When I was 15 my parents took me to my hometown, yeah, my hometown where my grandfather was born. Its a small place in Uttarakhand ‘ALMORA’.
Its a small valley surrounded by mountains and in winters it looks like that our valley has worn sweaters (snow covering mountains).
We took a Volvo bus from Delhi to Haldwani (centre between plains and mountains) and from Haldwani we took another bus to Almora.
Travelling from Delhi to Haldwani was normal, everything is just straight, temperature is normal but from Haldwani to Almora the ride becomes adventurous and amazing.
Path to travel are not anymore straight, our bus travels in zig zag direction, the temperature started falling, we felt cold and put on some jackets and sweaters.
When I saw outside the window, a fresh wind touches my face and small drop fall on my face (os ki boond) I was just mesmerized by that environment, its far better than any city. We approximately take 10 to 12 hours for reaching there.
Before Almora, bus stops at one shop for some breakfast and tea, we had some tea and breakfast.
It is such a beautiful place, I don’t know how everything was so much beautiful there? Then around 5 or 6’o clock am, we reached Almora.
Bus drops us at bus stop which is located at one of the mountain then by walking we go down and now the beautiful place become more beautiful we saw a river, its water was cold and my heart captures that place, we took some rest on the bank of river, a cold wind touches my soul, and sound of water make us feel pleasurable.
There are big stones inside the river, we captured some photos there.
There is a bridge to cross the river which is very clean and beautiful. There are small temples visible to us between mountains.
People are busy in their work. Women and men both are doing their work in farms. There are many cows and buffaloes eating grass.
Then we again started to walk, after 1 km we reached our lovely beautiful home. We all had taken some rest then after that we had some food from our neighbour who all were so kind and the food was very tasty.
I had never eaten such a good food.
Then we went to our kul devta temple for pooja, there we click selfies and pics. There are big mountains surrounding us everything is so much beautiful there.
Now we start our pooja ceremony, my mother did it all, she tell us to take ashirvaad from our Kul Devta.
Then after pooja we all went to meet people whom we don’t even know but my father knows them. We saw our farms, played with kids and that’s all for a day.
We went to sleep and in the nights, it’s very cold, in summer season too we have to take blanket at night while if we compare cities, we can’t live without air conditioner and the climate of Almora is naturally cold and mesmerising.
Then next morning we went for trekking, awesome weather, we had eaten plums from trees for the first time, those plums were so juicy and tasty. We saw various type of animals and birds which we can’t see in cities.
The environment is so much lovely that I wanted to live there for my whole life. Then we packed our bags sadly we have to come back to Delhi again it was so hard to leave such a beautiful place.
But then my dad said son we are going to Nainital for more fun, then by bus we are back to Haldwani, from their we took train to Nainital.
Nainital we all know is such a beautiful place to visit in holidays to enjoy and relax.
It lies in kumaon region of Uttarakhand there we hire a hotel room and open our back packs, took some rest and ate some tasty food, all night we took some extra rest so that we can enjoy the Nainital trip as well, the next day.
We woke up early morning and had some breakfast and went to see the beauty of Nainital.
We had done boat riding on Nainital lake (a beautiful site with Naina Devi hindu temple.
The lake is also called Naini lake and see the Corbett national park and Gurney house.
We clicked some selfies and photographs their also. We bought some stuffs for our friends and colleagues.
Kilbury bird sanctuary was awesome place to visit to see birds of different variety.
If you visit Nainital then don’t forget to visit Bhimtal, Sattal, Ghorakhal and Naina Devi temple. These are the most amazing places of Nainital to visit. We don’t have the time to visit these places as our vacations are getting over.
This is my memorable trip to Almora and Nanital, I suggest you all to visit Almora and Nanital at once. You will feel same as I felt to go there.
These are two most mesmerizing places that I have ever visited. These places are so much awesome that anyone want to live there for a whole life.
Now there is a regular trip to Almora once in a year to enjoy the nature’s beauty. We all went to Almora every summer or winter vacation for relaxation of mind and body.
Almora makes me feel at home, such relaxation is nowhere, those cold winds are incomparable, those river sounds are nowhere.
Though the winds are cold but the atmosphere is so warm, so Pleasant, so beautiful that no place can replace its beauty. I will advise to visit such a beautiful place in your lifetime, you will feel refreshed for the whole year.