Most Relaxing Vacation you can ever have in the Hills...

Tripoto
13th Nov 2016
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No fixed Nights/Days, No Itineraries, No Guides, here's a snappy recollection of a Luxurious Stay with friends in Uttarakhand.

Travelling is all about laughing out loud, cracking jokes, guitaring, camping, trekking, sunset points, panoramic shots.

Travel is all about escaping Fake Civilizations.

Travel is all about feeling like royalty without served with one.

Travel is all about the morning sunshine & loads of chai.

Travel is all about Outplaying, Outwitting, Outlasting every thing that holds you back.

Travel is all about not being animals of habit

Travel is all about - BEING RIGHT HERE. In the MOMENT!

This trip was all of this and more...

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A luxurious sit back in the middle of the hill forest...

We all had just woken up, some twenty minutes back. Amidst that beautiful morning sunshine, nobody was willing to turn the geyser on and wash off their morning slumber. I could see some amazing leftover feelings of the previous night’s sleep in the tents in all my friends’ eyes.

Sparkling white teeth, trembling feet and a heightened spirit!...all charmed by the waterfall.

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The owner of the house served piping hot tea with cookies, milk rusks and puffs. What more could one ask for. Not too hungry for a heavy breakfast – some of us decided to stuff ourselves in a car and take a bath in the nearby waterfall – giving others’ the luxury of hot geyser water, perfumed body washes and warm towels ;). A friend who was unduly excited for a dip in the water was seen getting his clothes back on after feeling the iciness of the water, though the rest of us walked into the pool of water.

The lucky ones of the pack who knew swimming...and apparently some diving too ;)

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After a good two hours of full-blown madness and laughter, we stepped out of water, gathered our stuff and headed back to our camp.

Soaked Souls - rough & dried now...

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In the camp, we had some divine breakfast waiting for us.

And the pakoras will never be the same again in your life...these are killer!

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Over the next few hours, we just floated in the sunlight, filling our guts with food and our lungs with crisp air. It’s that part of your time when little events become exceptional and ordinary sensations are heightened. It’s that part of your time when everything is Heaven!

A couple of our double coated tents - fortresses they sure were...

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And you want no one to take that away from you, no schedules, no treks planned, no fixed lunch timings, no routines – just pure and luxurious strolling in the hills.

The Gypsy Eagle seems to have spot something... intense as usual!

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Some of us went for a hike, some went shopping for snacks and savories and some laid back in hammocks to let the day roll away in stillness.

Watching the time roll by... soaking in the Sun!

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As soon as the night took out the sun, everybody was advised to be warm and cozy. But the spirits was still soaring high and nobody was willing to call it a day. Over the next few hours, we played a dozen songs on the guitar – some new memories were created, some old ones were revisited!

Bizarre, Unplanned, Impromptu...the night Shines on!

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Great green tents standing stout with their amazing grandeur shone across a sooty black sky and the roasted flames of our bonfire. Even an inch away from the fire was chilling. So all of us circled around the bonfire, holding our hot drinks, humming some old forgotten songs. It was surreal to see that people from two generations gelled up like carrot & peas.

The Fire, The Forest and the Foxes...

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Every night that we guys spent there, the dining lounge was the most sought-after thing. It was grandly laid out to just entice the senses enough to be ready for an exotic range of sumptuous food.

Our fellow campers - A generation older ;with hearts much younger than us!

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Below are some pics shared - The emotions might not have been captured outright, but the essence sure has been...

The Fire Outside Vs the Fire Within...

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A quick shot of the valley nearby...

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And that is ME...

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And that is ME again ;)... with the Gypsy Eagle!

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ME trying to put up a new tent...

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Some of US watching out for the MOON...

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And we carry on Our Tradition - We Don't know where We're Going but We're on Our Way...

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