uttarakhand

Changing tunes of Uttarakhand’s folk music

Changing tunes of Uttarakhand’s folk music

January 9, 2021

On January 14 each year as the sun traverses Tropic of Capricorn, large parts of India celebrate the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti, which coincides with the onset of an annual fair known as Magh Mela, celebrated in many parts of the northern India. On the occasion, resident...

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Cautious cheers for New Year

Cautious cheers for New Year

December 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve is an eagerly awaited moment for most, especially the youth the world over, as people look forward to the year to end and festivities to begin. This year, too, people have been longing for the year end to arrive, though for a different reason. Practically everyon...

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Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

December 24, 2020

Moreover, over 50 tonnes of waste remains uncollected every day and keeps on piling up on the streets and open lands across the entire district. Years of this neglect has led to a situation where it is apparent that the entire Doon valley is crumbling under the pressure of an inc...

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Untold trekking tales in Uttarkashi

Untold trekking tales in Uttarkashi

December 23, 2020

Tucked away in the creases of the Himalayan mountains, the hilly district of Uttarkashi, on border with Tibet, marks the northern boundary of Uttarakhand. Though known mainly for its Gangotri and Yamunotri treks, Uttarkashi has plenty of other attractions. The district headquarte...

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Top five monsoon destinations in India

Top five monsoon destinations in India

August 21, 2020

Monsoon is at its peak across the country. Travel destinations in India are gearing up to welcome tourists with adequate safety and comfort. With travel restrictions being eased and tourism activity resuming in various states, the rains are waiting to drench tourists in fun and w...

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Rural tourism destinations in India

Rural tourism destinations in India

April 11, 2020

Almost two-thirds of India lives in villages and hence to discover the real India, head to the countryside, a trend that is rapidly catching up with other forms of tourism. Here are some of the rural destinations that made it to the list of Indian travellers. Through the windows ...

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A day in Pangot, the hidden gem above Nainital

A day in Pangot, the hidden gem above Nainital

April 1, 2020

Nothing, but echoes of peace and greenery all around. Welcome to a hidden paradise in the Kumaoni hills where nature still rules. Inaccessible to telephonic networks, Pangot is a perfect getaway to recharge your batteries. Like a blank canvas painted with every possible shade of ...

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Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

March 2, 2020

Holi is the most vibrant festivals which signify the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. As the earth wakes up from its winter slumber, the people get ready to coat each other in the colours of spring

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Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

December 20, 2019

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO established a list in 2008 to protect and create awareness about intangible cultural practices which define the diversity in heritage of a country and would be lost to the world if n...

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A chronicle of Pahari miniature paintings

A chronicle of Pahari miniature paintings

December 10, 2019

An impression of a Pahari miniature painting would ideally encompass a palm leaf drenched in colours, extracted purely from natural vegetation and minerals, with delicate complex detailing unified together in a creation depicting natural surroundings.

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Bhang chutney

Bhang chutney

October 15, 2019

A tangy sauce made of hemp seeds, commonly known by the name Bhang Chutney is served traditionally in the households of Uttarakhand, in north India. While the plant is famous for its psychoactive properties, the chutney is free from psychedelic elements. As we present to you the ...

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Locals of Uttarakhand

Locals of Uttarakhand

September 24, 2019

In the valleys of Uttarakhand, far from the clutter of city life, lie two rather quaint villages Parvada and Peora, where the traditional way of life and modernity peacefully co-exist. While the brunt of globalisation has taken over most parts of this hill state, the simplicity o...

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