We finally touched Neral station at 1.40am and lo and behold, I was astounded that it had started raining so much! Luckily for us, we all had windcheaters (shh.. I hope Parth isn’t reading this :P). One of us also had an XXL raincoat, while the other wore crocs. (And to think I made fun of the fact that he was planning of trekking wearing crocs and no shoes)
Finally, we reached Kasol around 6.30pm, and lo and behold – it was… well, I don’t even have words to describe it. Imagine walking on an empty road with no streetlights and nothing to do – yep, that’s Kasol. It was barren, it looked like civilization ran away from this place. Apparently people only come here to smoke up, which is quite surprising, because I have no idea who the bloody hell they buy from, since there was no one around!!!
The best part is that once you reach the halfway point of the bamboo walkway, you have to drop (Yep, drop) between the 2 rungs of the bamboos and then freefall (yep, freefall) ~40ft into a “safety” net below.
If you ever been to Chicago, or are planning to go there someday, remember Navy Pier – it’s a bit like the gateway of India at CST, but better. There is an architectural tour that you should take (fair warning though – it’s expensive) where you learn all about the cow that kicked over a lamp that started the fire that burned Chicago to smothering rubble,