"Sometimes the best way to relax is to exhaust yourself on a drive to an unexplored destination."
Butterflies were 'flying' in the stomach for one of the much awaited long weekend connecting with the 15th Aug holiday. My share of trip started from Jammu (Where i am currently posted) a bit earlier to relay down to Delhi as the actual dispersion of our trip happens from there. The long weekend had to be extra long for me for I have to manage my travel from Jammu-Delhi-Trip Destination- Delhi- Jammu. At least two added days are what I require to accommodate my plans for the road-trips.
The trip destination that we chose this time was another gem of beauty out of Himanchal Pradesh- Jibhi. Jibhi is a very small village near Buntar. If you are driving from Delhi towards Manali, you have to skip the tunnel which comes after Mandi and take a straight drive towards Jibhi. The first signboard of the destination can only be seen once you leave the way to tunnel and continue straight into the serenity of mountains.
The gang was cut short, not deliberately but due to the professional engagements of couple of members but the idea was still rock solid. Our earlier plan was to start the journey on Friday from Delhi. Wednesday evening I got a call from one of my brother from Shillong who was also craving a holiday as much as us. The agenda was to have fun together that we missed long time, and it was going to be a kind of reunion as well. He booked his tickets in a jiffy and made himself in with another chap of his who made the journey fun for us.
"The destination of life is nothing, but the journey itself."
- Amish Tripathi
Friday night we all gathered in delhi, had our kind of party till 4 in the morning and everyone dozed off after the long chit chats and mild introductions. The idea was to get the five comfortable with each other so that to avoid any hindrances in bullying throughout the holidays. We slept for some hours and took the two guys for a super fast Delhi-darshan who have come to travel with us after already travelling so much. Ferrying down from Central delhi to India gate to President's House to again back to south delhi, we reached back at our place roughly around 1900 hours.
After little relaxation, we started at around 2000 hours from delhi and to the divinity, we were able to fly our car on the delhi roads which is quite seldom for a weekend. We reached Murthal in record time of around 2 hours and started with some Chochak chai. That followed up with paranthas and later full circle it ended on the tea again.