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#1666 Nov 5th, 2017, 10:14
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Corbett gets new online booking website after tampering complaints
DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand Information Technology Development Agency (UITDA) has created a new website for online registration of rest houses and jungle safari within Corbett after complaints of tampering were received. The forest department had complained to UITDA about tampering in Corbett’s website.
According to chief wildlife warden DVS Khati, there have been complaints of tampering into the online system where a fake user had made many bookings blocking others.
He added that the online system was started in Corbett to introduce transparency in advanced registration for guest houses as well as wildlife safari. However, someone hacked into the account and purchased tickets in bulk. He then sold it to others in exorbitant prices - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61511726.cms

Jhilmil Jheel to be developed as eco-tourism destination
Dehradun, October 4
The Tourism Department will be developing Jhilmil Jheel, known for its swamp deer population, as a prominent eco-tourism destination of the state.
The tourism authorities have decided to send a proposal to the tune of Rs 1 crore to the state administration for the purpose.
Jhilmil Jheel, which is situated along the Haridwar-Najeebabad national highway, also has tigers, leopards and elephants. Swamp deer finds mention in the list of the endangered species.
Spread across 3,783.50 hectares, Jhilmil Jheel is a conservation reserve and falls in the Haridwar forest division. It is situated on the banks of the Ganga - here is the link to the news - http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/utt...on/492544.html
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Mussoorie winterline makes a comeback after sudden haze
MUSSOORIE: It made an early appearance in October this year but the sudden chill and unusual haze soon took away the joy of perfect sunsets with the magical winterline from residents and visitors. However, with the winter chill setting in, the glorious skyline has made a comeback in the Mussoorie sky.
A meteorological wonder visible in Burn in Switzerland and Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, winterline is an imaginary horizon that appears usually in the middle of October and lasts till January, making the evening sky a riot of colours. Picture perfect for tourists, this one ensures every picture gives a postcard finish - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61535388.cms
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Originally Posted by srb810 View Post Mussoorie winterline makes a comeback after sudden haze
MUSSOORIE: It made an early appearance in October this year but the sudden chill and unusual haze soon took away the joy of perfect sunsets with the magical winterline from residents and visitors. However, with the winter chill setting in, the glorious skyline has made a comeback in the Mussoorie sky.
A meteorological wonder visible in Burn in Switzerland and Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, winterline is an imaginary horizon that appears usually in the middle of October and lasts till January, making the evening sky a riot of colours. Picture perfect for tourists, this one ensures every picture gives a postcard finish - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61535388.cms
In Landour in a few days at my favorite place there. Can't wait for another year of seeing this.
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Originally Posted by srb810 View Post A meteorological wonder visible in Burn in Switzerland and Mussoorie in Uttarakhand,
It is visible from some other places too, like from Nainital.
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Burn in Switzerland or Bern in Switzerland?
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This is a very minor mistake compared to all the misinformation spread around of winterline being visible only from a couple of spots in the world, that too on regular basis every year.
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Heavy snowfall in Kedarnath

Snowfall was recorded in Kedarnath on Thursday, when the weather a sudden turn and it started snowing in Kedarnath at around 3.00 P.M and continued upto 6.00 P.M - here is the link to photo feature in Hindi - http://www.amarujala.com/photo-galle...am-rudraprayag
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Weather to take a turn from 14th November, 2017

The met department has predicted that the plain areas may see fog and partly cloudy sky from November 14th onwards and it has predicted rain and scattered snowfall across three districts of the state namely Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Pithoragarh - here is the link to the news in Hindi - http://www.amarujala.com/dehradun/ra...of-uttarakhand
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Opening dates of Corbett & Rajaji National Parks announced

Both the Corbett National Park as well as Rajaji National Park will be fully open to the Public from 15th November, 2017 - here is the link to the news in Hindi - http://www.amarujala.com/dehradun/co...on-15-november
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Gangotri park closes for tourists
Uttarkashi: The Gangotri National Park shut down to tourists on Wednesday. The park will reopen on April 15 next year.
This year, around 16,755 tourists, including foreigners, had visited the park till October 2017 - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61663069.cms

NH-87 repairs start, to resolve snarls on Delhi-Nainital highway
RUDRAPUR: Renovation work on a 9-km stretch of national highway 87 connecting Nainital and US Nagar district has begun in Rudrapur at a cost of Rs 3 crore. The work is expected to resolve the long pending issues of traffic blocks on Delhi-Nainital highway. TOI had raised the issue in September and authorities had then assured maintenance work post monsoon - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61647711.cms
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Anyone experienced xmas time in landour? how is it? any other IM'rs there around xmas 2017?
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Snow and light rain lash many places in Uttarakhand
DEHRADUN: Temperatures dipped across the state on Saturday morning with several places in Uttarakhand, including Dehradun, receiving first spell of winter rains and Char Dham and other high altitude areas witnessing light snow showers.
Badrinath received season’s first snowfall and temperature touched -3 degree Celsius and snow showers were also witnessed in higher reaches of Gangotri, Yamnoutri and Kedarnath.
“Light rain activity has been reported in isolated places in Uttarakhand while it snowed in higher reaches of the state. The change in weather is due to western disturbance and an upper cyclonic circulation over Jammu and Kashmir,” said Bikram Singh, director of meteorological centre. He added that light rain and snow activity is likely to continue on Sunday too - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61705511.cms

Deadliest Char Dham yatra in yrs claims 112 lives in 2017
DEHRADUN: With closure of portals of the Badrinath shrine on Sunday, this year's Char Dham yatra will also come to an end. The yatra this year has not only seen a record number of pilgrims (over 20 lakh) but also claimed maximum lives due to medical reasons - 112 - since the Kedarnath deluge. Most of them succumbed to cardiac arrest.
According to health department data, maximum dead pilgrims hailed from Maharashtra (14) followed by Karnataka (10), Madhya Pradesh (9), Gujarat (6) and Andhra Pradesh (5). The eldest to die was an 81-year-old woman from Maharashtra, Meera Bai - here is the link to the news - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61707797.cms

Snowfall in Chardham destinations as Badrinath closes for winters
1) Here is a link to the video of snowfall in Badrinath - http://www.amarujala.com/video/uttar...for-six-months

2) A photo feature of snowfall at the Chardham destination - http://www.amarujala.com/photo-galle...yamunotri-2017
(Both these links are in Hindi)
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Kumaon Travel Itinerary Help

Hi IM Friends,
please help me with my Kumaon travel related queries. Please find below my draft itinerary, which I made by searching Google map (for Distance and approximate duration). Since the trip is for next year, one may find it is too early to plan, but for some reasons I need to plan as soon as possible.

We are from Kolkata and we will have 5 yr old kids with us. We like to stay and enjoy a place instead of hurrying from one to another. But I know I have included most of the places in the trip itinerary, as I feel they are must see places. I have minimized the travel time from Kolkata to Kathgodam as much as possible. I cannot increase my total travel days any more.

Also I need to know which time is best to get clear weather to see Himalayan peaks,
1. First week of October
2. Last of week of October
3. Mid of November

I have only those three options to get leave for travelling.

Considering all these, please help me to organize the trip, and comment how I can make the itinerary better.

Day 1:
Howrah(Train) to Lalkuan : Lalkuan SF, Morning Train at 8:15 AM

Day 2:
Reach Lalkuan in the Morning around 9 AM
Move from Lalkuan to Mukteswar(64 kms, 2hrs).
Reach Mukteswar as early as possible
Mukteswar: See Shiva Temple, Local jungle walking, Sunset from Chauli ki Jali

Day 3:
Start early and move from Mukteswar to Jageswar(74 kms,2.5 hrs)
See Jageswar temple complexes
Move from Jageswar to Almora(35 Kms,1.5 hrs)
Reach Almora in afternoon, on the way see Chitai Golu Debta Mandir

Day 4:
Move from Almora to Binsar(25 kms,1 hr)
See Kasar Devi Temple on the way
Rest of the day at Binsar

Day 5:
Move from Binsar to Chaukori(111 kms,4 hrs)
Visit Bageswar on the way
Reach Chaukori,see local

Day 6:
At Chaukori
Start early and whole day visit to Berinag, Patal Bhuvaneswar

Day 7:
Move from Chaukori to Munsiyari(97 kms,3.5 hrs)
Start early, see Birthi Falls on the way
Reach Munsiyari,Relax, see local points, sunset

Day 8:
At Munsiyari
Whole day site seeing, enjoy sunrise, sunset

Day 9:
Move from Munsiyari to Kaushani(165 kms,6 hrs)
See Bajinath temples on the way to Kaushani
After reaching, local site seeing

Day 10:
Move from Kaushani to Nainital(116 kms,4.5 hrs) via Shitlakhet
See Katarmal Surya Debta Mandir on the way to Shitlakhet
Spend some time in Shitlakhet
Reach Nainital in afternoon, Rest of the day Relax

Day 11:
At Nainital
Whole day Lake tour

Day 12:
At Nainital
Nainital Local site seeing

Day 13:
Early morning check out and Move from Nainital to Kathgodam(34 kms,1 hr)
Catch Uttaranchal Sampark train from Kathgodam(Train) to Old Delhi
Catch Duranto to Kolkata in the evening

Day 14:
Reach Kolkata at noon
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

Darjeeling-Kalimpong-Pedong

Digha - Photo TR

Mandarmoni - Beauty of Sea

Kurseong-Lepchajagat-Mirik(Rangbhang)

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#1679 Nov 21st, 2017, 14:48
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You may consider traveling Kumaon in the last week of October. In November, winter starts peeping in and places like Binsar, Munsiyari, Kaushani gets much chiller. Patal Bhubaneswar(PB) also might get closed in November. As far as the itinerary is concerned, revision is recommended :-

Day 2 : Lalkuan to Mukteswar
Day 3 : Mukteswar to Binsar (visit Almora and Golu Devta temple in between)
Day 4 : Binsar to Chaukori via Jageswar-PB(cave closes for the day at 4.30 P.M and you need to reach there atleast before half an hour of closure)
Day 5 : Chaukori to Munsiyari
Day 6 : Munsiyari
Day 7 : Munsiyari to Kausani via Bageswar-Baijnath
Day 8 : Kausani
Day 9 : Kausani to Shitlakhet via Ranikhet
Day 10 : Shitlakhet to Nainital

Skip Almora stay since it's a busy town with not much offer. Rest everything looks fine.
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Thank you for your quick reply

If I skip staying at Almora, more time I can devote to Binsar.

I want to skip Ranikhet too.
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