Since I have done my Solo trekking I don't stop myself to take a break from my busy schedule and especially when it comes to visit the Mountains. Mountains always fascinates me because they are mighty and mystic. Also, these mighty creatures of nature always look beautiful and mesmerising.
I belong to Jammu & Kashmir and my home is in the lap of Shivaliks. The Mighty Pir Panjal Range is visible from my home and this is why
I have more attachment with mountains.
Almost 07 years ago I left my home and started working in world's largest refinery located at Jamnagar( Surashtra Gujarat), which is also known as the Oil hub of India because of the existence of two oil refineries. Saurashtra region is a mixture of barren land with coastal fronts and rich forest area of Junagadh.
Gujarat is usually known for its industrial growth & development, good governance and definitely India's richest businessmen belong Gujarat.
But there are many other things which people rarely know about Gujarat and one of these are Girnar mountains which are rich in flora and fauna. Gir Forest is the home of Asiatic Lion 🦁. These mountains have been closely associated with religious and historical currents of Gujarat's life.
On September 05, 2018 on the festival of Janmashtimi I had 02 holidays and decided to visit Mount Girnar with few of my juniors. This was 2nd trip to Girnar after 2015.
We booked a cab and started our journey in the midnight at 12 am from Jamnagar and reached Taleti base at 0345 hrs, which is 04 Kms from Junagarh city
We were having some tea and snacks at one of the shop, then Lord Indradev shown his presence by showering some rain in the town and later which turned into a heavy rainfall.
Well, Monsoon season is the best time to visit Mount Girnar as it's flourished with all the Greenery. We had the prediction of rain so we were well prepared and equipped with Rain wear,torch and some other stuff. But we waited till Indradev become normal.
There are two ways to reach at the top; one follow by all people and the other one runs thru the jungle and follow by people like us who avoid the crowd. Although both the ways are well maintained and accessible thru steps only.
When the rainfall stopped we started climbing upwards. The length of the entire trek is just 3-4 Kms but 9999 steps makes it difficult to reach at the summit. After every 200 steps we were resting.
As we climbing up the view of the Junagarh City glittering with lights was mesmerising.
One of my Juniors, carried his Bluetooth speakers and music accompanied us all the way. Moreover the company of these crazy juniors was enjoyable.