Once I Forgot to Pack Sony Camera Battery Charger During Uttarakhand Tour

I was at Kanak Chauri village approx. 181 km from Rishikesh and 38 km from Rudraprayag Town to visit Kartik Swami temple and I realized I left Sony DSC HX400V camera battery charger in Rishkesh.

Where to buy camera charger? I question locals.

Rudraprayag – They said. I re-started the motorbike to reach Rudraprayag. I had no other option – what to do.

During search at Rudraprayag Town, I failed to find camera charger. I visited a local friend. He advised to visit Srinagar Town because it is a big town and chances are bright there only. 30-35 km journey – Ok said I.

I visited much electronics/camera shops in Srinagar and failed again. Then a student upon query enhanced knowledge about a shop situated inside main market almost opposite Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Tourist Rest House.

Narula Electricals (0 – 94120 79078) is the shop name situated on right hand side inside main market, Srinagar approx. 50 meters from National Highway 58. Yes, camera battery charger was available but local made. No worries if it solves problem. It was working. The shopkeeper tested the battery with the charger. I purchased it immediately, and I also purchased one camera memory card. In short I realized it was tough to find camera accessories in mountains. Thanks to shopkeeper otherwise the tour might be without a photo. After Kartik Swami temple visit I visited Deoria Tal too. This was the first time in past 4 years of travel that I forgot to pack one of the most important things for memories.

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