In Hindu mythology, the Universe takes the form of angry, violent and brutal Kaali when Lord Shiv closes his eyes to it. However it manifests itself in form of the gentle, nurturing Parvati or Gauri whenever the Lord opens up his eyes to the world outside. We can infer from it that Life negation leads to life desecration while if you embrace the world outside, the World embraces you back. With this thought in mind and Mahashivratri around, its very natural for Haridwar & Chamoli to grab our attention, if not for the mythology but for its scenic meanders alongside the rich and verdant mountains with plenty to reckon with for the Adrenalin junkie. A paradise for nature lovers and one of the seven holiest places of Hinduism, Haridwar presents a kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization.And, Chamoli, being the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas has many adventure sports to offer along with the rich religious significance.