We talked endless funny stories en-route, definitely screwed the fellow travelers mind which was actually fun for us. Every moment as passed was exciting after all this is the first time we dared to make it on our own.
According to the bus scheduled timings, it should have reached around 6:00am in the morning but we reached quite early at 3:00am. Definitely cool and an add-on to the risk exploring diary of the potters.
At the Rishikesh bus stop, my phone had a quick search of where to reside for a while. When an Auto-vala actually was giving words to the tourism attractions out there, we decided to go for rafting immediately. This is, of course, ridiculous and laughable. Unfortunately, it didn't start before 10am so these wandering feet and minds had to sleep in order to get ready for another good day. We asked for a hotel there at the bus stop for a one night stay but he could not accept the idea that these girls could alone be just two simple people, not terrorists as he looked us weirdly. He didn't show us any room before we gave him our IDs. We were quite fine with his behavior as we already set our minds that probably everything will be unexpected. So it was. After a while, we agreed to an auto driver, who was convincing us to show and drop us at few hotels near the rafting location. Fear in our hearts was going on as we sat in his big auto like we might end up doing biggest mistake of our life, but the funny part was we both were whispering, and thinking what we would do if he kidnapped us, (he was thin, we would be able to knock him down). And what if he has a gang!!? These horrifying imaginations were becoming large when he dropped us at a quite strange hotel. We couldn't fight or argue at a completely new place and at this time of the morning where nobody would like to listen to us. Skipping that part, we booked a night’s stay in the same hotel in just 300rs and were looking forward to adjusting ourselves in a small bedroom when we saw two drunken people in another room which were just in front of ours, were laughing weirdly. That led to our nightmare preparations even sharper. We are brave strong girls dude, let’s go. I will handle all, I Know Karate…..I chuckled. Shitt, we were talking crap to pretend confident. Well, we locked our door from inside and shifted the sofa chair close to it, if someone just tries to open these rusted doors. Not just that, we were not able to sleep on these beds which were quite rough and unpleasant. How could you think about beds man, along with these nightmares just had to pass this night, so spread our legs and slept off! Next morning we got up at 8:00am and pulled in jeans and shirt to start the ongoing day. After checking out from the hotel, we starting walking and had a very simple breakfast from a street side shop, which was good in taste plus cheap for our pockets.
On the way, walking a little further, from all the wonder of vague, happiness switched on when we saw the flowing water and a temple, we quickly made a way to go close to it. We the best singers of our world started singing loudly in excitement … Let me tell you the lines which were definitely ditto to the situation.
“ek nadi se maine puchha ithala ke chalti kaha, dur tere pi ka ghar hai balkhake chalti kaha, thoda wo ghabrayi, thoda sa sharmayi, uchhli yaha se waha, sagar se milane ka uska jo sapna tha, meri hi tarah piya jiya dole hole hole, kyun yeh dole janu naa” Heehaw .
This was f***ing awesome to speak the whole out of your pitch.
After Spending a few hours near the ice-cold water we realized that the weather wasn't so cool but the water was freezing to death. Sitting on the stones, and keeping feet in the water took it all. Crystal clear water was beautified with the flowers (as Prasad) flowing over the water.
We were trying to catch a few, as a blessing to keep. Our idea was to flow with the water and reach a place where rafting was going on. Yes, almost an impossible idea. To give a shape to the idea we traveled by bus to Shivpuri and finalized our ride in 400rs per person for the rafting. We had lunch before going to flow in the water, suspense here!! Which was kadhai paneer and butter naan(exactly like we Indians usually prefer eating at every other restaurant)? Wear this raft outfit that is -life jacket &helmet and hold a paddle: the guide said.