Begnas Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

After hours of a relentless ride in the deluxe, it finally cuts its route from the Highway and stalls near the road. The bus shudders and finally halts after neatly lining along a gravelled road and I sigh in utter relief at finally being able to stretch my travel cramped limbs. I had placed myself near the window so the wandering breeze kisses cool breeze in my face. Suddenly the repressed thirst in my throat arouses as the calling songs of rippling water caresses my ears.

We all roll out of the bus gathering in groups and saunter along the way chattering loudly, laughing and relishing the presence of the cloudy yet serene weather. Walking an elevated path a construction site appears at our left while all sorts of hotel and restaurants reside at our right.