Friday, November 03, 2006

Heading Uphill


Back to the Curvy, green roads after a Long time


It was Diwali time and it was a rare occasion that we old friends were at one place at one time. Plans to go uphill were being made for quite some time before actually meeting.


Awesome view


Initially the plan was to go to Shimla and spend more than a day there. But at the last moment the plan was changed to Kasauli – a one day trip.
Lolly was at the wheel with me giving him company in the front and Rompy and Anki at back.


Studs - Lolly, Rompy and Anki


And it felt nice to be on that curvy, green road after a long time. We carried on at a leisure pace - reliving the old days and in between about days to come. The weather couldn’t have been better - on a slightly cooler side with sun shining.


Reached Kasauli


Soon the plains gave way to the hills and then hills to mountains. We reached Kasauli in around 2 hours and instead of going to the town we climbed further ahead. The view was awesome there. I have been to many hilly places, but the difference here was that we could see the plains far below us, which is not the case when you higher up like shimla.


View of the Plains from top


We sat down, clicked some DCH kind photos and many other non DCH photos(around 200), climbed small hills, lay down under the warming sun.


Deja vu - DCH



Will this time come again (as rompy renamed this foto)


At around 2, we moved back and had a heavy lunch with Butter chicken and Tandoori Chicken at Chawla’s at Dharampur on the way.


Having Fun


While Anki and Rompy dozed away in the rear, I tried hard to stay awake in the front failing once for a small-few second nap. Thankfully Lolly didn’t have any such naps. Else we would have been lying in some gorge – right in the nature’s laps.
It was a refreshing sojourn as is the case with any trip to the hills.


Leaving fond memories behind...

15 comments:

rOmpy said...

Ahh..the last foto is on moi desktop as well...
thinking bout the trip..sahi mein yaar kya GAA paya tha..too much..hahaha

And u forgot..khujli wale plant ki foto nahi lagai...

SiD said...

abey yaar.. yehi fotos upload karte karte watt lag gayi.. ghar se yahoo fotos pe saari kar dunga

Amrut said...

sahe hai yaar... Having fun mast aaya hai!!!!

Cuckoo said...

Hmmm so you had a grand time!!! I envy you now !
Wonderful pictures and locale as well. Is it just two hours drive from Chandigarh? Maybe..

Chandigarh is a must midway stop for me always when I go to any hill station in the north.

Fleiger said...

And I was wondering where I have heard the name Kasauli...

Looks like you had a great time. I envy you all, having good trips on Divali. I just sat at home :(

SiD said...

@amrut.. haan vo fot mast aayi hai.. rompy and anki also have it in a similar pose... but yahan to meri hi lagegi ;)

@cuckoo: ya.. its just 2 hour drive... actually a road turns left off the main shimla highway... this goes to kasuali...
vaise, my grandma told that they used to go on foot to kasauli in their days....

@fleiger: u might have heard the name one more place - Dila chahta hai.. in that Sid(akshay Khanna) goes to kasauli for painting and all (after that slapping incident with Akash)

Fleiger said...

Yes, I got that when I saw the photo caption... I am not so ignorant as to not know what happens when DCH ;)

SiD said...

sorry to be such a naive fleiger :)

but have met many dont remember the name of the place as it is not a Very popular one

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Cuckoo said...

I think it's quite well known name at least in north India but yes cant compare with other hill stations.

Hmmm you have changed your profile picture also. Now even more smaller. :) Kuch dikhta nahi hai.. just a guy with a rucksack.

sparkle said...

looks like everyone has been doing some travelling. i am in cochin at the moment taking time off work. nice pics. have noticed most guys after dch enjoy taking the shadow type pics. nice pics.

Fleiger said...

Unlike some people we know, I know all about DCH ;) (I guess you get the reference)

And yes, I didn't know it is a hill-station, just knew the name.

SiD said...

@cuckoo: actually i changed the pic in orkut which is being reflected here.. and i think it is bigger than the earlier one.. i am able to see it very clearly here :)

@sparkle: ya diwali time - chutti time.. ;)
it was the first time we cliked that shadow wali foto though!!!

@flieger: i got the reference ryt!!
;)
kasauli - small hill station near chandigarh (you can see kasuali lights at night from chandigarh).. more famous for its TV tower(and DD kendra) which was the only source of television some years ago!!!..

KT said...

mine fav is the second one... looks like a wallpaper...

Fleiger said...

Seems like one more place I want to visit but am not able to do in recent future :( Will ask my friend there to check it out.