The day started with clouds rushing onto our room and asking us to leave all the laziness behind. We went for a walk and explored areas where we couldn't do yesterday. We even got wet as it started raining but it was an experience of one of its kind. I don't think we could have asked for a better weather than this.
After checking out, we headed for a beautiful journey towards Tarakeshwar Mahadev Temple, which is 35kms away from Lansdowne. As there are no petrol pumps in this area, we had to buy petrol from some local person at Rs95/litre. So, make sure you get your tanks full while coming from Kotdwara.
The way was superbly alluring with sun playing hide and seek with the clouds. There was sunshine on one hill and rains on another. This made the journey ever more pleasing. Though the destination is average, the ride is of another level. You'll indeed truly realize the meaning of these lines,"Safar Khubsoorat hai manzil se bhi". After spending an hour there, we headed for our return journey to Delhi, which took us around 8hours to complete.
In a nutshell, it was a lifetime experience away from the buzz of the city into the woods filled with love and tranquility. Probably one of the best option for a weekend trip with friends, that too on a 2-wheeler. The entire trip costed us Rs. 1600 per person, so a cheap option as well.
And yes, our scooty stood by us at everything. :D