• Travel

    Lesser Known destinations of Uttarakhand

    Uttarakhand is best known for its raw hills. The state may not be as colorful as its counterpart, Himachal Pradesh but its charm lies in its unpreparedness. Lack of good roads, ill planned construction work, depleting green cover on hill slopes and underdeveloped tourist places, they all add up to its uniqueness. At first glance Uttarakhand may appear to be well known for its Char Dham Yatras [Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri], main attractions like Nainital, Haridwar, Rishikesh [well known for its adventure sports], Mussorie and many small and hard treks but divert from main routes a bit and you land up in many unexplored, mysterious and serene places. Some…

  • Binsar

    Binsar! Into the greens!

    The trip was planned only a day before the departure. Clueless about what to do in the short winter vacations [Remember, We all are teachers] we finalized a car trip to Binsar. So it was decided, I, my wife, my son and my two friends were going to Binsar the next day [or night to be precise].Some of the reasons behind zeroing upon the place were – a long car drive of about 1000 Kilo meters from Lucknow to Binsar and back, nearly 500 kilo meters of which was going to be in the hills touching the altitude of 2600 meters from sea level [Binsar is nearly 8500 ft from…