Lockdown: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Silence

by Amitabh Joshi 11 months ago Views 2127

It was in the middle of the day, and the hills were silent, even more so than the nights.

Uttarakhand is still in a tight lockdown and even though the Centre has let some shops open in the country from Saturday, unlike in many other parts of the country, almost nothing moved here till Friday night. The sound of the trees, the murmur of brooks and the chirping of birds are still amplified and the deafening silence of hordes of tourists from the plains, clearly missing. Here's a look at some of the various images, which speak for themselves:

Ranikhet, the famous cantonment town and a favourite among tourists the year round/ Image: Pushpesh Pandey/

Eerie quiet on the Mall at famous high altitude tourist lake destination of Nainital/Image: Pradeep Pande/

Almora, a hill city often considered the epicentre of the Kumaoni culture, is usually cramped at mid-day with snarling traffic and waves of students walking back to their homes/Image: Jaimitra Bisht & Neeraj Jangpani/

Kainchi Dham, which attracts thousands of devotees the year round/Image: Dheeraj Tiwari/

Kathgodam station-the last railhead to Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region. Trains from as far away as Howrah arrive here/Image: Jagmohan Rautela/

‘Land of The Gods’ Uttarkashi, usually bustling with pilgrims and trekkers/Image: Pankaj Gupta/

Pithoragarh, the last outpost of Uttarakhand, neighbouring Tibet in the north and Nepal in the east/Image: Pradeep Pathak/

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