Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

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Saumya Agarwal

If I had to remember my childhood days, I would love to go back to Kumaon. The beautiful mountain series, refreshing nature, flowing water all make e spellbound. After a long haul I was going to Almora and Kausani and it was really memorable trip. Though Me and my family planned this trip in a hurry as we had two days off.

Kausani is situated in the Bageshwar distrct of Uttrakhand state. Its a cool and serene place retaining the natural beauty.

Early morning at 7.30am we set off for the Kausani from Haldwani. We have already booked the cab but you can also found the direct bus from Haldwani.

Cheering faces

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Mountain's view started...

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Famous bright red buransh flowers...greeted us all the way..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

In next 25 min we reached kainchi dham. the Orange coloured dome of the temple of Baba Neem Karoli's Ashram was visible from the distance. We had refreshing nimbu shikanji and bread pakora. Nimbu shikanji here is a must have! :-)

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

After spending one hour we set off to Garampani. Our road goes along with Kosi river.

Apricot!!

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Abhilasha didi took some time to pose..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

After reaching Garampani first thing we did is pet pooja!! Mumma is enjoying Kumaon's famous delicacy Aloo Gutke and Pahari raita (mixed with cucumber and mustard seeds). You will find this traditional dish every where in Kaumon..like Nainital, bhimtal, bhawali..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Around 1pm we reached Almora welcomed by vibrant and beautiful flowers.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

At guest house...Tayiji and Mumma taking rest..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

After having lunch we went to Nanda Devi temple in the Almora's main market Lal Bazaar.

Myself with tayiji...

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

We went to our ancestor's home as well...

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Bought Almora's famous savoury Bal Mithai and Paan Kulfi akka Singaudi from the local shop.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Almora's beauty from distance.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

We had taken a break for more clicks as the river goes along with us...

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Awesome environment..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

As soon as we arrived to the Kausani it started drizzling. The whole atmosphere became divine.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

We reached to our Hotel Sagar enjoying the breath taking views enroute.

Evening View.....

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Last click of the day....with Neha Di.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Second day stared with the splendid view of the Himalayas at the dawn. The view was unparallel and 2nd to none. Mahatama Gandhi has rightly called the place " Swizerland of India"...

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Sipping morning Tea with majestic himalays in the background..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

First light and golden peaks..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

View of Nanda Devi and Trishul from our Hotel ..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Myself and Abhi posing in bright sunlight..

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Masti with my sisters...

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar


After having heavy breakfast of Aalo parathas... we hit the road again for Jageshwar..

But we always have time for taking few snaps.. , Who doesn't have!! ha ha

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Reached Jageshwar after 3 hrs of journey. Jageshwar is also popular for their immensely huge and old Deodar trees. Some of them are ore then 100 years old and it is ban to cut them in this area.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

One of the Deodar in the premises of the temple has diameter of 8mts.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Hidden deep in the Jataganga valley, Jageshwar, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. The oldest shrine is the 'Mrityunjaya Temple'. Here, Shiva is worshipped in the form of Nagesh/Jageshwar.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

In the Joytirlinga temple has two dwarapalas in the form of armed Nandi and Skandi.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Final pics at the temple...At the background we can see numerous small temples...

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar

Visited Golu Devta Chitai temple during our return to Almora. Golu Devta is the historical God of the Kumaun region. Two things are symbolic to temple are Large number of bells.....probably in thousands of varying size and lot of hand written letters.

As per locals Golu Devta grant your wishes if you write a letter and on fullfillment devotee has to tie the bell.

Almora, Kausani, Jageshwar



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Sudhir-Sahu-Travel-Blogger
Wow Nice Clicks .. HImalaya is just awesome :)
Mohan-Agarwal-Travel-Blogger
Excellent Description
Saurabh-Agarwal-Travel-Blogger
Nice description...didn't know Almora is called 'Switzerland of India'
Abhishek-Kumar-Travel-Blogger
Well written... while reading it seems i am there..