Uttarakhand: A summer in the mountains

This one has been a long time coming.

For the last two summers we have talked about escaping the maddening Mumbai heat and heading to the hills, but somehow it never materialised.

This year too it looked like it may not happen, as a planned trip to Sikkim in April became a victim of a series of personal and work commitments. Luckily we managed to wrap it all up and eager to hit the road, booked a train ticket to Delhi and onward to Kathgodam, the gateway to Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region.

Uttarakhand Map
For some reason, Google has decided that there is no road to Gangotri 😛

Over the next one month we will be this beautiful region, starting in the Kumaon region, working our way up from Ramgarh to Munsiari, via Mukteshwar, Almora, Kasardevi and Binsar, chasing Himalayan views, breathing cool fresh air, walking a lot, drinking tea and slurping Maggi. For us a special stop along the way will be Kausani, revisiting the place where so many years ago, chasing the Nanda Devi, the germ of the reDiscovery Project was planted. From there we head westwards, thru Rudraprayag and into the Ghadwal region ending up in Gangotri, the headwaters of India’s most storied river.

Come travel with us ?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Your comments on snowpod, the Japanese tea hut was very inspiring, while designing it we debated a lot as we were using English a shape cottage concept and interior inspired by Japanese tea hut, then to bring outdoor inside we made it like a convertible ..thanks for liking it , we are coming up with a much bigger resort on the same line near auli, on the way to quari pass trek, so as to celebrate Nanda Devi, kameth and all 7000 meter peaks in the region, you are welcome on new year, trekking in snow with bhutia dogs and yaks

    1. reDiscoveryProject says:

      That sounds great, we’d love to visit when it is ready. We had a great time at the Japanese tea hut and the staff were great! 🙂

  2. Dhiman Parekh says:

    Jageshwar temple a must visit for architechture buffs like yourselves.

    1. therediscoveryproject says:

      Thanks Dhiman ! We did visit Jageshwar and it was lovely. Especially enjoyed the 3 odd km walk to the temple through the forest, it was so pretty and peaceful 🙂

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