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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bedni Bugyal - Part 1

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Hi all,

A few days ago i had gone on a trip to the bugyals - Bedni and Ali, in Chamoli district of Uttaranchal. Here is a description of the trek with some pics (scaled down in size).

Bedni and Ali bugyals lie on the path to Roopkund - the skeleton lake. i wanted to trek all the way to roopkund, but with only 2 days at my disposal, it was an impossible task. the trip started of with everything possible going wrong.. huge queues at the airport, delayed flight, missed train from delhi and finally some drunk backseaters for company in the bus.

the conductor had quoted a higher price for haldwani than nainital and so those buggers were pretty angry about it. a surd from sherwood and a beersheeba alumni were also in the bus, so i struck up a conversation with those chaps to pass time.

we reached kathgodam around 8 am. i got off at haldwani itself and took a jeep. the jeep driver tried his best to fill all possible seats (driver + 12 passengers). sitting in the back made me slightly nauseaus. luckily, nothing more happened. we reached almora around 10:30 am.



Approaching almora

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view from almora

in almora, i got off at the taxi stand and went off to bora hotel. to my horror i found that ganga ram (my guide) had checked out earlier. now where the hell to look for him in almora?? anywyas, i checked out TRC and when i did not find him there, i decided to proceed on my own. took a taxi till gwaldam. the route goes through kosi river and kausani. it was just too beautiful..beyond words.


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leaving almora and heading down towards kosi river. i clicked a pic of almorafrom the moving car.

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this shot was taken from inside the taxi. that is why the reflection of the glass is there in the pic

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the path down to kosi river is absolutely heavenly

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splendid natural greenery

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stopping in the road to take some pics. we were halfway upto kausani by now.

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kosi river in its full beauty

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green fields surrounded by pine trees.

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approaching gwaldam. the road to gwaldam was even more ebautiful than heaven.

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had lunch in this small town

24 Comments:

Anonymous Arvind said...

I am mesmerized to see the pictures and beauty of the place

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 9:08:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Jai said...

really beautifull

i love my villege my janmbhoomi

jai.

uae

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 2:32:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous geetanjali said...

these pictures could be used to promote uttaranchal tourism.
great stuff!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 3:37:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger ILA said...

Very beautiful pictures full of greenery. Really a mind blowing stuff.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 5:02:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

@geetanjali: yes, that is what i plan to do

Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 12:47:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIMPLY HEAVEN !! Very nice pictures. We all are lucky being a part of such a beautiful place on this earth. We should maintain the beauty, dignity and culture of this beautiful land !!

JAI UTTARANCHAL !!

Manju

Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 9:07:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger mamta said...

Absolutely mesmerising! If pictures are so stunning just imagine, actually being there and experiencing the beauty would be heavenly.

Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 1:38:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Rakesh Ranjan said...

This is just great, for me i think its time to back my bags and be there..

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 4:02:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger pankaj singh mahar said...

nice photo graphs
really great collection

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 4:12:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Pratibha Negi said...

simply great buddy you are the best

all the best good luck

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 5:09:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Vineet said...

its really nice collection .....

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 1:07:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Vijay said...

Prashant Bhai,
Cant see the picture of this blog...pls look into this problem.

Thxn
Beenu

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 4:35:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

beenu...this page is corrected. try to refresh it if it does not show up.

Monday, May 28, 2007 at 6:01:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Sudi Narayan said...

Awesome pictures...
Me, wife and our three year old will be visiting Uttaranchal in September 2007. Been to Almora back in 95. What lovely photos...
Thank you Almoraboy !! you are a doing great work!!!

Sudi, Nimmi & Maya Narayan
Atlanta.
www.artofsudi.com (Art of Sudi)

Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 10:42:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was bought up in south and have been to many places and am going back to my native after 11years am from munsyari and your pics and mindblowing thanks dude

Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 5:46:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger lav said...

great camera work .....nature's beauty at peak .
i hvn't visit this place but like to go there ....how far is valley of flowers from this place . is it on d same route.

Monday, November 26, 2007 at 5:57:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

well, vof and bedni bugyal are in the same district. so they are somewhat close together.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 12:15:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger सुभाष कान्डपाल said...

Really great pictures as well as collection. Fabulous, no more words needs to say. Keep it up

Monday, February 4, 2008 at 9:58:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Vinod Raghunath Singh Kanwasi said...

Really Gr8 piece of photography. I belongs to Uttarakhand and familiar with these places. One thing is for sure---Ur fotography also make so good to these places. Gud done.

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:55:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

Hello Vinod da,
Great to know that you liked the pics. Our Uttarakhand is the most beautiful place in this world after all :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 6:05:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Vinod Raghunath Singh Kanwasi said...

Hai Prashant!!! I'm planning to make a short trip of Kumaon specly Gwaldam, Almora, Bageshwar, Kausani till Pithoragarh on Royal Enfield.. Planning to buy a cam too. Which is ur's??? I mean that one which powershot these butiful pix.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 5:18:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

Hello Vinod Da,

I use a Canon EOS 350 D model.

Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 5:19:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Vinod Raghunath Singh Kanwasi said...

Dear Parsi,(Being a Garhwali, I mean, Kumaoni-Garhwali bhai-bhai, I'll take this liberty to call u Parsi),
Thnx 4 d cam descrptn. It'll really help me 2 buy d suitble 1.
Thnk u so vry much.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 6:00:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger KK Pandey said...

Really mesmerizing moments when i saw these pictures... love you 'Uttaranchal' like Maa ka Aanchal.

Regards

KK

Friday, August 12, 2011 at 4:02:00 PM GMT+5:30  

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