In the early hours of the morning we boarded our car and started our long awaited trip..The essence of nature lies in admiration of nature and outdoor recreation its encompasses a wide range of activities such as trekking ,hiking,mountaineering ,bird watching ,boating ,rafting and visiting wildlife sanctuaries and all that was on our list.
Our first stop was a small “Dhaba”more famously known as Bhajan , a hot cup of tea was out of the world a short rest and then once again we hit the road we passed a number of towns like Moradabad, Rampur ,bilaspur,rudarpur but to cut a long story short we were on the Tanda Road by 11am .The drive through Tanda was just like a page out of a fairy tale, with tall Sal trees on either sides of the roads,providing shade ,peace and calm all around it is difficult to express an unfettered freedom of expression through these lines.
I would like to mention just two places on the way to Nainital-Dugoan ,We stopped at a small dhaba known as Srk dhaba ,had the most tasty pakoras we had ever had and the Bhoota’s were out of this world,so soft and juicy. The best way was yet to come as we drove up-to the Nainital bus stop-the wide expense of the blueish green lake which suddenly zoomed up in front of us was just awesome there was just that calm lake as far as the eyes could see, the green hills on either sides studded with red roofs –the lake seemed to stretch from one end to the other to add to its beauty colorful boats ,yatchs and white ducks scattered all over the lake was just breathtaking.
There is so much to write and I could go on and on .A few lines comes to my mind –“The first steps on the road to believing you can achieve your dreams and goals is to realize that no one can do it for you you and you lone are in the pilot’s seat of your life.
We had taken “The Road Not Taken “ and what a road it was -but one should always remember –the journey towards the realization of any great vision takes time,one must make sure the scenery includes vest stops-places to smell flowers and become refreshed naturally and physically.
A road trip i will cherish all my life .