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The ancient trail to Kalinchok: Memoir II

  The sheer remoteness of the place, the raw unsullied environs, the element of suspense, and adventure, the mystical identification with the entirety, and the absolute bliss of nature missed out on all the later trips. None compared with my first. It was the ultimate and unparalleled—period. For me, the night at the three-tiered cavern […]

The ancient trail to Kalinchok: Memoir I

I journeyed to Kalinchok several times but none compared with the one I did the first time, which, today, has become little short of a memoir. Consecrated to Goddess Bhagwati Kali, Kalinchok, the Hindu shrine nestles on a soaring bluff 12, 605ft (3,842m) above the sea level. Regarded a holy pilgrimage, the deity hugs a […]