So far, we went on two journeys; Ahmedabad was not very amicable and Belgaum tested our strength way too much. Have I discouraged the travel enthusiast inside you? Especially, the ones who travel with families! Then let me tell you, along with strange happenings, many heartwarming and blissful experiences also fell in our bucket while travelling.
Do you want to see how bliss looks like? Come with me on a mind blowing journey to the gem of heavenly Himalays, the village on the edge- The cool cool Chitkul.
Chitkul: Where it is located?
It’s the last village on Indo-China border in Baspa Valley in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
Why We Went To Chitkul?
Those who went there once, always sang the sweet songs of its beauty; a visit at-least once, therefore, was inevitable. Being the last village on Indo-China border, it also gives an opportunity to cross the world-famous Sangla valley.
Chitkul: What were the Expectations?
Expectations were really high obviously! I was hoping for magical moments.
When We Met Chitkul
It was a road trip planned along with a friends’ couple. The journey began early in the morning from Rampur. It was our second time in Kinnaur, so we knew where to stop on the way before taking the diversion to Sangla. The compulsory halt at Taranda Mata temple was followed by an exhilarating walk under the rocky roof.
At Karcham, leaving the main road, we crossed Satluj to the right, following a glimpse of the emrald Baspa, we rode uphill. The Fall (Season) was approaching the valley and snow-clad mountain peaks welcomed us with open arms. It is always a joy to see snow; I don’t know why!
Unfolding Mountains kept us spellbound. Slowly the snow cover descended down covering even the road. The security persons deputed there did warn us of the possible risks on further advancement, since it snowed just the yesternight. Mr CoolHead is cool in that way. After depositing the I-card, he applied accelerator determinedly. Thank God, we didn’t object, for it would have been a mistake!
What was the journey like? I fall short of words to describe… Magical…Divine…Out of the world….
I wish to share the joy that Chitkul filled our hearts with. Watch the video and tell me how you feel?
After Refreshing your minds in Icy cool Chitkul, fasten your seat belts cause tomorrow, we are going to seaside to experience some divinity and drown ourself in some beach fun!