Significance of buddhist flags - The flags are printed with buddhist prayers. It is believed that the wind which touches these flags takes with it the blessings and sends them to far off places.
The forest bloomed in all directions. After trekking for an hour we took a short break under a tree that seemed to be covered in green leaves from top to bottom. By this day we had lost track of date and time.
This reminded me of my dream to make a wooden house in a forest like this. The house will have large glass windows and floor that will emit sweet smell of wood. It will have white curtains that will gently blow in the wind. The rooms will be decorated in authentic Indian decor with gentle lighting giving the whole place a dreamy aura.
While some of the travelers were panting for breath, others were racing ahead in excitement and even posing for the camera. The scene behind looks as if out of a documentary from National Geographic.
We reached Triund but as always we stayed away from the usual camping locations. We ventured out and found a quiet place for ourselves with a cottage and wild horses to give us company.
Some of the more artistic travelers from our group found their solitude in the woods to do some mind poetry and mull on their beautiful thoughts.
We finally reached the summit early next morning. The white dog that you can see in photo continuously accompanied us to the top. The thrill of reaching the top and seeing Indrahaar pass in front of us gave us an insatiable urge to go higher next time.
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Note: This trek was done in association with The Folk Tales and Junoon Adventure
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