Kumaon and Garhwal are the two regions of the mountainous state Uttarakhand. The first thing that comes to our mind when we say Kumaon is Nainital. Nainital is one of the most visited hill station in India. However other than Nainital there are several other "Tals" (which means Lake), beautiful hamlets and forests in this region. We started planning from Nov '15 when 2 of my school friends showed interest. We planned to stay in 7 different location, visit as many as we could and hoped to see some snowfall in Munsyari. Kumaon region is famous for outer Himalaya peaks and Panchachuli peaks. These peaks can be seen from places like Kausani, Almora, Chaurkori, Munsyari. After reading many travelogues in Team-bhp and going through road updates and weather updates the plan was finalized. There were lots of places we could visit, but we had only 8 days . Luckily GoIbibo was giving huge discounts on hotels which helped us reduce the overall trip budget. All the hotels were
Prologue - Elessaar is the name of the car I own now, i.e. Ford Ecosport. I bought it 2 months back. Odo was around 3200km + before the trip. I bought the EcoSport with the sole purpose of touring. The first destination which we planned to do in our new car was Zuluk. I called up a fellow Team-bhp member Sumitro, who was also interested in this long weekend drive. There was a holiday on 2nd October, which was a friday. Using this holiday we planned a 4 day road trip. The place and other plans was Sumitro's idea. Sumitro had a friend, Norden Bhutia who lived at a place near Padamchen. We planned to do camping on a hilltop which Norden and his family owned for 2 days. They also has their own house before hill top, and in case anyone of us isn't interested for camping he/she could stay at their place.
If you want to visit a place other than the beach and himalaya you are left with the midlands. There isnt anything called as "midlands" in West Bengal, i just came up with name because the area I want to refer to sits in the middle. So Purulia, Bankura, Burdwan are midlands according to me. There are various small hills, forests, water reserves in Purulia which can be a perfect weekend destinations for Bengalis. I have already been to Garpanchkot last time so this time we decided to go to Ayodhya hills. Ajodhya Hills is located in the Purulia district of the state West Bengal, India. It is a part of the Dalma Hills and extended part of Eastern Ghats range. Highest peak of Ajodhya Hills is Gorgaburu. The nearby populated town area is Bagmundi. There is a myth which is related to Ramayana, but that is not the reason why its name is Ayodhya. According to Hindu mythology, Rama and Sita had come to Ayodhya Hills and stayed during their exile. Sita was thirsty and Ram pierced