Want instant rejuvenation, head to Ramgarh

Want instant rejuvenation, head to Ramgarh

 Want to know the connection between Ramgarh, the fruit bowl of Kumaon, and famous writers —  Rabindra Nath Tagore and Mahadevi Varma, read on …..


By Divya Joshi

 

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n today’s fast moving time when almost everyone has forgotten to live peacefully owing to the unending pressures both personally and professionally, vocational breaks have become a necessity to relish and rejuvenate. As rightly said all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, indeed we all should give it a serious thought. And I’m sure most of us do.

 

When it comes to travelling the biggest question is where? With the current lifestyle, no one has the luxury or the time to manage long lasting holidays, most of the times it ends up to a three/four days break. How to utilize these most valuable days and make the best out of it, in short a memory that can be cherished for long. We all know about the much talked destinations, but what if I talk about a not so explored destination.

 

Yes you heard it right, here comes a good news for people residing in the part of Northern India, as there is a closest place for them to relax. I’m talking about Ramgarh, a place in Uttarakhand, a state known for its lakes, mountains, forests, national parks and sanctuaries. Ramgarh is a small hill station on the way to Mukteshwar in Nainital district. Not very commercialized, yet a place resembling heaven.

 

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Also known as the “Fruit Bowl of Kumaon”, the small town is surrounded with orchids of  a variety of Himalayan fruits like peach, apricots, pears and apples. This place was once the cantonment of the English army.

 

To enlighten you all with an another interesting point associated with the land is that the famous writer Mahadevi Varma got the inspiration of writing Lachma one of her known compositions from this lovely place. The place is so soothing and refreshing that even famous poets Rabindra Nath Tagore got so stimulated that he established his own ashram here. The place is so peaceful that one not just science the natural beauty but can also initiate a conversation with it. I’m sure the place will make you forget all the stress and sweat and will embrace you in its enduring view that you will forget to go back.

 

Ramgarh gives you a glimpse of the Himalayas in one direction, the forests of the ‘Tarai’ region in the other. Since it’s not commercialized too much, the number of tourist coming in is less in compared to the other spots. Guess, this is one reason that has maintained what the place is today. As I somewhere believe that too much commercialisation diminishes its natural charm. The beautiful hill station can be visited anytime, the attraction remains intact in all the seasons while the experience differs. In summers it’s the best place to visit and get rid of the scorching heat which makes the life miserable, and summers in some parts of India are unbearable.

 

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So why to keep getting grumpy, when we have plenty of pleasant options available. If at all you want to try the ‘pahari’ fruits, than you shouldn’t miss the chance of being in the place during summers especially between May-July.  In summer the place is no less than heaven.

 

If you want to explore the snowy view, than winter is the perfect time. Between January- February, the place is no less than Switzerland, entire place appears as if it is adorned with tiny cotton balls. The view is so astonishing that even a naïve can become a poet, a painter or a singer in just no time. Not just this, one can forget all the hit numbers or any sort of music, once introduced to the loving voice of the chanting birds that can light up your day. Such is nature and the splendor of the most beautiful hill station I have ever witnessed. Given a chance I would love to spend my entire life there.

 

Just explore the place once and I assure that the place will invite you again and again! After viewing the beauty once, one can’t miss the chance of coming back again. The wow part is quite prominent and spread all over. Sometimes I wonder God was so kind when he created earth, he knew that things will be so messed-up in the coming years that my kids will need such soothing places, and hence he formed these wonderful destinations for us so to unwind.

 

Chaubatia Church

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin — William Shakespeare


Divya Joshi
Divya Joshi, who hails from Uttarakhand, is a PR professional

 

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2 Comments

  1. Megha September 02, at 06:15

    Good information!!! There are many such unexplored places in Kumaon - equally beautiful and serene. Yes the God has been kind to Uttarakhand!

    Reply
    • Uttarakhand Panorama September 02, at 07:13

      Yes, Uttarakhand has many unexplored destinations. Uttarakhand Panorama will showcase to its readers all such hidden gems in days and weeks to come. Thanks for you comments. Please do keep visiting Uttarakhandpanorama.com

      Reply

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