Go where you feel the most alive. Said someone great. And for me, it's the mountains. There's something fascinating about mountains. Maybe it’s their grandiose appearance or the initial intimidation when you cast your eyes on it.
I can't describe enough how much I long for the mountains. It's like every few months I get this weird craving that makes me want to escape to the hills. My winter vacation to an otherwise offbeat location Ramdhura, around 15kms away from the much hyped Kalimpong was just another way of satisfying my thirsty soul.
On a cold night of late December in the year 2016, we boarded Darjeeling Mail from Sealdah Station. We were a group of around 30people. It was organised by our neighborhood club which organises a week long trip every December. The tour cost us 7000/- per person. We had taken along our own cook because of which I couldn't try their local cuisine much except for their juicy momos. Since everything was prebooked for us, I will not be able to share the cost breakup of each and everything.
Anyway coming back to our trip, next morning we reached NJP. The wind was pretty chilly though the sun was shining bright. We quickly boarded our pre-reserved cabs and left for Ramdhura.