The awaiting moment for any child is the coming
of the summer vacations . It is the time when everybody whether old or young
relaxes takes a long break from his painful daily routine and enjoy the beauty
of nature and take a breath of fresh air.The same was with me . It was may,
summer was at its height .Within 2 days summer vacations were going to be
started. me and my family was very excited as
we are going to visit dharmashala this time.It is a city in the upper reaches
of the kangra valley , surrounded by coniferous forest and its suburb
mcleodganj known for the presence of dalai lama. After few days of
hard wait , finally the day came . We were on our journey to dharmashala. At 9
:00 am in the morning we reached there. The weather was awesome on account of
pleasure contrasting sharply with the heat in varanasi. The breeze was blowing. The joy was at its height. We stayed in hotel Victoriya palace.The services
they providE is great . The best part was the verandah occupied by me to enjoy the "yummy pakoras" of
the restaurant.It was 2:20 pm when we dressed in our best to gather best
memories of Dharmashala with our camera in our hands and trekking shoes ,the first day of our journey began ,we went to bhagsunath
waterfall and temple, situated at bhagsu
2 km from mcleodganj.
The ambiance of the temple is tranquil and reposed, with
plentiful pools around, considered sacred by the Hindu devotees..The ambiance
of the place is dynamic and the atmosphere is cool and pleasant.It soothed our
body and mind with pleasure.the time passed easily as if hour hand and minute hand has acquired
We reached hotel at 9 :00 pm. Then we had our dinner and started enjoying
the heat near bonfire and went to bed at 11:00 pm.
next day began ,We were excited and mind was full of questions..... what we
would visit today??? is today's day will be as enjoyable as yesterday's????
what's new??The answer to all these clicked when my father alarmed me to get
ready for our visit to triund. It is a trekking destination from mcleodganj,
and offers magnificent vistas of mountains and valley. We clicked a lot of
pics, enjoyed trekking and the magnificent landscape that nature draws in this
heaven. I talked to many people there and observed that people there are very
kind hearted and nature loving ,Purity
was in their blood .Then after few hours
of trekking we felt hungry .There was no scope of any restaurant we were about
to reach the tip of mountain then what came in my mind was maggi .Really maggi
does it ,quenched our hunger in just 2 mins. then again we continued.
After some time the weather became worse , We
felt like shortage of oxygen . my mother started fainting.to this my dad took a strong decision to
stop and step toward the hotel as there were some possibilities of snow
fall.We went to hotel and slept like never slept for last 20 years...
The third day was a mix of joy and sorrow as tomorrow we will be leaving
dharmashala and will continue in our
daily deadly routine......thought for it a minute and then suddenly came my
father with the bed tea changed my mood
with his habit of cracking jokes....the day begin .we had our breakfast and
went to visit many malls, temples ,mountains, done shopping and enjoyed a lot
at scenic picnic spot.It was the best picnic i had.We also visited the church
of st. john and ended our day with its mouth watering food-momos , thupka. all
the things really left an impression of dharmashala as a beautiful and perfect
destination for someone who is hungry for nature.
At last the day came we packed our suitcase and were ready to leave this
heaven with a promise to visit again next year.overall we had a wonderful experience and it will always stay in
my mind as a sweet sugary memories.