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Photo gallery: Wandering Through The Garhwal Himalaya by Ganesh Saili

A collection of essays on this magical land interspersed with striking photographs

books Updated: Oct 06, 2017 18:20 IST
Ganesh Saili
Ganesh Saili
Hindustan Times
Himalayas,Ganesh Saili,Garhwal
When the mountain beckons everything else, other than camping in the great outdoors, is a remote second.

‘You may break; you may shatter the vase, if you will
But the scent of the roses will cling to it still.’

The sedge is withered from the lake and no flowers bloom!

This book is a delightful collection of introspective essays on the Garhwal Himalaya and life around it. The author draws from his memories of being brought up in the mountains, pictures that linger like a waft of sweet perfume on a breezy afternoon.

Badrinath Temple on the banks of the Alaknanda River.

With affection, Ganesh Saili writes of his many journeys through these valleys wrapped in the mist, travelogues that evoke details of natural history interwoven into the delicate social fabric of mountain life.

Apricot crested village in Garhwal.

The book is a living tribute to the large-hearted sons of the soil, who, down the ages, have yoked the hills together, through thick and thin, good times and bad times, have laughed at the thunder and mocked the skies, have left for the plains only to return, again and again, to the call of the mountains.

Remote villages house only the old, infirm, women and children.

The Garhwal Himalaya have always been much more than lumps of rock and ice - an enigma, a constant companion for travellers and explorers.

Quaint cottages like these dot the hillsides of the old Cantonment today.

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Wanderings Through the Garhwal Himalayas is a gripping study of this incredible part of the Himalayas, which will make you want to be out there in the mountains amid sleet, snow, rain and wind. *

* Copy from the book flap