Our journey began with travelling in a private traveler bus from Delhi to Manali. The snake-like roads of Himachal Valleys gave many scenic views along the way, especially on the patch just before Aut. The river (I guess Beas) flowing down the valley puts to shame countless foreign locations shown in Bollywood movies.
We got down at Aut, and continued further to our destination. Instead of a pre-hired a taxi/cab from Aut to Sojha, we preferred exploring the local transport and hence, took a bus till Banjar. Banjar, around 25 Kms. from Aut, has the local bus and taxi stand which is closest to Sojha. We hired a taxi from Banjar to Sojha (around 14 Kms.), only to find ourselves mesmerized again on the way uphill. The silent valleys spoke volumes through their beauty, yet gave a tranquilizing peace to our minds every moment.
We were enjoying the journey so much that we forgot we had reached our destination- It’s amazing how a place as beautiful as Sojha has easily countable number of houses, a couple of grocery shops and 3-4 guest houses. One might wonder, how is it possible that a place this picturesque is as quiet as it is in the month of May, when the crowds from entire North India rush to places which offer them solace.