At Pawan’s suggestion, I was doing the Pundrik Lake Trek in the Sainj Valley of Kullu region at that time. I was coming from Manali. I had taken a HRTC bus from Manali and got down at Aut. The conductor was helpful and was quite interested in knowing about my travel stories. Aut is famous for Markandey Rishi Temple beside the bank of Beas River. Didn’t I tell you that Himachal is full of temples!At Aut, Pawan was waiting for me and he drove me in his car to Sainj town. Sainj valley is said to be the sister valley of Tirthan Valley and together with Parvati and Jiwa Nal Valley makes up the UNESCO Heritage Great Himalayan National Park. Sainj Valey is truly a wonderland. Not many people visit this place and the vaste expanse of green meadows are a treat to the eyes.
It was Day 3 already! Last two days just zoomed by in a jiffy and today was the day of reluctant retreat! We woke up to zero visibility with the clouds spamming the landscape. I wished it rained harder so that we had a genuine reason to stay back. But Mahi anyway had some guests coming to Shangarh and therefore we decided to move today itself. Also the picture he and the other bloggers painted of Shangarh, got us even more curious to explore the place. I am forever battling dilemmas to see new places or spend time at the ones already stayed at and loved with all my heart! But then again one must give a fair chance to all the unseen ones too! Right?
Early Morning Scenes at Upper Nahi…A lady is up and about at her job at 6;45 AM! Howwww?