Arka Vansh


Arka Vansh

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Uttarkashi » Gangotri May 1st 2017

Next day morning we started our journey toward Gongotri around 7:30. Earlier we were planning to stay in Gangotri, but on the day in Yamunotri and our drive towards Uttarkashi it was raining. We also heard about heavy rains in Gangotri so decided not to stay there but return back to Uttarkashi. Our first stop was at Ganganani. Where there are hotwater springs called (Rishikund). People stop here to take dip in this hotwater springs. Here there are few shops where you can get some woollen items like shawls, socks and head scarfs etc. available at reasonable price. You can see Ganga flowing down as you drive through the mountains. Greenish white river flowing in between the stretches of white pebbles and sand. Among other conifers you can see the Deodar trees. We collected one/two twigs ... read more
Ganga Maiya Temple
Ganga at Gangotri
Ganga near Harshil

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Uttarkashi » Yamunotri April 28th 2017

Himalayas had always intrigued me. Snowcapped mountains, towering peaks, pristine beauty comparatively untouched by man, mystical places, home to many sages, rare medicinal plants and unpredictable weather had all created a fantasy and longing to visit the world’s tallest mountain range. Being accustomed to the comforts of city life we were not sure if we could handle the difficult terrain and the majesty of the Himalayas. So we decided to start with just 2 dhams instead of the usual 4 dham yatra taken by devoted pilgrims. From Bangalore we took a flight to Dehradun. A local taxi took us to Rishikesh@ Rs.1200. We stayed in Rishikesh for 2-3 days and then hired taxi from a local travel agent. The char dham yatra generally starts with Yamunotri followed by Gangotri , then Kedarnath and finally Badrinath. However ... read more
Prakashshehwar Mahadev mandir
Yamuna on the way to Yamunotri
Yamuna on the way to Yamunotri

Tot: 2.989s; Tpl: 0.011s; cc: 6; qc: 42; dbt: 0.0305s; 2; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb