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5 HIMALAYAN PEAKS TO VISIT THIS YEAR.

AULI
auli 1Nothing can ever be as breathtaking as Auli.
This place should be a must on your bucket list!
The journey is mesmerizing; roads winding over the hills with hairpin bends giving you the feeling of an exciting, adventurous journey ahead with unadulterated scenic beauty all the way.

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Joshimath to Auli rope-way is Asia’s longest ropeway which takes 20 minutes for Joshimath to Auli.
Gurson meadows are a popular destination for tourists.
You can enjoy a new trek to a new mountain everyday or simply enjoy some hot food over-looking the most stunning and magnificent views!
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Auli is best suited for folks who are serious about skiing. Auli hosts “Winter Sports Tournaments”, because of which it has some nice facilities and arrangements available for training and for tourism.
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SPITI
It is the largest and the most magical valley in India.
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This place is extremely famous for peak climbing, kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, zip line, etc.
It is covered in ice almost throughout the year and hence doesn’t possess any hotels, rather there are a few homestays.
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Homestays – provide you with a clean and comfortable room in a local house.
The views are stunning: barren mountains, beautiful monasteries perched on high cliffs, a river, and the odd green patch here and there!
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IMG-20160411-WA0007Filled with pure air, green trails and peaceful nature, Kanatal, is a small village in the Tehri Garwal range.
The best accommodation is in a tent with a panoramic view of mountain-forests.
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Camping and witnessing snow clad mountain ranges of Bandarpunch, Kalanag and Swargrohini, named after Lord Shiva was one of the most beautiful experiences ever.
Agriculture is the main occupation and the land found here is the most fertile for vegetation- cauliflower, garlic, potato and carrots are widely grown in the Shivalik ranges.IMG-20160411-WA0018
Long untiring walks and late night bonfires are unforgettable. Ensconced amidst nature, the altitude threatening to alter your balance, pleasant weather and lush beauty made for a perfect holiday.

ALMORA
almoraThe place with an hypnotising view – Almora
The architecture and landscape here is secluded with a quiet and undisturbed surrounding.
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A mystic and romantic atmosphere always engulfs the hills.
This place looks illuring during spring.
It has an amazing bazaar (market) that stretches through kilometres and is on the top of the hill and bent on both sides, popularly called – ghoda bazaar; because of its shape depicting a saddle.
almora 2There are alot of running water streams in the valleys of this three tier city.

KASAULI
kausali 2Kasauli illustrates nature in its best form.
The beauty of this place includes the sunset, beautiful ambience, floating clouds and the mouth-watering food.
Excellent place to relax and unwind from hectic city life.
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Besides cleanliness, the refreshing air, the scenic beauty and the speaking trees add charm to this place.
On a solo trip, with friends or with family, this is the ideal place to go to!

WEEKEND GETAWAYS

SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM
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It is an excellent getaway, tucked away from the noisy city.
This serene, cozy and clean; zero-waste home-stay has grown organically into a semi-jungle retreat.
It is five minutes away from the highway and connects to the beaches.
It is a spectacular place for nature lovers.
The rooms are spacious and the installed solar energy system & LED lights give a rustic look. Every room has a different layout with a different theme including a tree house.
And if you love photography, you can have some of the best shots here.
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The efficiency of this place including the staff is impressive.
The ambiance is inviting and the delicacies served are enjoyable.
Even without an AC or TV; this place is surprisingly refreshing.
The resort offers activities such as indoor games.
There is also a peaceful, virgin lake at about 30 mins uphill trek.
It is a heavenly place that soothed our souls.
It enabled us feel one with nature.
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We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an idyllic trip to get away and leave the modern world behind for some peace of mind.

BIG RED TENT.
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This place fairly – Camping made easy.
It was an off-beat experience with an enchanting landscape view.
Pitching our tents and playing games like the treasure hunt took us back to our childhood days.
A dip in the fresh flowing river and a trek in the nearby forest was fun.
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Chilling along the bonfire, recollecting memories or just sharing the untold stories was a very unusual yet desired experience. The self-made barbeque food was delicious.
The sunrise was warm and beautiful.
Not to forget, this place is pet-friendly.
It is a perfect getaway during weekends or holidays.
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HIDDEN VILLAGE.
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It was a peaceful, pure and calm- rural getaway.
Especially for people who wish to take a peaceful break from their hectic and stressful urban life.
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The resort has a source of fresh spring that oozes water throughout the year.
One of the beloved things about this resort is their food.
Overall resort is a paradise for nature lovers, Peace seekers, Bird & Macro photographers.
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The atmosphere is that of a village- chicken, ducks and turkeys roaming freely, the fish pedicure, a swimming pool, play area and tons of greenery.
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This magical, mystic natural place is recommended for both kids and adults.

TARKARLI WATER SPORTS.
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This beach is more like a secluded private beach, with very few visitors around. The sand is clean and the water is fresh, dirt-free.
It is highly recommended for adventure lovers.
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Sitting on the verandah and gazing at the beautiful sea or watching the Sunset is blissful.
This place is extremely famous for Malvani cuisine and seafood.
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Late night walks on the beach, with a chilling breeze; is one of the best experiences ever.
It is similar to the serene beaches of Thailand.
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Overall this place is relaxing and fun-filled.
Honestly, it is worth the hype.

MALHAR MACHI.
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This guesthouse is clean, quiet, and lush green.
The location is very picturesque.
A treat for nature lovers with spacious rooms nestled in a locale having fantastic views of the water bodies and hills around.
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It is also very well-maintained.
There are a lot of activities within the resort to keep you occupied.
Evening tea and breakfast was served musically, with Sitar and Tabla.
Dinner; served with along with a karaoke night.
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It is indeed a perfect holiday destination for leisure and to spend quality time with family and friends.

7 YOGA DESTINATIONS TO VISIT IN INDIA THIS YEAR.

Waking up to a healthy mind and body every day since the past ten years has enhanced my lifestyle and revitalized my stressful routine.
Yoga purely means the union of an individual with his soul.
Yoga includes concentrating on our breathing technique also known as meditation as well as systematic exercises and self-development techniques for body, mind and spirit.
After visiting all these ashrams , I have summarized my experience in a few words. Every place has its own story , but a similar elation.
As a yoga enthusiast , these are my favorite kind of articles, and I hope you enjoy reading it .

1.ART OF LIVING BANGLORE.

dscn0660It was a solitary experience to practice yoga in a charming and an enticing place situated on the top of panchagiri hills on the southwest of Bangalore.
The aashram was sacred and calm, with extreme positivity around me.
I couldn’t fail to notice the beautiful architecture of this place. With glazed eyes , I walked through the lanes and witnessed the inviting sound of SATSANG.
Later i also practiced the most illustrious element of The Art Of Living – the SUDARSHAN KRIYA.
The sudarshan kriya is a cadenced breathing technique that helps release the negativity in our emotions, our thoughts, our breath and our bodies.
After the kriya and the yogasanas my body felt relaxed and energized!
Since then I don’t fail to visit that place , for a break from my strenuous life.

2.PARMARTH NIKETAN , RISHIKESH
parmarthThis place is located in the “City of divine”, and many pilgrims are drawn here, from all around the world.
It is a holy place is built on the banks of rivier ganga.
As I entered this place, my attention was drawn towards the beautiful landscape , surrounding the niketan.
The clear flowing Ganga, the majestic mountains, and the lush green forests were awe-inspiring.
The scenery was captured in my mind, now and forever.IMG-20160320-WA0000I practiced yoga , which indeed cleansed my soul and later went for the ganga sunset aarti , surrounded with sacred energies.
They also host the grand international yoga festival on the first week of march , every year, where thousands of yoga enthusiasts come and learn yoga , meditation and prayanam.

3.BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA
bihar school1This place is built on a hill overlooking the ganga river in Munger, Bihar.
It is a school that teaches the various techniques of yoga to households and sanyasis. There is also an aashram located nearby.
The ambiance of the ashram was simple and pure.bihar schoolI was inspired as I watched young children and devotees from all around the world perform yoga asanas so well.
They taught meditation in a very pleasant and joyful manner.
It was an ecstatic experience and I am keen on visiting there again.

4.ISHA FOUNDATION
ishaThe Isha yoga center is situated at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains Coimbatore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. The founder were Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudevji.
This center had a architecturally distinctive Spanda Hall and garden, which were well constructed .
I was attracted by this place as they offered yoga in the most soothing and effortless way.
isha1I also witnessed a unique and powerful energy-form sitting under a pillar-less 250,000-brick dome structure to perform my yogasanas.
My aura was filled with positivity and enthusiasm.
The experience was one of a kind.

5.OSHO MEDITATION RESORT, PUNE.
oshoooThis is a very unusual place, for yoga and mediation lovers.
It was a very attractive and vibrant place with luxurious spas and teeth parks for meditation purposes.
The ambiance was inviting and blissful.
Further, I experienced the beautiful Basho spa meditation & then took a dip in the Jacuzzi.
I also visited the shopping center and the teeth park.
This place was an experience of relaxation and fun , both.
oshooLastly in the evening I enjoyed the evening meeting , of dance, celebration, and silence; with the essence of meditation.
Not to forget, the food here is not like any other regular ashram would provide, this resort includes cafes and restaurants.
They not only provide WiFi services, but also have various events for an entertained nightlife , such as- Parties, Active and Dance Meditations, Full-moon meditations beneath the stars, Videos, Cinema, Theater, Variety shows, Creativity nights and Occasional Classical music performances.

6.PATANGALI YOG PEETH

patanjaliIt is one of the largest yoga institutes in India and is located in Uttrakhand, Haridwar.
I was glad to see the Patanjali ayurveda college, it is a study and research facility provided for young and old students and there are various ancient books being restored and digitized in their library.
Further I visited the Yog Bhawan; which is a huge auditorium, where thousands of participants practice yoga, pranayama and meditation together.
Patanjali Yogpeeth-III also went to the Panchkarma & Shatkarma Centre is a centre where up to about 1,000 people can perform and participate in panchakarma and shatkarma therapy.
It was a delightful and short visit.

7.KAIVALYADHAMA
kaivalyadhamaThis ashram is built on 180 acres of parkland.
It is surrounded by an enchanted hilly landscape and the environment was chilly.
This place consists of a health center , a research center and a yoga college.
The place offered a charming experience of natural and relaxed yoga.
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Courtesy:
http://www.artofliving.org
http://www.parmarth.com
http://www.biharyoga.net
http://www.ishayoga.org
http://www.osho.com
http://www.divyayoga.com
http://www.kdham.com