The Great Himalayan National Park & Jalori Pass Budget Travel Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), the villages and treks around it. Accommodation, permits, guides, costs, and all other practical information to explore Sainj and Tirthan Valleys for budget backpackers.

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The Valley After The Flowers

In September the Valley of Flowers National Park starts drying up. But clear skies can offer good views of the Nanda Devi and other peaks.

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Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib: Budget Travel Guide Under INR 3000

The usual Valley of Flowers route is Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Rudraprayag-Chamoli-Joshimath-Govindghat and then trek to Ghangaria where you stay the night. The next day you can trek up to the VoF and come back. If you are going to Hemkund, it is another route from there and will take another day.

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Hampi: Heady Antiquity

Hampi (Vijaynagara Empire): The last non-islamic superpower of the Deccan that the Bahmanis had to literally collude to dismantle and an architectural marvel that left Portuguese wanderers agape, Vijayanagara has always been alluring and to a certain extent enigmatic to me.

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