Uphill, where time stands still
With a whiff of adventure, the scent of sweet flowers, the call of hornbills, and a leisurely spread of plush Kumaoni hospitality, you can experience the forests at Paatlidun like never before, writes Lahari Basu.
"Nice place, right?" asked Ganesh, as we looked down at the valley hoping to spot a big cat before sunrise. I don't remember if I actually answered him, but my brain squealed with joy, "Oh yes! It's probably the best place to be when you don't want the rest of the world to bother you."