Monday, December 9, 2013

Gangadwara and the Doon Valley

This winter has been a great experience for me when it comes to travels. That I was missing my visit to himalayas this year, I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to visit the Doon valley on the foothills of himalayas. And compared to the filthy ganga I witnessed during my trip to Varanasi, the same ganga that enters the Indo-Gangetic plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar is fantastically beautiful and much cleaner for sure. I was also lucky enough to get some time to visit the amazing Forest Research Institute (FRI) at Dehradun. It is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. Presenting here some of the panoramic shots from my short visit to these places.

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Haridwar town on the banks of river Ganga seen from Mansi Devi Temple - looking East

Valleys on the way to the Chandi Devi Temple at Haridwar

Haridwar Town seen from Chandi Devi Temple- looking West

Haridwar town and River Ganges looking South

River Ganges at Har-Ki-Podi in Haridwar

South-East corner of Forest Research Institute at Dehradun

Southern face of the Forest Research Institute of Dehradun

Forest Research Institute established in 1938


Narasim said...

Great Photographs.

It is wonderful to see Ganga Mata in her virgin beauty.

Maybe, we should prohibit people in Prayag and Kashi to call the river as mother until they clean up the filth.

JayZJackson said...

For 3 years I've been visiting Dehradun and I didn't look closer to admire its beauty.