Snow covered mountains around Binsar, Uttrakhand (India) - Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli.
During our recent trip to Binsar, we stayed in KMVN hotel which offers great views of main mountains of Uttrkhand. This Photo Journey shares some interesting facts about these mountain ranges and relevant details.
During one of the mornings, Ghori Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Nandaghunti, Trishul, Mrigthuni, Maigtoli. Nanda Devi, Nanda Devi East, Nanda Khat were very clear from terrace of KMVN Binsar. Usually it's hazy to see these mountains clearly from Binsar, but rains made the day for us :). It was very clear and video would give you the real experience of seeing these mountains through moving clouds all around.
Nanda Devi (7800+ mtrs) is highest of the Garhwal Peaks, which literally means 'Blessed Goddess'. Nanda Devi peak is considered the pearl of the Himalayas because of its loveliness. Whenever conversation about Uttrkhand peaks start, Nanda Devi is an obvious name which comes to your mind. Inhabitants of the region have revered this mountain as a dwelling place of the Gods and have been worshipping it for long time now. Most of these names for mountains and passes in the area often have religious meanings. Following link has more details about many of these hills in Kumaun and Garhwal.
Same mountain range is also visible from Ranikhet on a clear day. Early morning is best time to try out your luck. After that clouds start coming up and then you need to track the could movement. Most of the folks staying in KMVN were on the terrace by 6am :).
Binsar is one of the most beautiful place in the Kumaon Himalayas and an acclaimed hill resort, which offers great landscape views from the top. The main attraction of Binsar is the majestic view of the Himalayas. A 300 Kms. stretch of famous peaks, which includes Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli is clearly visible from zerow point or other places around Binsar.
If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -
- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite