Welcome to my world ! 🙂
Today iam going to take you on journey to ‘Devalsari‘. Now you may be wandering how can this crazy writer take us on ride while reading probably the worst story ever ! Well, don’t you worry. I assure you that your time and mind while reading will be used the best! Because my writings are like Gillette- The best a man can get . Haha!
Jokes apart, I want to tell you some serious thing about Devalsari.
Devalsari is located at an altitude of 2000m , in Tehri-Gadhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is particularly known for Bird Watching.
Phew! How few I know about Devalsari.
Nevermind, let’s being ‘the’ journey-
Today, I woke up at 4am in the morning as usual , and not withstanding all family members sleeping, I slept upto 6am . Then doing the chores, I undressed-dressed, unpacked-packed my backback for the journey starting starting my home in Dehradun.
I drank a cup of black coffee so as to manage not to feel hungry until noon. And then, I kick started my bike for my 1st destination “Mussoorie” .I have been to Mussoorie once but this time I was experiencing a different thing. First- I was travelling alone . Second- I was not sleeping while travelling because, I had to be alert all the time, else it would have not been possible for me to tell you all ,this very story!
It took me a while to reach Mussoorie as I was shooting some self videos and pics for Social media updates which I always do like eating dinner every night.
Some of my pictures upto Mussoorie are here, have a close look 🙂
Sign board says everything- “Mussoorie is just 19Kms away!”
View of some places of Dehradun from middle of journey.
Mussoorie is approaching towards my eyes closer and more closer.
Proud Indo-Tibetan Border Police Academy!
Before I could reach my 1st destination- Mussoorie. I felt i have to fill gas in my bike. Therefore, I stopped by Hindustan Petroleum Oil Station and did whatever needed. Before heading towards Mussoorie I asked a simple question to Pump Boy- Do you know which road leads to Devalsari?
He gave me a sweet reply- No!
I saw a guy inside a cabin , then immediately I ran towards him and after greeting “Good Morning!” asked him in details about route to Devalsari. Many thanks to him that despite unclear about final destination-Devalsari he helped me follow route for my second destination- Suwalkholi.
After driving few distance away I met a sign board which gave me one reason to be happy- “Suwakholi” only 10Kms away!
On my way to Suwakholi I crossed Wynberg-Allen School, probably the oldest English school in North India.
After reaching Suwakholi , I traversed my path towards “Tathyur”: a quite densely populated valley. On my way to this wonderful town I came across a lonely shop in middle of ‘nowhere!’ .And I gave a thought to myself that while returning I will definitely eat something from this shop. I am happy to share you that yes! I ate chips and interacted with little middle aged man of the shop while returning. It was a really good memory for myself. Iam sure he too must have felt good. Well, this is the magic of language, isn’t?
Shopkeeper pointed out to me that-“Beyond this green hill, is Devalsari!”
After reaching Tathyur, I came across a bridge. And with my guess work I crossed the bridge and drove with an aim to reach my final destination ‘Devalsari’.
This village after few kilometers away from Bridge reminded me of my own village- Pulbazar(in Darjeeling ).
I was driving ahead as if iam the king of the world! Narrow road yet Clear road, Hilly road yet perfectly pitched road. My good frame of mind was questioned only after I saw roads and only long roads across hills, with no villages or people to see. With a bit curiosity I kept riding until I met my messiah – “Jeep”.
I waved hand, and jeep driver stopped ,totally unlikely what you see in cities. I then asked him a question-“How far is Devalsari?”
Unsure about my question he asked passenger seated to his driving seat and that knowledgeable man told me-“You have come in wrong direction, the bridge you met after crossing Tathyur, you shouldn’t have crossed it!”
I was like- Oh my holy god!
Helpful driver said that we too are going upto Tathyur, so you can follow our jeep without taking any stress.
I did what he commanded, afterall “jeep” was my messiah !
Many thoughts about life came to me while I was going back to that bridge which I had crossed earlier. Inshort, I now became more philosopher than I was before starting this journey to Devalsari from my home in Dehradun.
It was very this state of mind that I got disbalanced in a bumpy-underconstruction road and fell towards my left where stones scratched my pants and some parts of bike. As I was in very philosophical mood, I didn’t see – workers watching me, jeep waiting for me and my watch that slipped out of my wrist!(I figured out this ,later,as i reached home)
I just lifted bike and followed my messiah again !!
After reaching a particular point I thanked ,bid goodbye to jeep driver and met bridge again.
Finally, I crossed this bridge again and followed right direction towards Devalsari!
What a relief!
On right way, Seeing this board brought a big smile on my face!
Meeting two beautiful girls and talking to them was a wonderful moment which I shall treasure in my heart forever 🙂
Driving on this road was tiresome and my bike was sounding lesser bike and more like auto rickshaw! But eventually, with the help of smiling~local people ,I was inching closer and more closer towards my final destination!
Devalsari forest within my arm’s reach!
Now iam within jungle where I can breathe fresh air , drink cool water and wander infinitely!
While wandering I came across Forest rest house, which remains open for visitors during summers.
Sitting over a huge stone, under the sun and clear sky of Devalsari- me and my diary 🙂
After spending few proud hours in the jungle of Devalsari . I buckled up myself to return home with a heavy heart.
Walking all through the villages of Devalsari where I could see woman and girls working in fields like a hero, I went by smiling to their happy faces and innocence which is so rare to find in rest part of the world!
With all these pleasant memories , i travelled back to my home-Dehradun, with no problems except seeing long black snake crossing my road swiftly,taking my breathe away for a second and a bee sting on my neck while trying to fly it away!
Thankyou readers for reading with all your heart. Hope, you too are feeling refreshed and lovely right now. Take care and keep travelling. See you soon!