Thursday, December 25, 2014

Bagnath Temple is Among the Major Attractions of Bageshwar

Bageshwar, a city located in its namesake district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand, has some interesting places of worship that are visited by devotees and tourists alike. The name 'Bageshwar' is a combination of the words ‘Byagra’ and ‘Ishwar’. In the local language, the world ‘Byagra’ means ‘tiger’ and ‘Ishwar’ means ‘God’. Pindari and Sunderdhunga are the two majestic glaciers located close to this city.

Bagnath temple in Bageshwar
Bagnath Temple, Bageshwar
The Bagnath temple is one of the most popular temples in Bageshwar. It got its name from a local legend which mentions an event in which Lord Shiva had visited sage Markandey in the disguise of a tiger. This temple was built by the rulers of Chand Dynasty in the early seventeenth century. Every year, a fair is held at this temple on the auspicious occasion of Shivratri. Thousands of devotees throng this sacred temple throughout the year. Idols in this temple were made during the period between the 7th and 16th centuries.

People who arrive in Uttarakhand state to explore its fantastic offerings can visit this marvellous temple during their vacation. Having an accommodation in a resort in Uttarakhand would give them the required convenience in visiting Bagnath temple and other popular places in the state.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Make Jesus Christ's Birthday Celebrations Memorable

Many believe that Christianity was initially established in India by Saint Thomas, the Apostle, around 52 CE. Today, there are more than 24 million people who follow Christianity in the country. There are several typical symbols used by the Christian people in India that depict the significance of Christmas.

Merry Christmas 2014
Merry Christmas 2014
To point out a few, you will find smaller electric illumination or even oil burners which elucidate the backdrop in a subtle form. Persons are also seen employing imitation pine trees. Sometimes people even use leaves of Banana and Mango Tree for beautification and dangle the ornaments based on the Christmas theme to cover Xmas tree. Attractive statues of Santa Claus made of clay will also be a common state of affairs during the eve of Xmas. You might find real individuals pretending as Santa during this season. The states having a majority of Christians have major celebrations as compared to other regions in which Christians are a minority.

People in love with India would typically arrive on this season, because even the climatic conditions in India are highly pleasant around this time of the year. A stay at United-21 Nanda Devi Mountains in Bageshwar would give you the chance to indulge in some great Christmas festivities. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Experience the Thrill of Scaling Nanda Devi Mountains

Are you an adventure seeker? If you answered in affirmation to this question, then pack your bags and step out of your home towards Nanda Devi. In order to increase the fun element, you can bring along a bunch of friends. Nanda Devi is a heavenly destination for adventure seekers and trekkers. Nestled beautifully in Himalayan region, Nanda Devi has many trekking routes that are commonly used by travelers.

Nanda Devi Mountains
Nanda Devi Mountains, Bageshwar
Redefine your adventure holiday with hiking and camping on the mountains of Nanda Devi. The Garhwal & Kumaon regions of Uttaranchal are one of the most famous destinations for trekkers. Though, Chamba & Manali in Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling & Sikkim in Himalayas in the north-east are also popular.  In past few years, Nanda Devi has also attracted geologists, geographers, trekkers, and lovers of Mother Nature. Poets, artists, photographers, and mystics have strange attraction & fascination towards these mountains. Over the years, professional guides have come up to help trekkers scale the mountains. If you’re travelling here for the first time, then you’d definitely have to look out for some professional guide.

When it comes to accommodation, you would have to check out resorts in Bageshwar. Generally, you can get a room during any part of the year, but it’d be advisable to book a room in advance and remain on a safe side. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nanda Devi Mountains : Hot Spot for Trekking

If you trying to locate a suitable place to trek in a romantic surrounding, then Nanda Devi Mountains should be your destination for your future venture. Normally foothills of Himalaya are some of the best locations for adventure activities. Pollution less weather, provides energy for the adventure lovers to undergo some interesting activities like hiking, camping and trekking during your holiday in Bageshwar.

Trekking in Uttarakhand

Both Garhwal as well as Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand are best for exploring beauty of the mountains. The unique peaks of Nanda Devi standing on the backdrop of snow covered slopes and valleys offer a refreshing mood to the trekkers. Apart from trekking, these peaks attract professionals like geologists, geographers as well as nature lovers. Beautiful streams, rivers and descending mountain slopes encourage trekkers to reach the summits. A good quality digital camera is a must to carry during these treks so that you can frame some of the exclusive scenes viewed. These treks many times passing through the Himalayan hamlets. You can mingle with the villagers and know about their lifestyle. Kumaoni as well as Gadhwali people popularly called Pahadi are the idols of hospitality. They are very cooperative and help trekkers to navigate through the hilly terrain.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nanda Devi National Park: The Jewel of North

Nanda Devi National Park is situated in the highest ranges of Himalayas in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in Northern India. Designated as the World Heritage Site, this national park has an exceptionally unique topography & supports several habitats, eco-systems and species.

Flora & Fauna in Nanda Devi National Park:

You can easily find a lot of animal species in this area such as Bharal, Himalayan Tahir, Serow, Goral, Snow Leopard, Himalayan black bear, Leopard, musk deer, Brown deer, pheasant, and a wide range of other wild animals. You can find approximately 80 bird species in this national park. This is one of the reasons why it is also called a heaven for bird watchers. Some of the bird species found in this national park are as follows: Orange-flanked bush robin, Blue-Fronted Redstart and Indian tree pipit.

Nanda Devi National Park
Nanda Devi National Park
Major Attraction of Nanda Devi National Park:

This national park houses quite a few rare animal species. Birch, Fir, Juniper and Rhododendron are major contributors of this national park’s floral system. Tourists also have an option to take walk in this park or go on a wildlife safari along with a guide/officer.

Accommodation near Nanda Devi National Park:

On your visit to this national park, you would to rely on Bageshwar resorts for accommodation. You can easily find some of the best Bageshwar resorts by spending some time on researching on this subject. You can consult locals, search online and get in touch with those individuals who have already visited this tourist spot.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Discover 'mini-Switzerland' in India near Nanda Devi

Tourists visiting the Indian state, Uttarakhand, would be awestruck to find vast expanses of unspoilt natural beauty in a simple village called Chopta. It is also a base for trekking expeditions, which usually lead many people to Tungnath, one of the highest temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Popularly called 'mini Switzerland', this region attracts several tourists who come from distant places to explore its beautiful surroundings.

Nanda Devi Mountains

At an elevation of more than 2600 metres above sea level, Chopta has a very pleasant climate and is covered with lush green meadows during summers. Monsoon arrives in this region during the month of July and lasts till October. Snowfall can be witnessed during the period between November and March. It offers trekkers an opportunity to enjoy snow-treks in this region. There are different types of Nanda Devi accommodations available for tourists, and choosing any of them would be of great convenience in getting to Chopta and other popular places nearby.   

Jolly Grant Airport provides convenient access for air travellers to Chopta. The railway station nearest to this region is Rishikesh. Road travellers can get to this place in Uttarakhand from major towns of the state with the help of buses and taxis.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tourists of Bageshwar Experience Spirituality in Badrinath

Bageshwar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre and one of the beautiful towns in the Indian state, Uttaranchal. Located at a distance of about 90 kilometres from Almora town, it attracts plenty of leisure tourists and adventure lovers coming from distant places every year. One of the largest fairs in Kumaon region of Uttaranchal, known as 'Uttarayani Mela', is organized in this town during the month of January. There are many interesting places in and around Bageshwar that are worth visiting for the tourists. Among them is Badrinath, a holy town located in the Chamoli district.

attractions in Uttarakhand
Badrinath Temple, Uttarakhand
It is situated at an altitude of 3,100 metres in the Garhwal Himalayas. Adi Shankaracharya, one of the most revered Hindu theologians and philosophers, had established this region as a major centre of pilgrimage. Main attraction of this town is Badrinath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple and a village that surrounds it are accessible by road, which offers great convenience to the tourists and pilgrims in getting to it. The enormous mountains around Badrinath have been mentioned in the legendary Hindu epic, Mahabharata. Best time to visit this part of the world is between the months of June and September. Accommodation in one of the best resorts in Bageshwar would make it easier for tourists in reaching Badrinath and visiting all its well-known attractions.

Those who want to buy some gifts or souvenirs can find several shops selling idols of gods and goddesses. Woolen clothes, wall paintings, and stone carvings can also be purchased from the local shops of this region. Air travellers can get to Badrinath from Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun. For those travelling by trains, the nearest railway stations are Kotdwara and Rishikesh. Road travellers can reach Badrinath from Rishikesh with the help of regular buses operating from Rishikesh Bus Station.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bageshwar Has Some Fabulous Offerings For Its Tourists

Bageshwar is a town in the Indian state, Uttarakhand, situated on the confluence of Sarayu and Gomti rivers. The name 'Bageshwar' has been derived from the words 'Byagra' and 'Ishwar', which refers to 'tiger' and 'God' respectively. People on a tour of Uttarakhand would find many Bageshwar attractions worth visiting while travelling to different parts of the state. Among them are the centuries-old places of worship like the Baijnath and Bagnath temples. Kakara and Kholi villages situated on top of Bageshwar's hilly areas provide some marvellous views of the region.

Several religious sites can be found across different places in Uttarakhand, and this region is not an exception. Besides the beautiful natural surroundings of the town, travellers would have the good fortune to visit an old temple of Goddess Bhadra Kali and a sacred site called Pandusthal while touring Kanda. Panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains can be witnessed from Vijaypur. One of the world-famous peaks known as Pindari Glacier is situated between Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi mountains. Nature lovers would be delighted to visit a fascinating valley called Sunderdhunga. A holiday in Bageshwar is made truly pleasant and memorable with a visit to all these places. Trek to the surrounding glaciers can be a great experience for people looking out for some great adventures.

Attraction in Bageshwar
Baijnath Temple, Bageshwar
Nanda Devi Sanctuary is another great place that tourists coming to Bageshwar can visit during their vacation. It is a part of the Nanda Devi National Park, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1988. Best time to visit the enchanting town of Bageshwar is between the months of March to June and September to October. The resorts in Bageshwar offer comfortable accommodations to the tourists in the form of tastefully designed rooms that are provided with all the latest facilities.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bhageshwar – Tourist Paradise

Bageshwar is known as “Abode of Gods” and it is one of the most important pilgrim place in India. This city is located near the confluence of Uttranchal Saryu and Gomti and is only 90 kms away from Almora. This angelic town is very famous for Bagnath temple and Shivaite Shrine. Every year in the month of Januray, Uttaraini fair is held near the Bagnath temple, attracting devotees from all over India.
Nanda Devi Mountains
Nanda Devi Mountains
Apart from the pilgrim places, tourists can also witness the oppurtunity this city provides to adventure lovers. Tourists can plan a jaunt to Pindari, Suderdhunga and Kafni glaciers which can be reached via Bhageshwar. With Suraj Kund and Agni Kund in the north and south and Nileshwar and Bhileshwar mountains in the west and east, Bhageswar is a perfect holiday destination for people seeking a paradise. Plan your vacations with us and we guarantee a memorable experience you could ever have.  

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Popular Attractions Around Nanda Devi Mountains

Nanda Devi Mountains are among the highest in the world, and are a part of the Kumaon Himalayas in the Indian state, Uttarakhand. Owing to their religious significance, these mountains and the areas surrounding them were closed to the locals as well as tourists in the year 1983. Nanda Devi National Park located in this region was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1988. Accommodation in a resort in Uttarakhand would offer the chance to tourists to explore some popular attractions located close to Nanda Devi Mountains while holidaying in this part of the world.

Auli Roopway, Uttarakhand
There are many hill stations near these mountains, and many of them attract plenty of travellers every year. One of these hill stations is Joshimath, which is connected to a winter destination called 'Auli' via cable car. Located on the banks of river Alaknanda is  another tourist spot and pilgrimage centre called Badrinath. One can visit several ancient temples in a town called Gopeshwar, which is the headquarters of Chamoli district. Chopta is an ideal trekking spot, located at a height of about 2,680 metres above sea level for adventure lovers.. One can visit several ancient temples in a town called Gopeshwar, which is the headquarters of Chamoli district. People concerned about their travel costs can book a budget resort in Bageshwar and visit all these places without any hassle.

Resorts in Bageshwar
Many hotels and resorts have come up in this region over the years due to an increase in the number of travellers visiting places around Nanda Devi Mountains. A resort in Bageshwar provides an easier access to all the important tourist attractions. Most of the resorts in this region offer spacious rooms to the guests besides excellent facilities like LCD television with satellite connection, doctor-on-call as well as laundry service. Multi-cuisine restaurants in some of these resorts dish out mouth-watering local cuisines as well as other popular delicacies.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Valley of flowers- a romantic place near Nanda Devi Mountains

Valley of flowers - Nanda Devi Mountains
Valley of flowers is one of the special attractions during a visit of Nanda Devi. The valley tucked at just twenty km from Nanda Devi National park  is the most beautiful valley adorned with variety of rare flower varieties. It is located between the Zanskar Mountains and the Himalayas. It can be divided into lower alpine, sub alpine and the upper alpine region. The hills surrounding the lower zones are densely forested.

The Forest research institute monitoring this valley has recorded around six hundred varieties of angiosperms and thirty pteridophytes. Out of a total of thirty-one rare species of plants, many are found in the jungles of the valley of flowers. Around forty-five species of medicinal plants are found in these jungles. Sub-alpine zones in the park help retaining moisture and snow at the same time supporting large number of floral species. The lower alpine zone consists of deep soil and moisture, where many herbal communities grow in abundance such as cushion shrubs, dwarf shrubs and grass. The valley holds great importance amongst mountaineers and local ayurvedic doctors, since it preserves rare medicinal herbs. The valley of flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. This place which was unknown to the outside world was brought into focus by two British mountaineers while returning from their expedition to Mt Kamet. Having lost their way they accidentally arrived at this place full of colorful flowers evoking a romantic spirit.

The duo was so impressed by the beauty of this region that they named it “Valley of Flowers”. This is how this region in the wilderness became popular for its scenic views and an incredible variety of flowers. This is really a place worth visiting during your tour of the Nanda Devi Mountains which is tucked in-between the valleys of Goriganga and Rishiganga.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Have Plenty Of Fun In The Nanda Devi Fair


Fairs in Uttarakhand state offer great opportunities for its locals to meet people from various parts of the state and to conduct business. These fairs also celebrate their religious significance, while the local population pray for good health and excellent crops. The Nanda Devi Fair is held in late August or early September, according to the date of lunar calendar. Ranikhet, Almora and Nainital are some of the places where this fair is held. One can witness many cultural programmes during this fair that are organized by NGOs, government institutions and locals.

Nanda Devi FesivalsOrigins of the Nanda Devi Fair can be traced back to the sixteenth century, when the region was ruled by Chand Dynasty. It was started by King Kalyan Chand for showcasing the economic and cultural prosperity of his kingdom. People participated in the 'Dola Yatra' for carrying the Goddess from Nauti village to the heights of Hemkund and Roopkund. This tradition continues even in recent times during the Nanda Devi Fair. Craftsmen from the rural areas sell their handicrafts in this fair, while tourists can also witness some great performances by local artistes. Travelers who choose to stay in any of the resorts in Bageshwar or surrounding regions would have the required convenience in reaching the venue of Nanda Devi Fair.

The Bageshwar region in Uttarakhand state is a place where tourists would get to see some of the most beautiful sights. They would be fascinated by its snow-clad mountains, lush green valleys and numerous streams. People who come to Uttarakhand for witnessing the Nanda Devi Fair can enjoy these fabulous views by staying in any of the popular resorts in this region. Bageshwar region has some of the best resorts that offer great accommodations at reasonable prices. They are also equipped with many of the modern amenities that ensure a comfortable stay for their guests.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Uniqueness of Uttarakhand Holi celebrations


Every year month of March arrives with a pack of many festivals and Holi one of the colorful festivals is the highlight of this month. India celebrates this feast with great pomp and fervor in its villages, cities and towns. Among the many festivals Holi is the colorful festival celebrated in most vibrant way. People of every age, many beliefs and different neighborhoods form a rainbow of different colors and get immersed in a most enjoying atmosphere during this festival. Apart from many mythological stories and beliefs, Holi is supposed to welcome arrival of spring, which is a season of joy. Even though the basic festival celebrations in India are the same Holi in Uttarakhand keeps a separate identity. Its uniqueness is observed in its three different types of Holi celebrations which are totally a bonanza of musical episodes.

Holi Celebration in Uttarakhand

The three types of Kumaoni Holi celebrations in Uttarakhand are Khadi Holi, Baithki Holi and Mahila Holi. Even though all three types are based on singing classical songs, still Baithki Holi and Mahila Holi are celebrated in the cities, while Khadi Holi is celebrated mostly in the rural areas where groups of people dance while singing holi songs. 

Traditional type of holi includes celebrations inside temples, while singing special songs and ragas. In khadi Holi celebrators are mostly dressed in white clothes. Songs recited in Baithki and Khadi Holi are related with fun making, spiritualism and melody. Baithki Holi starts from Basant Panchami and lasts till Dulhendi and in some areas it starts even earlier that is in the month of December. Khadi Holi normally starts little later than Baithki Holi. Celebrators are seen singing songs while dancing in groups locally known as Tolis on the background of ethnic music. 

Mahila Holi as the name suggests is celebrated by women folks singing songs expressing concern about their loved ones. Holika bonfire known as Cheer in this region is made fifteen days before Dulhendi and is known as Cheer bandhan. This cheer burnt on the night before holi is known as Cheer Dahan which symbolically represents the victory of prahlad over his father’s evil plans. This festival of color and dance brings happiness and joy to the lives of the celebrators.

Like its many pleasant places to visit Uttarakhand is having plenty of hotels and resorts to cope with the heavy influx of tourists during peak season. United-21 Nanda Devi Mountains resort at Bigul in Bageshwar is one of the best places to stay and enjoy your vacation amidst romantic nature. Experience the fun of viewing the splendid snow covered mountain peaks from the balcony of the resort, which welcomes tourists with its luxurious accommodations and modern facilities.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Best time to enjoy snow covered places in Uttarakhand


If you want to experience the fun of playing with the snowballs or descending on the slopes of the snow covered mountain on a sledge, then visit Uttarakhand, where snow laden mountains and valleys are waiting for the visitors. Kumaon region of this state has many such places to explore during winter.

It’s a pleasure to visit this region during the months of December to March. If you are travelling from Delhi then at around a distance of three to four hundred km places like Nainital, Ramgarh Kasauni and Mukteshwar are the best to enjoy your holidays in the explicit surroundings and natural beauty of the Himalayan ranges. Kumaon region is popular for its snow capped peaks, and streams rising from heights in the mountains and descending the slopes. Nainital is one such popular place which offers splendid views of tall mountain peaks, icy rivers and bulgy waterfalls jumping from great heights. This is the time to visit the most popular Nanda Devi temple and Hanumangarhi. Many exclusive activities like taking a ropeway to snow view point, circling the lake on a cycle, trekking, sailing and paragliding can be enjoyed here. Ride a boat in the beautiful Naini Lake to get some awesome views of the nearby snow capped mountains.

Snowfall in Uttarakhand

Snowfall in Nainital is observed in the months of January and February. Ramgarh a tiny hill station in this region is blessed by orchards and scenic views of the Himalayan ranges. Serenity of this place even inspired Rabindra Nath Tagore to establish ashrams in this region. Kasauni another marvel of the Himalayas has many things to share like beautiful tea estates, Vaidynath temple and Gwaldam. It is the right place for buying best quality tea, shawls, and locally manufactured goods. Mukteshwar is a beautiful destination located at a higher altitude visited for its ancient temple Mukteshwar Dham.
 
Like the incredible places nestled in the mountains and valleys of this region there are some popular hotels and resorts located at strategic locations, which will make your stay a pleasant experience. United-21 Nanda Devi resort at Bageshwar is one such place to stay comfortably in the serene surroundings and conveniently visit nearby attractions.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Happy Republic Day" from United-21 Nanda Devi Mountains



One of the greatest days for people of India, 26th of January is celebrated as Republic Day across the country. It is on this day that India became a true republic, with the enforcement of its constitution. On this wonderful occasion, United-21 Nanda Devi Mountains wishes everyone a very happy Republic Day !

Monday, January 20, 2014

Touring Uttarakhand's Wonderful Attractions


Uttarakhand, the land of Gods and Goddesses, offers some of the most enchanting places for tourists to unwind and enjoy a pleasant vacation. Some of these places are also visited by numerous pilgrims every year, owing to their religious importance. Gangotri is one such place, where Lord Shiva received the holy Ganga in his matted locks. Other three places that form the Hindu pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand are Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Many of the popular hill stations of North India are located in this state, such as, Nainital, Mussoorie, Dehradun and Kausani. This North Indian state not only attracts nature lovers, but also offers plenty of excitement for adventure enthusiasts. Some of the best places to have some great adventure are Adi Kailash, Pindari Glacier, Munsiyari and Nanda Devi.

Uttarakhand Attractions

For one of the most adventurous trekking experiences, adventure lovers embark on a trip to Nanda Devi East Base Camp. This has long been a preferred location for mountaineers, mystics and explorers. In the entire Himalayan range, the Nanda Davi basin is considered to be a legendary region. Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman had made a classic trek to this place in the year 1934 through a gorge known as Rishi Ganga. In recent times, several trekking tour packages are available for adventurous individuals. Another great place to explore in this fascinating region is Nanda Devi National Park. It was established in the year 1980, to protect the flora and fauna of this place located at a high altitude. People who trek to this location can be delighted to find some rare species of plants and animals.

Resort in Bageshwar

Resorts located in various places of Uttarakhand, enable tourists to visit their desired spots in the region, while enjoying a pleasant stay. The process to book resort in Uttarakhand has been made easier with the advent of internet, as most of the bookings are made online these days. People who stay in such resorts would have plenty of benefits, as the rooms or suites are well-equipped with the latest facilities. Their stays are made memorable with the fabulous views of natural landscapes that surround these resorts. Some of them provide highly comfortable accommodations, that are well-complemented with modern amenities. The facilities in them include travel desk, laundry service, doctor-on-call and 24-hour room service. Guests can embark on their trips from such places, and reach all the fantastic locations that they have planned to visit.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year Greetings From United-21 Nanda Devi Mountains


Happy New Year 2014

United-21 Nanda Devi Mountains wishes everyone a Very Happy and Prosperous 2014! We would make your holidays truly exciting and memorable in the coming days with comfortable and eco-friendly accommodations. They would also enjoy majestic views of Himalayan Peaks and enchanting natural surroundings during their stay in this amazing resort.