UnCrushedLeaves – Kasol (The Tranquil Hamlet)

Snow Covered peaks, Gushing river, Lush Forest & Tranquility – we yearned for these and the traveler within us was geared up with the prospect of finding all at one place. A silent town hidden in the picturesque terrain of Himachal, lies our next destination, the little hamlet – Kasol.

Think of me when you crave to discover,  With me you shall find yourself unconvered. .

Think of me when you crave to discover,
With me you shall find yourself uncovered.

As the bus jumps along the breaking road, it jolts us awake and we look out. The valley has turned narrower. The river is more petite and more excited. The trees are getting taller and deeper green. The sights of Parvati (valley) have lifted the tiredness of the overnight bus from Delhi and everyone’s wide awake. For once, we were glad to be up in the morning.

There’s a mist clinging on to the folds of the Parvati (river) as if trying to veil her beauty. But we can hear her sing. The path draws closer to the waters; the sunbeams shoot through the clouds, part the veil and lay their golden fingers upon her. We witness this mesmerized, musing at this communion of water and fire, in such peace, in such allure. Or maybe I’m in a sleep deprived delirium!

Hear the sound of water kissing the rocks. Yes! indeed they are in love.

Hear the sound of water kissing the rocks.
Yes! indeed they are in love.

Onwards we go! The yellow interiors of our lovingly named ‘Hadimba Coach’ (local bus) are joyously colorful, as are the people occupying its seats. The jovial elderly on their daily socialization ride, the office-working/teaching women ready to share an early morning smile. Looking out of the window of our bus, we are spell bound.

Hush! We are just waking up.  It's a great morning again. Welcome.

Hush! We are just waking up.
It’s a great morning again. Welcome.

It was not just the ride but sheer change across the board that was more than a pleasant surprise for us. This road to Kasol has seen many travelers go by for many bygone eras. Our presence here in April is just another speck in the sands of time but nevertheless it was important for the speck to be here.

#UnCrushedLeaves

Advertisements

One thought on “UnCrushedLeaves – Kasol (The Tranquil Hamlet)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s