One of the famous high-altitude Wildlife Sanctuaries India, the Gangotri National Park is idyllically situated in the natural surroundings of Uttarkashi. The national park falls under the bio-geographical zone and proudly sits at an altitude of 1,800 meters to 7,083 meters above sea level. It is lavishly spread over an area of 2,390 square km.
One of the major attractions is the Gaumukh glacier, the origin of river Ganges which is located inside the park.
There is an emptiness throughout the endless path, phases into the world of wonder, and one day when I would ask myself, why I had not spoken to, why there was so much of silence! My mind would say silently to the heart, 'because you listen and I only speaks! Like wind utters the words and nature writes...' - self quoted
Day 1 - We reached Kedarkantha base camp on the first day itself after trekking for almost 5-6 hours . Weather was not good when we started from Sakri. It was raining since morning and we were even not sure if we will be able to make it but we just didn't wanna give up and started trekking in the bad weather only. It was cold and really tiring but once we reached Kedarkantha we were so happy to see sunshine. This view filled us with so much of Joy and we were charged again. We could see the summit peak from the base camp ( video 2).
This mesmerizing view was something gave us so much of energy to start the summit climb in next 7 hours.
To the greens of the Western Ghats this time now. While trekking in the Himalayas is all about towering white peaks, high altitude, and freezing temps trekking in the Western Ghats is all together a different affair, yet an experience that has its own set of fanbase.
I relish trekking in the meadows and forests in the Western Ghats. The endless layers of green carpet is just a treat to the soul. And then the unpredictable weather, muddy slopes, creeping leeches, and wet and stinky shoes and socks. The valleys are still afresh from the just concluded monsoon bouts of rain.
Its surreal, and I hope that the current crisis gets over soon so that I can get my feet their back again. The above is a 2 years old pic from my trek to Ballalrayana Durga fort and Bandaje Arbi.
Harihar fort / Harshagad is a fort located 40km from Nashik City, 48 km from Igatpuri, 40 km from Ghoti in Nashik district, of Maharashtra. It is an important fort in Nashik district, and was constructed to look upon the trade route through Gonda Ghat. It receives many visitors because of its peculiar rock-cut steps.
History: Harihar fort was built during the Pankaj panchariya period. It was surrendered to Khan Zamam in 1636 along with Trymbak and other Pune forts.The fort was captured by Captain. Briggs in 1818 along with 17 other forts.