Monday, 13 June 2011

The Road Not Taken.

A mission with a positive outcome and some cool shit along the way. ADVENTURE!
This post is about one of my missions with some scary shit moments, along the way. 

It was a cool, breezy afternoon.
Since it was the last day of our trip, we were making sure whether we'd visited all the places.
The guide offered an idea about a place, usually used as a shooting spot for movies, and showed us some snaps of it.It was a beautiful place.It was a restricted area though, for public, since it had no proper path, more like a forest.
The idea was kind of interesting.
After getting the permissions, We were all set to go.

It was a lonely road, where only one four-wheeler can move comfortably.Dense forest, on both the sides.The trees sprang above and appeared like shielding the road.It was cool; Very cool.And the road grew darker and darker as we proceeded.Had we found a tiger pouncing from the side or an elephant blocking our path, wouldn't have been a surprise.After a while, we reached a point where we could see the clouds, light, at last.

The driver, on his part, was narrating some of his encounters with wild animals.Show off, duh.
After many hours of drive, we reached a place.There was a small building.It was fenced and there was an excavation around it.It was set in such a way that no wild animal can attack the building.The forest guard lives there, alone, it seems.Spooky.
We climbed up a little over the mountain, and finally reached the spot.
It was a Breath-Taking View.
We were surrounded by huge mountains.The air slapped our faces.A Slight drizzle.
Nature, Wow.

We began to depart after a while.The driver said that the path wouldn't be the same then.Puzzled, We were set to return.'Twas an uphill drive.The road didn't seem the same way as it had, before.It was rough, uneven, dry.There was no road at all.Just a path of stones.

It lasted a few kms.And finally, it ended.Before heaving a sigh of relief, we heard a honk.The driver looked frustrated.Since it was a narrow road, there was no way that two vehicles can move simultaneously.We got down and walked a few steps, only to find a halted bus.There was a break-down.Absolute OMGWTF moment.It was college bus.They had no permissions.They said it would be alright soon.Only if the bus moves backwards, we can move forward, and cross over it where the road is wide enough.

Time was passing on a snail pace.It was 5pm.There was an absolute silence.The Darkness began to stir my fear.
I was surviving for 4 hours with one bottle of Pepsi (Read: Sugar Water).Hence, the hunger.
I was left with nothing except the curses for the bus-driver.
The guide began to tell the Dos and Donts in case if he had to encounter a wild animal, which sent chills down my spine.

(Imagine something similar to this)

My imaginations were on loose, "What if a tiger attacks me? What am i gonna do if the bus gets stranded all night? What if i die of starvation? What if...." 
Mobile had no signal.So my thought of having a last conversation with friend went in vain.I turned back, walked a few steps and stared at the empty road.The noise of the insects.Sound of air through the trees.Goosebumps.

Finally after hours (8pm, that was), There were erratic murmurs.
I could sense the sigh of relief in air.
It was all finally over.

It was still spooky to drive through that lonely, deserted road.
The image of it will stay in my mind, forever, haunting.

Though we couldn't get a glimpse of any animal, It was a memorable day indeed :)

had any similar incidences? Do let me know :D


  1. Duude. :O
    if I would have been in your place.. I would already have had a heart attack. No kidding :P

    the photos are so awesome. ;D
    keep writing, you.

  2. Haha :D
    Thanks a lot <3

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