The ideal flight time for me is 4-5 hours and looking on the world map, there are a host of warm, luxurious and relaxing destinations within that flying time. Shame, none of the travel companies like Best at Travel, Kuoni, Virgin Holidays, Letsgo2 or Holiday Hypermarket ever consider that. You end up searching these sites for hours with a highly confused state of mind. Having been through this, I decided to post a little research for those facing the same dilemma as me.
Meanwhile, the guard announced that the time was over. I had to leave him. I could meet him after three weeks now. These moments are unbearable. I believe that there are always possibilities………….
Kotdwar : Kotdwar is the gateway to the hills. It is one of the rail terminus for the Garhwal. The nearby places of interest include the ancient Karnva Ashram, where Shakuntala (on of the main actress of the great epic Mahabharata) gave birth to the price Bharat, Sidhbali temple and the Charaik hills. It is the important place from the historical point of view.
An example of sacred sensitivity in cruelty is Abdul Majid. He said: My life revolved around rifles, revolvers, flying bullets and body dripping with blood. My task was to kill people be it a dark gloomy night or brilliant daylight. I do not know how I got enmeshed in atrocities, terror and rank cruelty. While talking thus his voice was full of pain and repentance. Majid was fair skinned, well built, handsome and of about 25 years in age. In Kashmiri robes he looked a handsome young man. On noting his thin moustache/beard and very shy nature it was very astounding to believe that only a few weeks back he was a killer terrorist searched for by many battalions of the Army Admit Card and BSF in dense jungles and harsh terrain mountains.
He laughed. I laughed. And we were on our way. Even the auto sounded relaxed and confident! As we headed home, I wondered why a retired army personnel would have to ride an auto in Bangalore. Could it be a huge debt? A reckless investment in the past, maybe? A large family to support? Turned out it wasn’t a forced ‘have to’, but an unbinding and careless ‘want to’ for the man on the driver’s seat.
Lance Naik Karam Singh and his company were surrounded by enemy fire and it was impossible for them to break out. He crawled from one place to another motivating his troops to keep fighting. Whenever he saw that enemies were coming closer he would push them back with grenades. He was wounded twice but he refused to leave the post and kept fighting. The fifth attack by the enemy was very strong. Two intruders came very close to his post and it was impossible for him to take them out without accidentally hitting his own troops. So he jumped out of his position and killed those intruders in a hand-to-hand combat. This fearless act by Lance Naik Karam Singh completely demoralized the enemy forces and they pulled back the attack.
There are not very fancy restaurants in Lansdowne, but at the main market you will find many small restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines. Two well frequented eating places are the Hotel Zayaka for its Momos and Hotel Mayur is well known for its paranthas so go ahead and try them!