Crisp cool air greets you as soon as you get closer to Dharamsala. The drive itself is very green and picturesque. You can spot the ranges for far away and the roads winding upto them. Need a light jacket for early mornings. My first reaction – vow, so soothing!
Drive past the town side and get to Blossoms Village like you would to get to Norbulingka Institute. The resort is next to it. Easy parking, check-in and about half hour later I am settled into my room. Very comfortable – my first reaction. Well appointed, clean and dust-free – all the three things that work in the favour of the resort. A warm cuppa tea arrives and I decide to open the doors to let in the cool crisp air. As soon as I step out into the balcony I know, I have arrived. The majestic Dhauladhar mountains finally show their mettle and stand tall in their grandeur.
I have come to spend my time in peace and find the joyful me. I have a book and I struggle with stress about my work life – everyday. I have chosen to stay at Blossoms Village Resort, Dharamsala because I believe gazing into the eyes of the mountains will offer me an opportunity to get to know myself better. The unending ranges will help me reflect upon life and what I want to do. I spend the next two days simply pondering. Writing my thoughts down. Seated sometimes in my balcony, sometimes at the roof top café, sometimes by the bon fire in the evening, sprawled across the green lawns in the sun, under the trees by the hills, talking a walk to the Institute and back.
The resort offered me several nooks and corners, where I could be left alone. Good food became comfort food. A combination of what I felt like having and what the local delicacies were measured up well to my expectation.
Three days later, and emotionally much lighter, I went back energized and positive in my outlook towards life. A quick break, is all I needed to feel Me. Back to me.