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  • KeKu
    Pune270 contributions
    This was on our way to summit point at Chandrashila.
    An exciting trek. A lot to walk. So, need to start early in the morning. If one wants to witness the sunrise, the trek can be started even at 3am.
    This tests your stamina and patience.
    Nice scenery on the way. Many himalayan peaks will accompany you on the way to top.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • RoadTripper Abhishek
    Mumbai, India138 contributions
    The beauty of the Hemkund Sahib trek is that you access this pilgrimage site and the Valley of Flowers from the same base. Technically, once you get to Ghangaria, you can trek to Hemkund Sahib in one day. The same is with the Valley of Flowers.

    In about 3 hours of trekking from Ghangaria, we reached the summit, to be greeted by a massive Gurudwara flanked by 7 towering peaks on 3 sides. Just behind the main building is a lake. Called the ‘Laxman kund’, it is fed by an underwater stream. We were greeted with sights of the faithful stripping to their undergarments and taking a dip in the freezing waters!

    The gurudwara itself is a pretty large building. It’s floor is lined with warm deep carpets, blankets almost. After paying our respects, we headed to the langar hall, for a meal. The days menu was khichdi, which I had 6 bowls of! I don’t know if it was the exhaustion, the cold or the sheer beauty of where we were, but I haven’t had such delicious tasting khichdi in my life!

    After eating our fill, we thanked the amused volunteers in the langar and headed back down. The trek back down was an easy 2.5 hour – long stroll, enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery.
    Written 8 January 2021
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  • Rupali
    4 contributions
    A trek far better than the Valley of Flowers with breathtaking views. The Khichdi at the Langar after all the trekking is food for the soul. Worth every bit of effort.
    Written 28 August 2019
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  • Kaintura
    New Delhi, India5 contributions
    We have done Roopkund trek in October starting from Wan village(1st day stay). We stayed at Bedni bugyal on second day followed with Bhawabasa stay on 3rd on 4th we submit Junargali pass & came back to Bedni bugya for stay, next day we travel back from Bedni bugyal to Srinagar Garhwal & then to Delhi next day.

    Bhawabasa was having a temp of -7 in night.
    Written 28 August 2019
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  • Vikymania
    Sahibabad, India189 contributions
    Went To joshimath lot of times, its a mid destination for Badrinath ji, Auli, Tungnath Ji and various other places. There are lot of options of Hotels to choose from, in fact GMVN offers wonderful accommodation in Joshimath.
    Written 29 September 2021
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  • yashwantjaiswal31
    Muzaffarpur, India131 contributions
    Lord Shankar was meditating on Mount Kailash. He was mesmerized by the sweet sound of the flute being played by Lord Krishna in Vrindavan. His samadhi was disturbed. Lord Shankar left his abode and left for Vraj-Vrindavan. Parvatiji tried to dissuade him from going, but Lord Shiva did not listen to her. Lord Shiva left for Vanshivat in Vrindavan along with Shriyasuri Rishi, Parvatiji, Nandi, Ganesh, and Kartikeya.

    At the place where the Mahaa Raas was going on in Vamsi Vat, Gopis were standing at the entrance gate. Goddess Parvati entered the MahaRaas, but the gatekeepers did not allow Lord Shiva and others from entering. They told him that only one Man, Lord Kirshna, could be present for this Maha Raas, and no other male could be allowed to enter.

    Lord Shiva told the Gopis that he wanted to enter the Maha Raas and see Lord Krishna and Radha, and asked them to come up with a solution. One of the Gopis, Lalita, suggested that he should become a Gopi if he wanted to see the MahaRaas. After bathing in Mansarovar, he should take on the form of a Gopi. Lord Shiva transformed himself into a charming Gopi, and Yamunaji decorated him even further.

    Smiling, Lord Shiva entered the Maha Raas as a Gopi. Lord Shiva, in the Mohini roop, joined the Gopis in Lord Mohan’s Raas Leela, and started enjoying the melodious flute. Watching Radhaji and all the Gopis dance, and enjoying the enchanting flute being played by Lord Krisna, Mahadevji also started dancing
    Written 18 December 2018
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  • TheMysticRiders
    New Delhi, India78 contributions
    Adi Badri considered to be one of famous Panch Badri (5 Badri) or Saptya Badri (7 Badri) in Uttarakhand. The route from Karnprayag to Ranikhet is beautiful and one of India's Best Road Trips for bike rider in love with nature and exploration in India On Road. Situated in Chamoli district around 18KM from Karnprayag, towards the beautiful scenic route of Ranikhet . The Mystic Rider visited this place during his all India Road Trips covering all 28 states and 9 UTs while traveling in Uttarakhand. If you are fascinated about Road Trips, must consider this beautiful route either from Karnprayag to Ranikhet or Ranikhet to Karnprayag. This route also joins two beautiful region Kumaon & Garwal in Uttarakhand.
    Written 3 September 2021
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  • Deepika V
    New Delhi, India48 contributions
    Unable to explain the beauty of Shree Badrinath temple. Amazing place. Very quite place may be due to very less crowd. People must go at this pilgrimage place.
    Written 28 October 2020
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  • shruja
    Melbourne, Australia473 contributions
    Hemkund Sahib was the last destination in our Valley of Flowers trek.We started from our base - Ghangaria in the morning. We were told to finish our trek and descend by 12 PM as the weather gets unpredictable there after.

    Hemkund sahib is at an altitude of 4632m. The path is very well laid but the trek is still tough because of the steep climb. One can also hire ponies or chose helicopter service. There are several small shops on the way selling tea, maggie/other eatables.

    If there is a stairway to heaven, it might just look like this - breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas and numerous brahmakamal flowers along the path. Drawing all the energy from this, we finally managed to reach the peak.

    Hemkund Sahib is a Sikh piligrimage site devoted to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh Guru, It is surrounded by 7 mountain peaks and a glacial lake. This was the first time I visited a gurudwara and was a beautiful experience. The prayers generated a lot of positive energy. After the prayers we headed to the langer which served hot, tasty and nutritious kichdi and tea. We had to head back immediately as the area got covered by mist and the visibility reduced to just few meters ahead.

    Overall it was an experience that I will never forget. The Himalayas remind you what a minuscule being you are in the larger scheme of things - truly humbling.

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    Written 11 December 2016
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  • Gaurang Damani
    Mumbai, India273 contributions
    Between Kedarnath and Badrinath, lies a road which passes through Kund, Ukhimath, Chopta, Mandal to Gopeshwar and Chamoli.

    From the road-head at Mandal, one has to trek 5 km uphill to the temple of Anusuya Devi. There are plenty of places to stay here in this temple town. The temple has a unique legendary story, which is relevant even in today's time.

    The three Hindu Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvati were very vain about their prowess. Devrishi Narad informs them that there is a lady called Anusuya who is more superior. She was the wife of Brahmarishi Atri. The 3 jealous Goddesses coax their respective husbands to go and test her. Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva hesitatingly approach her. They decide to ask her a tough question which would be impossible for her to fulfill and then they would be able to quickly return. They pose as Brahmins and ask her for food. But the condition was that she has to serve them in a naked form. Anusuya is shocked but realizes that the Brahmins must be fed. She thinks of her husband Atri for help, who is meditating in a nearby cave. She then sprinkles water on the 3 Brahmins, who turn into newborn infants! The 3 Lords are surely humbled. They bless Anusuya with 3 kids viz. Dattatreya, Soma and Durvasa, who are their incarnations. They also bless her that couples who have difficulty in becoming parents can approach her. She grants such couples parenthood even today!
    Written 7 October 2017
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