Tag: Uttarakhand

Moments from a traditional Indian wedding

Even though I had no idea where I was going, I felt lucky enough to be invited to a traditional Indian wedding. I repeatedly asked the locals I was with, but none of them seemed very sure about it, so I just gave up and accepted the fact that in ...

Visiting Naini Lake in Nainital, Uttarakhand

One of the prettiest cities I've visited in Uttarakhand is Nainital, in the Kumaon region, famous for its beautiful lakes and picturesque surroundings. Blessed by the presence of nine lakes that make for a truly breathtaking natural landscape, ...

In Uttarakhand, where God was born

One of the most offbeat places to visit in Uttarakhand is Manila, unknown by most travellers and still off-topic on most travel guidebooks. Of great natural beauty and rich spirituality, here is where travellers can learn about age-old Hindu ...

12 fantastic places to visit in Uttarakhand, northern India

Find the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, fascinating state in northern India famous for its scenic beauty, spirituality and Yoga tradition. Visit places like Rishikesh, Corbett, Nainital and more.

In India, looking for Manila

After visiting the state of Rajasthan, I looked for some less "touristy" destination and found it in a tiny village in the Kumaon region of the Uttarakhand in India, close to the Himalayas, confusedly named Manila, like Philippines' capital city. ...