A resident of the leafy suburb of Rajpur on the outskirts of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Mondreeta Sengupta wears many hats— qualified chartered accountant, interior designer, travel host, child psychologist as well as a vocal and pranic healer. For more than two decades, she has been into the research and study of philosophy & Higher Science (Theosophy) to apply them in our daily life to elevate and enhance human lives.
She has authored a few National Award-winning travelogues to share her travelling experiences. She is a Nature Photographer and a freelance Journalist.
Travelling is her lifeline and nature is her first love. She wishes to get lost in Mother Nature’s lap & walk in the wilderness. Full moon nights, monsoon Clouds, waterfalls, young & fresh green forest (after the 1st rain) are her inspiration.
She speaks about Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar
Mussoorie, the ‘Queen of the hill-stations’, is just 30kms away from the Clock-tower of the city. The ‘Yoga City’ of the world, Rishikesh is only 50 km from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The beautiful mountainous town of Rishikesh lies along both sides of the bank of the river Ganga. There are numerous spiritual Ashrams and Yoga centres where seekers from all over the world come to learn Yoga, meditation, and stay off several months.
A place in Uttarakhand named Rishikesh got the world’s attention when Beatles came and stayed here for years and wrote and composed 40 songs. Every year the International Yoga Festival goes on here for seven days. Saints, spiritual Gurus and participants from all over the world visit to attend this festival.
A place you fall in love with…
Another attraction of the tourists is the town of Haridwar, where the Ganga touches the plains. It has the Hindu temples all over the city dominated by the temple of Mother goddess Ganga on the bank of the river where people wait to watch the evening prayer rituals with lamps and prayer changing along the bank of the river. The largest spiritual festival in the world called the ‘Kumbh Mela’ where lacs of spiritual practitioners and saints from high up the Himalayas to take a dip in the holy river, every 12 years.
Your travel itinerary must have….
When you are in ‘Devbhumi’ (God’s Abode), it is a must to experience a few lessons on Yoga, meditation & alternative healing. Dehradun is the core of Ayurveda (Herbal Treatments) which can heal all diseases naturally. There is also a Pranic Healing Centre which is a ‘No Drug, no-touch’ therapy which involves nature healing powers to heal physical disease, emotional or mental issues, relationship issues, financial healing and finally mind-body-soul healing through nature’s divine powers.
Do not leave without trying….
There are many hikes and treks in and around Dehradun which trails through the forest accompanied by streams and brooks. Often one encounters Deer, wild Hen, plenty of Butterflies, Birds and the mystique wildflowers. Photographers from all around the country visit the bird watching forests where hundreds of migratory birds from the far visit, which is a worthy site.
Covid-19 response in her city
According to government regulation, people in this zone are following the rules in a disciplined way. For example, maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, maintaining personal hygiene etc. for which the COVID-19 attack here has been minimum in Dehradun and is diminishing.
Sustainable travel tip
Plastic pollution and litter-choked waterways is a huge problem in Uttrakhand, so please be responsible by following the good sustainable practices, and be mindful of how much you use.
And, when not travelling, she…..
She is a philanthropic social worker with a mission to support orphans, under-privileged children, old age homes and teaching self-healing techniques. She wishes to transform scars into stars through healing, counselling and training. She can be contacted by firstname.lastname@example.org.