Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Uttarakhand Trip

Some time ago, I had made a resolution that I would go on at least 2 vacations every year. I kept that up in 2008 with visits to Goa, Kashmir, Sikkim and Nepal. However, 2009 does not look very promising because once I enroll in ISB in April, I am going to have 1 day off (diwali) for the rest of the year. That is a scary thought! I decided to get a head start by taking my first trip in February.

I will be going to Uttarakhand. To be precise, I will be going to Delhi-Agra-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Joshimath-Auli.

Things I plan to do on this trip:
- Ski. ski. ski.
- Ski downhill while recording the journey through a camcorder.
- Take a dip in the near freezing Ganga.
- Finally see the Taj Mahal.
- Take a lot of pictures.

I am at a point where the names on the map of Uttarakhand are starting to sound familiar which means I have done enough research. Wish me a good trip!

Some pictures of the places that I mentioned above:

<-- No explanation necessary I hope.

<-- Har Ki Pauri - Prayer on the bank of Ganga in Haridwar

<-- Ski. ski. ski. Auli, Uttarakhand.

<-- Mountain on the left with cloud on it is Mt. Nanda Devi (7800mts +). Tallest mountain that is completely within India.