It was second last night of 2012, and we were sitting tight in our room at a secluded mountain get-away nestled in the Oak and Pine forest called Misty Mountains in Jhaltola, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. It was our third day there and the Buffet dinner was totally forgettable experience with a bad singer giving an painful live performance, totally killing the song and ruining the memory of the original singer, the tourists from Delhi as usual just focused on drinks and loud behavior. We chucked the idea of buffet and decided to have the room service for dinner as there was nothing at the buffet for the kids to enjoy.
While waiting for the dinner (by the way room service was atrocious to say the least) Kabir or Meera (not sure who initiated the topic) started talking about the Naukuchiatal lake that we had visited previous year and how much fun we had there.
Well, the inordinate delay in the room service gave us ample time to thought about it once more time, search the contact detail of The Lake Resort at Naukuchiatal, check availability on the new year eve and get the booking done there.
We talked to our host at Misty Mountain and he reluctantly agreed to arrange transportation for us next morning itself from Pithoragarh to Nainital.
After a lazy breakfast we started off little late and managed to reach Naukuchiatal post the sunset. But the kids were so excited to reach their favorite lake that we immediately went for a walk around the lake and then settled down to relax peacefully outside our room, around a huge bonfire while Meera and Kabir, tired after a long drive through the mountain roads, were relaxing in inside the room. An enjoyable new year eve party was going on, the snacks were delicious and so filling that there was hardly any space left for the dinner.
1st January 2013, we sneaked out of the room, before the sunrise. The kids were in no mood to wake up early so we went for long walk along with the lake, these two duck were the only creatures to welcome us there so early in the morning.
It was a memorable new year morning for us.
- Aruna – Rising of the sun : Himalayas, Uttarakhand (bhuwanchand.wordpress.com)
- Morning in the Mountains : Uttarakhand (Pithoragarh, Kumaon) (bhuwanchand.wordpress.com)
- ‘Godhuli’ ‘Dusk’ – The Beauty of Setting Sun in Himalayas : Uttarakhand (bhuwanchand.wordpress.com)