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Nainital (Day2 Part 2)

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The time we spent in Kilbury was an experience out of the world! Not that we saw many exotic birds, but the feeling to be surrounded in wilderness itself gives you goosebumps. As we bid adieu to Kilbury, our driver Jitender ji drove us to Pangot with a surprise look.
Creasing his forehead, he hesitantly asked us if we were camping in Pangot. Getting a no in response, he said Pangot is a village and there is nothing to see. We could not agree more with him but who wants to miss the breathtaking view of the hills? We got off at CampMehi and descended the little slope.




How to reach- Pangot is roughly seven kilometers from Kilbury and seventeen from Nainital. Only private vehicles or taxis can ply on the roads. No public transport available here.
Caution- Roads are too narrow for bus/tempo traveler bus. 
What to see and do? Well, as correctly said by Jitender ji, Pangot is a remote village surrounded by dense forests. Tourism has developed here of late due to some commercial activities like…

Nature's retreat -Nainital, day 2

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This was our second day of trip to Nainital. Continued from Day 1...

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir

And this is exactly what we did! The idea of wandering in the wilderness excites hubby and me both. Avid nature lovers that we are! We had planned our second day in Nainital for trip to Kilbury and Pangot.
Located at ten kilometers from Nainital, Kilbury is a protected forest area spread over several acres of land. Kilbury sanctuary is home to numerous species of flora & fauna and also makes a great place for jungle trekking, bird watching and adventure.  




The day was cloudy, but that did not deter us from visiting the place. As our cab sped through the silent, unspoiled, unexplored roads, the cab driver narrated stories of wild animals often frequenting those routes. The thought of bumping into a wild animal in Kilbury, that too without a guide, scared us a bit but we carried on, leaving everything to our destiny.



The long drive ended r…

Ramp on Fire- Big Boy Toyz Hot Wheels

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Big Boy Toyz extended its patronage to India Runway Week for the 3rd time in a row for the 7th Season, Winter Festival 2016. The Three Day Event was held at Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi from 16th to 18th September 2016.

Big Boy Toyz, the name synonymous with setting new benchmarks & trends, has done it again and how!  The Fashion Shows have always been about glitz and glamour associated with Clothes & Accessories only, however for the first time, the Finale of IRW  by Riddhi and Sidhi which was an exclusive show co-hosted by Big Boy Toyz created sensation by bringing the Super Hot Wheels on the Ramp. Pumping a clear shot of adrenaline; three Supercars enticed the viewers with what is called Music to the Ears. As the Ferrari 458 Italia in sparkling Giallo Modena gaited gracefully on the Ramp, the crowd’s reaction was worth a watch. And if that was not enough, another Supercar- an Audi R8 ‘Spyder’ in Brilliant Red gave another shot of excitement. As the soft roof of the car slowly…

Nainital -Day 1

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Being one of the closest and easily accessible hill stations from Delhi, it was Nainital calling during the 3 days holidays in September. This was my second visit to Nainital since childhood after two decades! I was excited to refresh my memories and unwind in nature’s bliss.



How to reach-
Nainital is at distance of 297 km from Delhi.
The only railway line closest to Nainital is the terminating station at Kathgodam (24 km before the hill station)
Well connected by roads, Volvo buses terminate at Haldwani which is 30 km from Nainital. You can book Volvo from https://utconline.uk.gov.in/
AC coaches reach Nainital directly. However run by private operators, they are often not trust worthy.

Advisable to take a train from Delhi to Kathgodam and continue the further journey in a cab or bus. Uncomfortable Volvo, wretched state of Anand Vihar bus stop and poor condition of road might prove to be a harrowing experience, hence spoiling your vacation even before it begins.


We reached Haldwani …