Walking with friends, Kumaon edition

Nayana, Alan and Aliza near Kasar Devi Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand. Photo by Prashant Gupta
Nayana, Alan & Aliza near Kasar Devi Mandir

We’ve been at the Ayush Guest House for six weeks. Every day, we’ve eaten our meals in the company of Prashant and Nayana Gupta, a warm and friendly couple who have been staying here for two months.

We’ve taken quite a few walks together to lots of place: Kasar Devi Mandir, Eagle Rock Cottage, the Simtola Eco Park, the Ma Anandamayi Ashram and a few other locations within a five- or six-kilometer radius of the guest house. We also went on a day trip to Dol Ashram with Nayana, Prashant, the family that owns the guest house and another couple staying here.

We’ve enjoyed sharing photos with each other after our outings. I thought it would be fun to share some of them here. Thank you, Prashant, for permission to publish some of your wonderful photos.

Alan and Aliza at Ma Anandamayi Ashram, Almora, Uttarakhand. Photo by Prashant Gupta.
Alan and Aliza at Ma Anandamayi Ashram. Photo by Prashant Gupta.
Prashant and Nayana with Swami Ananthananda, Ma Anandamayi Ashram.
Prashant and Nayana with Swami Ananthananda, Ma Anandamayi Ashram, Almora, Uttarakhand.
Alan walking to Patal Devi Mandir, Almora, Uttarakhand. Photo by Prashant Gupta.
Alan walking to Patal Devi Mandir, Almora, Uttarakhand. Photo by Prashant Gupta.
Nayana, Prashant and the resident swamiji at Kasar Devi Mandir, Almora, Uttarakhand. Photo by Aliza.
Nayana, Prashant and the resident swamiji at Kasar Devi Mandir.
Nayana and Aliza at Dol Ashram, Uttarakhand. Photo by Prashant Gupta.
Nayana and Aliza at Dol Ashram. Photo by Prashant Gupta.

 

4 thoughts on “Walking with friends, Kumaon edition

  1. Prashant Gupta August 5, 2018 / 2:13 am

    Yes, there were many wonderful memories of our Stay at Ayush Homestay and of our walks around.
    And topped by having great co-guests to share them with!

    Like

  2. Vishwas Kapoor August 9, 2018 / 2:10 am

    You bring these places to life!!
    A big Hi to Nayana and Prashant as well

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aliza August 9, 2018 / 2:50 am

      I am missing Nayana and Prashant now — they have gone home. I sure hope we get to see them again someday, and take more walks together.

      Like

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