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Nainital - Nathuakhan - Dhokaney - Mukteshwar

Looking for a place for stay a little away from hustle bustle of Nainital town I came to know about Nathuakhan, a quaint, beautiful small village. It was the month of April in 2019. We reached there in the afternoon. After reaching Nathuakhan I realized it was the best place to stay near Nainital. The hospitality of the staff at Family In The Hills camp was truly worth remembering. Spacious luxury tents, local food and a small hike to the nearby jungle in moonlight... everything was amazing. 
Nathuakhan is around 35 - 40 KM from Nainital and perfect place for a family stay if someone is looking for a quite place. The nature, greenery, peace and view of snow clad Nanda Devi mountain are at best here. 
To spend a day with family the facility manager suggested Dhokaney water fall. Its a beautiful water fall in a remote location in Dhokaney village and its not crowded around 30 KM from Nathuakhan. If you are a good confident driver then you can drive down from the main road to reach nearby …

Memories: Chopta - Tungnath trek

"Snow makes life difficult, sometimes worse, but if the child within you is still alive it can charm your heart. Waking up to a lovely view of snow all around was always charming in childhood and it still invokes that charm! Slowly falling fragile flakes of snow come together and transform the entire landscape to make everything look uniform. We humans can learn something from these tiny snowflakes coming together to bring a big change."
(January 2017) An unplanned trip where we had planned for Shimla but headed to Chopta. The weather forecast for Chopta was for Snow. It was decided; we were heading to Chopta instead of Shimla not knowing that the experience was going to be probably a once in a lifetime for many of us. Packed our bags and left from our office at around 10 PM. The plan was to reach Chopta by next day afternoon, take rest and then start trekking to Chandrashila early in the morning, though we never reached Chandershila. "Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva…

The Nag Tibba Experience

"Jumping on top of hill - chasing the child within" It was an impulse to jump on feet (similar to we might had done in our childhood) and capture the moment. A green pasture atop a hill with beautiful mountain peaks all around... the view is captured in our eyes and mind more than in the camera. It was of course after a steep trek of around 10 km. On the way every one of us was busy clicking and capturing the nature in our mobiles cameras but the real picture captured in mind for ever is much much beautiful than those captured in mobiles & cameras. While descending, the spring water at Nag temple provided the much-needed hydration and relaxation.






"Waiting for the sunset!""Sunset view from the tent""Getting darker!"The night before (these striking moments) was all spent with nature. The day we stayed at the base camp, there was no other group. The only two tents were a perfect view while the sun was moving towards other side of the world leavin…