This was the most exciting part of my delhi visit in last Dec.
Most of you know in bits & pieces about that crazy road trip we(me,shayon,mannu,dion) had made .. Here is the real story of those toughest 30 kms of the trip...
We were not more than 50 km away from Jim Corbett National Park. It was around 9 pm . We thought in next one hour we would touch our destination . Shayon was driving & I was navigating using GPS & google maps . Google maps is very nice application but there is a problem with it - it shows the shortest path irrespective of road condition . You can see in the map the blue path as shown by gmaps . Previously we took a parallel path given in the signboard on road but we changed thinking the "G-way" would be a shorter path & it turned out to be a blunder !!!
This G-way was under construction with big stones , no street lights , open fields on both sides & above all "FOG" . We cant see even 1 inch due to Fog.For the first time in my life I realised how Fog can affect the visibility .Here I would like to give the credit to Shayon for driving through this rough patch . I helped him by playing my part of giving live navigation commentary .
To make the condition worse Dion was not feeling good due to decreasing temperature.
I donno about others but truely speaking I had three fears running in my mind -
1) Car shouldn't breakdown especially it shouldn't get punchered .
2) Dion's condition shouldn't deteriorate.
3) We shouldnt get robbed by any local people . It might sound weird but it does happen.
We kept on driving for next 3 hours in those harsh conditions praying "All Izz Well" .
As soon as we touched the road , I cant express my happiness ... It was like "Thank God " ...
I would also like to thank Mannu's car for being with us & giving us a perfect drive.
Today when I write here , I smile & think this was an experience of lifetime !!!