The break neck speed of fast city life, pollution, stress are the biggest reasons in the favor of a peaceful and rejuvenating break in the abundance of nature. There is no better place than the Himalayas to experience serenity and tranquility.
On my recent vacation, i found myself at Village Maral, which is located just about 7 Kms before Neelkanth Mahadev Temple on Neelkanth Road, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, India.
This is a quiet hidden Himalayan village which is every photographers delight. I spent 2 days at this village and did this short recording on my mobile.
If you are looking for a weekend destination for nature photography, birding or just to experience the relaxed village life then head over to Maral Village in Uttrakhand.
The locals are friendly hardworking and simple minded people who always greet strangers with a smile. Next time you are around rishikesh and want some rich experiences then visit Maral Village You won’t be disappointed.
Given below are some pics i took there.
The place has a good variety of birds, insects, butterflies, spiders and it was a great time clicking these shot.
Best Time to visit Maral Village: October till March ( Winter season)
How to reach Maral Village?
Village Maral is on Neelkanth Road some 20 Kms ahead of Rishikesh.
Till Haridwar you can come by train as it is most convenient. From there, take an auto or bus to Rishikesh. Take a one way shared cab from Neelkanth Taxi Stand behind Ram Jhula, Rishikesh. They charge Rs.100/- per person for one way. You can tell the driver and get off en route. While coming back from Maral, wait by the road side and you will get a shared cab on its way back to Rishikesh.
The best way is to arrive by own vehicle or cab. Park it by road side, explore the village, spend some time and go back to Rishikesh or Haridwar for stay.
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