Gushaini: the lush emerald carpet Gushaini- a place with rustic charm and friendly people The bus dropped us off in the middle of the Gushaini market....
So why I ask people looking for Manali-Shimla like fun, masti and mall roads is because there isn't any of those things there. In fact there are limited number of stay options and I didn't see a single functional restaurant. This was one of those rare successful girl-trips that no one backed our on last minute. A short weekend getaway from Delhi with a friend who too was looking for excuses to get of city after a few stressful weeks in office and is also my namesake (irrelevant information, I know but just another topic for our PJs).The day we reached Gushaini after a long - tiring bus journey, involving a Volvo followed by two local rickety buses, the kind of journeys that gets you dusty just because of the duration of it, reached this pleasant place by a roaring river between two high green mountain peaks. From the bus stop, we saw this cute cottage by the river with not much man-made around it and instinctively started walking towards. As lucky as we felt that day the lovely, entirely made out of wood, double storey Aditya Cottage was available for Rs. 1500 per night. Took a warm shower and asked the sweet lady who owned the cottage for some gharka daal chawal (prepared with local produce) and we had nothing to do but to enjoy the best daal chawal I have ever had, by the window-with-a-view. That meal made one of my most favourite travel memory.Later in the evening it was the local bread from the village shop dipped in chai before its relished. That's it didn't do much other than just enjoying the weather and the feeling of having a wood cottage by a mountain river, all to ourselves.