We reached Purola by around 2 pm for lunch....
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!