I trekked up for a while towards the upper side of Vashisht village and a sound of nature rang up my ears. It grew stronger as I was approaching further...and there was a waterfall whose origin was not ascertainable. A local boy told me..."this water does not come from that point which is visible to you...it comes from those mountains which are behind them...invisible to us." I was amazed to see it and could not resist myself trekking a bit upwards. I found a place from where you can have an enigmatic view of the valley and where you can sit for hours alone and let yourself delve into the deepest of thoughts. Water flows besides you and all you need is a bonfire to feel the happiness which could be found even in the most lonely places. I sat there for more than two hours but did not realise when it was dark. I had to descend down but on my way back there was something which could not have been missed- a hot water bath at Vashisht Temple. The water seemed to be unbearably hot at first but the moment you give yourself up to the pond, you are in a different world. It soothes your entire body and makes you feel as if you have shed all of your burden into the water. After the bath, I went back to my hotel...had my dinner...and went asleep.
Next morning, I grabbed my breakfast and took a bus from Manali to Kasol. In case you are not having your own vehicle, you have got only one option- a Himachal Road Transport Corporation Bus!! Although it is not very comfortable but the daring and skillful driving of bus drivers will definitely make you hold your breath many a times during the journey. Especially when the bus is manoeuvred through the road from Bhuntar to Kasol , after a certain height the turns are so sharp that even a small mistake by the driver can cost lives. Moreover, the road are not wide enough to accommodate two big vehicles approaching from opposite sides. It is the local drivers' mutual understanding which makes the driving a cakewalk for them. I reached Kasol after a 3 hours ride from Manali.