Even though it was dawn but we were not alone, we were accompanied by a few other people and the native of the trees .i.e Monkeys and Peacocks. It was fun to watch the baby monkeys hanging on their parents and jumping from one branch to another. Even those creatures entertained us on our way. I didn't click any photographs of those notorious monkeys as they were so unpredictable and snatch everything that is in your hands. I couldn't see my phone being snatched and chose not to click pictures of them. After so many efforts we reached the top and the view from the above was super thrilling and to add the spice to the view it was the sunset. The sun was slowly and steadily was going towards its den and the darkness was covering the sky. It was one of the best views to experience the entire city was in front of my eyes and I was just standing there and gazing the sun setting down and the night lights started to shine.
We reached the top of the hill where Mansa Devi Mandir was located. We entered the temple and offer our prayers to all the god and goddess. and to our surprise, it was Aarti time. The priests were doing Aarti and the gongs were being beaten. It was so good. The Mansa Devi temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple, also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar.
The approximate height of the Bilwa Parvat on Shivalik Hills is 540 Km whereas the pedestrian path is around 3 Km. It was almost dark when we started descending from the hills. At around 7:00 pm we reached the plains and the moment we landed on the foot of the hills my legs started trembling and shaking, It was a bit weird initially but whenever you ascend and descend from the stairs the legs get a bit shaky.