A Note to Readers: Mojo of Nanda Raj Jat

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine by TO ABHA. May-June 2016. Nanda Raj jat. Homkund and Roopkund Trek.

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents Dear Readers, The issue contains detailed information and more than 600 images from the high altitude trek that combines physical, cultural, and religious experiences. So, you do not get bog down in lack of information and lack of preparedness. So, you can focus…

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3 Routes for Rishikesh-Nauti Drive

Driving challenges in Dehradun

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On August 16, 2014, it was sunny when we left Rishikesh for Nauti, the starting point of Nanda Raj Jat, in a jeep around 9:00 am. But landslides due to downpour on the previous day blocked the two routes we tried before taking…

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Porterage: Big Component of Total Cost of Nanda Raj Jat

A mule man with his mules near Kaluwa Vinayak, Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents Porters are part and parcel of the pilgrimage. The porterage accounts for substantial part of the total cost of Nanda Raj Jat. For example, according to the estimates, about 1,500 Nepali porters earned record revenues during the 2014 pilgrimage: INR 10,500,000 in seven…

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Cash, Consent, Season for Nanda Raj Jat

SBI ATM in Nauti, Uttarakhand

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents You will neither need consent of the local government nor the season for Nanda Raj Jat. The barefoot pilgrimage happens when the local community decides considering auspicious dates. The government does not levy any fee and issue permits for venturing into the restricted…

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Food Availability, Menu, Price during Nanda Raj Jaat

Complimentary bread served to the participants of Nanda Raj Jaat

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents “Nutritious ration would reassure you.” Carbs facilitate devotional duties. Lack of food frustrates. But food costs a lot, especially at high altitude. For example, cost of 75-gram Maggi noodles went from INR 10 in plains to INR 40 in Pathar Nachauniya and INR…

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24 Nanda Devi Raj Jat Facts that You May Like to Know

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents 7 Facts about Nanda Devi   Locals believe that Nanda Devi is an incarnation of Parvati or a sister of Parvati. Goddess Nanda Devi is the principal deity of both divisions of the State: Garhwal and Kumaon. Both the divisions participate in the pilgrimage.…

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Tradition of Nanda Raj Jat: Brief Chronology

Tradition of Nanda Raj Jat: A Timeline

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents The Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas relived the tradition of Nanda Raj Jat just ten times during 1820-2014, six years less than two centuries. But two consecutive jats were never organized after 12 years gap, the interval mentioned in the jat folklores. Watch the…

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An Epitome of Determination

Pilgrims walk from Sem to Koti.

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Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents She followed unabridged faith in the pilgrimage. She lived with the bare essentials, and walked barefoot, and left the head uncovered. A small colorful shoulder bag complacently set on her head through the entire pilgrimage barring a few occasions when I saw her…

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22nd Day of Nanda Raj Jat: Closing Ceremony at Nauti

Logo of Nanda Raj Jat 2014

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Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents End of Reliving the Tradition September 7, 2014 Sunday Despite a weekend, the temple suddenly lost its charm. The crowd thinned out. Puja dominated the weak trances. Energy levels of the people who went into trances in the beginning of the pilgrimage fell…

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