Tuesday, May 7, 2013

-Photo Feature- Tungnath A Place with Versatility of Features

-Photo Feature-

A Place with Versatility of Features

 Mr. Anup Sah of Nainital, Uttarakhand (India) is a well known photo-artist, mountaineer and a trekker. He has been a contributor for our blog since its inception. This time he is before us with a photo feature on Tungnath region of northern hilly tract of India.
 -Dr. Pankaj Sharma

“Tungnath region is located in District Chamoli of Uttarakhand, India. This region is one of the most beautiful places of Uttarakhand. The Echo System of Tungnath is very unique. The entire area is extremely rich in Himalayan flora and fauna. Beautiful rhododendron forests and rich wildlife including Himalayan Thar and Monal Pheasant make this area worth visiting. Moreover a variety of birds (of both, the high and the low altitude) are found here and thus this place is a paradise for bird watchers. The “Tungnath” temple of this region is known as the highest Temple of Lord Shiva (3680 metre). Chandrashilla, the highest hill top of Uttarakhand (4000 metre), lies here.”

Best month to visit this area: April.

Route 1: Delhi-Rishikesh-Rudrapriyag-Ukhimath and Chopta.


There is motor-able route up to Chopta.

-Anup Sah


  1. Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful images of Shri Anup Sah !!!! I would definitely cover these places during my next visit to Uttarakhand. Which is the best period to visit? Please inform.

    1. Dear Tilak Ji,
      As stated in the write up, April is the best month to visit this place.

  3. Beautiful images by Anup Sah.

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  4. Nice pictures....Mr .Anup Sah is a great photographer he has vast knowledge of fauna and flora of mountains ,.....i am fortunate to have accompanied him in a number of treks including this one....

  5. Mr anup Sah is a versatile man .besides being a famous photographer he is a man of nature,his knowledge of mountain fauna and flora is quite impressive.i am fortunate to have accompanied him in a number of trekking expeditions including this one.

  6. Superb images and information Mr. Anup Sah Ji. Thanks for sharing.


    Sateja Rajwade.

  7. What a Wonderful pics! Thanks for sharing them with us. A big hug from Spain. Javier