Recently we spent a few days at Jagatsukh near Manali. We stayed at the home of Mr. Ramakant whom Seshadri knows because of his trekking in the region. It was a fabulous vacation, particularly for Chhavi as she had friendly kids of her own age to play with. On the last evening of the trip I decided to take my new Canon D550 for a walk. Seshadri and Chhavi were having their extended afternoon nap.
I walked on the Jagatsukh-Prini-Manali road. The total distance is 6 km but I walked only up to Prini that is 3 km and back. Prini has both Club Mahindra and Holiday Inn and I think they have picked up an excellent location. I also saw a lot of signs for home stays along the route.
But back to my waterfall story. While walking towards Prini, I saw this waterfall and clicked a picture from the road itself. Then I walked on, stopped at a tea shop and then turned back. While walking back I realized I could actually get closer to the waterfall!
I quickly took the narrow dirt track and got close to the waterfall. Before I even realized my one leg was on one rock and another on a different one. I was still not happy with the angle I was getting, I wanted more of the mountain. Without thinking much, I was about to step on the next rock. But something made me pause. The next rock looked a little unstable. A voice in my head told me, “one more step and it could be a cold and costly mistake, again.” I heeded to the voice and decided to remain content with whatever I could click from the firmer grounds.
So this was the last picture I took. If I could take that leap I might have got more of the waterfall and the peak in the picture. But if I missed a step the water was much much colder than Andaman and this camera was brand new as well!
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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