We started from Deenapaani and moved ahead through the dense, green Binsar Forest. I tried to take photos from the car but they were bad. On the way we saw trees fallen on the ground, burned down by fire.
|A burning pine tree on the ground|
It was a pine tree forest. I saw pine trees that had a cone stuck to them. Driver uncle told us that turpentine oil is collected from pine trees in cones. He told us not to touch it because if we will touch it, the oil will stick on our hands and can only be removed by petrol or diesel.
|Collecting turpentine oil from pine tree|
In the jungle, there was an old temple. We took photo of the gate and moved.
|A picture at the temple gate|
Weather was clear again and we could again see magnificent Himalayan ranges.
We were looking for a place to stay. Our driver suggested Aangan resort and said that it is a good hotel to stay. We came to a point from where two roads were going. One was going to Chaukori and the other was going to Thal. We went ahead towards Chaukori. Then we realized that we had come in wrong direction. We could see Aangan resort from the road. It was down. We came back and reached the hotel. We did not stay there. We did not find it good. It was lonely and no one was staying there.
We called KMVN office and decided to stay at KMVN, Birthi Falls. We had already traveled for three hours and we had to travel three more hours to reach Birthi Falls.
We started from there and then on the way we saw some farms. These farms were all full of Banana trees. Again on the way we could see a river that looked clean and fresh.
|The Saryu river|
We passed through a forest that looked denser than Binsar forest. I was not freightened because the mountain on which we were climbing had sunlight. It was day time, even then the forest was looking dark.
After travelling for one more hour we reached Thal and took snacks. Here, I was allowed to eat junk food as well :-)
After snacks we moved from there. After around one hour from there we saw a fall. There were seats to enjoy the fall. But, It was not Birthi Fall.
|Another Fall on the way|
Soon we were at KMVN, Birthi falls. It was a splendid place. I was eager to go to the falls but Papa said we will go tomorrow to the falls.
Next day morning I woke up early. After finishing my routine work, I waited for everyone to come. I took camera from Papa and took photographs of Birthi Falls and of the area around our hotel.
When everyone got ready. We ate breakfast and were ready for GREAT FUN.
We had to trek a lot to reach the falls. It was fun for us. Dolly and I were moving too quickly, so Sajal Bhaiya came running towards us and asked us to stop. Renu Mausi was last in the trek. I took camera from Papa and took the photograph of tired Mausi.
I was left behind, so I chased Dolly. Dolly and I again raced to reach the falls first. When I reached the falls, no one was there, so I celebrated my victory and shouted to others, “I have won the race, WOOHOO”.
There were big rocks. They were black, grey and bright white in color. When everyone came they all liked the place. We then moved closer to the water. We went through the rocks. It was risky, because if we slip we will be hurt.
|Big rocks around Birthi|
We all went crazy. When we first put our foot in water we thought we would freeze. There were fish and tadpoles in water and rocks were slippery near water. All of us kids were afraid of tadpoles so when Sajal Bhaiya wanted to go on another rock in front of us, he did not go through water. He went all by jumping on the rocks.
But we could not stop ourselves from playing in water. We did “water-fight” for an hour. We splashed water on each other, jumped in water, shouted when someone threw it more than others, and did not listen to parents.
Later Mausaji tried to go right under the falls but it was very slippery so he could not go.
I enjoy water all the time-rivers, lakes, sea, pond, falls, pool, and most of it rains. But this time it was best because we were a gang of four kids. It was Grreeeeaaaaaaaaatttttt Fun.
After playing for almost two hours in water, we went back to hotel and ate very well.
Time to pack and go to Munsyari.
|Having fun in water at Birthi Falls|