September 15, 2017 By:
Hi! In http://www.indiateayuda.com/how-is-ahmedabad-gujarat/ there´r my favourite places in Ahmedabad. I love India & I hope you enjoy reading about my selection of places in Ahmedabad: so you can do the trips whenever you feel like. Also, you can join www.facebook.com/indiateayuda for more info/photos & please do feel free to share your experiencies, trips... (IndiaHelpsYou is the translation into English from the Spanish site IndiaTeAyuda) Since we have something in common: we love travelling, you can check some of my videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCecJ9ThAXn8OH7e3iWCzQCg/videos I hope you see you soon! Rachel

June 9, 2017 By:
Sahara Desert Camping at Merzouga, Morocco   Among all my travels, the one experience that stays on top for the sweet memories I made is the Desert Camping experience in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. My sole purpose of this trip was to set my foot into the largest desert on the planet. A basic expectation none the less but I was astounded by so many surprises that I encountered which made it more than just immersing myself into the sands of the Sahara. To begin with, I took the backpacking way. I flew to Marrakech from Barcelona. After settling into the sights and sounds of the Arab world, which Marrakech provides in excess, I travelled to Merzouga, the topic of this blog. Merzouga is a small desert town dedicated to hosting tourists to give them the true Saharan experience, it is very close to the border to Algeria. Along this route from Marrakech to Merzouga, I passed through Aït Benhaddou and Tinghir, each city having its own unique landscape to offer. Reaching Merzouga is a 7-hour bus journey from Tinghir. As I alighted from the AC bus from Supra Travels at around 10.30 pm, I could feel the cold air chilling my bones. The accommodation where I booked the night to stay with, had arranged a taxi which picked me up from the centre of the town to the hotel. The streets looked mostly deserted and I just settled in my room when I was served dinner. I had hardly eaten anything all day long during the bus journey. The host, a very hospitable man knew I was famished and cooked the most amazing Berber omelette. It is fried onion and tomato with Moroccan spices with eggs, baked in a tanjine, the traditional cookware from Morocco we have all seen on TV. Served with bread and some olive oil, I gobbled it all and went to sleep. The next morning, I woke up to the first rays of the sun to find myself in a locale which had an orange hue. I stepped out to explore the dunes which were right next to my accommodation. I was definitely amazed at the vast expanse of the desert, with each dune looking bigger than the other. While the sand in Rajasthan looks yellow, the sand in Sahara is bright orange. The almost clear blue sky, with few white fluffy clouds astray too, reflected the orange hue of the Sahara. I had nice breakfast on the terrace and packed my bags for the desert camping, organized by the owner of the accommodation himself. As a travel tip, always try to negotiate, instead of agreeing to the price quoted, you can compare prices with other dealers in the town to understand the average. Different packages have different price slabs, I chose the basic one which included the camel ride and the overnight camping in the middle of the desert. We were a group of travellers and we started the journey towards the evening, where the camels were strapped with the necessary food supply for the night and we were accompanied by the guides who were none other than men from the Berber tribe, very typical of this region. Each one of us mount a camel and we set off on our journey into the desert. This is when you truly experience the Sahara. Sand dune after sand dune, with the town distancing itself behind you, the camel ride felt great, your body moving in rhythm to the camel’s movement. Very different and fun to do, you might feel like your back is going to snap any moment though. Oh, not to forget, if you are busy clicking pictures and for a moment and let go of the wooden handle for grip, chances are you will end up at the camel’s feet, smack on your face. The reason we leave at 4pm is to avoid the merciless afternoon heat of the desert to which we are not accustomed to and also to be just in time to catch the sunset from the tallest dune and head to the camp, for some authentic entertainment from the Berbers! Since it was a December evening, the air was cold but the sun was shining bright – mix of cold air but your skin feels the burn from the sun. Every now and then there is a gush of wind, with all the fine sand particles in your face and hair and you wonder if there is a sand storm brewing somewhere. This journey gives you a fantastic view of the dunes, though they look small at a distance, only when one group splits from yours and takes a different route for fun, you can scale the actual height of the dune like in the pic below. After the fun camel ride, we finally reach the camp site, where you relish a beautiful sunset, a bright red sparkling dot diving into the horizon. I did some sandboarding for the first time and it is definitely thrilling. You will be amazed by the variety of the crowd who are traveling with you. After the sunset and night falls, everybody gathers at a common area to relish some tea. The quintessential drink of the Moroccans, you just cannot stop sipping on this tea. This is your time to socialize and break the ice over tea. There were a bunch of people from the United States of America, Canada, Portugal, Japan, China and us, Indians. We exchanged our travel experiences and met a few foreign travellers who knew more of India as a travel destination than most of us would like to acknowledge. And then, the food started coming in. Bread with some vegetable side dish and then rice with chicken and potatoes baked in the tajine. It was a sumptuous meal when the hosts called us all outside to gather around the fire. This is where we get to know the hosts well. The guys who guided the camels through the desert on foot were the same guys who made tea and cooked dinner for us. These are people from the Berber tribe who are very typical of North Africa, who have their own language and customs. They live on the go, leading a very sustainable life with their herd of cattle moving to the grasslands during winter and to the mountains in summer to feed them. With the climate changing slowly and life getting harsher, few have switched to jobs in the tourism industry which involves activities like desert safari and desert camping. We all sat around the fire when the Berbers sang songs with great zest and the noise of the drums beating filling the cold night air of the Sahara. They told us that these were the songs they sing within their community to bond with each other every night. After the singing, we discussed about the kind of lifestyles we all live, for a moment asking ourselves if living a life like a Berber, ‘on the go’ without any expectations from the future was a way to live or the current one we all lead, making investments and elaborate plans. And not to forget our constant attachment to modern technology whereas they live a life of bliss with nothing but the moon, the stars, the desert, their cattle and their people. Now, it was almost 11pm in the night, we were all tired after today’s adventure and we all said good night to each other. This is when I ventured out from the group and scaled a nearby sand dune and laid out my sleeping bag, staring in to the perfectly clear night sky. With the cold breeze and beautiful shooting stars every now and then, I was lost in the beauty of the Milky Way made me felt closer to nature than ever before. I drew imaginary lines connecting the stars. I later went inside my tent and slept for the night as the wind grew harsher and the night turned colder. I woke up the next day for ringing bells, their call to wake us up. We all caught the sunrise and that was the end of our desert camping trip. We took amazing shots of the silhouettes of camel on the dune against the sun. The return journey had an awkward silence in the air as nobody wanted to leave just yet. But as life has it, we need to move on. When we reached the town of Merzouga on camelbacks, I bid adieu to the new friends I had made, wishing them good luck, freshening myself up and packing my bags to head to the next destination – Fez, the cultural capital of Morocco.

May 2, 2017 By:
Last year in June, 2016, I went to USA with my family. My sister had just completed her graduation from California State University and we were meeting her directly at LAX Airport. Our flight landed around 11am in the morning. We got our immigration formalities done and met my sister waiting outside the airport as she had come there by bus from Fresno, Calfornia where she studied. We were so happy to see each other. Since Disneyland is in the city named Anaheim which is a 3-4 hours drive from the LAX airport, we had already booked hotel Marriot international in Anaheim. The shuttle had arrived to pick us from the airport. We had come to an international destination for the very first time. Me and my younger brother were stunned with the beautiful view of the city. The weather was pleasant too. We reached our hotel by 5pm in the evening. The hotel was so luxurious and the weather in Anaheim was windy and it rained later in the evening. We took rest for a while, changed our clothes and went for a walk near the hotel. The next morning we all got ready and a shuttle bus came to pick us from the hotel to drop us at the Disneyland park which was at a 10 minute distance. The tickets for disney park were $200 per person. Everyone was so excited including me as Disneyland was my dream destination since childhood. We reached there. It was so beautiful. We clicked many pictures and took many beautiful rides. There was a huge Mickey wheel in between the park which was a centre of attraction. There were many souvenir shops in the park from where we bought cuttle little mickeymouse hats and stuff. Early in the evening, we sat in the park and there was a beautiful show in the park featuring disney characters. Later at night, a beautiful event took place where huge amount of colourful crackers were burnt in the sky making beautiful creations. It was so eye catching. It was like a dream come true. We went back to the hotel and had our dinner to sleep for the next day's adventure. Next day, shuttle bus came to pick us from the hotel to take us to for the City Tour. It was for around $75 per person. We went to the Santa Monica beach, Hollywood Boulevard street, Madame Taussads and Beverly hills to see the Hollywood sign on the hills. We had so much fun enjoying each and every moment and clicking so many pictures.  We came back to the hotel late in the evening. Next day we did shopping in the nearby mall and headed to the airport to reach our next destination which was Columbus, Ohio to meet my uncle's family. The trip ended with so many fun memories which i will cherish my whole life." alt=""" alt=""" alt=""" alt=""" alt=""

February 21, 2017 By:
  When most people plan college trips to Goa, we changed our minds and ventured into the unexplored lands of the North East. Most people won't know this but one of the only places in India which follows matriarchial society is Shillong. Here, the man moves to his wife's house after marriage, there is equality apart from the serenity radiating from the lands.  As soon, as we landed on the grounds of Guwahati airport, the cluster of buildings in Delhi altered to rich green paddy fields and the smell of the recent downpour made us dizzy(in a good way) . We crossed the mighty Brahmaputra, the little ferries and fingers crossed to catch a glimpse of river dolphins. The drive from Guwahati to Shillong took about 2 and a half to three hours, the drive was beautiful. Also, as soon as we entered Meghalaya, the sweaty humidity of Guwahati vanished into a perfect weather. The first tourist site which welcomed us was the Barapani lake, which was huge and reminded of the great river in Hogwarts. Then we aclimatised ourselves to the weather on the first day, took a stroll towards the police Bazar( Glorys Plaza and Fancy market is one of the best places to buy clothes and shoes respectively). Treated ourselves to a plate of momos, and rested for the remaining night.  The following day, we started early towards the Shillong peak which is the highest point in Shillong. The weather was slightly cold but the sight was such a treat to the eyes. It was so peaceful and calm, entire Shillong was before us, and it was gorgeous! We had a delightful breakfast consisting of chai and maggi. Next stop was the root bridge. Root bridge is a man made bridge made of rubber trees, built by villagers decades ago. We climbed down a couple of 150 steps to a breathtaking view of the rootbridge, mid way, we gorged down on ripe pineapples and citrusy fruits. Rootbridge was the best memory of my Shillong trip, the clear waters of the stream below, it was hard to believe that a structure so beautiful existed. After climbing up the exhausting stroll, we moved on to the next location, which was Dawki.   Dawki is situated on the India Bangladesh border and is around 60 kms from Shillong, the Dawki waters are so clear that you can see the reflection of your own boat. To boat, we climbed down a rocky trek towards a small beach. We hopped onto narrow kayak like boats and passed through arches and the water was so clear, we could see fish and stones. We had some refreshing cool drinks and lunch in a dhaba enroute to our guest house. The next day we went to a nearby lake called Ward's Lake, boated through the lake, interacted with the local crowd. Also, there's a zoo nearby which has deer, and many species of birds. We also heard that there was a Butterfly Museum nearby but thinking of dead butterflies clipped on glass gave us the creeps. We had lunch in a local restaurant called Bamboo hut, the momos and coffee was delicious. Cafe Shillong is one of the most popular cafes, with live music and one of the only places in India which serve Beef. We were lucky that it wass a weekend, we saw Lou Majou, a popular Shillong artist perform and forced ourselves on delicious food, One of my friends really enjoyed the beef burger though I didn't try. Thukpa and Chocolate shake was sumptous.    Since, we only had a short tripped planned, we went to the Cathedral, which was all in blue matching with the clear blue skies of Shillong. Inside, it was very quiet and peaceful. We roamed around the area, it was huge.  Taking a quick bite from a nearby Cafe Munchies, we drove back to Guwahati along with our hearts full of serenity, peace and calm. Shillong is known as capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. With its amazing beauty and breathtaking lakes and rivers it never fails to give you amazing experiences. Share your travel thoughts on travel blogs and if your planning a trip you can join travel forum to get more info.  

January 26, 2017 By:
The gaff which I hae already visited is sun temple which is situated at konark. The gaff which gives us divinity,naturality, & pleasuse to us is the scenic beauty of the gaff. it is a vast green area beside the hills and a beautiful river has passed beside it. The flowers and fields r fancy scenery painted by a professional artist. Definitely it is the worth gaff because the natural and the beauty always attracts the mind of customer and pulls em towards the gaff. If yeh visit the gaff once then yeh would fancy to visit to the same gaff again and again. One of the stunning and master piece and significance of the gaff is sun temple where sun rises in the east and first appears in the temple. The rays of sun which touches the temple first and moves after anywhere. The temple was build in a significant manner by the ancient artiest and by the famous king Langula Narshimadev. It was taken 12 years to accomplish the temple.The temple is designed in the shape of chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, Surya, across heavens. It is located at a manageable distance to puri’s Jagannath temple (35 k.m).And it is 65 k.m. away from the capital city Bhubaneswar. The significance of the name of the sun temple konark is Kona and arka .kona means the corner and arka means the sun. In totally which is meaning the worship of god. The European sailor named the temple as black pagoda. This temple is also known as Arkakshetra. One of the significance of the river chandrabhaga is lord Krishna’s son samba was smitten with leprosy due to his fathers curse. Most important think is the visitor r attracted towards the visiting gaff as well as the sea beach. Where they spent lots of time in boating ,swimming and also horse riding. It generally gives em pleasure that’s y they rushes to our country to get the peace of their life. It is ultimately called as rest of their life. There r many places which I hae ever visited and enjoyed r jagannath temple in puri. Which is mostly famous by Lord jagannath the Lord of the whole world and its beach the Bay of Begal. Apart from that there is another gaff which I hae covered up the lake chillika far away 85 k.ms. from the capital. Which is moatly famous 4 the birds. In the winter season birds migrated from foreign countries and stayed in the lake chilika. And after a few months of duration they returned back to their native gaff. Is it not a beautiful creation ? It was bleedin' interesting and amazing gaff with lots of colourful birds. That’s all my visited gaff that I shared with yeh. If yeh visit to the gaff once I “ll bet 1000 rupees of dosh that yeh must come again and again.

January 7, 2017 By:
For a young woman who was trapped in a 9 to 7 internship routine throughout summer, a long weekend in the pleasant month of August turns out to be a blessing in disguise. In order to get away from work pressure as well as academic blues, this woman (i.e. myself) chalked out a short trip to the ‘Pink City’ from August 20th until 22nd; in order to indulge in shear relaxation and exploration. I did not wish to burn a hole in my pocket by booking an air ticket neither did I have enough time to take a 7 hour long train journey hence, I decided to drive down to the vibrant city of Jaipur. What next? Well, which hotel should I check in at? Honestly, I did not want to compromise on this front and wanted to relax at a hotel that in itself is an eye-candy even if I do not step out at all; hence I chose ‘Savai Mann Singh Rest Rooms’ by Taj, located right next to the Rambagh Palace. Day 1 With an archaic yellow suitcase and 2 hand bags full of ‘Farsaan’ and ‘Aloo Puri’, my drive began at 6 in the morning and I had set foot in the hotel at 11AM, sharp. Through the beautiful ‘Aravalis’ into the city of hues, it was a comfortable drive with no potholes on the roads and moderate sort of traffic. As I got the keys for room number 410, I entered a royal and beautiful room and because I had asked for a garden view, I spotted this beautiful peacock sitting right outside, probably waiting for his beloved before they could pull off a dance! After some 10 minutes of being awestruck and a nap of about 2 hours, I went in for a quick swim in the hotel pool and ordered some lip-smacking pool side snacks to get rid of ALL the fatigue. Later in the evening, I walked into the Rambagh Palace for a stroll and the shutterbug within my soul said ‘Time for some night light photography maybe?’ hence, I clicked these pictures – (Thanks to the weather for such a beautiful skyline though) Post the photography hour, I thought to myself- ‘What does one need at the end of a long day? Good Food? Indeed’ And so, I ordered a special Rajasthani Thali for dinner which consisted of ‘Marwari Kadhi’, ‘Gatte Ki Sabzi’, ‘Nawab-e-Paneer’ and home cooked ‘Dal (Plus desserts, all for Rs. 800) and honestly, this thali tasted much better than what one would get at ‘Chokhi Dhani’ which is a Marwari style ‘village fair’ located at the outskirts of Jaipur. Day 2 Being the OCD sort of person that I am, I booked an 8 hour cab for day two in order to explore all the heritage that I could within a day! Oh and not to miss, who wouldn’t want to hit the local markets in a city such as Jaipur? So the day began at 11PM and I quickly asked the driver to drive me down to the famous ‘Bapu Bazaar’ and neighbouring ‘Johari Bazaar’, both famous for Rajasthani craft items and jewellery. The market was brimming with traditional looking earrings, neck pieces, bangles, bags, kurtas and of course ‘Jootis’. I ended up spending some 4K on shopping but the highlights of course were these ‘Jootis’ I bought for myself and my best friend. Further, I took a pause for lunch at a local restaurant around 1.30 and then started for ‘Hawa Mahal’ around 2PM which is a palace situated right next to the Tourist Palace Market, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. As I stood in front of this sandstone giant, I sensed wind in my hair and a storm of good vibes entered my cluttered head, thereby making me feel extremely peaceful. The next heritage site on my checklist was ‘Jal Mahal’ which is a palace situated in the middle of the ‘Man Sarovar Lake’ which turned out to be a 20 minute ‘rainy’ drive from Hawa Mahal. As I got off from the car, the rain had stopped pouring and the sun was shining through the clouds; rays being filtered onto the structure as well as the surrounding hills and hence I started struggling for the perfect shot to capture on my camera. As I clicked this picture and got back into the conveyance, the driver told me that all other heritage sites would close down by 3.30 which meant that we would not be allowed to go inside. I felt disappointed for a while but decided to strike off each site from my checklist even if that meant laying eyes on the monuments only from the outside and hence we then marched towards Amer Fort which is a principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. I couldn’t stop staring at this wonderful structure and the complimentary sky line until the driver honked and asked me about my last destination which was ‘Albert’s Hall’. ‘ The foundation of this museum was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876 which today stands as a museum of Industrial Arts’ said the driver. Of course I couldn’t go in but, have you ever seen so many crows in one spot in Delhi/NCR ever? I was surrounded by their ‘caws’ for over half an hour and finally, I asked the driver to drop me off at the MI road for dinner. Post meal, I headed to the hotel for a comfortable sleep as I had to leave for home the next morning. There’s nothing better than home, but at times; different is good! All in all, the pink city indeed is a visual treat; it’s like food for the soul but pink? It’s not so pink after all! Do visit this city, when in a desperate need for relaxation coupled with beauty! Cheers. Plan your trip to pink city of India Japipur using eChutti trip planner. You can find travel partner if your traveling solo to enjoy the journey. 

December 12, 2016 By:
Woke up hesitantly early in the morning lacking any particular path of thoughts about what to do on last lazy Saturday. Weather too bad to go outside-too overcast and nearly zero degree outside.Anyway after having the morning routine,I did just went through National Trust directory to find out a place to visit not far from my home.Flipped though a few pages and spotted Stowe garden which is only about 25 miles from here. Started my car at 9.30 and driving though a mixture of A and B type roads reached Stowe at 10.30.Showed my NT card and entered the garden.At the gate the volunteer greeted and helped me with route map,but declined as I am already familiar. Stowe garden was created by , Lord Cobham, who set the gardens out to reveal his beliefs about the politics and morality of the day. Which path will you choose - Vice, Virtue or Liberty? Surely it is a heaven on earth. Share your trip experience by creating your own travel blog on eChutti and generate a travelogue to share your trip memories with friends and family. Find a travel buddy to travel together and make your journey memorable.

October 23, 2016 By:
Theme Based Camping on 12 Nov 16 At Blue Green Exotica Mandangadh Mumbai Event Theme “TAMASHA” Don’t Reveal Yourself Be Yourself See video for theme details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3zqiKDmuc0 About The Location Blue Green Exotica Camping resort is a 120 Acre lush green forest property with 1 acre of lawns and landscaping. There is a seasonal stream flowing through the one side of the resort. Scattered inside this lush green area are our tents, Waterfall and other facilities with ample open spaces. The Jungle Resort Blue Green Exotica carries out jungle and river trekking with guide around you giving information of the various Fauna and medicinal plants, endemic to these jungles. Activities – • Sunset point at Mandangadh Fort • River Trekking • Jungle Trekking • Campfire with Theme Based Drama / Dance /Music • BBQ • Night Trail • Tent stay • Theme Based Act • Music / Dance • Boating • Snorkelling • Swimming in Waterfall with life jacket Schedule 12 Nov 2016 • 10 am starting from Mumbai • 3 pm- 4 pm Location Jungle Resort Blue Green Exotica • 4:00 pm -5:00 pm evening tea and snacks • 5:00 pm -7:00 pm Mandangadh fort and sunset point visit • 7:30 pm back to camp • 8:00pm -9:30 pm barbecue n camp fire session ( Dance Drama Music ) • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm night trail • 10:00pm -11:00 pm dinner • Go to sleep in tents 13 Nov 2016 • 8:30am -9:30 am break fast • 9:30 am -10:00 am jungle trekking • 10:00 am -1:30 pm waterfall visit, boating n Snorkelling . • 1:30pm -2:30 pm lunch then back to Mumbai Imagine a camping trip with such beautiful surrounding, delicious food and the opportunity to make new friends. Our Theme of camping will surely make this camping unforgettable Return Gift :- All trip’s experiences we will capture in our camera and we will make film of that and we will showcase that on our youtube channel .You can download film also from youtube if you want to keep it with. Cost – 3300 Rs per person Bank Details – Account Holder name - Gaurav Arora Account number – 6111492017 Ifsc Code – KKBK0000680 Refund Policy – 50% refund on 3 days prior cancelation else no refund Inclusions: 1. Accommodation in Tents on Triple Sharing basis (Three in one tent) 2. Boating trekking 3. Meals during the trip (Dinner-Breakfast-Lunch) with tea and & welcome drink 4. All permissions, Toll, Taxes 5. Video Shoot Charges of complete event 6. Expertise Charges Exclusions: 1. Any transfer from Mumbai to location (sharing vehicle available on actual cost) 2. Lunch on Day 01 3. Anything mentioned than above Things to be carried: • Backpack • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc • Towel/Napkins, Extra pair of clothes • Good footwear(preferably Shoes) with good grip • Torch • Personal medicines. (if u require usually/Optional) • Wind Cheater (Compulsory) • 2-3 bunch of papers • Other things as per your choice So What Are You Waiting For ? Join us for camping For Detail contact – Whatsapp – 9702131615 Call on - 022-42669262 Mob - 9819673732 Mail us on - webanjare@gmail.com Visit Our website – www.webanjare.com Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/webanjare/ Note – * Drinking alcohol and smoking strictly not allowed. ** We do take utmost care of every member of the group during the event but still each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage. * The leader's decision will be final and binding on all.

October 16, 2016 By:
I was bemused whether to go for a college trip or not . Without thinking much I made a decision that travelling is always fun let's not drop the idea . When you travel you actually return to your life . Without enthusiasm , energy and passion you cannot lead your field you need to lighten up . Travelling makes you feel exhilarate . Come let's have a look at what all places I visited . We reached at New Delhi Railway Station 6 in the morning which was chock -a - block with people . Everyone was waiting for their train on one platform or the other . Finally , our train arrived and we were settled . It was five hours train journey till Kathgodam followed by bus . We reached Kathgodam , which is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is located on the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas at an elevation of 554 mts above sea level . Kathgodam is an important station for tourists places like Nainital , Mukteshwar , Ranikhet and much more . We were heading towards Mukteshwar which takes three hours of journey by bus . Mukteshwar is a pleasing destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand . Muktwshwar sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters , 51 Km from Nainital and 343 Km from Delhi . It is famous for it's scenic view and peaceful atmosphere . As we were heading upwards we could see glistening mountains and stellar view left me gasping . We reached around 2:00 p.m at Ojaswi Himalayan Resort . The resort location is so perfect as it shows you mesmerising landscape , the evening sun spreading it's dying colours on the snow clad mountain peaks . After taking few hours rest we were asked to leave for our first visit . I was excited for our visit to Kumaon Vani - Community Radio Station . TERI launched it's first Community Radio station ' Kumaon Vani ' in March 2010 . It was established to use radio as a tool to promote sustainable development among the local farming community . The main objectives of introducing this to help farmers improve their livelihood by providing them pertinent information and knowledge , spread awareness on health , education , water and sanitation . The radio station is attached to TERI'S knowledge centre TRISHA . It was our educational visit where we saw live broadcasting . It is very helpful for farmers where they can listen radio at work and keep updated . It is fun if you have interest in it and to know the history of radio station . After that we returned to our resort . There is slightly decrease in the temperature at night . Walking alone on the grass and gazing stars at night is just amazing . You could actually feel yourself . The view from top was marvellous . At that time the urge to wander and explore the world was solidified . DAY 2 Next morning waking up at 6 in the morning along with sun is something you must experience in your life . Mountains looked more glorious at that time . Reading book along with some good music is the perfect start of the day . After some time we left for our next destination CHAULI KI JALI which was 8km from our resort . We reached their by trekking within the forests which was so serene and peaceful . Chauli Ki Jali is a visitor's attraction located behind the cliff of Mukteshwar temple . It is located at a distance of 250 meters from the Mukteshwar temple . ' Chauli ' means rock and ' Jali 'means hole . This place is paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers . One can have a mesmerising view of the Himalayan range and Kumaon Valley from the edge of Chauli ki Jali . There are many amazing facts about this place . There is myth that if you cross the hole of chauli ki jali whatever you wish for you will get it . Besides this , I was stunned to see the names of people written on the rock . Those names were written by people before commiting suicide and reason along with . Many people commited suicide over there which is strange . I got mixed kind of feelings after looking at that . Mukteshwar temple which is 500 meters away from Chauli ki Jali is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva . The Mukteshwar town owes it's name from this 350 years old Shiva temple . This hill temple is perched at an elevation of 2,312 meters above sea level and offers an enchanting view . There is nothing much happening in the Mukteshwar temple , but the way from Nainital is worth going for . If feels like you are out of the world when you reach there . Sitting there for quite a moment, taking deep breath and thinking deeply about your goals will actually make you feel boisterous and energetic . By the end of the day , most of were punch drunk . So , we slept . DAY 3 After having breakfast we left for Nainital . Like most hill stations , Nainital has a bustling mall road , warm cafes and very busy Tibet market . The mall road houses shops selling candles with intricate desings , wooden knick knacks and colourful woollens . Do bring something as keepsakes . The afternoon brought with it a bright sunny sun . It was warm in the noon . We moved to BHIMTAL which is named after mythological character of Mahabharat . Bhimtal is like any other small district with row of shops , dhabas . Bhimtal Lake is another nice lake in nainital surrounding . Although not much to see , but there is something here which you will not find at any of the lakes - Kayaks . Kayaking here is the simplest thing although I didn't do that . So , this was the last day of our trip . Best time to visit Mukteshwar is from April to June and October . We didn't visit many places because of shortage of time . We reached Kathgodam station at 3. 30 p .m and journey comes to an end . Through out this trip I realised company matters a lot with whom you are travelling . Surround yourself with good people , be outrageously energetic and madly alive . I stepped out beaming with little memories that will linger .