Ever feel like running somewhere far? Somewhere new, where no one knows you? An escape? Maybe? Maybe not? I did discover some truths about the same in the lap of the Himalayas. offbeat The destination we chose was Kausani. As luck would have it, we didn’t get accommodation in Kausani. Ultimately we had to book accommodation in Baijnath – a small town/village situated in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand.
The tranquility of any place can never be fully felt with only our eyes. This was true for Baijnath, Uttarakhand. An offbeat place, with almost zero foreign tourists, a river crossing the town, crops grown in the terrace-farming pattern, and surrounding you is a 360-degree view of the Himalayas. It was a busy town, not the kind we were looking for, but still, there was a peace imbued in the chaos.
For the first time in my life, I understood the value of being content. There’s nothing that happened differently yet I feel so different as if I’m wiser. How astonishing the fact is that the mere act of observing and aligning your thoughts changes the whole course and perception of yours about life.