The road taken : to cloud 9 :)

via weekly photo challenge “The road taken”

It was month of August 2013, gloomy monsoon ,  damp air  and erratic work schedules have totally desolated me, when suddenly my husband announced “lets go out and have a short vacation”..!! Eureka!!! we ( me and my daughter) gleamed and squealed with delight.

Monsoon outing :

pair of sneakers, sweat pants , hoodies , glares,sun blockers and   a box of all required medications, packed all stuffs and we made a beeline for Nainital ( one of the most  exotic hill stations in Uttarakhand, India). we boarded the overnight train “Ranikhet express” and after a refreshing forty winks we woke up only to get lost in the beauty and tranquility of nature. We deboarded  next morning ,and  I was befuddled to see huge sky touching green mountains all around , and the saffron hue of  dawn sky was glittering like gold. Away from the city of skyscrapers I was pretty much delighted to reach this heavenly place “Nainital”.

After a quick refreshment , we steered for “Mukteshwar” a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand( sits high in the  kumaon hills at an altitude of 7500 feet and 51 kms from Nainital). we hired a tourist guide  who all the way kept us amused and gave all minute details regarding weather and old stories related to localities  (Google!! I keep it handy though but network in mountains -all gone) .walking all the way on  those narrow and steep roads ( which left me all dizzy, exasperated though) finally led us to this beautiful scenic and breathtaking hill top . I was in awe of that bewitching beauty of  that place which had beguiled me completely. sharing few pictures where I was spell bound and gloomy monsoon turned out to be a cheerful vacation time in the mountains.1150972_584243808285341_1937834516_n.jpg

That’s my husband in blue tee and the cheerful guide..:)

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“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir, The Mountains of California


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