Living in the capital city of the largest democratic country in the world precisely makes us deaf and raises our voice to greater decibels.That so happens precisely due to our constant exposure to the chaotic life of one the most populous city in India. A major time of my daily life is spent while travelling around Delhi in public buses.It requires a huge tolerance level for a particular human being to tolerate such tyranny of this modern civilisation without a usual break amidst the nature.I am not so tolerant so I frequently try to escape from these concrete walls into the lap of the great himalayas to retain the jovial side of my life.So……
Let’s get lost into the wild……Let’s take a break from a mundane lifestyle…..Let’s go camping…..Let’s walk into the shrouded pines…..Let’s hike on snow…..Let’s get out of your comfort zone…..Let’s explore Himalayas….
Delhi has numerous hill stations and historical places nearby which can be covered in a weekend.Apart from the hustle and bustle it is really advantageous for a human being to stay in delhi if the person is a passionate traveller.So I don’t spare away such opportunities and try to utilise my weekends.So one friday after my office schedule, I availed a bus from Delhi to Kullu. The next 6 hours was really hectic as I had to make a lot of break journeys to reach my beloved destination that i was going to explore. I got down at the famous Aut tunnel, 2 hours before kullu and from there I took a bus for Banjar (almost 1.5hours).For the final trip I changed my bus for Jibhi which is again 1.5 /2 hours and reached jibhi around 1 pm in the afternoon.
I checked in to my resort— Nature’s lap resort.The name itself truly justifies itself. Nestled in the quaint village Jibhi in Kullu district,the resort is situated amidst breathtaking forested hills and snow capped mountains. Starting with the meals everything including the location was amazing . It is a perfect retreat for a wandering soul who craves much more than touristing.
I came back late in the evening and spent amazing time with other travellers. They arranged a bonfire party and I had great conversations with like minded people . I slept early to prepare myself for Jalori pass the next day with flashes of the fort and greenery in my dreams.
I left around 8am in the morning for Jalori pass(it’s better to leave early, as after 11am people start coming). I already planned in my mind to hike till Jalori pass (Jibhi to Jalori pass is almost 10kms and attains high elevation). But the natives asked me not to do so as the elevation is high after Shoja. So I took a lift (fortunately, I got one in that secluded place) till Jalori pass.
As the journey started, I encountered snow covered roads, which made the routes quite slippery and tricky. But yes I was fortunate enough to get the clear view of majestic Dhauladhar Ranges.
With those bright sun rays shining on the peak,it looked majestic to our eyes.There were patches of clouds appearing and disappearing playing hide and seek with the sun. I think I witnessed one of the best panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas.
Then I started a 5 kms trek to Serlosar lake. Shrouded by thick pine forest trees the landscape looked amazingly green .Initially the trek was quite easy and straight but later on, it became quite tricky,as there was a lot of snow on the route. It became slippery so I managed my steps very cautiously . And yes walking or trekking or hiking on snow is not that easy! It became quite precarious! But somehow I still managed slowly to reach my final destination to Serolsar lake. I was stunned to see the beauty of Serolsar lake surrounded and covered by snow.
Though I was physically tired but mentally I got re-energized. I was astounded to see these beautiful creation of God
I sat there for a while, then I reached the dhaba. There are 2 dhabas just before Serlosar lake. And look, how fortunate I was! As soon as I reached there it started snowing heavily . I was literally covered in snow. It was so chilling cold as the temperatures dropped within minutes.
I didn’t had anything since morning. So how lucky I was, after recieving Maggie and chai in snow(much needed). I still remember what an enchanting view it was! And yes very few people know about this place in Tirthan valley or Kullu I would say. It was a complete break from a mundane lifestyle. This place is quite away from the hustle and bustle of a city. Even a normal coffee was so luxurious for me here.
Memories worth cherishing!
And the place where I stayed was- Nature’s lap resort.
The name of the resort, truely justfies itself. Nestled in the quaint village – Jibhi in kullu district. Amidst breathtaking forested hills, snowcapped mountains, tricky routes with those sharp edges, this is one of the most b’ful and unexplored place i came across. This is the place which I can call home. It’s a perfect gateway for relaxation and exploration. Nature’s lap resort treated me very well!! This is a place which is not at all chaotic or crowded. I personally consider it as a perfect gateway.
It’s a perfect retreat for a wandering soul, who craves for much more than touristing. And I love the concept of cottages rather than rooms. That too facing the mighty Himalayas. The reflection of those snow capped dhauladar ranges in the window, reflected my inside soul.
And yes, I also appreciate the idea of bonefire and music, sharings and discussion about life!
Interesting and informative it is!
And I love the Indian breakfast, which included- hot piping aloo parathas and coffee (I am not a tea person, that’s why coffee).
Yes, now let me give thanks to the owner or the resort Mr Rishabh Mittal and Mr Satpal for their great service! I would be visiting again. Soon.
Brace up guys! To experience the untouched natural beauty in true sense.
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