I run away on my birthdays. I love the people who take effort in wishing me but the whole concept of celebrating my birthday is quite overwhelming. Well yes, you can call me a coward and in a way I am. But that's for a different blog post. I was now to take my first trip with my girl and I wanted to go to a place to which none of us had ever been. It had to be adventurous.
I planned a two state trip - Uttarakhand and Himachal. We were to first go to Chanshal Pass and then to Harsil, stopping at various places along the way. Tossed our rucksacks, tent and sleeping bags into my Thar. We started pretty early as we had to make for Rohru. It was damn hot in June and I hate the heat but Shefali loves it. We took the Paonta Sahib route through Shamli. Desolate roads greeted us after we crossed Paonta Sahib. We hadn’t taken the Chakrata route and chose to take the road along the Tons River. So to reach Rohru we effectively crossed over to Haryana then to Himachal then to Uttarakhand and then back onto Himachal. Well, it wasn’t that long except that when I tried to lower my car onto the banks of the river, it got stuck in the loose sand. Voila! 4X4 is a boon.