Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tout-De-Mount Abu

We had an awesome journey of Mount Abu last week… It was so fantastic and astonishing which inspired me to create this blog. It was a great experience of mixtures of quiver, jeopardize and of course Joy.. A common Mission Statement for our group was “NEVER POSTPONE JOY” which came true after this trip…

INTRODUCTION:

First and foremost, let me Introduce Unique Pieces of my group. Unfortunately two of them were not part of this trip… I’ll give the reasons in this section for their absence…

HARDIK … A man with a lot of mind power. He believes that nothing is impossible in this world and he can make everything possible.. (Though he was little ambivalent of doing tracking on risky mounain.. hehe). He sees horror movies with closed eyes and ears.. Really invigorating others to do something innovative.. He is the KRISHNA (Who gave GEETA SAAR to Arjun) of Kaliyug… So simple guy..

SANDIP … If I had to describe him in one sentence.. “He is The KRISHNA of Kaliyug.. But not above one .. He is KRISHNA KANUDO NATKHAT NANUDO who always follows gopis.. hehe… He is having a great sense of humor.. Makes atmosphere around him so light regardless of the situation.. If you give him topic of girls, he can contend hours and hours (He is having girlfriend).. He is a great actor.. Sometimes I wonder why he is in this industry.. And the best part of him is he always trying to do something different than others.. He was the “KHAJANCHI” during this trip though he himself was running out of budget…

BHARGAV … The Macho man of our group.. He is really a strong guy.. Goes gym everyday…Having strong Muscle Power.. He was the person who defeated me in “PANJA”… He is cool.. and the best part of him is that he cares of his friends and don’t hurt anyone.. And the worst is, He is leaving us.. going US.. We’ll miss him a lot… Always eager to be captured in Camera… So cool and genius guy with a soft heart… A good personlity suited for a 21st Century Guy..

CHINTAN … A super cool guy with lot of material inside. He is real man of 21st century.. Having knowledge of latest trends. A real Maverick.. You just give him any damn problem, I bet he has solution for that.. Moreover, If you want to stuck in the WORLD of HATHODAS.. go to him.. One really needs to be very careful while speaking to him otherwise be ready to suffer his HATHODAS.. He is the religious person.. But believe me, if anyone meets him on first time and don’t see signs on hi body, He can’t say that this guy is religious who even don’t take onion garlic.. But fact is that he is.. So.. He is a great combination of SPIRITUALITY + TECHNOLOGY +HATHODAS..

RAKESH … The Model of our group.. He looks like a “RAJA OF PALANPUR”… A cool guy… so much mature… He enjoys people debate and good part is that he also enjoys when people are making fun of him; I rarely show this attitude in others…He simply CARES and DON’T CARE everything.. (Ek kane thi dhyan thi sambhalvu ane bija kane dhyan vagar kadhi nakhvu)..

ANKIT … Really proving his surname “SHETH”… He is simply genius.. Having a great potential.. He is having a great explanation power.. Also, he was not a part of our Trip.. He gave justification for not coming in tour that he had to go bombay for purchase for his brother’s marriage.. After the trip… the truth came out this way…. CHINTAN and SANDIP told him that I was monitoring his mobile in Abu in laptop and observer that he was not out of Gujarat.. And formulae worked superb.. He spoke truth like a “INNOCENT COW”… But the good part is, he promised us to join next trip…

BHIMA … not as per his name.. so cool and so simple.. sometimes I wonder how this guy is surviving in 21st century… He is the Big Brother (Mota Bhai) of our group.. He is having a great amount of maturity.. One can always find him either holding his phone 2 inches far from his ears (talking to his fiancée) or Sitting Confused on his desk at office.. Really a hardworking guy.. I feel that I am getting salary in my company only due to his efforts.. Unfortunately, he was not a part of this trip as he had to attend a social function on his SASRI … and I can understand that he will give these stuffs higher priority till he gets married.. hehe..

JALLI … The Great KHALI.. Let me clarify that he is a BOY… He is the only non gujju in this group.. He is having a great attitude of learning.. Always trying to grab new things.. He knows hindi, gujarati, kannad, telugu, English.. I am feeling abominable that I could not learned Garbas during my 24 years of life being gujju and he did it just in one day… which proves his avidity….Always ready to help others.. And the best part is that he knows how to control the anger.. I observed a lot of situations where he remained so cool.. I thought that if I were on his place it might be impossible for me to do that….
And me...
LAST, But not Least… ME… I like to enjoy every moment of life.. I belive that I am strong enough to withstand any damn situation coming in my life.. I like to have fun with friends.. Friends are everything for me…. My role in this trip was as KATHAKAR who discussed several topics to avoid other’s sleep.. It was having a great fun while debating different interesting topics which will be discussed in following sections…

TOUR PLANNING :

We all were planning to have a trip for last 3 months… But each time the plan flopped due to several reasons… Lastly, we planned finally to go to abu on 27th September.. Though most of us visited this place before, we convinced one another that we’ll have great fun together than ever and we’ll
REDISCOVER ABU..

Finally… A long chain of mails started and we finally decided to go through quails.. Sandip suggested that we’ll have more fun if we go by car instead of bus. We could enjoy as per our comfort.. And that really worked…Cool…

THE DAY BEFORE :

We planned to start journey from 4 am on 27th September.. So all decided to spend that night at Hardik’s room as taxi was about to come there.. I reached there at 11 pm…Then we had a good general chat… Then started PANJABAJI.. I defeated Rakesh, Hardik and Sandip.. then wickets started to fall.. all were in deep sleep…Only I wasn’t.. Macho Man was in movie and he came late night.. I waited for him.. After his arrival.. we went to bed and had 1.30 hour forty winks…

DAY 1 :

In The Morning…

I woke up 3 am as my duty was to arouse everyone…. It’s really a difficult job to break a sweet sleep of others.. But I had to.. We started our routine work.. Meanwhile, the water stopped coming from the cocks… Fortunately… Most of us finished the routine task.. We planned to start journey at 4 am…. But the car came 4.45.. We picked up Jalli from the way with lots of fruits and biscuits with him…

The Driver suddenly stopped at vastrapur lake.. He asked that he needed tea deadly otherwise he could not drive.. we all had a tea and refreshments and then started journey…. By reaching Highway… we started serching for a movie cd in car as there was lcd screen in car… There was only one cd of movie Terminator-3. And also it was having scratches… We were busy in watching movie… Meanwhile.. Driver forgot to turn and drove straight towards gandhinagar… I thought that if this is the starting.. then what would happen in next 2 days.. But fortunately, Nothing worse than this happened during journey…

Some people were feeling sleepy in car.. But they came out of it fully when car stopped at Mahesana suddenly where Sandy started vomiting… Driver warned that if he started vomiting here.. he would definitely do this again on the road of mount abu… But he didn’t do that.. Meanwhile.. all were in mood of being light.. Jalli crossed the fence of steel and Here was another problem.. He slipped and blood started falling from hand.. He was frighted by seeing blood…. We immediately gone to medical store nearby and then bought all first aid…

Balaram visit…

In the way.. Rakesh suggested us to visit BALARAM.. He told that there is a river and a temple over there and it’s just 5 km from highway.. we all were convinced on the condition that we would have some breakfast before that… He told that Hotel SAVERA is coming on the way and good place to eat.. We agreed as we were unknown and this was his home pitch.. After 15 minutes.. Suddenly I and Chintan shouted towards Rakesh.. When The hell SAVERA will come… He replied so calmly.. “IT HAS GONE”… I was about to kill him if he had not told that we could have refreshments at Balaram also…

We reached Balaram.. There was a river but no water in it.. There was a signboard that” Don’t go into the deep water..” Hehe.. we ordered Special tea,… It was the worst tea ever in my life.. When I scolded shopkeeper, he exculpated by saying that his boss told him to pour more water in tea.. And the boss was in invisible mode… So I couldn’t do anything but scolding.. We captured some pics, ate Chanas.. wafers and started journey again… Sandip did some funny role of Chanavala…

Searching for the Roof…

Then there was no other obstacle till we reached Mountain Abu.. We enjoyed the Fresh and Cool view of nature on the way.. After reaching Abu, our main target was to find the chipper and good hotel.. Bhargav was fully loaded because of the early morning water problem… We entered in a good hotel and meanwhile Bhargav found his way…. There were good rooms..But the cost was too high…. Sandy, Bhargav, Hardik moved towards other hotel and found a good hotel in a reasonable price…

We threw our bags and then started searching for Restaurant.. Sandip and Jally were dying to eat non-veg… We decided to leave them on their risk… We found a veg restaurant and ordered some food… When waiter served.. we were afraid that he was not serving what we ordered.. But it was.. We managed to eat anyhow for PAPI PET… Then we went to hotel and Sandy and Jally fall in a sleep..

I was not in a mood to sleep.. so I went in other room where other people were still awake.. So I started my KATHA.. It was just a timepass to make people awake to accompany me.. First topic of Katha was GIRLS as I felt that it would be interesting and I would succeed in my mission.. But Chintan and Rakesh closed their eyes after a long struggle.. Then I started Katha about BRAHMACHARYA and DHARMA though I was against it… Because I had to take care that at least Hardik would awake with me and it was interesting topic for him..

Arbuda Devi Termple…

At sharp 3.10 pm, I started harassing people again and we started our journey towards ARBUDA DEVI temple…We heared from Bhima that there is a way from Arbudadevi temple to Teen Pada Lake on the mountain.. but we didn’t found anything like that.. Then we utilized time to capture some good pics on Horse.. When turn of Jally came.. The horse was afraid.. We also thought that horse would not bear him.. But Horse managed it… hehe..

BrahmaKumaris…

After taking Tea and Soda, We went for Brahmakumaris.. It was a Hasty decision taken by me and all suffered a lot… As we entered, one person followed us and asked sandip whether we are having enough time or not… sandip said yes by thinking that he will show something interesting.. Then the lecture about spirituality started… In addition to that, I and Sandip were accelerating him by showing interest… He was opposing the Chintan’s religion and Chintan was so cool that he suffered all this without speaking anything.. Actually that fellow was not allowing anyone to speak or argue… After all, Jalli got frustrated and stood up and went outside… That guy understood that it was enough… Really a Brainwashing session it was…

Tod Rock.. Sun set point…

After that, we moved towards naki lake. After Having ice cream, we speedily moved towards Tod Rock as we needed to reach Sunset point before Sun Sets.. Started climbing.. But the Software guys found it difficult to track.. it was not a smooth way with stairs.. Anyhow we reached on Rock in 15 minutes.. It was an Amazing view of lake from Rock… We captured some snaps over there and then started moving towards Our next target…

I suggested people to go to Sunset point via Mountain by walking in the Jungle Path.. I warned all to move fast as the route was long… Meanwhile, I asked an elder lady about route.. Sandip, Hardik and Bhargav started walking behind invisible fascination… They were moving towards Honeymoon Point… I, Chintan, Jalli and Rakesh decided to move towards Sunset Point.. We started moving fast.. The way was full of thrill… It was warning not to go alone and in the dark as there was risk of wild animals over there…But it was MISSION IMPOSSIBLE for us and I determined to finish this mission on next day if time would permit.. But I couldn’t do that unfortunately.. Well, when I’ll visit Abu next time.. My first target would be to complete this mission..

We started climbing and reached on a flat surface…. Chintan captured some nice snips of sunset.. then we started walking… It was a Jungle and the way was so risky that we didn’t know where we were going… I was the only person who was aware of this route… but as it was getting dark… I was also afraid that we would not reach sunset point… We decided to return.. and started moving fast… This time two person Jalli and Rakesh, who were slow in walking, became the fastest as they were affrighted… They started running and thank God, we reached lake safely…. Then we purchased some bubbles from a kittle boy and enjoyed over there… We tried to give money to that little boy without buying.. But he denied.. We all were surprised by seeing his attitude..

In the Evening….

I, Sandy, Bhargav and Rakesh reached hotel … Other guys were busy in shopping and painting key chains.. They came after half an hour… Then we came to know that Jalli did some flirting with localize girl and she scolded him and was about to call her boyfriend.. Jalli suddenly came outside and asked chintan, hardik to go away.. Chintan and hardin could not understand reason that time.. but they felt that something is wrong.. They ran away from there and reached in a dark place where they found themselves safe…. Then Jalli described actual reason… All laughed a lot… I warned people for not doing this before… But some inbuilt Characteristics in person force him to take this kind of action… Thank god he reached hotel safely..

Meanwhile Hardik went outside for a moment and we all planned thet I’ll tease Hardik.. When he returned, I called him and he set beside me.. then I started acting like I am drunk… I harassed him a lot… He got frustrated and went away… He warned that he’ll not speak to me forever.. For a momrnt, I felt that something is going wrong.. But I managed it and apologized.

Everyone was hungry… We went outside and found that driver was not there… After a minute, he came with fully drunk condition.. I asked him whether he’ll manage to drive or not.. His ego got hurt and murmured that he usually do this… we reached Sankalp safely and had a nice south Indian dinner…then we moved towards hotel and slept…

Sandy’s Nightmare…

That night was a nightmare for Sandy.. He kept vomiting for 2.30 to 4 night… It was due to the mixture of his body immunity power and nonveg food taken in noon…As per his description, it was the worst smell experienced in his life.. and he decided to quit all this.. He paid for it… We felt that our 2nd day journey would not be possible due to his vomiting.. But then there was not any problem..

DAY – 2

Beautiful Morning…

Next day, the sun rose. Seemed to telling us that it would be the most memorable day of our life. We all woke up. Sandy was still sleeping as he could not sleep because of vomiting. We enjoyed beautiful morning with a little fog. Captured some pics of it and simultaneously finished our routine work. It was a beautiful surroundings around hotel..

The Best Experience… Guru Sikhar…

At 9.30 am we moved towards Guru Sikhar after checking out Hotel … It was even higher that Mount Abu… By enjoying songs of Rock On and Jaane tu ya Jaane na.. we reached there… We had a good breakfast over there….Then we went to soda shop.. All taken enough drink, especially Jally who became a Soda Fan and drank 3-4 glasses of Soda.… And started moving towards stairs and reached at the top.. Oh my God… Classical view… Can’t express in words… Black and white clouds were below us… We felt that we’re in heaven… Sandy moved downwards.. As per me, he was determined to start tracking… we all followed him and reached one place… it was a great view.. I was amazed by seeing all this.. we had a great tracking experience over there…

Jalli was unable to climb high rocks… But our teamwork worked… and we managed.. Hardik was afraid of tracking… But after seeing our confidence, He followed us.. His mind power started working..Then we decided to go to the way which was far downwards… We got the guts and started tracking…

Each moment was full of thrill and excitement… We felt that we were having best time of the life that time and we didn’t want to miss even a moment… We lived it lively and were happy that we did something different than others and really REDISCOVERED Abu…It was the best experience ever for all of us..

On the way, there was a large gap between two rocks and in between, there was a deep pit.. I took initiative and jumped.. Then all followed.. Rakesh stuk into the pit.. But all helped him and we reached in a cave After a long struggle.. It was really thrilling experience.. All were feeling thirsty and there was no water with us.. We thought how would we survive if could not get water .. I jumped from a rock twice… And amazing, we reached the road…Captured some unforgettable snaps of jumping, shadows.. Rock on Style.. Marela Style..Dhongi Baba Style..Sleeping on the road…etc.. etc..

Then we went to the main place and people started shopping.. I bought binocular and toys for my sister’s daughter… Sandy and Bhargav painted their bodies with tattoos.. All were hungry now.. we went to Abu and found a good dining hall KANAK… After lunch we moved towards PANCH PADA Lake…

PANCH PADA Lake…

We did nothing but shopping over there… Found a good place where we show good wallpapers… Bought a gift for our friend Vaibhav who provided us Camera for capturing awesome moments which would be memorized lifetime.. We went to another shop where again we found an artist who was painting on keychains.. He promised us to show some magics and he fulfilled it.. We bought some magics… Again, we captured snips by picking up different objects like hickey sticd, rings, guns from the shop.. The shopkeeper was very generous…hehe…

Return Back….

And it was about to end the trip.. Driver warned us that we must reach Abu road before the sun sets.. And the journey started… On reaching Abu road, we had a tea… Then bought DVD of movies for timepass in car…. But in the way, we came to know that there was only CD player in car… So sad… We could do nothing but listening songs.. Some people were tired and felt sleepy… We started playing dumb charades… It was really a great fun…I was having 2 great colleagues with me, Hardik and jalli who were sufficient to beneath opposition team… Then on the way.. we stopped on sahyog dairy.. Enjoyed milk and icecream with some delighted moments… Our next target was to reach home as early as possible.. reached Ahmedabad on 11pm…Then after completing accounts… Moved towards Honest restaurant and dined .. And then we said “Good night” and moved towards home..

What a Great trip it was!!!!!!! It was the next day in office where everyone who showed pics of the trip , felt embarrassed that they were not part of this fantastic trip.. Just imagine… This trip inspired a lazy guy like me to write this blog… I hope you people enjoyed reading this … Feel free to give any type of suggestions.. Please provide comments so that I can make this blog more enjoyable.. Please rate this blog by your valuable votes..

Thank You,
Manish…..

22 comments:

Mbokefatih said...
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LEGENDRY LEO said...

Great start manish....
Keep up your work...
Keep posting after this Abu trip sequences as well...

rakesh said...

HI Manish
Good effort in creating such a wonderfull Blog!!!
I really appreciate your job!!!
Thanks for my description!!
You know each and every person of our group very well....

Bhima said...

Hi Manish really a great work you have describe every persons uniqueness.

Thanks on behalf of NPJ group.

Shunty : said...

You scribble too good.
Good start..
Keep bloggin :D

LEGENDRY LEO said...

The only word i have for this is:
GREAT...

Keep up the work man...
just too good... :-)

Prof Kiran Trivedi said...

Hi Congrats for entering into bloggers world! What you have written is not Blog but it is BLOGO! aavda mota blog na hoy! aane varta kevay! hehe. Anyway, important thing is how long you continue writing the blog!! Anyway it will sure improve your writing skill and will interact to more people... add some feedblitz to your blog to track visitors...i would appreciate the style you followed in the blog...ekado Jakkas photu muki de... have aamey Ringnu paki gayu che!!

Mitul said...

Great :) You have just remind me my past memory of abu. We have not enjoyed like you guys but with my better half it was just amazing. We have also seen such a pleasant env at Guru Sikhar.

Hey have you eat KARAMDA there. Chaka chak malta ta Masala nakhi ne..

manali said...

hello saro blog che continue with good thought and good occasion of your life

Hardik said...

Great Blog Dear,
Keep it up.

RAHUL said...

Hey ... Manish,

Nice to see the blog,
And i amazed that you have done this.

Well keep moving on.

Mohit said...

Good job Manish....
Finally u learn how to write a blog...;)
Good work. I appreciate.
Keep doing such blogs.

Dipesh said...

Hii Manish
Great work done
Keep doing such work. Its nice to keep the last long memory on net. But it will be best if u add me in it (just kidding) Hope u make it in future so that others know more @ us.
Great & Outstanding
D I P E S H

Alwin said...

wah wah

mast blog lakhyo baki ho

realy amazing blog

keep writing blog. hope next u ll write about our diwali tour( i kmw our plan is nt fixed yet den also i m telling u he he he) right? waiting 4 dat nw.

Candace said...

Good for people to know.

T-club said...

From where you got time for writing details in very deep and specific manner. :-)

Anyway it's good to describe our friends, very good, impresseddddddddddddddddd........

keep writing...

Jigi

Ankit Desai said...

Good one Manish! Keep it up

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