We had to sit in uncomfortable two seater for some time but after that we got the three seater and it was quite free. Lakshmi was very excited and thanked me for taking her on this trip. We reached Purola in sometime where we had our lunch. Purola was supposed to be the last point where most buses travel and last point for ATM and cellular network. Don't know what made me think not to take cash, I didn't draw cash in Purola too. Epic fail.
Next stop was Purola around 2 p.m. Purola is a quaint little town situated at an altitude of 5000 feet. It is surrounded by lush green mountains and Govind Wild life Sanctuary.It is the largest town near Har – ki –Dun valley.We had lunch at a road side hotel. In this area the parking is on the top of the hotel. Afterwards, you passes the scenic beautiful village Mori, located on the bank of Tons river, It is the last place where you get BSNL mobile network.
Waking up in front of Himalayan peaks was cherry on the top. We waved goodbye to the himalayan peaks and descended to base in 5-6 hrs through a muddy, slippery and difficult descend trail.
"A farmer has to be an Optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer". This quote by Will Rodgers is the best to describe the difficulties faced by the farmers living in the Himalayan region. I clicked this picture during one of my official visits to a tiny town of Mori, located in Uttarkashi District.
Soon after leaving Purola pine forests became more prominent and dense. We have crossed Mori. The air got chilly and the roads bore the shadows of the pine trees. With the soothing songs at the backdrop Dhaula was not far now.We reached Naitwar, and then Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary. The views to our sides only got pristine. Here we decided to get on top of our pick-up vehicle. Yes, on roof-top! The roads were extremely bumpy and we had to anchor our feet on the rails. We sang along in our hoarse voices, clicked photos and videos. Amidst all this we reached our first campsite, Dhaula.Prahlad and Raj received us. The campsite was mesmerizing, with the Rupin river flowing alongside. Wow!