Sattal

Sat Tal or Sattal is located at the heart of Lake District of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. The area around Nainital and Sattal in particular is a bird watcher paradise. This time was our second visit to the area. We have been to Sattal and Pangot in the past. Read our last …

Pangot Sattal

Pangot and Sat Tal is the best birding destination in the Uttarakhand. This offbeat destination so close to Nainital, yet so far. The place boast great avian life, great accommodation and undoubtedly great views of Himalayas. From Pangot ride around and explore the jungles and click the pictures of the …

Mukteshwar

At 2280 m above sea level, Mukteshwar is a laid back small village in Uttarakhand. The view from the top is brilliant and makes this a nice weekend destination. Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in …

Lansdowne

Another great weekend offbeat destination from Delhi to Uttarakhand is Lansdowne. This again a cantonement town boasts great views and snow in winter while its all lush green in summer. The drive to the hills of Lansdowne is easy and so being so close to Haridwar, makes it an ideal …

Jim Corbett

A two day wildlife photography trip to the Dhikala Zone and Bijrani Zone of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand yielded great result. The trip this time being in the middle of hot summer days when temperature in plains is touching 40 degrees, was perfect from sightings point of view. …

Dhanaulti

While Chakrata lies north of Mussoorie, Dhanolti lies 20 kms south of Mussoorie towards Chamba and is higher than both Mussorie and Chakrata. In winters the roads may be closed. This is a offbeat destination and great for biking. Visit the temples around and walk the winding roads for peace. …

Corbett Bijrani Zone

Birjani Tourist Zone is a very popular area of the spectacular Corbett Tiger Reserve. This zone is enriched with a huge number of floral and faunal species. Birjani gives a tough competition to Dhikala zone while the tourist’s preferences are concerned. The zone is known for its wonderful landscape and …

Corbett

We are living in Delhi since 2008 and for the last 6 years we could not make it to the Corbett. Finally during December 2013 we got booking for the Dhikala Guesthouse for 2 nights and we booked the camp online here http://corbettonline.uk.gov.in/. So finally now we are going to …

Chakrata

Chakrata is one of the offbeat (read less crowded) destination in Uttarakhand so close to Delhi yet so far. The place is a green covered paradise and boasts lots of snow in winter. The Kempty Falls and Tiger Falls nearby are beautiful day out from here. Driving through the hilly …

Binsar

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Himalayas on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. It is about 33 km north of the Almora town in Uttarakhand, India. From a place called Zero Point in Binsar one can see the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi. …