Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Balrampur Hotels Nainital

Balrampur House, Nainital
Balrampur House was the summer residence of the Maharaja of Balrampur. It was then converted into a luxury heritage hotel in Nainital.

If you want to relive the Raj and witness the glorious past of India, stay at Balrampur Hotels Nainital. In fact Jim Corbett, the famous hunter used to stay at Balrampur whenever he was in Nainital.

Friday, December 18, 2009

My New Formula1 Blog


I have been signed by Butjazz for their new blog on Formula1. This F1 Blog will talk about everything on Formula 1 Motorsport and obviously my views. We will be covering topics like, Drivers, Teams, About F1, etc. in this blog.

I have just started this blog and it will take me 03 months to complete everything about F1 and the 2009 season. However, please check-out the blog and leave your comments.

F1 Rookie

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hill Stations Around Delhi

Since the season time is very close and all you people would like to explore the hill stations in the months of April, May and June, I thought it will be a good idea to highlight Hill Stations around Delhi. Though there a lot of Hill Stations but we will pick up Hill Stations in Uttaranchal which are in a radius of 400 kms from Delhi and fall in Uttaranchal.

Hill Stations in Uttaranchal:

1. Nainital: Nainital is one of the oldest hill stations of North India. Discovered by the British, Nainital's popularity has grown over the years and today Nainital is the famous hill station of Uttaranchal. A very good resource on Nainital Tourism will tell you everything About Nainital.
2. Naukuchiatal: Tucked in a forest, this mighty blue lake is only 25 kms from Nainital. Read everything on Naukuchiatal Blog.
3. Mukteshwar: Mukteshwar is only 60 kms from Nainital and a beautiful Hill Station. You will not find too many tourists here and the place offers magnificent views of the Himalayas.
4. Kausani: Kausani is about 100 kms from Nainital and famous for the Gandhi ashram and famous for breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Sun n Snow Inn is a beautiful hotel and comes under the boutique hotel category.
5. Ranikhet: Ranikhet is only 65 kms from Nainital and famous for its Golf Course. Its a cantonment and also famous for its Heritage Buildings. Hotel West View is a heritage hotel in Ranikhet.
6. Mussoorie: Mussoorie is also known as the Queen of Mountains. This small hill station around Delhi is very famous for its Mall Road and Kempty Falls.
7. Kanatal: Kanatal is only 50 kms from Mussoorie and is a beautiful forested Hill Station. People who want to stay away from Mussoorie's hustle and bustle, should consider Kanatal.
8. Lansdowne: Lansdowne is in fact one of the closest Hill Stations around Delhi. It is upcoming and the Chaukhamba Peak views are simply awesome from Lansdowne.

We will also start writing about all these Hill Stations around Delhi very soon. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Sorry guys for not being around for quite sometime now. Thought of checking my e-mail today on and saw loads of e-mails on queries related to Corbett, Nainital and Naukuchiatal. My apologies...I had absolutely no idea that some of you guys were trying to reach me...Sorry.
I am quite happy that some of you guys had the time to appreciate my work on road maps, driving directions and hotel reviews. Just when I was thinking to back out from blogging and the whole idea of consulting people to have a perfect holiday on the hills, some of you came and started it all over again :)
Thank you for vivifying this blog and I assure that all your queries will be answered with a decent TAT :) Keep writing...Thanks!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ranikhet Sightseeing - Bell the Jhula Devi Temple

Nearly 700 years ago, Chaubatia in Ranikhet was a dense forest full of Wild Animals. There were numerous instances of Leopards and Tigers attacking people and taking away their livestock. People felt harassed and were also very helpless at the same time. They thus thought of praying to Ma Durga for protection. It is believed that Ma Durga appeared in a shepherd's dream and asked him to dig up a particular place where he will find an idol and she wanted a temple to be constructed at the same site.

On digging the place, the same Ma Durga idol was found and the villagers constructed the temple and also installed the same idol in the temple. Soon after the people were freed from the harassment and roamed freely in the area. But that's not over, Ma Durga appeared again in someone else's dream and asked for a "jhula" for herself. Soon the idol was then placed on a wooden Jhula and Ma Durga got her new name, "Jhula Devi".

Jhula Devi is a very sacred spot in Ranikhet and people come from far off places to worship Ma Durga. The beauty of Temple lies in thousands of bells which you would see hanging from everywhere. These countless bells are surely a a testimony to the divine and healing powers of Ma Jhula Devi.

The sight is simply awesome...Honestly I have not seen so many bells put together anywhere else. So if your wishes are fulfilled by Ma (Which I am sure will be), make sure you add one more bell to this beautiful temple.

Jai Ma Durga...Jai Ma Jhula Devi!!!