Auli, his childhood dream!

Quick downpour:
This story starts at an altitude of 10,000 ft.
498 km away from cabbage-head, Delhi
This is about the euphoria  of exploring a realm surrounded by the revered peaks of Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Panch Chuli, Mana and Kamet.
This story is about, the dreamland called Auli bugyal!

Here’s what happened:
Windows rolled down. involuntary, I craned my neck out like a happy dog. We were about to reach Rishikesh. When about Uttarakhand, Rishikesh always announces the beginning of an adventure.
Auli was sleeping when we reached, late at night. Heavy breathed, we climbed 56 stairs to get to our room in the GMVN guesthouse. Such a labyrinth!
If you are there:
– Ignore the caretaker, wearing a strange monkey cap
Auli  rained its way through the morning, slowly and calmly. It wasn’t a rebellious one, it was one of those rains that sweeps all the sorrows away. Stepping an octave down this philosophical tone, it was raining cats and dogs, plain and simple!
It washed away all my time-lapse dreams, at once.
But as a photographer you are a, stubborn soul! You lurk in the ambush like Satan, waiting for Eve to step in the garden. It did and how…



Still exploring. Kind of bipolar- for my equal love for home and the world. Essentially believe in what George Bernard Shaw said, "life isn't about finding yourself but creating yourself"


  • joyroses13 September 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm Reply

    Pure Beauty!

  • Infinite Living September 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm Reply


  • arv! September 8, 2017 at 1:15 am Reply

    Loved the last picture

    • ambikabhardwaj September 8, 2017 at 11:07 am Reply

      🙂 One of those chance pictures, like a happy surprise in life!!!

      • arv! September 9, 2017 at 12:13 pm Reply

        Chances occur…for those who are ready to accept and take one! 🙂

        • ambikabhardwaj September 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm Reply

          Bas!!! Waah wah!
          On point!

          • arv! September 10, 2017 at 6:20 am


  • InspiresN September 8, 2017 at 1:47 am Reply

    great post! awesome place and pictures!!

  • Sudhir Chauhan September 8, 2017 at 7:14 am Reply

    beautiful Ambika…. Auli is a wonderful place….

  • Neal September 8, 2017 at 9:23 am Reply

    Patience is the essence of clicking great Photographs and the above one says it all.

  • GILDASPOEMS September 9, 2017 at 3:29 am Reply

    God bless! Your pictures are beautiful.

  • ravisidula September 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply

    You tend to capture excellent moments behind the lens. Liked your cover page too, very natural

  • Bhavana September 20, 2017 at 4:30 am Reply

    Captivating pictures & lovely write up

  • farhanakramblog October 17, 2017 at 9:15 am Reply


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