The call of the mountains is a strong one and the postcard-perfect vistas of Kumaon draw many a traveller. From the glassy lakes of Nainital and alpine meadows of Pithoragarh, to the snow-clad peaks of Panchchuli, there’s an awe-inspiring photo-op at every turn in the region.
We asked our readers to send us their best photographic memories from travels to the mountains of Kumaon. And, we received stories of breathtaking views and grand landscape, quaint hamlets and happy people and many a scenic pit stop along numerous trekking routes.
Here are five of the best pictures sent in by our readers and their Kumaoni stories.