Mountain vibe stillness breeds a setting quite unmatched, in its Purest Form…
The rhythmic chants of pure clear blue water,
No, I am not writing a poetry nor am I fantasizing an ideal weather sitting here in hot and humid Delhi! I am sharing my experience of an incredible feeling I recently experienced on the trip to Mcleod Ganj.
Mcleod Ganj is famous for Dalai Lamba monastery and people from different parts of the world come here for the teachings and learning yoga in this peaceful place. Obviously knowing me, I won’t go for any of the two! As always it was an impulsive trip to get break from the hectic schedule, beat the heat and spend some good time with close friends in last few days at Campus.
We decided to take the HRTC Volvo rather that a taxi or driving ourselves to the place. We reached early morning, I peeped through the bus window Glass and saw the hypnotic scenic beauty – making the coniferous trees look fresh & green. The bus dances swiftly on the curves & turns showing off the beautiful valley and houses/huts hanging at different levels on the mountains.
This place not only looks amazing but also have awesome food in reasonable rates, we college bunkers started hogging as soon as we reached there as if the dinner at night is again in college mess. We had amazing Pancakes, waffles, different variety of Omelets & Chicken, Thupa, Dumsums, etc; Italian/Thai/Indian/German food.
I was pretty excited about the trek. We walked for 4 kms to Bhashu Temple on road and then after that 4-5 Kms for the fall and Shiva café. The moment we managed to climb to the top (around 2100m height) and stretched my arms facing towards the valley so the wet cold breeze touched my face pushing strands of hair away from my face, I felt I am already high without tasting the Himachali wine. Enthralling shivers experienced from the fine drizzle and the wind.
It’s a peaceful and amazing place; we made few new friends also in the bus- gang of 3 DU girls, a couple (professor & his student). We kept on bumping at different places sharing gestures & greetings! There is something magical in this place or else when in Delhi we don’t even smile at strangers?