Kanatal Uttrakhand 1/84 by Tripoto
Shashikant Bhatt
We got up early since 10 was the checkout time. We got ready and had breakfast Aloo parantha in the dhaba just outside the Hotel Drive inn which was very yummy. Now we had to leave for our next destination Kanatal. On the mid way to Kanatal there is a temple Surkanda devi temple which is a very well known temple in that area and we decided to visit that.Surkanda Devi Mandir - 2757 m/9976 feetSurkanda devi mandir is the temple of goddess Sati or parvati who is considered to be Shiva's wife. Mandir is surrounded by dense forests and affords a scenic view of the surrounding region. From the top you can see almost whole of the Tehri Garhwal diatrict. To hike at that place we had to take steps and it took around 1 hr to reach the temple. The place was full many tourists and also local people of that place who had a very strong belief in deities and goddesses. We took some rest there and came down and this time it took 30 mins. Reaching down we were very hungry, we had lunch in of the dhabas which was starting point of the stairs of that temple.Now we had to leave for our next destination. - Classic Hill Top Resort. Which was a 4 star resort in chamba, kanatal. We took a local jeep from the temple and reached our resort in 30 mins.We were surprised to see such a beautiful and well maintained resort in that village and yes it was on top of a hill ! It was a kind of treat for us at that situation when were very tired and all thanks to Astha's dad for doing the bookings for us. The resort was very big had all the ameneties and the best part was the Swimming Pool! Anupama and I were non swimmers so first we were scared to go but Astha knew swimming very well she was just excited to jump in that pool. We finally went in the pool and enjojoyed the water though I did'nt know swimming. We came back to our room our body was freezing of cold but thank god there was heater too in our room. We were delighted by the luxury the comfort peace that we got in that resort.The night was stormy and we could hear the sound of the wind like a roar. But since we were in our room it was safe. Then we had very delicuous dinner which even had the non veg and to our surprise even the dinner was complimentary.
Sahil Vohra
Sharing 7 lessons which I have learned about Life from the tripLive in the moment:Our life is a journey which has so many short trips within whole journey, make sure you do not miss on these short trips in a quest for reaching your own destinations because in the end there is no destination, it is only the journey which will be counted.Few of us were not willing to go for the trip but altered their plans for the trip and when we were talking about our experiences about the trip the light in their eyes were evident enough to convince us that they have got memories to cherish.
Ashish Bhardwaj
Vidushi
Famous for adventurous sports and camping
Divya
An untouched spot at considerable height from Mussoorie. It is lesser known to tourists. Rather it would be visited by travellers and not tourists, I assume. I stayed in a resort on a quiet cliff. I was cut off from everyone since signals are invariably dead there. I had full one day of peace. Waking up to the sunrise was mesmerising. I felt close to nature in real terms. I walked on moist grass, sipped hot coffee, listened to birds chirp in the background, enjoyed some sun tan. You won't have much to do around the place as the nearest market is in Chamba - 10-11 kms. away but you will get soaked in nature and would find all the materialistic stuff useless if you truly love nature!