Book Reviews

Uttarakhand Diaries – Book Review

  • Author: Rajat Chakraborty
  • Genre: Travel Writing
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English

My Review

Have you ever thought of escaping the monotony of your life and scale the mighty mountains to get rid of your enervation? Well, if no, continue reading ahead and by the end, you’ll definitely want to! The Himalayas beckon you.

Uttarakhand Diaries is a travel memoir that encompasses the vivid experiences of the author amidst the bounty of nature. The book is different in the genres which I usually read and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I am happy that I made this choice.

The non-fiction book kickstarts with a captivating prologue that just strikes the right balance between you and your mind to brace yourself for an exhilarating journey. The author is deeply connected to the Himalayas. He feels a positive vibe amidst them. He recounts his first encounter with them during his road trip to the farthest corner of northeast India – Tawang. The spellbinding beauty caught hold of him and his second encounter came in the Uttarakhand. Thereon, his thrilling journey takes the readers to the land of mighty Himalayas. They feel as if the Himalayas are calling them afar.

The evocative travel account raises the spirits of its readers and indulging beauty of the wonderful places catches them off guard. There is the mention of Joshimath wherein the author learns that Beyond the deepest fears lie the best views of your life. Then he heads over to Badrinath and Tapowan to the mythical Door to Heaven. The whole description is amazing. One could feel the author between the lines. The frozen waterfalls of Malari defying the gravity is another awe-inspiring piece of information. The most unbelievable revelation was in the hiding when I was reveling in the beauty of Malari. The author talks about the existence of Yeti – perhaps, another form of living being similar to humans surviving and thriving on this planet. The closing note came at the Rimkhim – one of the Indo Chinese roads after his rendezvous with Devkot – the abode of Gods. The whole journey is wrapped up with one beautiful piece of advice –

You can never learn your full potential unless you are pushed to the corners.

The book is beautifully written which excites the readers to go out and look for their purposes in their lives. It is not just the prose but the accompanying photographs of those places which have accentuated the entire appearance of the book. I totally loved reading it. However, A round of editing is needed to omit a few grammatical glitches. Rest, the book is an engaging bundle of fantastic experiences.

Do check it out here Uttarakhand Diaries


8 thoughts on “Uttarakhand Diaries – Book Review

  1. Hello Khyati,

    Thank you for your encouraging words. I honestly didn’t expect a 4/5. I have noted your review and keep in mind when I go for subsequent publishing.

    Thanks once again for the upright take on my work. It inspires me to do better with my future stories.


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      1. Thank you once again. There was a lot of inhibition in me, whether the readers would like the book or not, whether I should actually publish it.. but now, I feel, I waited long enough (out of fear) to tell the story….. 🙂

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  2. Wow – I guess this book is only available in India – went to lock it in on Amazon and it’s $199.00!!! Hope that’s it’s cost in India and not it’s actual cost in US dollars.


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  3. Well – it’s a good thing I double checked this for Amazon here in the US. It turns out that first price is how much it costs to buy the book in India. Here in the US it’s only $4.99 on Kindle. So I locked it in for my Wish List.

    Thank you for such a spectacular review.

    I so enjoy reading your reviews.

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