Day 12 - Oct 13th , 2015
The lodge (Krishna Palace) where we stayed the previous night at Karnaprayag, was on the banks of Pindar river, and very close to the confluence point of the two rivers. The sound of the gushing water of Pindar river was like a lion's roar.
Confluence point of Alaknanda and Pindar
On the way back to Nainital from Karnaprayag, we stopped at a place called Adi Badri.
Adi Badri , the first temple complex among the Sapta Badri temples, is an ancient shrine dedicated to Vishnu. It is located in the hill ranges 17 kilometres, beyond Karnaprayag.
According to tradition, Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya is attributed as builder of all the temples.
In ancient times, when approach to the main shrine of Badrinath was closed due to bad weather conditions, pilgrims worshipped Vishnu at this temple.
There are many temples in the complex at Adi Badri, where gods such as Surya , Kubera , Kali , Ganesh , Shiva etc are worshipped.
We then proceeded to Nainital, which was the last leg of our journey.
We reached Nainital by 5.30 PM, met Mr. Anup Sah at his residence, and then proceeded to Kathgodam to catch the Ranikhet express.
Day 13 - Oct 14th , 2015
We alighted at Delhi by 4.30 AM . Myself , Ambika and Akshay proceeded to IG airport to board the return flight to Bangalore, which was scheduled to depart at 8.15AM.
The other members of our team, stayed in Delhi for 2 more days, as they desired to visit Agra and a local tour of Delhi, before they departed to Bangalore.
Getting there ...
By rail: Haridwar railway station, around 200Km from Karnaprayag
By road: You can reach Adi Badri from Dehradun , Nainital , Haridwar or Rishikesh.
Route to Adi Badri
1) Dehradun – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Karnaprayag - Adi Badri
2) a) Nainital - Almora – Dwarahat – Gairsain – Karnaprayag
b) Nainital – Almora – Kausani – Gwaldham – Tharali – Karnaprayag – Adi Badri
Karnaprayag - Adi Badri - Ranikhet - Nainital - Kathgodam
This marks the end of my 10 series blog, and I really thank our team for the company. Special thanks to Satish uncle for making all the arrangements and Sandeep , our driver who accompanied us in the tour.
Equipments that I have used
1. Nikon D7100
2. Nikon 200-500mm F/5.6 VR lens
3. Nikon 18-105mm VR lens
4. Nikon 24-120mm F/4 VR lens
5. Tamron 90mm F/2.8 VC lens
6. Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX-II lens
7. Aputure timer remote control
8. Benro A300FN0 Tripod
I hope you enjoyed all the blog posts in the Himalayan series. Thank you for your wonderful time and patience !!
Thank you !!!