Pithoragarh: The Rite of Spring

Pithoragarh is directly connected to Delhi with overnight buses from Anand Vihar ISBT (NOT Kashmere Gate ISBT). The nearest train stations to Pithoragarh are Haldwani-Kathgodam (Ranikhet Express from Delhi) and Tanakpur (No direct trains from Delhi). From Kathgodam you can get buses or shared cars via Almora to Pithoragarh (200 KMs) and from Tanakpur via Champawat to Pithoragarh (150 KMs).

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Jauljibi and Askot: 12 Angry Men, One Morose Goat

The 95 KM long Pithoragarh-Dharchula route is an ancient route connecting Kumaon to Nepal and Tibet. Dharchula borders Nepal and is one of the many border crossings in the region on the banks of rivers Kali. But before that, you come accross Jauljibi, 65 Kms from Pithoragarh while Askote is a major village en route.

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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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Beatles Ashram: Graffitis Across the Ganges

Beatles Ashram (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram) in Rishikesh is the place where The Beatles spent several months, composed many songs, and explored spirituality. It was later abandoned and forgotten for three decades. However, Beatlemaniac artists kept sneaking in and painting the walls.

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