Travel Blog 1: Himachal Pradesh
Loud Speaker is back again with travel blog. It was crazy weekend I snatched out of the mouth of time. A journey much-needed. Wanted this for a very long time or should I say for my whole life. In the lap of snow-covered mountains, hills covered with trees, sunrise and sunset. Just like heaven. I guess you have an idea which place I am talking about. The very own land of gods and the place full of nature, Himachal. It was a two days trip and I enjoyed every moment of it. It was a two days trip and I am feeling like it will not last for lifetime.
So the day 1: Journey started from Amritsar, another of my favourite place because its full of food. When in Amritsar, you can’t think of anything else other than food. And you just can’t calm yourself without licking your fingers. The city is also known for its culture and history. But still, I only love food here. It was a really hot day. Temperature here is already crossing 40°C. But I was excited for the chills of the hills of Himachal.
I’ll call it a spiritual trip because all we did for day one is visiting shrines. Chintpurni and Jwalamukhi were on the day 1 list. Both were really crowded for the weekend and it took almost whole day to visit both. After a tiring day we went to rest house where the sunset scene was so serene that I can’t explain in light words.
Sound of the birds, flowing river, sun going down and its rays falling on the snow mountains. That place was so lit. It was like floating in a dream for me. I just wanted to shout loudly and hear my sound echoing in the hills. Those 5 minutes were one of the best memories of my life. I guess that is the beauty of Himachal.
Then was the dinner time. One thing I noticed there is people cook really spicy food there. It made my tears come out from my eyes. The night surprised me with burning moon and the best part was sleeping under the stars. That was the end of day one.
Average time of sunrise is 06:00 hours so I got up early. Before sunrise, the sunlight made the sky burn with its fire and it was glowing with each tick. the first ray fallen into my eyes was the scene worth watching. It was like watching a slow natural movie for no cost and its worth no Oscars.
I streamed the whole scene live on my Instagram. If you missed it, you can watch the video down this post. It was the moment that I can keep on explaining without stopping.
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After capturing this amazing memory, the further journey started which include again visiting the temples. Now after that the best part begun. Visiting the upper hills to a very beautiful place in Himachal, McLeod Ganj.
This place was full of chaos like whole India came there all at once. It was like magic in itself. Roads covered with pine trees, valley view from one side and mountain shelter on other.
Walking the whole city by foot was fun as the roads were busy in traffic jam. First thing we did there is walk by road to a distance of 2km to the city.
The main market of the city was so different and mostly what I saw were Tibetan artists in them busy in creating new craft and that was so cool as they were doing it with their own hands.
The street art on the walls was so amazing depicting important messages for the society which you can find in the video.
Visiting Tsuglag Khang, the Dalai Lama Temple was my first experience to any buddhist site. Rotating Prayer wheels there were fun.
Because of shortage of time I didn’t visit most of the places there. But something for next visit to Himachal, maybe.
Then after spending the whole evening there, it was time to head back home. But the memories I bagged are never forgettable. 2017 proved good to me.