December 1st 2015    4 Comments  Posted in Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

Nagakoti to Sheshnag Lake(11730 ft) – Distance 3 Kms By now, I became familiar with ‘Chamriya’ – the horse I was riding. Occasionally, I too was giving him instructions, “Bach! Bach!” navigating him on the right, and the left. It was pleasing. But alas! No one was to issue me a riding licence. “Sa-ba, aage […]