What do we do at those times? Yes we are happy, yes we have money, yes we have friends but ask yourself, "Am I Satisfied? Am I quenched?"Well, if the answer is 'No' then pack your bags book your tickets and go to a random place which provides you scenic and healing joy like I did. And if the answer is 'Yes' then you still have to move that ass and see the beauty of this country and what it has to offer to us.I felt content, relieved and most importantly Happy, because what's the point in doing something if it doesn't bring a smile on your face?
My desk at my new workplace has a window. In the last one fortnight, that window has been my main attraction as it offers a view into a vacant ground, with a few trees and few strangers trespassing the textile mill ground every few hours. Last afternoon, I saw a group of four school boys waking that ground. The other day, there were two men of identical height and built and color coordinated. My first day of work, I had seen two small nursery kids walk with their mother. Do they all have a story? Were the two men twins? Were the boys discussing their crush back in school, what does the mother worry about?City life most times leaves these questions unanswered, but travel lets you have them- like I found in Spiti and beyond. Everyone has a story, a foreigner who is now a local in a once unknown land, a son travelling with his father, a journalist who works at a bar, a village woman who knows love and many more.
We travelled across Kasol, Malana, Chalal, Tosh, Pulga and Kalga. So here it goes - the itinerary of how we backpacked across one of the calmest yet happening, rooted yet flying high, desi yet international valley in the country.
"Himachal" the name itself says all, the scenic beauty, weather and atmosphere, hospitality and simplicity of the people, adventure , the list is never ending. "In the lap of Himalayas" (Himachal-Sanskrit meaning) is so rightly named. Those mysteriously snow covered mountains looks so serene and pristine as if we have stepped into God's own land. Those misty breeze in the morning touching your face makes you calm from within and forget the worries of the world. I wonder if all this makes all the people staying here so loving and caring towards one another. I wish this part of the country stays as it is now, undisturbed by some.