Today, we took the midday meal break at our homestay. We'd this absolute smashing mutton curry and steaming white rice. Just imagine the walking exercise, bathing, eating and then snoozing. What can be a better gift to your own self?For sunset, we ventured with our car to a nearby location where we could do some adventure. We drove across the Karo riverbed in our car. All those TV ads of all-terrain vehicles with twisting and turning tires writhing off slippery surface came true in front of our very eyes. Our driver balanced the car skilfully and added the much-needed kick to the drive.We witnessed a spectacularly peaceful sunset standing in the middle of the shallow river bed. The pebbles are sharp so it's suggested that you venture in with waterproof footwear with good grip soles. Wear shorts ideally. Otherwise soon you'll be like down hugging the riverbed and moving around in wet bottomed trousers.
After Pondul, we off-roaded to another area to see a five-stepped water cascade called Pachhri. Nothing can beat the tranquillity of a waterfall embedded deep into the greens of a forest. Thankfully we went there at the season end, otherwise, I cannot imagine the chaos and crowd that this little place might face!
Day Three opened up late as we lounged a little after breakfast and started for our day's trip at 11 am. Today we were supposed to check out our residential river Karo from two different points. First, we went to Pondul. Here we learned the mysterious art of balancing our feet on a precarious narrow ledge of rocks as we slipped on the dry leaves and hurtled to the river bank below. Thereafter, we got on to the boulders. I started looking for a perfect spot to dip my feet in the river without being washed down by the fast current. There was a sudden fall nearby and the river merrily jumped over the edges creating a beautiful waterfall. This is quite a rocky landscape so you will get to see frequent waterfalls of every height, volume, and density!