Dharali Devbhoomi, Heavenly abode of Devdar forest धराली देवभूमि, देवदार वृक्षों का स्वर्गीय निवास

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Day 7, September 27 जंगल और गाँव में मंगल

We were back in time for lunch. The highlight was savory कड़ी पकौड़े। After lunch we packed our bags. We thanked and exchanged good byes with our host. Our host's father would drive us to homestay in लता village in Uttarkashi. Within an hour the sky became overcast and rains came along. We were racing against rain so that we could drive past the notorious landslide zone in Gagnani which was the point of road closure earlier. We managed to cross this point by blessings of गंगा माँ। There was another twist to our story. While driving we were informed that homestay in लता village was closed. Arun J's father was kind enough and arranged overnight stay in his own residence. His place is located in Bhelatipri गाँव 26 kilograms before Uttarkashi. On reaching his गाँव the rain became heavy. After the rain stopped we walked around the small village of 20-30 houses. On return we were leached by blood sucking creatures. Dinner was served around eight thirty; बैंगन की सब्जी was super tasty. It was getting cool and pleasant at night. My partner, Sunil D was inking his thoughts prior to retiring to bed. Our plan was to leave early morning 7:00 hours for Jolly G airport.

Memorabilia; picture with our host Arun P, his wife, best home cook and his cute son, Shivay

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Walking downhill to Gangotri highway


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Another capture along our drive to Bhelatipri gaon


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Beautiful capture of valley from Sukhi top

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View of meandering Bhagrathi river from Sukhi top
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Sun setting in Bhelatipri gaon from where Arun P belongs

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Colorful opposite to Arun P father’s house

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Small temple in Bhelatipri gaon

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This colorful was opposite to Arun P father

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Walk-in’ the small lanes of this clean and peaceful village

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Another Uttarakashi gaon on the opposite hill just above above Gangotri highway

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Day 8, September 28: होम रन, Drive along Chamba reservoir to Jolly Grant Airport:

As usual I went for my customary early walk across the village. We thanked Arun J's father and left his place 7:30 hours. We stopped at Bhatwari bus stand Uttarkashi for breakfast. Our drive continued along the scenic Tehri reservoir. It was warm with clear azure sky. We stopped for lunch after passing Chamba. We reached Jolly Grant airport around 14:30 hours.

Captures of Belapatri gaon on my customary morning walk

Good morning! Lata village

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Mountain top basking in sullight
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View of Gangotri highway on the opposite hill

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Light hitting the top of hill above Lata village
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Gangotri highway from the balcony of our p

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Lata village seems another peaceful Uttarkashi village

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Lata village above with Bhagrathi river flowing graciously

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Gangotri highway with a small patch of landslide
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Over the Brig
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The village was clean, green and colorful

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Colorful house in the village
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Colorful Bhatwari village going green in post monsoon season
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Road on the right going to our village
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The road to our village to the right

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Girls walking to their school

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Beautiful colorful house in the end of village

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Colorful clothes for Uttarkashi folks
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Arun P Papa’s wher we stayed overnight

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Arun P Papa’s house this colorful and peaceful Garwali village

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Bhatwari gaon on the other side of bridge just above the Gango

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The Temple and the bridge
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Bhagrathi river meandering through Uttarkashi valley
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You can gushing sound of Bhagrathi river

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Let’s catch the light. Peak glowing in early morning light

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The Bridge, Broen Bron
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Colorful Bhatwari village surround by monsoon greeen
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Another favorite capture; peaks saying to each other let’s enlighten would
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River gushing through Uttarkashi ravine

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Love this capture somehow; Good morning Bhela
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Day 8, September 28: होम रन, Drive along Chamba reservoir to Jolly Grant Airport:

Captures from drive to Jolly Grant Airport

Garwali ladies with their colorful attire walking along NH

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An ashram located in the coniferous forest along NH

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Devbhoomi goin’ green along with Bhagrathi river

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This is one of the main suspensions bridges across Bhagrathi river connecting the villages with NH

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Small colorful Garwali village on the other side of river with stepped farming

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Love this small house along the river bank; reminds me of small picturesque houses shown in movies

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Small colorful temple along Bhagrathi river bank. Every Garwali village has a small temple.

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Yeh Wadiya Yeh Pahad Yeh Nadiya Yeh Choote Gaon

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Maneri Dam Outlet creating waterfalls

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Maneri Dam with water outlet creating waterfall with white mist

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Another colorful Pahadi gaon along Bhagrathi river

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This is one of the bigger villages along the Bhagrathi river

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Thick coniferous forests of Garwali mountains

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This picture has all the features of Garwali village; colorful, 40 shades of green stepped farming Devdar forest with mountains in the background

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One of the many colorful bridges across Bhagrathi river

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Devbhoomi moun along NH

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Another bridge along the NH across Bhagrathi river

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This picture is perfect depiction of our Indian NH; rustic ambience with villagers going through daily chores

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Lal Bridge across this Chamba Tehri reservoir

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Idilic capture along NH

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Lal Pul across the Chamba Terri reservoir

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The not so little brige across the Chamba Tehri reservoir with Garwali mountain

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The Red Bron Broen

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Red Bron Broen across the Chamba Tehri reservoir with Garwal mountain in the background

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Chamba Tehri reservoir with Garwali mountain background

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There wer very few vehicles along this Chamba bypass road

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Dense Coniferous Garwal mountains and 50 shades of stepped crops reflecting on Chamba reservoir. Above that Azzure sky? What else do you want?

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It was a good drive on a sunny morning along Chamba Tehri reservoir

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