We decided to move from Nagger at 3pm so that we can hit the highway and reach on time, Monday was on our head.
So the delay started from the morning itself, We woke up late, Breakfast late so does the packing stuff. Soham’s home-stay got one of the best pancakes I guess and we loved the Nutella one, in short breakfast was amazing.
We headed towards the castle in noon kinds, I have not really been an old building like this, It was built in 14th Century. It’s made of stone and wood, I could see minor correction in the main body it preserved well. The castle got everything as per the golden era an amazing wooden fitting staircase, Stoned walls, fire space, a basement few rooms where we were not allowed to enter.
Partial part of the castle is converted in the guest house and Himachal tourism is taking care of that, I could get a chance to sneak peak in one of the traveller’s room I was impressed to see wooden bed covered with sheer curtains -cupboard with hand graved design and that large round mirror with stones around – that’s how the castle’s room supposed to be I guess, we took almost 2 hours.
I like the calmness of stone, I couldn't stop touching them, always feel a connection with them.
We bought some souvenirs from the local market and went to the French bakery again had lunch and there we headed toward the base “Delhi”.
On our way we stopped at few places, had dinner and tea.
We reached Delhi around 830 after a stretch of almost 12+ hours.
To conclude, I have read lot road trips and I did many too, but this time it was quite out of my comfort zone, lot of things were coming to my mind but i was glad we made it without any hassal .......
I always have some lessons learnt from my trips ...
-Travelling safe will always give you a chance to travel again. Life is full of adventures not necessary to go forcefully for that.
-Choose a good driver if all girls are travelling at night. He should be a gentleman should not interfere in each of your conversation, He should know where to stop the car if you are tired of seating.
-Hotel booking can be done on the spot or well in advance that’s not really the matter.
-You would always give most of your time to nature especially when you are in mountains but there will be always that one thing in the list which will remain untouched. Try and abide with your travel itinerary and time.
That Monday was quite hectic as almost the whole night I was awake so does Garima. I could sleep only for an hour when we entered in Delhi. Henceforth I decided to take a post-holiday off and write a blog on the same its already on Tripoto .
I loved the places and different culture we saw, not all mountains are the same, not all gives you same experience. Every trip I do, I learn – I live, I remember, become and storyteller.
Soon you will hear about Pathankot-Dalhousie-Khajjar, New mountains, new stories.
Till then keep travelling!