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Bharatpur:Delhi Weekend Gateway

We all need someplace to chill to avoid the place where we work. Weekends are the best days of our lives. Sometimes we do not want to go the mall and see movies or go shopping. Often we do not have leaves from office to travel to Shimla or Manali to relax ,so we end up being at home doing nothing and on Sunday we realize that we have wasted our weekend.

I do not want you to do the same. I have come up with one exciting place to relax and enjoy at the same time.I bet most of us have not heard about Bharatpur. Bharatpur is approximately 180 Km from Delhi.It is in the east of Rajasthan and it is the same city where we have famous Bird Sanctuary, now called Keoladeo National Park .

I went with my three friends from Delhi.We booked a private ac cab which took Rs 9/km. We headed towards Bharatpur on Saturday morning at 6 am in August,2019. We had our breakfast at JollyGo. It is on Yamuna Express Way,Jewar. You can have Chinese, Indian, Pizza, Cafe, Fast food, Asian food. We had Paper Dosa and Tea and Poha( which my caring mom made for me and my friends). We used the public convenience and rested ourselves. Thereafter we continued our journey and back on expressway. It is very smooth travel on yamuna expressway. While crossing mathura, we came across people who were selling fresh pink Guava. We bought some guava with salt and they were yummy. Must try!

We reached our destination resort Kadamb Kunj Resort at around 11:00 am. We already booked it through Make My Trip with good deal at Rs 2200/night for 2 people including breakfast. There are many more options you can choose from the hotel booking site. I booked this as it was cheaper from other hotels and it has a good swimming pool and rooms. We had bath ,did lunch and got ready to go to Lohagarh Fort.

Lohagarh Fort(Iron Fort) is now a Government Museum which was constructed by Bharatpur Hindu rulers and holds a superb history against Mughals and British Army. You would be stunned from the beauty of fort. It is well maintained. It has an entry fee of Rs 20 per person. You would find amazing bow and arrow,shields,knifes,bullets and other things used during the battles. You would also find the meeting room(Darbaar) ,clothes ,kitchen items and other stuffs used at that time. The most stupendous thing of the fort is that you can have 360 degree view of Bharatpur from the top of the fort.

After having a historical tour of the fort we went back to our resort. The most exciting thing of our resort is swimming pool.We changed our clothes and went to the pool. It was so calm and relaxing. We took some wine glasses and volley ball from the staff as well. We had our drinks in those glasses in pool and there were no one else except us. We enjoyed our time playing music,dancing,swimming and chilling.

The next day ,i.e Sunday ,we checkout from hotel at around 12 pm and went to Bird Sanctuary. The place has an entry fee of Rs 100/person. You can take a bicycle,rickshaw,jeep or walk to cover the place.We preferred to walk as the weather was cool enough to keep us engaged. You can find Neelgaaye, Deer,Cows,Monkeys and a wide range of Birds. You can spot many photographers as well . There are many benches for people to sit and enjoy the calmness of the place. There is a small canteen also in between the stretch of around 5km view of flora and fauna .

We spent 3 hours enjoying the splendid view and went back to our way to Delhi. In the mid, you can go to Mathura and spend some time in the lap of holy place and temples. We went to only Bankey Bihari Temple in Mathura and reach Delhi by 10 pm.There are timing of the temple i.e 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Summer) and 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Winter). Visit accordingly.

It was a well sorted weekend gateway from Delhi. No leaves taken from office :p. Write comments below if you find this helpful and tell your story how you enjoyed your bharatpur trip.

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TRICHUP KERATIN HAIR TREATMENT AT HOME

The polluted city has made our hairs frizzy and dull. Our hairs have lost the nutrients present in them due to hard water, polluted air and scorching heat, thereby making our hairs damage. No more going to parlour for hair treatment. So here I will provide you my experience how I dealt with it at home.

I will discuss two products which i used recently for giving nourishment to my damaged hairs at home itself.

  1. TRICHUP Keratin Shampoo Damage Repair
  2. TRICHUP Keratin Hot Oil Treatment Hair Mask

What is KERATIN?

Keratin is one of a family of fibrous structural proteins. It is the key structural material making up hairs, skin and the outer layer of skin among vertebrates. It works by smoothing down the cells that overlap to form your hair strands. The layers of cells absorb the keratin, resulting in hair that looks glossy and reducing breakage. It makes hairs less frizzy, easier to style, and straighter in appearance.

TRICHUP Keratin Shampoo Damage Repair

Trichup Keratin Shampoo

The Shampoo claims that

  • it is fortified with Keratin which provides the lost protein
  • rebuild strength, returns elasticity and reduces breakage
  • formulated in a gentle cleansing base with suitable conditioners to leave hair healthy, shiny and frizz-free

My Experience

I used the shampoo for twice a week for two weeks and i can notice the change. The shampoo removes the dirt, residues and extra oil easily. My hairs were cleaned after one wash only. Frizziness was reduced significantly and hairs were more bulkier. A small amount is enough to make good lather to wash. Apply the shampoo on rinse hairs thoroughly. Use it twice a week for best results. Since it has 0 percent SLES, parabens and Dioxane, one can trust it for hairs.

Direction for use

Apply to wet hair, work up a rich lather, rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

TRICHUP Keratin Hot Oil Treatment Hair Mask

Trichup Keratin Hot Oil Treatment Hair Mask

The hair mask claims that

  • it contains unique Keratin that is rich in Crysteine which is responsible for its unique strength and protective qualities
  • a tough smooth Keratin film coating the hair shaft reduces split ends and improves hairs appearance
  •  it binds moisture to the hair and improves shines, volume and manageability

My Experience

I have used the hair mask once a week for two weeks. I can feel my hairs smooth, silkier and shinier after every wash with it. The volume of my hairs have been significantly increased with softness in hairs. A delicate fragrance is left after every wash. Keep using the hair mask every week for best results. This is your own hair spa at home. Since it has 0 percent parabens and Dioxane, one can trust it for hairs.

Hair Mask

Direction for use

Spread over wet hairs from root to tip after shampooing. Leave for about 10-15 mins, preferably with hair wrapped in hot towel and rinse-off thoroughly.

How to buy the Product ?

TRICHUP Keratin Shampoo damage repair and TRICHUP Keratin hot oil treatment hair mask can be bought from Vasu Store . There are many other products which vasu store offers. Do checkout the website for other stuffs as well.

Mussoorie: Queen of Hills

My next destination for you to visit is Mussoorie. It is a hill station in Dehradun in Uttrakhand. Mussoorie is 290 km from Delhi and 200 km from Chandigarh.

Why Mussoorie: Queen of Hills

Dehradun is situated under the feet of Himalayas. Mussoorie is the heart of Dehradun. From the diamond cut roads to the captivating beauty of mountain ranges to the green lush delights, Mussoorie at an average altitude of 1,880 m is also known as Queen of Hills.

Why to visit Mussoorie:

Mussoorie is the most visited hill station in Uttrakhand. The romantic weather of Mussoorie attracts tourists not only from India but all around the world. The mystic air and serene coolness of the place makes it the loveliest hill station of Uttrakhand.

How to Reach Mussoorie:

There are several ways to reach Mussoorie. It is only 30 km from Dehradun. Being the capital of Uttrakhand, Dehradun is well connected by trains, airways and roads. I went to Mussoorie with my friends and family. There is no direct bus or train to reach Mussoorie. I have visited Mussoorie twice.

Once we went by hiring one private cab and another time I booked an AC sleeper bus from Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Rs 1500/person. It took 7 hours to reach Dehradun bus stand. We walked nearby to Dehradun Railway Station and took a local bus for Rs 20/person to reach Mussoorie bus stand i.e. Library Chawk.

Places to visit in Mussoorie:

 I will guide you the five best places to visit in two days. There are many more good places but I consider them best if you are visiting only for 2 days.

1.     Kempty Falls and Ropeway

It is a perfect picnic spot for enjoying a gala time. It has milky streams of water falling from 41 ft. There are a lot of stairs which lead to the actual spot where the water collects. The water is extremely cold and can give you chills. Besides it, a number of shops are available to provide you swimming clothes, floaters and can safe keep your valuables at lockers for a nominal charge.   

Nearby to it, there is a ropeway to explore the panorama view of Dehradun-Mussoorie trail and enjoy the elevated lush green mountains, valleys and terrains. It costs Rs 80/person for such beautiful ride.

2.     Cloud’s End

As the name suggest, Cloud’s End is the geographical end of Mussoorie hill station. It is at a distance of 6 km from Mussoorie and can reach there by a local taxi available. It is a peaceful small trek with the breathtaking views of Aglar River Valley. During monsoon, it is often covered with clouds and fog. You can actually feel the picturesque Cloud’s End. You can also witness various photo shoots of pre-wedding here like I did when I went.

3.     Mall Road

The heart of Mussoorie has Mall road in it. Mall Road has plethora of shops selling different items. From hats to socks, scarf to bracelets and video game parlour to delicious food, everything is available in Mall Road. There are antique lampposts and benches for having good photographs. You may witness novel writer, Ruskin Bond in some Bookstore as Mussoorie is his favourite hill station. Some mouth watering street food and tea are also the charm of Mall Road. Balloon shooting with a gun is the best time pass game for me available very cheap in Mall Road. There is also a multiplex where we watched a movie at night.

4.     Company Garden

Company Garden is a well liked tourist attraction in Mussoorie city. It is about 3 km from Mall Road. The lush greenery of company garden with more than 850 types of flowering plants, a fountain in the lawn and a green house nursery attracts tourists to this place. Also, there is an artificial mini-lake with paddle boats for people. It has its own food court serving mouth watering food and snacks. People come here to stroll and sit in the garden and have telescopic view of Himalayan Mountain at a cost of Rs 10 only.

5.     Benong Wildlife Sanctuary

The benong Wildlife Sanctuary is about 11 km from Library Point and is a part of Rajaji National Park. This place seeks a great attention of tourists for its rare species of birds, almost-extinct mountain quails, the white capped water Redstart, Red Billed Blue Magpie, leopard, panther or Himalayan goats. It is ideal for a refreshing walk for nature lovers as it hosts old-cedar trees, pine trees and other medicinal plants.

SUMMARY

It was an amazing experience to feel the nature so closely. I have visited Mussoorie twice. You could go with your friends and family to enjoy the serenity and greenery of this place. See my full story of on Mussoorie Trip. I would like you to spend some time in Mussoorie and relax yourself in lapse of Nature.

 

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT: 5 PLACES IN DELHI

Your wedding or Friend’s wedding is near? Not able to find place for pre-wedding photo shoots! Why to go to Udaipur or Agra? We have beautiful places in Delhi! Here i would guide you the pre-wedding photoshoots places in Delhi. Since Wedding season around the corner, below is the list of 5 places for you and your friends to shoot for pre-wedding.

1. LODI GARDEN

Lodi Garden is a city park in New Delhi. It is one of the pleasant green space of Delhi. It boosts of having an magnificent collections of trees. Entry to garden is free. Photography is allowed here. The nearest metro station is JLN Metro Station.

2. AGRASEN KI BAOLI

Agrasen Ki Baoli is a step well built with mudane stone wall as a sophisticated water harvesting structure thousands of years ago. This renowned monument is present near Connaught Place. There is no entry fee. Photography is allowed.

3. INDIA GATE

Now who does not know this name! I don’t think i should say anything more for India Gate. But yeah, you need to go early in the morning for photo shoots as India Gate is always crowded with people. Photography is allowed.

4. CENTRAL SECRETARIAT

Central Secretariat or the Secretariat Building which has two symmetrical buildings (North Block and South Block), is situated at Raisina Hills, New Delhi. You do not have to go inside to click pictures. The place looks so beautiful from outside also. My advise is to go early in morning for photo shoots as there would be no traffic.

5. HUMAYUN TOMB

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. There is an entry fee of Rs 10/person. It is located in Nizamuddin, East Delhi. The splendid view of Humayun Tomb definitely gives your picture hundreds and thousands likes.

Five Natural Ways to grow your hairs longer and stronger

I faced a lot of hair fall after I did my permanent hair straightening. After 1 year my hairs became very thin and weak. So i was done with the outside products and thought to listen to my mother and grandmother for reviving the natural growth of my hairs. They advised me to do some natural things available. And I am delighted to share my experience with you and the things I used to make my hairs happier again. I know you would agree with me after knowing it. Below are the ways to make your hairs longer and stronger.

1.     Onion

Onions are high in dietary sulphur which is found in amino acids. Amino acids are components of Proteins which reduces breakage and thinning of hairs. It is natural and powerful antioxidants which restricts premature graying of hairs. The anti fungal and antibacterial properties help to reduce scalp infection and hairs loss. The onion juices not only increases the volume of hairs but also gives luster and shine to your hairs.

Mixture of onion and olive oil

How to apply:-

Take one onion, peel and chop it. Take out the pulp in blender or food processor and pass it through a thin cotton cloth. Add some coconut or olive oil in it. Gently massage your scalp and hairs with the mixture for 10 minutes. Wash it after 1 hour with mild shampoo. Apply the same for once or twice a week for 3 months for wonderful results.

2.     Curd

Curd is power packed source of Vitamin D and Vitamin B5. It is an excellent super food for hair growth. It has antibacterial properties which keeps away scalp infection. It reduces dandruff and itchiness. It is also rich in fatty acids which keep our hairs healthy, frizz-free and smooth. It works as a natural conditioner and always gives shiny look to your hairs.

Bowl of curd

How to apply:-

Take some curd in a bowl and mix it with lemon and honey. Apply the mixture gently on your whole scalp so that it can go to the roots. Rest it for 30 minutes and wash it with a mild shampoo. Apply the same for twice a week for 2 months for better results.

3.     Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera contains 75 active nutrients which include 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, 12 vitamins, choline and fatty acids. It contains proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead cells on scalp and promotes hair growth. It nourishes hair follicles and maintains a protective layer around hair strands to keep them hydrated. It keeps the hairs smooth and shiny without any use of conditioner.

Peeling of Aloe Vera

How to apply:-

Cut a leaf from the Aloe Vera plant with a sharp knife close to its trunk. Remove the upper green layer until you are left with white flesh. Pour it in a bowl and add some coconut or Olive Oil in it. Massage your hairs with the mixture for 10 minutes. Keep it for 1 hour to see the magic Aloe Vera does to your hairs. Wash your hairs with a mild shampoo. Apply it twice or thrice a week for 1 month for better results.

4.     Egg

Eggs are rich source of protein, vitamins and fatty acids. The biotin and other B-Complex vitamins present assist in strengthening the roots of your hairs stimulating new hair growth. A specific fat called lecithin present in egg yolk moisturizes the hairs resulting it smooth and shiny hairs.

Eggs

How to apply:-

Take one or two raw egg and mix it with any oil of your choice in a bowl. Beat the mixture until it is frothy. If you have dry hairs, mix only the egg yolk (yellow part) whereas if you have oily hairs, mix only egg white.  For normal hairs, mix the whole egg. Apply the mixture slowly to your hairs and rest them for 20 minutes. Proceed to wash the hair with cool water. Apply it once a week for 2 months for better results.

5.     Banana

Banana is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, natural oils, magnesium and biotin. It contains silica, a mineral element which synthesizes collagen making the hairs thicker and stronger. Bananas have antimicrobial properties that can heal flaky and dry scalp.

Banana

How to apply:-

Take one banana and peel it off. Mash the banana in a bowl and mix it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil/coconut oil or ½ tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture on every bit of your scalp and hair. Leave the mask for 30 minutes. Rinse the mask off with cold water before apply shampoo to your hairs. Apply it once or twice a month for good results.

Udaipur: City Of Lakes

My next destination for you to travel is Udaipur. You all have heard about Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is one of the best destinations for Women Solo Traveller. Being a girl, I have faced many challenges while travelling. In my opinion, it is a safe city to explore for a girl. Udaipur is about 660 km from Delhi. There are several options to visit the place. There is a small domestic airport Maharana Pratap Airport, about 20 km from Udaipur. It is well connected to major cities in Rajasthan and the rest of India by Udaipur City Railway Station and Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Station.I travelled to Udaipur by a Volvo bus for Rs 1500/person. I boarded the bus from Dhaula Kuan Bus Stand, Delhi at 11 pm. Me and my friends reached the stand at 10 pm on Thursday night and waited at its Dhaula Kuan Metro Station Food Court. It is quite big and has numerous good food outlets and washrooms. A large number of people wait there for their respective buses.

Lavitra Hotel

We reached Udaipur Bus stand at 9 am, Friday. We took one big Auto Rickshaw (three wheeler) having double sided seats. You would encounter only such kinds of Auto Rickshaws. Sometimes it is fun to take such unusual rides. He charged us Rs 100/- to drop to our hotel Lavitra Resort. It was booked for Rs 3000/night for two person. The hotels are bit expensive there. You always have an option to book a Hostel for a solo traveller as they are cheaper. Our hotel looks more like a Haveli. Actually most of the hotels in Udaipur are lookalike giving us a feeling of being in a place where Kings and Queens once lived. Udaipur is well known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput -era palaces. It is founded by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Clan of Rajput in 1558. I feel amazed to know about the history of the place like what all had happened here where I am standing right now. I know we must have read all these in our history books but who remembers that until you create your memory in the same place.

Ambrai Ghat

We had our breakfast and got ready to explore the city. We booked one auto rickshaw from outside the road and went to see the City Palace. It is said to be the largest royal complex in Rajasthan. The magnificent palace was built on the banks of Lake Pichola by the founder of Udaipur. The King and their Successors used to live and administered from there. The Palace houses number of courtyards, terraces, corridors, gardens and a museum with decorative furniture, antiques paintings and utensils of the Royal family. There is an entry fee of Rs 300/person. After exploring the palace for 2-3 hours, we walked to Ambrai Ghat, also known as Manjhi Ghat. How calm and placid is to sit around the lake and enjoy the scenic view of Sunset! You would always find a dog around when u talks about happiness. This time I found a cute puppy named Coco playing with all the tourists sitting on Ghat. You would also find a man playing some instrumental songs with traditional Sarangi and a lady selling artificial jewellery.

View from the Park

While walking down the road we stopped to a shop which rents Scooty and Bike. We took a Scooty for Rs 500/day and gave a token amount of Rs 1000. We went to the Mansapurna Karni Mata Temple to take a ropeway ride. We bought our tickets for Rs 90/person. The ticket has a number on it which is displayed on the screens. Our number is late so we had a sweet corn from the stalls around and went to a big park in front of it. The park has different types of swings and worth clicking. Moreover we get a stunning view of City Palace from the top of the park. We spent our waiting time beautifully. We went back to the Gondola ride (cable car) which took 5 minutes to hilltop providing a spectacular view of the whole Udaipur. There is a food court above the hill which offers different cuisines. We had our tea and some snacks while star gazing from the top. The cable car took us back. We went back to our hotel and had our dinner.

Gondola Ride
Shilpgram

The next morning we got up and went to the terrace to enjoy the sunrise and the parrots around. We did some yoga there to relax ourselves and went outside down the lane to have poha, onion and dal kachori. They are quite famous breakfast in Rajasthan. We took our scooty to enjoy the Shilpgram Festival. It is cultural festival happens annually between 21st Dec to 31st Dec. It portraits the lifestyle, art, culture and heritage of rural and sub urban parts of Western India. We enjoyed the folk dance, camel ride and different famous food items. I tried a new sweet called Malaio. We spend 2-3 hours and went to Badi Lake. Taking right turn from Badi Lake and asking locals to direct us to a temple, we reached a trek to a hill called Bahubali Hill. It is less known and a hidden gem for nature lover. On the way to it, you will see free falling water from some parts of hill. On reaching bahubali hill, you will experience a breathtaking height with mesmerizing panorama of the lake. You will encounter hills in middle of lake called Crocodile hump hill. A number of crocodiles are said to be seen in the lake, so don’t try swimming in it. Get lost in the tranquil beauty and enjoy the incredible sunset from hilltop. We went down the hill and had omelette maggi and tea while cold breeze blowing along the way. This always comes to rescue when you tired. We returned to our hotel after finishing our dinner in a local restaurant.

View from Bahubali Hill

The next day we checked out from our hotel around 11 am and asked them to keep our bags there till we returned back. We went to Monsoon Palace, also called Sajjangarh Palace. It is located on one of the hilltop of Aravalli. It gives you a spectacular vista of the entire city of Udaipur, its lakes, forts and palaces. It was used to be a hunting lodge for the royal family. One can witness the fascinating architecture with big balconies and pillars. It is always worth a visit. We returned from the palace and went straight to Lake Pichola for boating. There is multitude of boating options available and each has different price. We opted for Motor boat which costs us Rs 200/person. The boat ride started from Rameshwar Ghat, took us to Lake Palace and then to Jagmandir where we spent some time appreciating the scenic views. It was 20-30 minute magical ride which left us spellbound.

Monsoon Palace

We had some time to catch our bus at 7 pm so we went to the local market enjoying our last scooty ride. There is a time pass snack called Chana Zor Garam available everywhere in Udaipur which blown my taste buds. Many of the vendors were selling it in every nook and corner. I had it all the three days and bought it home at well. Udaipur is one of the finest places to visit. This is my story of how I enjoyed my trip to Udaipur. Now it’s the time for you to create yours 🙂 See the full story at Udaipur Trip

Park Swings

Triund : The Crown Jewel of Dharamshala

I have come up with a perfect place for an easy trek adventure for newbies. All you need is one day leave from office i.e Friday. Three days are enough for travelling to Triund from Delhi. Triund is a small hill station in the Kangra District in the state Himachal Pradesh. It is a 10-11 km trek (one way) from Mcleodganj. Mcleodganj is approximately 475 km distance away from Delhi.

There are many ways to reach McLeodganj. The nearest airport and railway station to McLeodganj is Gaggal Airport at Dharamshala (about 20 km away) and Pathankot Railway Station (approximately 90 km away), respectively. The best option from Delhi is by road. Either you can travel by own car or by buses. There are plethora of buses option available. All the buses will go till Dharamshala bus stand. You have to hire a taxi to reach to McLeodganj.

I went to Triund with three of my best friends.We booked Indo Canadian(Mercedes Benz) Bus from Majnu ka Tila Bus stand. It is a business class bus which offers you a kind of private cabin and remote controlled semi-sleeper seats with an LED screen.The price of one seat is around Rs 1500/- . The bus started at 9:30 pm on Thursday night and reached at Dharamshala bus stand in morning at 8:00 am. We took the taxi for Rs 400/- from there to reach our hotel at Mcleodganj. The rate is fixed. No use of bargaining skills. We have booked one OYO Hotel Raku’s Place for Friday for Rs 1200/per room for 2 persons. We had a good deal from Make My Trip site. The hotel was decent and had spacious rooms .

We refreshed ourselves and had our brunch in the cafe below the hotel. The Raku’s place cafe is what everyone would love to be there. We dint find any Indians there except us and the cafe owner. There were mattress all over the place with small tables with them. We took off our shoes and comforted us there. We ordered egg biryani, ginger lemon honey tea and a chocolate banana pie. The food was yummy with reasonable price. We headed towards the Bhagsu Waterfall. It is one of the main attraction for people who wish to revel in the glories of nature and spend time to see greenery,clouds and natural springs. It is around 3 km walk with some steps and plains. It was drizzling so we enjoyed Tea mid way. The spectacular view of clouds and waterfalls can only be captured and felt by one’s eyes.

There was a live music night at Raku’s place on Friday. We had our dinner and danced to the beats of Israeli music. It was the best place to chill. Everyone was asking us to stay little late but we did not as we had to get early to start for trek. The cafe was opened till 3 am.

Around 9 am ,Saturday morning, we checkout from hotel and reached the Summit Adventures office for the trek. We have already booked a lodge at Triund with it. It is the only option for a luxury stay at Triund hill top. With luxury, i meant rooms would be provided with good food, sleeping bag and comfy blankets. They can provide you camps as well to stay. There is a government lodge also but it is risky to book as they may cancel your booking anytime. The booking can be done on their website or by mail or calling them. We had a discount on booking as one of our friend had visited with them earlier also. We booked it for Rs 2500/person. They provided us a guide, packed food and a water bottle.

We started our trek at 10 am. I had never done this kind of trek before. This was my first experience to trek for 11 Km. It is said to be an easy trek but for a newbie like me would not say an easy one as I do not have anything to compare with. You would be slow for the first time but you should be steady. All you need is a good pair of trekking shoes, a bagpack and a lot of determination. You would definitely enjoy the first time trek like i did. There were dogs in the way which would keep you energetic. You would find some shops at well for tea,drinks and snacks in between the route called as Magic View Point. As the name says, we get a magnificent view of mountain, hills and trees. You could even smell the clouds and feel it close to yourself.

We reached the Triund top finally at 3.00 pm after taking rests and slow moves. Triund is a large land of green grass and is at an elevation of 2,850 m. From Triund mountain, you would see another mountain called as Moon Peak covered with fresh snow and glaciers which is having height above 4000 m. I patted myself to reach the lodge successfully. They welcomed us with a cup of tea and pakoras. There were three beautiful London Ladies as other guests as well. We greeted each other and had a good chat on tea. They have visited India quite a lot before, few times to learn Yoga. They have been doing it for more than 15 years. Its good to see how our culture, nature, diversities and cuisines attract others. They told me that they love India and have visited more places than me. This inspired me to travel more. We kept our eyes on sunset together with a cup of sweet corn soup and popcorn. You have an another good experience when you meet other travelling groups.

After sunset there was a complete silence over the mountain. It was absolute dark with stars and moon as your light companion. I bet you won’t keep your eyes away from the stars and the milky way visible with your eyes. We all had our dinner in candle light. We slept in our rooms in our sleeping bag. I slept in it for first time. I was very excited. I was feeling little bit cold though but when i zipped up the sleeping bag it was comfortable. My friends woke me up at midnight to wish me birthday and decorated the room. I feel so blessed to be with such friends. Celebrating your birthday away from your monotonous life at a hill top is fascinating.

Sunday morning we got up early at around 6.30 am and watched the sunrise at 6.50 am. It was so calm and placid to see such events. The cook made us delicious food all over the day. We had our breakfast and bid goodbyes to our foreigner friends and started moving down. I would say it is bit easy to come down the hill. We started at 10.00 am and reached the Summit Adventure office at around 2.00 pm. We took our bags which were left earlier as we did not carry the whole stuffs with us. Generally speaking, the main hiking season is after March and if you like challenges then winter is the time. Most of the hills will be covered in snow, whereas early spring and late autumn often come with plenty of precipitation.

After coming down hill, we went to market and bought one Tibetan/Israeli style lower. There were lot of good winter stuffs available. A shopkeeper told us that there was an Israeli festival around the corner so the market was flooded with different styles of clothes. It is known to be their New Year. We had our bus back to Delhi at 8 pm. We took a taxi from there and reached to Dharamshala bus stand. We left the place with immense collection of mesmerizing views and experiences. Travelling is all about having a new experience of everything you heard and read. My advice is to Go and explore such treasures 🙂