May 2, 2017 By:
Last year in June, 2016, I went to USA with my family. My sister had just completed her graduation from California State University and we were meeting her directly at LAX Airport. Our flight landed around 11am in the morning. We got our immigration formalities done and met my sister waiting outside the airport as she had come there by bus from Fresno, Calfornia where she studied. We were so happy to see each other. Since Disneyland is in the city named Anaheim which is a 3-4 hours drive from the LAX airport, we had already booked hotel Marriot international in Anaheim. The shuttle had arrived to pick us from the airport. We had come to an international destination for the very first time. Me and my younger brother were stunned with the beautiful view of the city. The weather was pleasant too. We reached our hotel by 5pm in the evening. The hotel was so luxurious and the weather in Anaheim was windy and it rained later in the evening. We took rest for a while, changed our clothes and went for a walk near the hotel. The next morning we all got ready and a shuttle bus came to pick us from the hotel to drop us at the Disneyland park which was at a 10 minute distance. The tickets for disney park were $200 per person. Everyone was so excited including me as Disneyland was my dream destination since childhood. We reached there. It was so beautiful. We clicked many pictures and took many beautiful rides. There was a huge Mickey wheel in between the park which was a centre of attraction. There were many souvenir shops in the park from where we bought cuttle little mickeymouse hats and stuff. Early in the evening, we sat in the park and there was a beautiful show in the park featuring disney characters. Later at night, a beautiful event took place where huge amount of colourful crackers were burnt in the sky making beautiful creations. It was so eye catching. It was like a dream come true. We went back to the hotel and had our dinner to sleep for the next day's adventure. Next day, shuttle bus came to pick us from the hotel to take us to for the City Tour. It was for around $75 per person. We went to the Santa Monica beach, Hollywood Boulevard street, Madame Taussads and Beverly hills to see the Hollywood sign on the hills. We had so much fun enjoying each and every moment and clicking so many pictures.  We came back to the hotel late in the evening. Next day we did shopping in the nearby mall and headed to the airport to reach our next destination which was Columbus, Ohio to meet my uncle's family. The trip ended with so many fun memories which i will cherish my whole life." alt=""" alt=""" alt=""" alt=""" alt=""

February 21, 2017 By:
  When most people plan college trips to Goa, we changed our minds and ventured into the unexplored lands of the North East. Most people won't know this but one of the only places in India which follows matriarchial society is Shillong. Here, the man moves to his wife's house after marriage, there is equality apart from the serenity radiating from the lands.  As soon, as we landed on the grounds of Guwahati airport, the cluster of buildings in Delhi altered to rich green paddy fields and the smell of the recent downpour made us dizzy(in a good way) . We crossed the mighty Brahmaputra, the little ferries and fingers crossed to catch a glimpse of river dolphins. The drive from Guwahati to Shillong took about 2 and a half to three hours, the drive was beautiful. Also, as soon as we entered Meghalaya, the sweaty humidity of Guwahati vanished into a perfect weather. The first tourist site which welcomed us was the Barapani lake, which was huge and reminded of the great river in Hogwarts. Then we aclimatised ourselves to the weather on the first day, took a stroll towards the police Bazar( Glorys Plaza and Fancy market is one of the best places to buy clothes and shoes respectively). Treated ourselves to a plate of momos, and rested for the remaining night.  The following day, we started early towards the Shillong peak which is the highest point in Shillong. The weather was slightly cold but the sight was such a treat to the eyes. It was so peaceful and calm, entire Shillong was before us, and it was gorgeous! We had a delightful breakfast consisting of chai and maggi. Next stop was the root bridge. Root bridge is a man made bridge made of rubber trees, built by villagers decades ago. We climbed down a couple of 150 steps to a breathtaking view of the rootbridge, mid way, we gorged down on ripe pineapples and citrusy fruits. Rootbridge was the best memory of my Shillong trip, the clear waters of the stream below, it was hard to believe that a structure so beautiful existed. After climbing up the exhausting stroll, we moved on to the next location, which was Dawki.   Dawki is situated on the India Bangladesh border and is around 60 kms from Shillong, the Dawki waters are so clear that you can see the reflection of your own boat. To boat, we climbed down a rocky trek towards a small beach. We hopped onto narrow kayak like boats and passed through arches and the water was so clear, we could see fish and stones. We had some refreshing cool drinks and lunch in a dhaba enroute to our guest house. The next day we went to a nearby lake called Ward's Lake, boated through the lake, interacted with the local crowd. Also, there's a zoo nearby which has deer, and many species of birds. We also heard that there was a Butterfly Museum nearby but thinking of dead butterflies clipped on glass gave us the creeps. We had lunch in a local restaurant called Bamboo hut, the momos and coffee was delicious. Cafe Shillong is one of the most popular cafes, with live music and one of the only places in India which serve Beef. We were lucky that it wass a weekend, we saw Lou Majou, a popular Shillong artist perform and forced ourselves on delicious food, One of my friends really enjoyed the beef burger though I didn't try. Thukpa and Chocolate shake was sumptous.    Since, we only had a short tripped planned, we went to the Cathedral, which was all in blue matching with the clear blue skies of Shillong. Inside, it was very quiet and peaceful. We roamed around the area, it was huge.  Taking a quick bite from a nearby Cafe Munchies, we drove back to Guwahati along with our hearts full of serenity, peace and calm. Shillong is known as capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. With its amazing beauty and breathtaking lakes and rivers it never fails to give you amazing experiences. Share your travel thoughts on travel blogs and if your planning a trip you can join travel forum to get more info.  

January 26, 2017 By:
The gaff which I hae already visited is sun temple which is situated at konark. The gaff which gives us divinity,naturality, & pleasuse to us is the scenic beauty of the gaff. it is a vast green area beside the hills and a beautiful river has passed beside it. The flowers and fields r fancy scenery painted by a professional artist. Definitely it is the worth gaff because the natural and the beauty always attracts the mind of customer and pulls em towards the gaff. If yeh visit the gaff once then yeh would fancy to visit to the same gaff again and again. One of the stunning and master piece and significance of the gaff is sun temple where sun rises in the east and first appears in the temple. The rays of sun which touches the temple first and moves after anywhere. The temple was build in a significant manner by the ancient artiest and by the famous king Langula Narshimadev. It was taken 12 years to accomplish the temple.The temple is designed in the shape of chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, Surya, across heavens. It is located at a manageable distance to puri’s Jagannath temple (35 k.m).And it is 65 k.m. away from the capital city Bhubaneswar. The significance of the name of the sun temple konark is Kona and arka .kona means the corner and arka means the sun. In totally which is meaning the worship of god. The European sailor named the temple as black pagoda. This temple is also known as Arkakshetra. One of the significance of the river chandrabhaga is lord Krishna’s son samba was smitten with leprosy due to his fathers curse. Most important think is the visitor r attracted towards the visiting gaff as well as the sea beach. Where they spent lots of time in boating ,swimming and also horse riding. It generally gives em pleasure that’s y they rushes to our country to get the peace of their life. It is ultimately called as rest of their life. There r many places which I hae ever visited and enjoyed r jagannath temple in puri. Which is mostly famous by Lord jagannath the Lord of the whole world and its beach the Bay of Begal. Apart from that there is another gaff which I hae covered up the lake chillika far away 85 from the capital. Which is moatly famous 4 the birds. In the winter season birds migrated from foreign countries and stayed in the lake chilika. And after a few months of duration they returned back to their native gaff. Is it not a beautiful creation ? It was bleedin' interesting and amazing gaff with lots of colourful birds. That’s all my visited gaff that I shared with yeh. If yeh visit to the gaff once I “ll bet 1000 rupees of dosh that yeh must come again and again.

January 7, 2017 By:
For a young woman who was trapped in a 9 to 7 internship routine throughout summer, a long weekend in the pleasant month of August turns out to be a blessing in disguise. In order to get away from work pressure as well as academic blues, this woman (i.e. myself) chalked out a short trip to the ‘Pink City’ from August 20th until 22nd; in order to indulge in shear relaxation and exploration. I did not wish to burn a hole in my pocket by booking an air ticket neither did I have enough time to take a 7 hour long train journey hence, I decided to drive down to the vibrant city of Jaipur. What next? Well, which hotel should I check in at? Honestly, I did not want to compromise on this front and wanted to relax at a hotel that in itself is an eye-candy even if I do not step out at all; hence I chose ‘Savai Mann Singh Rest Rooms’ by Taj, located right next to the Rambagh Palace. Day 1 With an archaic yellow suitcase and 2 hand bags full of ‘Farsaan’ and ‘Aloo Puri’, my drive began at 6 in the morning and I had set foot in the hotel at 11AM, sharp. Through the beautiful ‘Aravalis’ into the city of hues, it was a comfortable drive with no potholes on the roads and moderate sort of traffic. As I got the keys for room number 410, I entered a royal and beautiful room and because I had asked for a garden view, I spotted this beautiful peacock sitting right outside, probably waiting for his beloved before they could pull off a dance! After some 10 minutes of being awestruck and a nap of about 2 hours, I went in for a quick swim in the hotel pool and ordered some lip-smacking pool side snacks to get rid of ALL the fatigue. Later in the evening, I walked into the Rambagh Palace for a stroll and the shutterbug within my soul said ‘Time for some night light photography maybe?’ hence, I clicked these pictures – (Thanks to the weather for such a beautiful skyline though) Post the photography hour, I thought to myself- ‘What does one need at the end of a long day? Good Food? Indeed’ And so, I ordered a special Rajasthani Thali for dinner which consisted of ‘Marwari Kadhi’, ‘Gatte Ki Sabzi’, ‘Nawab-e-Paneer’ and home cooked ‘Dal (Plus desserts, all for Rs. 800) and honestly, this thali tasted much better than what one would get at ‘Chokhi Dhani’ which is a Marwari style ‘village fair’ located at the outskirts of Jaipur. Day 2 Being the OCD sort of person that I am, I booked an 8 hour cab for day two in order to explore all the heritage that I could within a day! Oh and not to miss, who wouldn’t want to hit the local markets in a city such as Jaipur? So the day began at 11PM and I quickly asked the driver to drive me down to the famous ‘Bapu Bazaar’ and neighbouring ‘Johari Bazaar’, both famous for Rajasthani craft items and jewellery. The market was brimming with traditional looking earrings, neck pieces, bangles, bags, kurtas and of course ‘Jootis’. I ended up spending some 4K on shopping but the highlights of course were these ‘Jootis’ I bought for myself and my best friend. Further, I took a pause for lunch at a local restaurant around 1.30 and then started for ‘Hawa Mahal’ around 2PM which is a palace situated right next to the Tourist Palace Market, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. As I stood in front of this sandstone giant, I sensed wind in my hair and a storm of good vibes entered my cluttered head, thereby making me feel extremely peaceful. The next heritage site on my checklist was ‘Jal Mahal’ which is a palace situated in the middle of the ‘Man Sarovar Lake’ which turned out to be a 20 minute ‘rainy’ drive from Hawa Mahal. As I got off from the car, the rain had stopped pouring and the sun was shining through the clouds; rays being filtered onto the structure as well as the surrounding hills and hence I started struggling for the perfect shot to capture on my camera. As I clicked this picture and got back into the conveyance, the driver told me that all other heritage sites would close down by 3.30 which meant that we would not be allowed to go inside. I felt disappointed for a while but decided to strike off each site from my checklist even if that meant laying eyes on the monuments only from the outside and hence we then marched towards Amer Fort which is a principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. I couldn’t stop staring at this wonderful structure and the complimentary sky line until the driver honked and asked me about my last destination which was ‘Albert’s Hall’. ‘ The foundation of this museum was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876 which today stands as a museum of Industrial Arts’ said the driver. Of course I couldn’t go in but, have you ever seen so many crows in one spot in Delhi/NCR ever? I was surrounded by their ‘caws’ for over half an hour and finally, I asked the driver to drop me off at the MI road for dinner. Post meal, I headed to the hotel for a comfortable sleep as I had to leave for home the next morning. There’s nothing better than home, but at times; different is good! All in all, the pink city indeed is a visual treat; it’s like food for the soul but pink? It’s not so pink after all! Do visit this city, when in a desperate need for relaxation coupled with beauty! Cheers. 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December 12, 2016 By:
Woke up hesitantly early in the morning lacking any particular path of thoughts about what to do on last lazy Saturday. Weather too bad to go outside-too overcast and nearly zero degree outside.Anyway after having the morning routine,I did just went through National Trust directory to find out a place to visit not far from my home.Flipped though a few pages and spotted Stowe garden which is only about 25 miles from here. Started my car at 9.30 and driving though a mixture of A and B type roads reached Stowe at 10.30.Showed my NT card and entered the garden.At the gate the volunteer greeted and helped me with route map,but declined as I am already familiar. Stowe garden was created by , Lord Cobham, who set the gardens out to reveal his beliefs about the politics and morality of the day. Which path will you choose - Vice, Virtue or Liberty? Surely it is a heaven on earth. Share your trip experience by creating your own travel blog on eChutti and generate a travelogue to share your trip memories with friends and family. Find a travel buddy to travel together and make your journey memorable.

October 23, 2016 By:
Theme Based Camping on 12 Nov 16 At Blue Green Exotica Mandangadh Mumbai Event Theme “TAMASHA” Don’t Reveal Yourself Be Yourself See video for theme details About The Location Blue Green Exotica Camping resort is a 120 Acre lush green forest property with 1 acre of lawns and landscaping. There is a seasonal stream flowing through the one side of the resort. Scattered inside this lush green area are our tents, Waterfall and other facilities with ample open spaces. The Jungle Resort Blue Green Exotica carries out jungle and river trekking with guide around you giving information of the various Fauna and medicinal plants, endemic to these jungles. Activities – • Sunset point at Mandangadh Fort • River Trekking • Jungle Trekking • Campfire with Theme Based Drama / Dance /Music • BBQ • Night Trail • Tent stay • Theme Based Act • Music / Dance • Boating • Snorkelling • Swimming in Waterfall with life jacket Schedule 12 Nov 2016 • 10 am starting from Mumbai • 3 pm- 4 pm Location Jungle Resort Blue Green Exotica • 4:00 pm -5:00 pm evening tea and snacks • 5:00 pm -7:00 pm Mandangadh fort and sunset point visit • 7:30 pm back to camp • 8:00pm -9:30 pm barbecue n camp fire session ( Dance Drama Music ) • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm night trail • 10:00pm -11:00 pm dinner • Go to sleep in tents 13 Nov 2016 • 8:30am -9:30 am break fast • 9:30 am -10:00 am jungle trekking • 10:00 am -1:30 pm waterfall visit, boating n Snorkelling . • 1:30pm -2:30 pm lunch then back to Mumbai Imagine a camping trip with such beautiful surrounding, delicious food and the opportunity to make new friends. Our Theme of camping will surely make this camping unforgettable Return Gift :- All trip’s experiences we will capture in our camera and we will make film of that and we will showcase that on our youtube channel .You can download film also from youtube if you want to keep it with. Cost – 3300 Rs per person Bank Details – Account Holder name - Gaurav Arora Account number – 6111492017 Ifsc Code – KKBK0000680 Refund Policy – 50% refund on 3 days prior cancelation else no refund Inclusions: 1. Accommodation in Tents on Triple Sharing basis (Three in one tent) 2. Boating trekking 3. Meals during the trip (Dinner-Breakfast-Lunch) with tea and & welcome drink 4. All permissions, Toll, Taxes 5. Video Shoot Charges of complete event 6. Expertise Charges Exclusions: 1. Any transfer from Mumbai to location (sharing vehicle available on actual cost) 2. Lunch on Day 01 3. Anything mentioned than above Things to be carried: • Backpack • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc • Towel/Napkins, Extra pair of clothes • Good footwear(preferably Shoes) with good grip • Torch • Personal medicines. (if u require usually/Optional) • Wind Cheater (Compulsory) • 2-3 bunch of papers • Other things as per your choice So What Are You Waiting For ? Join us for camping For Detail contact – Whatsapp – 9702131615 Call on - 022-42669262 Mob - 9819673732 Mail us on - [email protected] Visit Our website – Facebook Page – Note – * Drinking alcohol and smoking strictly not allowed. ** We do take utmost care of every member of the group during the event but still each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage. * The leader's decision will be final and binding on all.

October 16, 2016 By:
I was bemused whether to go for a college trip or not . Without thinking much I made a decision that travelling is always fun let's not drop the idea . When you travel you actually return to your life . Without enthusiasm , energy and passion you cannot lead your field you need to lighten up . Travelling makes you feel exhilarate . Come let's have a look at what all places I visited . We reached at New Delhi Railway Station 6 in the morning which was chock -a - block with people . Everyone was waiting for their train on one platform or the other . Finally , our train arrived and we were settled . It was five hours train journey till Kathgodam followed by bus . We reached Kathgodam , which is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is located on the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas at an elevation of 554 mts above sea level . Kathgodam is an important station for tourists places like Nainital , Mukteshwar , Ranikhet and much more . We were heading towards Mukteshwar which takes three hours of journey by bus . Mukteshwar is a pleasing destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand . Muktwshwar sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters , 51 Km from Nainital and 343 Km from Delhi . It is famous for it's scenic view and peaceful atmosphere . As we were heading upwards we could see glistening mountains and stellar view left me gasping . We reached around 2:00 p.m at Ojaswi Himalayan Resort . The resort location is so perfect as it shows you mesmerising landscape , the evening sun spreading it's dying colours on the snow clad mountain peaks . After taking few hours rest we were asked to leave for our first visit . I was excited for our visit to Kumaon Vani - Community Radio Station . TERI launched it's first Community Radio station ' Kumaon Vani ' in March 2010 . It was established to use radio as a tool to promote sustainable development among the local farming community . The main objectives of introducing this to help farmers improve their livelihood by providing them pertinent information and knowledge , spread awareness on health , education , water and sanitation . The radio station is attached to TERI'S knowledge centre TRISHA . It was our educational visit where we saw live broadcasting . It is very helpful for farmers where they can listen radio at work and keep updated . It is fun if you have interest in it and to know the history of radio station . After that we returned to our resort . There is slightly decrease in the temperature at night . Walking alone on the grass and gazing stars at night is just amazing . You could actually feel yourself . The view from top was marvellous . At that time the urge to wander and explore the world was solidified . DAY 2 Next morning waking up at 6 in the morning along with sun is something you must experience in your life . Mountains looked more glorious at that time . Reading book along with some good music is the perfect start of the day . After some time we left for our next destination CHAULI KI JALI which was 8km from our resort . We reached their by trekking within the forests which was so serene and peaceful . Chauli Ki Jali is a visitor's attraction located behind the cliff of Mukteshwar temple . It is located at a distance of 250 meters from the Mukteshwar temple . ' Chauli ' means rock and ' Jali 'means hole . This place is paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers . One can have a mesmerising view of the Himalayan range and Kumaon Valley from the edge of Chauli ki Jali . There are many amazing facts about this place . There is myth that if you cross the hole of chauli ki jali whatever you wish for you will get it . Besides this , I was stunned to see the names of people written on the rock . Those names were written by people before commiting suicide and reason along with . Many people commited suicide over there which is strange . I got mixed kind of feelings after looking at that . Mukteshwar temple which is 500 meters away from Chauli ki Jali is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva . The Mukteshwar town owes it's name from this 350 years old Shiva temple . This hill temple is perched at an elevation of 2,312 meters above sea level and offers an enchanting view . There is nothing much happening in the Mukteshwar temple , but the way from Nainital is worth going for . If feels like you are out of the world when you reach there . Sitting there for quite a moment, taking deep breath and thinking deeply about your goals will actually make you feel boisterous and energetic . By the end of the day , most of were punch drunk . So , we slept . DAY 3 After having breakfast we left for Nainital . Like most hill stations , Nainital has a bustling mall road , warm cafes and very busy Tibet market . The mall road houses shops selling candles with intricate desings , wooden knick knacks and colourful woollens . Do bring something as keepsakes . The afternoon brought with it a bright sunny sun . It was warm in the noon . We moved to BHIMTAL which is named after mythological character of Mahabharat . Bhimtal is like any other small district with row of shops , dhabas . Bhimtal Lake is another nice lake in nainital surrounding . Although not much to see , but there is something here which you will not find at any of the lakes - Kayaks . Kayaking here is the simplest thing although I didn't do that . So , this was the last day of our trip . Best time to visit Mukteshwar is from April to June and October . We didn't visit many places because of shortage of time . We reached Kathgodam station at 3. 30 p .m and journey comes to an end . Through out this trip I realised company matters a lot with whom you are travelling . Surround yourself with good people , be outrageously energetic and madly alive . I stepped out beaming with little memories that will linger .

September 21, 2016 By:
“INDIA”-This five letter word may just sound as a ordinary piece of land to people who haven’t visited it.but,in reality it is a living nationality with people following such cultures and customs which were originated at the time when many of the present-day countries were not born. This tropical country is very hot in summer but still proves its diversity with the very existence of hill stations in the Himalayas.One such hill station is “MANALI” in the lap of Himalayas and considered as a great escape zone from the scorhing heat. Lovely yellow-orange sun amidst the snowy white peaks It was a hot summer evening when I boarded my bus from New Delhi.I stepped into the town of Manali at around 9:30 am in the confused hot-cold cocktail climate after a hilly region drive of 260 kms and a total ride of 670 kms.The thirst of tiredness was quenched by the natural beauty of Manali…Green mountains on one side and fast flowing Beas river on the other side with the view of snow-capped Himalayan glacier on great heights. My half day city tour began with ‘The Club House’ which is spot of entertainment and sale.There were numerous winter apparel for sale and entertaining activities such as snooker, zorbing ball, haunted house, boat riding, river crossing, etc. River crossing is adventure filled andfun-filled activity where one is required to cross to and fro by hanging in the rope…..In my mid-way I was dipped in the icy-chilled river which made me shiver from head to toe.good one though. Next ,I headed to ‘Manu temple’ built for sage ‘Manu’ and is the parent for the name manali.The next visits were more of devotional like the ‘Hadimba temple’ which is built for ‘Hadimba’ – a character from great Indian epic Mahabharat.The evening blessed me with the rain showers!! Next day was really interesting for an adventure-lover like me…”RAFTING”. The nitros of the Beas river and the rapids is what makes the white water rafting really incredible!! Sailing the raft for 9 long kms in fast flowing currents with an artistic view of the mountains on both the sides made my day…..

July 25, 2016 By:
After liking the backpacker's link on facebook me and my sister realised that we can think about going to Kasol . It was such a random decision for both of us . I no more regret now. After convincing our parents umpteen times we finally got permission . So our journey begins with six people , my sister knew them but i met them for the first time and i was the youngest of them all . We assembled at Civil Lines Metro Station , New Delhi which was our meeting point . We all were so excited as we never visited Kasol that too with friends . I seriously needed some break from this sultry weather . Waiting for two hours we finally sat in the bus and it was such a relief . As the journey begins , new people were introduced and our group kept increasing . After chatting amiably for hours everyone fell asleep . But when I woke up in the morning view was totally different such a pleasant day it was . Kasol is a village in Himachal Pradesh , northern India . It is situated in Parvati valley , on the banks of Parvati River , on the way between Bhuntar to Manikaran . Kasol has recently transformed into a hub for backpackers , it has low population and good climate throughout the year . Kasol in also known as MINI ISRAEL in Himachal Pradesh . If you notice there is thin wire that connects the mountain containing daily products through some kind of trolley . It is such a herculean task to go up daily just to reduce the time the concept of trolley was introduced , which is great . One amazing thing is that you enter throught 11 KM tunnel which is made by cutting mountains to reach Kasol . I imagined what human hands can do and create such a thing . As we moved up to Kasol I could feel the nippy air against my skin . After many halts we finally reached our destination . I was totally lost in the beauty of nature . Such a stellar view it was , river flowing through mountains , trees all around , sound of river. Infact , the whole atmosphere was different . One has to cross this perilous bridge to reach to your camps . Everyone was screeching and scared but it was such a pleasure experience . At night it becomes even more scary as there were no lights one has to carry their torch . After crossing bridge we finally reached our camp site which was marvellous . We were group of six so we took the biggest camp near the pristine river Parvati . Everyone was so amazed after seeing such a beautiful place . We took some rest and had lunch after that we were told to get ready and leave for Manikaran , which was 8 Km from our camps . On our way, we took snaps and videos of flowing river Parvati . Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley , on the river Parvati and 35 km from Kullu . There is some story behind this gurudwara . A man named Manu recreated life in Manikaran after the flood . Also , area is well known for it's hot springs which is natural . People of gurudwara wash utensils , take bath and even cook rice in it. It is quite interesting that on one side of the temple there is cold water on the other very hot . After all , it is natural and hot water is considered extremely auspicious . After that we had 'Langar ' which was so good and mouthwatering too . It is a must visit place . It was a tiring day . After we reached our camps the ambiance was different as bonfire was lit and it was quite chilly at night . This was how our first day ended . Next day I woke up early at 6 a.m. and stepped out camp . It was pouring all night and view was breathtaking . Mountains looked even more beautiful . I took out my book and sat river side . I never felt so good reading experience was totally different . I was lost in the story. There was complete silence except chirping of birds and flowing water . Few hours later , we got ready for trekking . I never thought trekking would be so much fun . We left at 11 a.m from our camps and started walking towards Chalal and Rasol. Trek was easy in the beginning as everyone was full of energy and enthusiasm . As we move forward , it started becoming gruelling hike . Narrow path with stones , mud , water and lot more . We were at altitude of around 8,000 feet above sea level and has not more than 100 houses . The hike took around 4 to 5 hours . After reaching above view was simply awesome . I never imagined that I would be able to reach here . We were told to get down early as weather was not good and it could be risky once it starts raining . So , we took rest on some rocks as legs were torturing . We reached our camps at 7 p. m . Everyone was tired after tedious hiking . We saw some people dressed in traditional attire . Well , they were the folk dancers of Himachal . Karayila - which is the most interesting and popular folk dance . In the center the bonfire is lit , which is the source of light and heat . This bonfire is considered very sacred and all performances are held around this bonfire . The entire valley reverberated with the sound of music and joy . Everybody had a great time there. People were dancing and enjoying with folk dancers . Everybody forgot about the pain because of trekking and they were dancing in full enthusiasm , everybody was enjoying. On last day of our trip we visited the local market and tried some Israeli food in the local cafes. Found some funky stuff like bracelets and neckpieces . Art gallery was major attraction . Everything else was common and available in Delhi . So , that was the last part of our journey . We reached around 6 a.m at our meeting point . Finally leaving this place and my mind was etched with memories , made new friends . I felt a tinge of sadness that why this journey has come to an end . I enjoyed each and every moment of this trip even the bus journey, met some amazing people . It was an unforgettable experiance . One should definitely take a break a plan a vacation which will help you understand better and you will feel lively . It is better to travel often than having monotonous life . Waiting for next trip !!