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Kosi-The Great Gurgling River

Kosi river bank.

Uttarakhand’s pristine beauty has been enhanced more by the beautiful rivers it is blessed with, which are also the major attraction points for tourist. One such river is Kosi, which is also referred as life line of Almora and is one of the famous rivers of kumaon. It originates from village Budha Peenath of Kausani …

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And we again are welcoming winters !

Beautiful foggy mornings

It is time to love the sun, feel its warmth and get some dry pinkie cheeks.  Devbhoomi is all set to experience winter’s fun.  Foggy nights are soon to arrive and hill-stations are eagerly waiting to receive their first snowfall of this season. Winters add more beauty to Uttarakhnad’s hill stations. Mornings start with thick …

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Uttarakhand – On track towards a great future

 I am a blissful land spread over a geographical area of 53483 sq. km where 1.01 crore hearts pump and beat. I got my identity as the 27th state of the Republic Of India on 9th November 2000 and now in my eleventh year I am stepping towards the zenith of growth and development. Characterized …

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Uttarakhand – through the eyes of an outsider

For a person who is from the south and who has spent most of his life in the south, the mention of Uttarakhand was indeed quite new and strange to me at once. My friend was my only point of contact with this tiny state in the heartland of India. She keeps talking about the …

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Uttarakhand Festivals: Ghyusagyaan (घ्युसग्यान) or Olgia (ओलगिया)


Ghyusagyaan or Olgia (घ्युसग्यान / ओलगिया / घिया संगरांद / म्योल मुण्डया संगरांद) is one day when everyone in Uttarakhand must eat ghee or fresh butter and rub it on their heads. This is an important festival of the poor farmers and graziers of Uttarakhand. On this day mothersrub fresh butter on their kids head (basically in the hair partition) …

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