It was 4 pm we entered in Parwati inn. The entrance was beautifully decorated with red and white balloons and a small pine tree was well bedecked on the Christmas occasion last night by inlaying various gifts. The vivid lighting, making amazing designs on the wall created a very good ambience. A small gold painted statue of laughing Buddha and comfortable wooden Sofas fetched us. We kept our bags on the imported wooden surface and filled the check in formalities. The hotel had 32 rooms spread across 3 floors, each room was well furnished and provided with the modern amenities of life. All the rooms had an individual balcony for the guests to sit out. A multi-cuisine restaurant was associated with the hotel. We were provided with the television and telephone facilities and an attached bathroom with running hot water. It was a well lit room, equipped with a nice bed covered in beautiful bed sheet gave a heavenly feeling with the pleasant wooden fragrance. There were some magazines kept on the tables for the guests. We settled down, reposed our head on the cosy cushions and took a short nap.
It was 5.30 in the evening. We moved out our room to explore the place.
The sun was about to turn off behind the clouds and was slipping down slowly towards the mountains with the supreme performance of vivid colours on canvas of the sky. The sun turned orange, golden and then gray liked the splash of various colours in the drawing competitions, which reminded me of great art performances in the movie “Taare zameen Par”. That was a natural creation which could not be awarded in the art museums. Bird’s chanting was the only noise left in silence of the evening. The place became calm, wind turned colder and with the fraction of seconds it was just uncountable stars in the sky. We all appreciated the breath taking Sun set on the hill. We were feeling shivery as the cold ice breezes decreased the temperature of the place. Day melted off and so did we..
After visiting the most famous Apple orchards (Chaubatia gardens), we were still in the flavours of more than 200 varieties of flowers and fruits. It was exotic surrounding with most scenic views of snow clad mountain peaks of Himalaya. Chaubatia is a junction of four paths, inter-linking Ranikhet, Bhargoan, Pilkholi and Dehrti. It is also known for its fruit gardens run by Government fruit research centre. Many local tourist guides started chasing us right from the time we reached at Chaubatia to take us on the nature walks through the gardens and forests. They claimed to have in-depth knowledge of the flora and fauna of the place. But we did not hire one because they looked more interested in search of our pockets than offering us the researched knowledge about flora. Ironically, while following, we found their services to be seriously productive as they truly revealed the secrets of those dense forests to other tourists. We felt proud to be updated for free and high fived each other.