The opening of the bridge is expected to bring back life for around 2.5 Lakh people as the bridge will considerably shorten the distance between Pratapnagar and Tehri.
The Himalayan Diary
Guptkashi is also considered as a place of four mini Dhamas among Hindus. Situated at an altitude of 1319 m from the main sea level, the Sacred Dham of Kedarnath is just 47 km away from Guptkashi.
It is believed that Baba Banwari Das, the saint used to live with his companion Nahar at the particular place where this castle was built. Nahar means ‘ do not hit ‘ and probably this town has got its name from the word Nahar.
This road is expected to shorten the distance between these two cities and bring it down to just 180 kilometers. This will shorten the travel time to just two and a half hours
Himachal’s Kinnaur district is the only place that grows pine nuts in India, the merchants across country depend on farmers here. Fortunately the season has been good for farmers this year due to which the price of pine nuts have also dipped reasonably.
The childless couples carrying earthen lamps in their hands stand here overnight to attain their wish fulfiled from Lord Kartik Swami, which is also known as “Kartik Murugan Swami” in the southern part of India.
It is very nutritious as well as tasty because it is made of protien rich split black gram lentils (Urad dal). Except Himachal Pradesh, this dish is not that much popular in the other provinces of the country.
The evergreen Shavashatak Barahamakamal, which is believed to be enshrined by Lord Shiva, blooms above the chopped idol of Lord Ganesha inside this cave, from where the small drops of water falls continuously on the idol.
They contain polysaccharides which have several medical properties including antiviral, immunoregulatory, anti-tumour growth effects and resistance to fatigue. Having antioxidant effects, these mushrooms help preventing heart disease and colorectal cancer.
कुल 125 चोटियों में 12 अभी ट्रैकिंग के लिए खुली हैं, जबकि दूसरी चोटियों को पर्वतारोहण की अन्य गतिविधियों के लिए खोला गया है। नई चोटियों के साथ ही पहले से खुली चोटियों के लिए होने वाले पर्वतारोहण अभियानों में परमिट तुरंत जारी होना है।