Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun.

Tripoto
28th May 2019
Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash
Day 1

Blessed are the curious... for they shall have adventures.
How many times have you been to a popular vacation destination? A lot I guess. But how many times have you discovered a miraculously beautiful spot that, may be, has never recorded footprints of a Man before, that has been there for ages to be spotted by someone? Never had I. Until a trip to a very secluded village at the peripherals of Shimla, Dhamun.
It's not down in any map... such places never are.

Dhamun, Himachal Pradesh. You will have to go on the other side of the hill to enjoy the sunset

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

In Nature light creates the colour, in picture colour creates the light. - Hans Hofmann

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

This trip is divided into 3 stages and the part you might be reading it for is narrated in the last stage.

Day 2

The Outset of the Predetermined
Jun22,2018.
I take it as the outset of the predetermined because now when I see it, it seems like a path already paved. It had been a long time since the last time my family got together to travel a long distance to attend a function, this time a marriage, but little did I know that it was just the beginning.
June 22, I with my family set off from Kalka to attend a marriage in Anji, 4 hours and 80Km from us. Anji, yet another beautiful place in Shimla that allows us to live in the lap of nature.

Journey is always more beautiful than the destination

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Be bold, be brave to be your true self.

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Spectacular spectacle on the way to Anji

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Road from Kalka to Anji takes you through Solan, Salogra Kandaghat, Waknaghat, Kadur and finally Anji along with spectacular spectacles on the way and a feeling of  bliss.

Day 3

A Freak call to Dhamun
Jun23, 2018.
Morning in the lap of nature. It IS! how you would have  imagined it to be like. Sunrise from behind the mountains bestowing light on the small village in the midst, patting our faces with the warmth of love while the cold breeze brushing through the hair trying to give me a decent hairstyle like mothers do, only this time it's mother nature. The day dawns with morning Aarti in Temple which is considered as taking the blessings from Almighty for a good day ahead.

Dhamun. Talking an image, freezing a moment reveals how rich reality is.

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. Mat puch ki Kya haal hai Mera Tere pichey, tu puch ki Kya rang h tera mere aagey

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

It was when we were about to leave the magical village, saving the vivid memories with everlasting clarity and freshness of the immediate experience, a freak call rang and soon we knew we were going to Dhamun.
Dhamun, a similar village in Himachal Pradesh. If you Google the village it won't show a road to it. Just an Unnamed Road to an Unnamed location in Himachal Pradesh that is known to the local residents of Shoghi or Shimla. After an hour or two from Anji we reached Dhamun, taking more time than usual because we lost the track for a couple of times (really difficult to find the village).

Dhamun. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. Lost somewhere in the woods of Dhamun

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. Be fearless in the pursuit of sky

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

In the evening my elder brother from Dhamun took me on a trek that I would trace again in the morning just to capture the sunrise (yes I love sunrise). But now when I was there in the evening I dared to go an extra mile to capture the sunset despite being cautioned about the sighting of Leopard in the hills.

Dhamun. Waiting for the sun to set from this point and then climbing higher to see it set all over again

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. When it's all said and done you'll realize none of it was random

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. Be the energy you want to attract

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun Just a bit of photography by me

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. No Guts No Glory, No Legend No Story

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. And it finally set.

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash
Day 4

The Unpremediated Predetermined
Jun24,2018.
Alarm clock buzzed at 5 in the morning. It was time. Predicted sunrise was around 5:45AM or 6:00AM. I Wore my shoes and ran to trace the same trek to the other side of the hill for this time to climb to the top, walk till the cliff and capture the digital memories of the picturesque view of course.

Dhamun. If you want to find God hang out in the space between your thoughts - Alan Cohen

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. Look deep into the nature

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun. Green and Glorious

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Dhamun.

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

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Tavel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. As this was not enough. Earlier in the night I heard about the road that goes till the end of the village. There has always been a curiosity in my mind to go till the end because from there you come closer to a new experience. It was decided and we were ready. Little did we know that we were trudging on a predefined path paved for us to test our will, determination to explore and love for nature. But it was the indomitable will and the sound of water that made us climb the hill down to it's base making our own way through the thorny and poisonous bushes on the gradient hills to finally discover a Waterfall!

Blessed are the Curious for they shall have adventures

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Expression of bliss to find such a place

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

The Found and Lost waterfall o Dhamun village

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Take only memories leave only footprints

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Bade bhaiya. Tagged along on this trekk

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Being SRK. it comes naturally to the Bollywood fan

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

The miraculously majestic Waterfall immediately made us fall in love with nature and evoked a keen sense of thankfulness to God and respect to reserve it's creation. The Waterfall may not be the biggest or the most wonderful but neither I'm aware nor do I care about the standards of evaluation of beauty of a spectacle. I know one thing that it is in the admiration. You can adore just the sunset or admire the profound awe for the resplendent art of the reverent Artist above.

Take a moment to find peace with what you have, because you lose what you cling to.

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Beauty is in the Admiration

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash
Day 5

No matter how much you've travelled, the saddest part will always be the end of the journey. But the best part is when you return, you become humble knowing how less you own. The Waterfall of Dhamun village is in the stories of the villagers but nor they have ever dared to witness it. Though I want you, the readers, to explore such places, but somewhere in the back of my head I don't want such places to magnetise attraction of the masses or tourists because then it gradually starts to lose it's beauty. Maybe such places should remain muffled under the Shade of trees.

This bridge is so old that now it hangs on the support of roots and branches and weak iron rod.

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

Bliss ????

Photo of Found and Lost | The Lost Waterfall of Dhamun. by Aakash

And that's how the Waterfall of Dhamun village was Found and Lost again in the woods.

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