Thursday, November 12, 2009
Apart from being the last village on the Indian territory, it’s grand scenic beauty is another reason to visit Mana Village (Mana Gaon). It’s a 3 km ride from Badrinath and is only ½ hours journey by a bus/cab.
You have to trek from Mana Village, although you won’t need any special trekking equipments except for a pair of good sneakers. First, you can visit Bhim Pool, which is said to have been built by Bhim for his wife Draupadi as she was unable to cross the ridge.
From Bhim Pool, Vasudhara waterfall is a 4 km journey.
You can see the Saraswati river here which is not visible anywhere from it’s source upto Allahabad Sangam in UP where it merges into the river Ganga along with Yamuna river. Also, near the Saraswati river there is a shallow water stream which is said to be coming from the Mansarovar Lake in China. The Mansarovar Lake has it’s own place in Hindu mythology and is said to be the only place in the world where you can see a blue lotus.
Posted by Rajtilak Bhattacharjee at 11:45 AM