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UKD – UTTARAKHAND HIMALAYAS I

by Sriparna Saha and Dhenesh Raj

Uttarakhand is frequently referred to as Dev Bhumi- Land of Gods. However, this deluge of devotion often eclipses the rich architectural heritage of the region- be it the 1000 year old seismic resistant multistorey fortress homes (pherols) dotting the hillsides , the traditional longhouses (bakhlis) located in a linear manner on the sunlit terraces, the wood stone temples off Lord Mahasu adorned with intricate wooden carvings,  the remnants of caravansarais tucked into the hillsides along the connectors to the Silk Route…the list can go on and on.

The guide book aims to showcase some of lesser known architectural masterpieces of the region along with the more prominent and better known  buildings of the popular hill stations of Mussoorie and Nainital and those located within the tri cities of Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar.

AVAILABLE FROM 2022

 

 

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Title

UKD – UTTARAKHAND HIMALAYAS I Architectural Travel Guide

Size

126 x 184mm

Authors

Sriparna Saha and Dhenesh Raj

Pages

180

Subject

Architecture – Travel

Characteristics

Paperback

Language

English

ISBN

978-84-122747-2-1

About the authors

Sriparna Saha is a practising Architect working in the Himalayas and Director, School of Architecture and Planning, Graphic Era Hill University Dehradun. She has been working in the Uttarakhand Himalayas since the last few years on projects pertaining to heritage conservation, rural tourism and boutique hospitality. She is the lead conservation architect for the ongoing works of the George Everest house near Mussoorie. She other projects include The Goat Village  a unique Rural Tourism project of Uttarakhand which has won the World Responsible Tourism Award at WTM London. She has worked with INTACH in heritage conservation and documentation projects. She also conducts heritage walks in Himalayas.

Sriparna has been a regular contributor to many architectural and travel publications (such as Outlook Traveller) and has published her first book For A Place in the Sun, a work of historical fiction with Roman Books London, UK. She has won a number of literary awards, including the Commonwealth Broadcasting Award, Leap Local Travel Writing Award and the Oxford Bookstore E-author award.

Dhenesh Raj is an associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Graphic Era Hill University Dehradun.

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