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Our stay at Prakriti-The retreat is just 'wow' as the interiors are done up very tastefully. We stayed at Prakriti for 3 nights and it was a very comfortable stay. We felt the homely touch staying here as the staff was so warm and didn't know how to say 'no' to anything. Besides, by the time we were ready to check out, we could remember all the staff's names too due to their work dedication. We were served 'local Garwali food' too during our stay which we will share in our next post. They also have a small corner selling the local organic stuff like some yum homemade 'kurki achar', soaps, etc.
Location- Prakriti is in Dharali, which is the last village of Uttarakhand from Gangotri side.
View-snow capped mountains and river Ganges just outside our room was breathtaking.
Harsil is just 5kms before. We completely loved our stay. 💚 #traveljingles#traveljinglesmagazine#traveljinglemedia#prakrititheretreat#gangotri#muvdeclikzz#dharali#dharalivillage#uttarakshi#harsil#garwalifood#likeforlike#followers#followforfollow
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#kalpkedarmandir - At the ancient Kalp Kedar Temple was the mool sthan (original place) of the Ganga and that the glacier had actually shifted 21km to Gangotri over centuries! It is common knowledge that the glacier recedes 5m every year but this was a staggering statistic. The temple itself was believed to be 5115 years old, built by the Pandavas.
Earlier the temple overlooked the Ganga but had since sunk. The temple ws destroyed in the glacial shift of 1895, which also flattened an 18km stretch from Jangla to Sukhi. Between 1935-38 another glacial shift submerged the Kalp Kedar temple with only the shikhara visible. The temple was partially excavated in 1980 but 6 ft still remains underwater. #dharali#gangotri#hiddenstories#cultureofindia#indiaundiscovered#naturalphenomena#storiesofindia#ancienttemples#uttarakhandtourism