1875, a phlegmatic
the virgin Kumaon Hills tucked away in
the lap of the Himalayas. One morning,
he spurred his steed up and down the vales
in pursuit of the most splendid sunrise
in the Himalayas. Atop a hillock, 6600
feet above the sea, he tarried his mare
and watched awestruck. For what he saw
sent his heart leaping. His senses reeling.
A paradise on earth !