It is all a matter of faith they say, when there is a calling only then can one visit some magical spots in one's lifetime. surjivan is one of them.
only about 29 kms from delhi, Surjivan is set amidst a precipitous terrain and unique geographical location,which has helped the resort to keep its biodiversity. it is a delightful abode with a proper road system being set in place fast and quick. the principle on which Surjivan functions is, we do not interfere with the environment around us and we try make sure no one else does. the rooms are mud huts, yes, actual mudhuts, beautifully and lovingly maintained, the facilities star quality,
the services are personalized, smiley, prompt, with lengthy conversations about life in the villages around. food served is completely organic and grown within the complex, the herbs and spices used to cook in the open kitchen, flourish in the deliciously scented herb garden.
the sweet-smelling pines and trees greeted us the moment we reached the gate. it was a remarkable walk from the gate, through the enchanting beauty and silence and one is awestruck by the sublime lush greenery. lying back leisurely in the terrace on a spotless wooden cot with a chatai on it, one spotted a solitary golden eagle gliding along with the breeze, the queen of the brilliant skies above and the land below. it promised to be an experience of a life time. the place is home to some exotic flora and fauna and many animals and birds like Jackal, and giant flying Squirrel and other wild animals. the thick foliage makes is a little difficult to catch a glimpse of the animals but it’s a heaven for the ornithologists. it also has beautiful strolling paths.
we watched the sun stabbed sky as the afternoon shadows began to stretch long and thin. the evening sun was in its splendor and we relaxed on the green carpet of soft grass to enjoy the one of the most beautiful sunsets we had ever seen. it was also our last one for the trip. it was the time for the birth of night with all its mysteries and dark potentialities.
again, an extremely tasteful dinner was served with another set of brilliant smiles and the happy-to-see-you eat attitude of everyone there encourages one to overindulge. the dining area is a large hut done up in the traditional style, with wooden beams and an old, antique dresser that stole my heart away. the food astounding as ever, and then, the most intoxicating walks in the deep dark purple night, under in the brilliantly starlit sky. i guess those who are not afraid of the dark see the most beautiful night skies.
the next day, it was heartbreaking to leave the tranquility and peace of this lovely paradise on earth but the time had come to bid adieu. we left the past and drove into the glitter and madness of present. our hearts were filled with mixed emotions and saturated with prayers.
this was my Bday hideout