We rediscover the fabled Dehra of Ruskin Bond. Of Rusty's time with Bibiji and glimpse into the once idyllic, sleepy town of Dehradun when canals and gossips flowed in equal amounts!
We walk the legendary trail walked by Rudyard Kipling himself! A trail as old as Mussorie for it was the only way to get there. We find ourselves lost in a time of memsahibs and dandies and spectacular views of the Doon Valley.
The way to a person's heart is through food and Dehra's food surely beats in the heart of every Doonite. From Kumar Sweets to Katlambas we savour it all in our food walk. Make sure to come empty stomach for this one!
It's no wonder that the Forest Research Institute (FRI) is called the pride of Dehradun , for it's the Taj Mahal of brick architecture. A one of it's kind building, a living museum, FRI surely makes for a mesmerising walk!
We travel to Kalsi-Jagatgram, home of the Ashokan rock edict,the majestic Yamuna Valley and also the site of an ancient Ashwamedha yagya. All set against backdrop of endless fields and beautiful orchards.
We drive from the valley of Dehradun to the Surkanda peak situated at about 3 hours away. The peak is home to Goddess Surkanda and offers a mesmerizing view of several Himalayan peaks.
Devalsari is a pristine Deodar forest situated at a distance of 78 kms from Dehradun. It is known for its community managed initiatives like the Devalsari Ecotourism Research Centre. Home to several short hikes and treks....
Close to Uttarkashi is the pristine settlement of Bhangeli, a village where local residents welcome you to their vernacular home stays. It is from Bhangeli that one begins the trek to Gidara Bugyal, said to be the highest meadow of Asia.