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Binsar Vacation – Part 5

August 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Bali and Binsar capped off a summer of plenty of travel. Pune, Surat, Anand, Nageshwar, Bali, Binsar, Nainital. It was a packed June-July for us. As I write this a few days later, I cannot but help think of the beauty in India, and how little we know of it. If only we can improve [...]

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Binsar Vacation – Part 4

August 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Because of the fear of landslides en route and the road possibly being blocked for a few hours, we decided to come the previous night to Kathgodam to take the day-train Sampark Kranti Express from Kathgodam to Delhi. En route, we spent a couple hours in Nainital. Going up, we were enveloped in the thickest [...]

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Binsar Vacation – Part 3

August 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Once we reached Kathgodam in the morning, we took a car to Binsar. The green, tranquil beauty of the Kumaon Hills becomes apparent very soon. The road isn’t that great – apparently, a cloudburst last year did plenty of damage all around, and it hasn’t been fully fixed. Plus, landslides are the norm en route. [...]

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Binsar Vacation – Part 2

August 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

We spent a few hours sight-seeing in Delhi before boarding the overnight Ranikhet Express to Kathgodam. We visited the Rail Museum. Abhishek loves trains, and so I thought that would be a good thing to show. There were barely a dozen people walking around there! Plenty of old engines and train compartments, and the obligatory [...]

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Binsar Vacation – Part 1

August 8th, 2011 · No Comments

As I was telling someone, “People have split ACs; we have split vacations.” A day after returning from Bali, we left with my parents for a 4-day vacation to Binsar. We were staying at a Club Mahindra property in Binsar (the Valley Resort). I had become a Club Mahindra member three years ago, but this [...]

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