Category Archives: Nainital

Back with memories & photographs

Kausani Copyright M. Anil 2008

Hi folks,

I am back from my holidays but bit tired. You may explore my new page “Incredible India” above wherein you will find some photographs and texts about the places visited. Best things deserve best places, thats what made me to introduce a new page to post the best pictures which will remain always accessible and will never be lost in the midst of posts. Above picture shows the Kumaon hills from Kausani. Kausani is a beautiful hill station which is known as the “Switzerland of India”. Kausani commands an unobstructed view of Himalayas. Its situated at a height of 1890 meters.

Everest PeaksCopyright M. Anil 2008

If you look carefully to the picture above, the Himalayan peaks “Trishul”, “Panchachulli” or Panchachouli etc are visible behind the Kumayun hills. There is a story in favour of the name “Panchachulli”. As per epic Mahabharata, Droupadi, wife of pancha Pandavas cooked food for five brothers in five separate ovens (chulli). Those marks of five ovens are still visible on the Himalaya and have been named as “Panchachulli”.

Kausani SunriseCopyright M Anil 2008

The sun is trying to come out from the clouds above and at the same time the thickly dense clouds covered the entire valley which looks like a lake turned ice.



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Break from daily routines- off to a hill station

Hey friends, readers, everybody-

Summer is on. As the mercury is soaring upwards, we can feel the presence of summer. After few days we may feel the warmth of Global Warming. Kolkata weather in summer is very much uncomfortable due to heat and humidity. In the scorching heat of summer in May, even thinking of a hill station gives some relief in our mind. But being at a hill station, is nothing like that.

This summer, we will be off from 09th May for an outing in the lap of hill stations like Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora, Kosauni to get some relief from scorching heat, tiring office activities and all monotonous routines. The place “Ranikhet” is beautifully named. Its meaning in English is “Queen’s meadow”. May be, in the past, a queen stayed there or visited that place during summer. It is a hill station and cantonment town in the Indian State of Uttarakhand.

It is learnt that Ranikhet is extremely cold in the winter season and is moderate in summer. Ranikhet even gets snowfall in the winter season, mainly in the months of December, January and February. For few days we be with nature forgetting the heat, dust & fumes of the city and be back with memories and lot of photographs.

On my return, I will share the photographs of the above places with you all. My compact Sony digicam hopefully won’t disappoint you.

Till then bye, Take care



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