Chakrata Photologue - August 2010

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  1. Alpha

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    Guys,

    During my last road trip of North-West Garhwal, i could not reach Chakrata from Tiuni side due to snow blocks. Hence, when my school friend Johny said lets go somewhere, I instantly knew ithat we should go to Chakrata. And next morning we were off to a road trip to Chakrata in my Blue Fire - i10. After reaching Chakrata we went towards Deoban but the road conditions went worse after few KM and we had to retreat. We move further towards Tiuni. It was raining most of the time and also misty. Then we decided to go Tiger falls, which was in its ferocious form and pristine glory due to heavy rainfall during past few days. Here is a photologue of the same to relish:



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    Thats my friend Johny


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    Me and my Blue Fire


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    Yamuna before Kalsi


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    Awesome greenery due to rains


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    weather was changing


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    beautiful white horse spotted


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    cloud engulfing the valley


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    broken down truck amidst beautiful bacdrop
     
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    poser pic


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    beautiful curves


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    beautiful sunrise


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    way to Deoban


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    worse road condition forced us to retreat


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    views enroute Tiuni


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    small temple


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    small temple and a boy


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    truck pushing a pick-up out of trouble, unsuccessfully though


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    live bull fighting


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    they fought for almost 15 minutes and held up the traffic. They went past us fighting. Both wanted to push back the other into the deep gorge. Perhaps fighting over a female.
     
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    greenery enroute tiger falls


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    lots and lots of greenery


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    nice pathways to tiger falls


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    Tiger Falls


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    Tiger Falls up close


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    swollen up tiger falls due to continuous rains


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    it was barely possible to cross the stream to go near Tiger falls. However we together with four other tourist who reached after us made human chains and waded through 4 feets of gushing water at center to reach a concrete hut near the falls. We could not go beyond that point, it was next to impossible. Water was falling with great force and it was a sight to behold. Unfortunately no one was back with camera to click pictures there

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    Johny got stuck at the big stone in the centre. it was getting difficult for the human chain to pull his bulk through, moreover, he was neckdeep in water as he is a slightly short fellow. He waited there for one hour for us to come back and pull him back to the safety of the bank


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    poser pic


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    Mall Road Chakata. We has amazingly taste spring-roll in the market


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    next morning was equally cloudy but beautiful nonetheless


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    Thats the name of our hotel


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    We chose to return back via Mussorie instead of Kalsi which after covering half the distance we came to know that it was blocked due to landslides and will remain so for long period of time. We also had a flt tyre and there were no puncture wala around. Drove al the way to Vikasnagar with hearts in our mouth.


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    We took a another road from a village the name i dont remember, which was in bad shape but open which took us to Kalsi. There were small landslides in between but were cleared, also many water crossings enroute.


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    one of the bigger water crossing


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    relatively small one


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    beautiful valley


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    much larger expanse


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  5. cheguevara

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    Hey Alpha...

    You made my Chakrata memories come alive...I rode to Chakrata in March 2009 on my Royal Enfield with my club Bulls on Parade...we stayed at this verys ame Hotel and trekked towards Tiger Falls, as the water was not gushing this way we could manage a swim and then also with a human chain....

    Chakrata Ride was one helluva amazing ride...

    You can check my Blog and compare the scenes !!!

    Thanks for the great pics...

    My Chakrata Chucklers Ride Blog Post: Che Guevara on the Road: The Chakrata Chucklers

    Cheers,
    Che
     
  6. hiambuj

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    The greenery, the weather, the coverage, just awesome !!
     
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    excellent snaps Alpha...did those water crossings cause any trouble??
     
  8. lks

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    It's all green here...
    Nice pics.
     
  9. MusafirHoonYARO

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    Wonderful pics Alpha,
    In mansoon ,Chakrata is a must visit place indeed. :)
     
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    I love green and there's plenty of it over here. Awesome pics and lovely weather.
     

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