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Importance of the Van Allen Belt in Kasar Devi

Importance of the Van Allen Belt in Kasar Devi
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By Ruchi Joshi

13 Mar, 2023

Heartbreaks. Failures. Work pressures. The monotony of life. Constant hustle to make it happen. And the list just goes on and on. That is life. Kabhi naram, kabhi garam! Once in a while all of us get frustrated with how life treats us, with how helpless certain situations leave us. More often than not these thoughts lead to craving for a place away from everyone and everything, right? We may not be able to point out where ‘that’ place is but we so want to be there. Do you know about the Van Allen belt phenomenon in Kasar Devi?

How about we tell you that the place of your dreams exists in real life? By just visiting this place you can find peace and balance in life. Moreover, there are only 3 such places in the entire world and one of them is in India. Now that we have your attention let us tell you more about ‘this’ place – Kasar Devi.

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Here’s All You Need To Know About The Van Allen Belt Phenomenon In Kasar Devi 

Kasar Devi is a quaint hamlet in Uttarakhand near Almora with a grand view of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Known as the hippie hill, it was once a popular spot for foreign tourists and some of the most eminent personalities of the 70s like Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Guru Dutt, Zohra Segal, DH Lawrence, George Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, etc. Even further back in the past, in 1980 precisely, this tiny town was visited by Swami Vivekananda. With so many legends visiting Kasar Devi, you would be wondering what is so special about it, right? Now let us get to the most interesting part of Kasar Devi – the Van Allen Belt.

What Is A Van Allen Belt And Why Is It Important? 

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Van Allen Belt is a zone of highly energetically charged particles trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field. American physicist James Van Allen discovered these radiation belts in 1958. Imagine gigantic doughnut-shaped rings, invisible to the eye, surrounding the Earth which is made out of countless magnets. It is believed that most of these particles come from solar wind and cosmic rays. There are basically two layers. The energetic electrons form the outer belt and a combination of protons and electrons form the inner belt of this phenomenon. It protects against charged particle radiation but does not protect against electromagnetic radiation. According to NASA, Kasar Devi temple is located on the Van Allen Belt. Due to the presence of these geomagnetic rings, one can feel a sense of peace and calm washing all over them The other two such spots are located in Machu-Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in England.

The Hosteller Kasar Devi

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Right in front of Crank’s Ridge, The Hosteller Kasar Devi has 8 spacious and luxurious private rooms and 2 dorms. Sleep to the sight of clear sky and stars and wake up to the most enthralling view of the mountains and nature. You can enjoy lounging on hammocks, chilling in the bonfire area and hanging out by our in-house cafe with a warm cup of coffee. Whether you are planning a workation or a quick backpacking trip, we provide all the modern amenities without taking away nature's connection during your stay. You can comfortably work with our high-speed free WiFi that will make sure that your work does not pause or be interrupted. The aesthetic and vibe at our hostel are quite young and lively. Our friendly staff will make sure you feel at home and will guide you around the town.

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