Hotel Sunrise is owned by a family and they have one staff which is adequate for an off season. A spacious restaurant accompanies the ground floor of the hotel. The entire family of 4 including the grandmother indulged into cooking Chow, Manchurian, Fried Rice and Soup; yes all of us are vegetarians. In one line, the food was magic and the taste stuck in our taste buds forever.
4.30 am: Both an alarm and a shot of enthusiasm are needed to make you leave your bed at 4 degrees temperature. Our goal and the sole motivation was to reach the Sunrise Point before the sunrise, of course. The hotel staff denied to accompany us since he had to take care of the place. He took us 100 mt into the dark from where lay ahead a 3 km trek to the Sunrise point. Luckily a tourist car from an adjacent hotel was waiting to pick up its tourists to the point. Without any questions we went and asked him the rates. Paying 500 for such a trivial distance was a question on our egoist nature, our stamina and undoubtedly on the budget travel. With just an hour remaining (as per the hotel staff) we started our journey into the dark.
The color of the surrounding was darker than the official #000000 color. Only the cramping sound of the trees were keeping our superstitions at bay. We recollected all we could remember of Hanuman Chalisa, chants of Jai Mata Di in the lowest possible decibels and of all their relatives. Adding to the plight of the surrounding was our flabby body which was pushing itself to a mere 20 degree inclination as if it was a torture rather than a leisure trip. 45 mins into the trek no change in scenery either ways. At that moment, a couple of bright yellow lights appeared from behind just to notify us that the destination was a few meters away. No milestones or directions were present to ensure if the notification was a myth because a single path was leading to the point without any crossroads. Half an hour later, we started swearing to the driver who tried to motivate us that the journey was few meters away; we had already trekked 15 km in our minds.