A Post Office in Badrinath

Sub Post Office in Badrinath, Uttarakhand

Badrinath at an altitude of 3,133 meters is a town of traditions. The age old tradition of pilgrimage draws huge number of pilgrims every year. Despite digital developments, the town still runs its physical post office.

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Trek to Maldaru Lake, A Wetland in Uttarakhand

The trail sits in lush ambience consisting of meadows and forests that cannot survive without the touch of icy streams that are tricky to cross. But not all. Some of the stream sections are spanned with bridges.  The meadows spray wild flower fragrance on the trail. The ridges afford views…

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Kayaking and Rafting Profile of Tricky Tons River

Jack Morison, a famous river runner from America, rafted through the Tons  for the first time in 1980. A commercial trip covering full length of the glacial Tons, the largest tributary of the Yamuna River, was organized six years later for an extensive exploration. Jack died in 2008 but many…

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18 Rapid Names that You Should Know Before Rafting in Tons River

Geographical names are important. Because they simplify identification. Because they describe personality of the geographical feature being named. Many rivers in the Himalayas, for example, are named after local and popular deities and mythological events because the rivers are revered and pivots of survival. The Tons is one of such…

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Can I fly from Dehradun to Gangotri during winter?

You may fly from Dehradun to Gangotri during pilgrimage season (May-October excluding July and August). However, charter helicopter services generally do not operate during off season due to lack of demand and weather related problems. For example, heavy snowfall may interrupt travel during winter.

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A Race to Bedni on Long Weekend

Bedni is the last destination for short annual Nanda Raj Jat that starts from Kurad in August. The meadow dresses up in a virgin white dress during winter. The bugyal is also one of the main stopovers of long Nanda Raj Jat that takes place once in twelve years.

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How to reduce accommodation expenses of Kumaon trip

  If you are planning a trip to the Kumaon Himalayas in Uttarakhand, you can stay longer for less. As Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (K.M.V.N.) exempts service tax on the tariff of its tourist rest houses. The exemption is valid between  October 17, 2013 and March 31, 2014.  

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Wintry delights of Munsyari

Where to travel The wintry delights of Munsyari embrace skiing, Johar culture and the Himalayan vistas. Unfrequented ski slopes at Betuli Dhar and Khulia Top await spunky travelers like you at Munsyari that is tucked away in the Kumaon Himalaya in Uttrakhand, India. To cash in on these delights, the…

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