This was my first trip after I left back my life in Singapore and decided to write a new Chapter in India. It was already 2 months since I came back and finally we could take time out to plan a trip. It was my heart felt wish to go somewhere like Kasol but Kasol was overcrowded by that time and I always long for offbeat places, less crowd, good weather and good food. So it was a unanimous decision for me and Karan to explore Tosh which was couple hours ahead of Kasol and not frequented by many people and also we heard a lot about this place when we visited Kasol last time.
We hired a driver, threw our bags in the back of our car and headed onto National Highway from Delhi towards Kullu at 9 pm one night in May 2017. After driving all night, there we were in Kasol in the morning in about 11 hours. And again I was caught up in the surroundings, those spectacular mountains, the morning fog, the slow moving traffic, the tea stalls on the sides of the narrow roads on hilly terrains. We stopped at our favorite place Alpine Guest House to take a cold coffee break as this was a ritual we always did when in Kasol. ???? The weather was cold and breezy, the views and vibes were nostalgic. It reminded me of my trip to Kasol last year. We realized it was cold enough here to just be in our Delhi t shirts and soon we need to cover up in layers. I and Karan went for a stroll from there and asked Suraj our driver to meet us ahead of the market in few minutes. We checked a few shops on our way and finally went to that lovely shop from where we bought some psychedelic fabric paintings last year. This wasn’t the same guy as last time but we met someone who was equally interested in art and paintings and we showed him how we decorated the paintings we bought from there and framed it on our living room wall. He was ecstatic to see that and also told us about some cool UV lights that we may use to make those paintings glow in dark.