Gravity of Kumaon

Wanderlust

Kumaon ranges expanding from Nainital to Munsiyari forms a central part of the Himalayan region. A two weeks complete coverage is required to transcend the entire section of the Kumaon Himalayas and that is what me and my close friend did in the chilled winter month of November by covering a whooping distance of 8 hours from Delhi by bus crossing Haldwani and few important places of the region.

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Hiking along Munsiyari
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The Sahyadri ranges
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Early Morning at Corbett Tiger Reserve
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Near Tiffin Top Nainital

Important areas that we had to transcend were Almora,Pittoragarh,Binsar,Mukteshar,Ranikhet,
Kausani and Munsiyari. One day halt at each of the places made the journey more fascinating and alluring. It is better to hire a car to reach the above destinations so that entire section is covered within the stipulated time frame. The road conditions are not as bad and the journey is a bit cumbersome considering the ridges and rocks across the way. The mighty Himalayas creates an urge to sojourn these places with an extra attention to stay a day or two in these haunt and make a signatory on the visit.

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The Inner Himalayas
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The Shivaliks
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Cold Evening in Sitlakhet
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Backpacking at Kausani

There are quite a few important peaks that are visible from these regions including Nanda Devi,Nanda Kot,Trishul,Hansling peak,the mighty Dhauladhars and the immaculate Panchchullis.Few important lakes like Naini,Bhimtal,Naukuchiya Tal are also an important aspect to look into the diaroma.There are high mountain glaciers and passes that forms a part of the entire division including Khalia Top,Milam Glacier, Kafni, Namik, Milam, Maiktoli and the Pindari Glacier.The entire landscape is very vibrant and sparkling due to the presence of snow clad peaks of the Mighty Himalayas and the enigmatic divinity across the region. Best months are December and January to witness the complete grandeur of the entire segment under propinquity. The Kumaon Himalayas are more dynamic and spirited as compared to its peers and the short distance between the adjoining places required to surpass all the destinations within a moderate travel budget. All that is required is to emanate the sparkling adventure,get out of the comfort zone to make it a thrilling enterprise and experience and keep the wanderlust within us dynamic.

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Green Grasslands at Mukteshwar
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Notable Rhodendrons across Kumaon Himalayas

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