‘The Special Forces out there might cause some extraordinary things in life so try levitating your soul in these horizons’.
The long fields along the roads were green; the trees were loaded with greenery, the birds were chirruping, the people were out of their houses and had started playing their parts for the day. The mountains, in the distance were witnessing another exciting morning with their peaks licking the blue sky which were already occupied by dark clouds and probably were preparing themselves to welcome the Sun, as they did yesterday. The winds originating from them were cool in touch and brisk to feel. In fact, the concrete road was the only distinguishing element on this green carpet. As I was allured by this beautiful morning and was busy in placing these gems on my mentally designed canvas just like a pro-painter, with a splash of water along the side of the road the bus turned left and entered the Army Cantonment area of Dharamshala. I looked around to tell my friends, who were sleeping and were moving their heads in the same direction the bus turned. I was really excited about this journey, the legs were shivering to get down as quickly as possible, the mind was working briskly to design the virtual images of the places to come and the heart was ready for another unprecedented and unparalleled experience.
It was the month of May, the time when the city-life gets disrupted because of the scorching Sun; people start waiting for the rain gods to pour their wisdom. But this part of the world sounded a bit unperturbed with all this and definitely was an anomaly when it comes to weather and climate. The cloudy sky in Dharamshala was not a good sign and soon it started raining profusely. The sky thundered many times, the wind was blowing briskly and I couldn’t see anything outside the window. It is always dangerous to be on the mountain roads during the rain and equally dangerous while trekking. It was 6:00 A.M. on the clock when we reached Mcleodganj. Because it was raining so we boarded a cab and reached Dharamkot in ten minutes. This was the place from where we had to start our trekking. I braced myself and got myself ready for a long and challenging day.