November 2015 Photo Contest - Results

November 2015 Photo Contest - Results

Category Photo Contest

By Latika Payak


At the tail end of 2015 we sat down to pick the most deserving photographs from the November treks. Little did we know that we’re in for a Google-drive full of dilemmas. Seriously, it was a task to pick 3 winners from the innumerable entries we had received. But finally here they are! 

Here are the Top Three Winners! Congratulations! 


Ashish Bhatt – Goechala

A lot of photographers try to take a picture of sunrise on the Kanchenjunga. Most don’t do justice to the sense of wonderment that prevails in such a setting. Ashish’s photograph is a rare piece of work that brings out the colours, mood and the drama of the setting. The composition is excellent. Ashish is the first prize winner of this contest.


Aritra Chatterjee – Goechala

The Goechala trek seems to be the flavour of the month! Aritra’s capture of the trail between Tshoka and Phedang is an absolute delight. Aritra manages to compose a photograph that tells a story of an enchanted forest trail — a trail that leads to the unknown. Aritra gets the second prize for this composition.


Abhishek Vaddadi – Goechala

Abhishek Vaddadi wins the third prize for his capture of the blue warbler. These birds on the Goechala trail are always in sharp movement, rarely staying still. Abhishek not only captures one of them, but in perfect pose and lighting. Abhishek gets the third prize for his effort.



Ashish Bhatt: Goechala

2. Abhishek Vaddadi: Goechala

3. Abhijit Sarkar: Goechala

4. Ashish Bhatt: Goechala

5. Mariam Ahmed: Har Ki Dun

6. Ashish Bhatt: Goechala

7. Mariam Ahmed: Har Ki Dun

8. Aritra Chatterjee: Goechala

9. Shreyas Swadi: Goechala

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.