How many times do you realize that you miss small things in search of bigger ones; small things that account for a lot of happiness? Since my childhood, I am love in with hills and always wanted to go there. I always wanted to hike, camp, and do such activities. So, I went to Himachal Pradesh several times to do all these things. However, my hometown has some hills of the Aravalli Range. Whenever I used to travel towards Charkhi Dadri, I used to see hills near the road. I often wondered and thought to visit them once. But I never got to do that. Though that happened and that was the first offbeat trip of 2021, hiking to Khudana Hills. I hiked, I climbed, and I spent my morning covered in fog at the top of the hills. I was tired, I was exhausted and my legs were full of pain but that didn’t stop me.
Reaching at the top of those hills, I had a sense of accomplishment. The sense that I started my 2021 like this. When I was standing at the top of those hills in Khudana village, all I could see was fog and the visibility was near to zero. And my heart was singing the song ‘Yeh Haseen Vadiyan, Yeh Khula Asman…” The views were thrilling and the ambiance was enchanting. It was cold yet I was sweating due to hiking to the top of the hills and I was having heavy breaths due to steep hiking.
I was missing hills. I was missing the rocky terrain and the cold air. I was missing everything. The last time I was in the hills was in January 2020 when I did a weekend trip to Kotgarh. That was the last time I spent hours in the middle of the hills and valleys. I spent complete one year. Hiking to Khudana Hills made me realize that I need to keep doing this regularly, no major breaks, since I had difficulty hiking and had to stop twice on the way. Though, it was short hike. I was told that there were some 1500 steps to the top. I forgot to turn my GPS navigation on else I would have got exact data. I did a little research on internet and found that someone had mentioned the elevation of the hill was 1564ft but I am not sure about it.