Stories from the mountains

Mountains are like grandmothers. They have many stories to tell. Nestled in the Himalayan ranges of Kumaon in Uttarakhand are some wonderful people, ideas and initiatives. Given below are three simple stories from the region to give you a glimpse of the unwilted life in the mountains.
Junle fowl

Children of the mountains
In a world filled with hate, anger and aggression the children of the mountains have an interesting message to give.

A school in the mountains
Chirag is a small primary school run by an NGO of the same name. They have a very different view on what education is and how children should learn. You can volunteer or visit them at Chirag

Gifts from the mountains
Chandi Maati is a small social enterprise working with women from 4 villages in the Himalaya mountains. They make and sell wonderful gifts which help in creating a source of income for these women. You can find them here on Facebook.

Hope these films inspire you to travel to the mountains. There are some amazing stories waiting for you.
W-sunset-village

Enchanted Forest

A collection of photographs shot in the beautiful mountains of Ranikhet, India. Located in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, Ranikhet is a charming little town that has held on to it’s secrets.

A forest of magic, lay forgotten.

Covered in mist and sleeping in time.

Until a passing traveller, stole a picture and broke the spell!