Friday, December 12, 2014
05 : 26 PM
Hi, Durgesh. Can you please come for a minute.
In a meeting, will wrap up and will be there in few minutes.
05 : 30 PM
Durgesh, my team has already left and you need to push everyone to bus, so that we leave for Bhimtal on time.
Let us rush then, as we have only half an hour left.
Half an hour of rushing, pushing and shouting and we all are packed in our respective bus, ready to head for Bhimtal.
06 : 05 PM
Durgesh, I told you we will leave the office premise at 06 and here we are out of NSEZ at 06:05
So let us begin our journey to Bhimtal.
This time we started really early, I am not talking about trip but about entertainment. We were up in Antakshari, Singing and Dancing in no minutes and did not even opened our snacks before dinner time.
At around 9 Gajraula is our first stop, to have our dinner. I do not remember what was the name of restaurant, but food was good. Washroom was not clean at all, with foul smell everywhere, I would not recommend the place if you are on long trip like ours. In long trip whenever you take a halt you try to relax or ease yourself and this was not a place worth the same.
We were finally up in but in no more than an hour and then started the game of Mafia which kind of rocked the audience for rest of the trip.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Please do not dance now in the bus as we are on hilly area and you may face sudden jerk or breaks, which may allow you to feel gravity, so be a bit cautious (OK in short we are about to reach Bhimtal) and here we are at Bhimtal at 2 in the morning. After getting our luggage in the Taxis we were on our foot (not all but we five 🙂 the adventurous guys) to Amod Resort around a kilometer or so from the bus stop.
Finally reached the resort at 3 in the morning after a kilometer of trekking in dark (see image). It was really fun to trek at those dark hours and chilling winds, thanks to the moon we were able to see the path. Within minutes we were in our room. But are we here to rest, NOOOO. We left our rooms and were knocking around every room (giggles) to disturb every one. Few did not turned up, others were disturbed in their sleep while we danced a few steps with rest. One more thing, we fixed geyser as well for one. Thank GOD, we did not visited the reception block as all the big guys were allotted rooms there. Finally at 04 we were back in our room after exploring the resort, ready to give our body some rest.
We were awaken by a phone call from reception, informing breakfast has been served and will be there for another an hour, so we need to hurry up. WAIT WHAT, it is already 9 in the morning. It was only me in the room who requires a shower before having breakfast, so was in washroom in another second.
Finally at cafeteria enjoying my breakfast at 9:30. Food served by Amod Resort was really good. I do not know how all those items found their way in. Chocos, Corn Flakes, Boiled Eggs(2), Egg Bhoorjee, Chhole Bhature, Veg Noodles, and then coffee. May Heavens know this secret.
Now at 10 we were in mud for our team building activity. It was not supposed to be mud, but morning rain had made it muddy. We had some warm ups, running, Tail Pulling, Disc passing and trampoline sheet walking as part of activity. Really enjoyable.
Finally we started strategic activity named Rescue operation, where we were given a scenario and were required to perform rescue of injured, critically injured and deceased. It was really a well formatted event and everyone enjoyed it a lot. Our cell phones were locked as part of the activity so could not snap it up. But believe me I would like to play that game or perform that activity again.
Finally we are drained and headed towards cafeteria for well deserved lunch at around 2PM. After lunch we were left with our last activity spider web which I personally did not liked because of too much injury components and would not go in any detail. At last the activities came to an end and we enjoyed scenic beauty of Bhimtal from resort.
We were in our rooms for a very short duration when DJ floor was open and we were back in main activity area with our feet breaking the floor. I danced for an hour or two relieving myself of my sweaters and jackets (around 7). We danced standing, sitting and laying on our backs as well(new dance step invented by me then and there only). They closed the floor at around 11 and we had to leave for dinner, which any way we could not have because of too much excitement and energy level.
After dinner we left for bone-fire.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Here at 12 in the morning (or evening, I do not know what it should be, it is 12:00 AM) we are at bone-fire and morning rain has un dried the wood and we are struggling a lot to make a bone fire. Finally it was Sahil who got it up and running(like typical IT project). Listened to lots of lost songs after quite a good time. I am going to remember this trip for songs only I think. We were around 10 in the last still in our full spirit for singing and dancing, finally at 2 we decided to head for our rooms, with trekking in our mind. I do not know weather it was a minute or two before we were deep in our dreams.
It was supposed to be Bhupesh to wake me up for trek, but it was at 06:30 in the morning, reception informing everyone is already at reception for trekking. Up in 5 minutes and at reception in 10 minutes only to find 2 more people there. Finally got to know it is only we few who are really serious to give trekking a try. At end we nine (like fellowship of ring) started off for trekking at 07:10 and were later joined by two more on the way. It was really tough for me and we visited some lake and then Graud Taal. We could not boat as rain had forced them to stop boating for the time and it was only time that we lacked. We only had a tea there and returned back after praising the scenic beauty there.
We lost our way (we were slow because of me 🙂 ), only to find a better shortcut. It is always better to get lost in order to get unlost. At 10 we were in resort only to find, we have half an hour to have our breakfast. Had to take shower in a rush, got my ankle strained a little in the process, but not in vain. Had my breakfast, as usual again heavy one primarily Boiled egg and egg fry, apart from same I had Bread Jam, Bread pakoda, and Idli. Yummy.
Next part was totally unexpected, we four cuddled on our bed and watching all time favourite (sorry) Andaaz Andaaz Apna and at 12 in the noon we checked out of our room.
After getting our luggage tagged we had our lunch and headed for the bus stop. We were in our bus at 2 and at 2:35PM we were on our way to home. We had not enjoyed a good sleep since thursday night, but we were still fill of energy for dancing and singing. We enjoyed old songs from our seniors, new songs from juniors, Mafia rounds, Who Am I and many more games on our way to home. Took dinner at the same place in gajraula where we had taken while on our way to Bhimtal.
We left the bus at 11:15PM at Sector 62 NOIDA and boarded the cab to reach home at 11:30PM only to find everyone awake and waiting on me.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nothing here related to Excursion. I thought we will reach by 1 or 2 in the morning, but it kind of got timely this time :).