Tag Archives: Nainital

25 Dec

Nainital Winter Carnival 2016

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Nainital Winter Carnival Detail 1      Nainital Winter Carnival Detail 2 The second edition of the Nainital Winter Carnival will kick off from December 25th. Organised by The District Administration, Uttarakhand Tourism Department, Hotel Association Nainital & Local Citizens. The festival will last till December 31st and comprise multiple events including adventure sports, War of Band,

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15 Mar

Dance With Fireflies

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My Anglo-Indian grandmother (Phyllis Dover) lived in Benares (Varanasi) Like so many other Anglo-Indian families, they escaped the heat of the plains from April to October each year and headed up to Nainital. It is here on the Mall that my Grandmother and her sister, Muriel, ran a lively restaurant above Trevillion and Clark, called Barnes’.

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31 Jan

Secret Nainital

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Secret Nainital -The Jewel of Jewels in the Crown Here is a piece of the secret history of Nainital that is known only to a few Nainital insiders and is probably not published elsewhere (except some of it in my novel – Nude besides the Lake). During the British Colonial period, as the British Empire

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31 Aug

Nainital Monsoon Mountain Marathon

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Nainital Mountain Monsoon Marathon (NM3) is a unique concept brought together by the like-minded youth associated with the organisation “Run2Live” that believes in bringing a change. The marathon is held in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India, every year on the last Sunday of the month August.  For those who want to see a change in society and believe every single step is

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15 Jul

PIL Alleging Rampant Encroachment In Nainital

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The Uttarakhand high court has banned the use of polythene bags in Nainital district and ordered that Rs 500 fine be imposed on anyone found using it from July 15. It also ordered the DM to file an affidavit on the details of construction within 30 metres of all lakes in the district. As per

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11 Jun

Environmental Degradation

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In recent years, academics, geologists, concerned citizens and the judiciary have become alarmed at the rate of new construction in Nainital and its effect on the Naini Lake. As a result, efforts have been undertaken to check the deterioration of the lake and its surrounding ecosystem. De-silting of the lake and afforestation of the catchment

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07 Jun

Lake Restoration

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The National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) of Roorkee who prepared a plan for the restoration of the lake, at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore (about US $ 10 million), sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, are also now guiding the restoration measures. The Conservation and Management Plan evolved

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02 Apr

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand (उत्तराखंड), formerly Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the “Land of the Gods” (Hindi: देवभूमि) due to the many holy Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for its natural beauty of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai.

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