My name is Lakshiat Rattan and I would like to share my experience which I witnessed during my trip. So it 29-5-2014 (I remember the date because of what happened to me that day) and I was enjoying my trip in Manali along with my mom and dad. Manali is a town settled in the middle of Himalayas, specifically in Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its natural beauty and picturesque scenery. Well, it had been 4 days and now I was quite bored of that place so I requested my father to go to Rohtang. Rohtang is place ahead of Manali. It is a snow covered peak opened for tourists. After some discussion, he agreed.
We decided to hire a cab. The weather was clear. It was quite a long journey but we reached on time. There was a hoard of tourists there. We enjoyed there for almost an hour or two (because you cannot stay more than 3 hours as there is shortage of oxygen there).
It was already dusk and we hadn't even crossed half of the way because of the heavy traffic jam on the way, due to large number of tourists going (I must tell all my friends who don't know about Himachal that the traffic jams in Himachal could last from one hour to half a day, as there are one way roads there). Then suddenly, I noticed an empty intersection road which was also going down the hill. The thing which confused me was that no one was using THAT particular road so I asked the driver about it.
He told me that he was also new here and didn't knew why the people avoided that road although he knew that this road went down the hill only. Then my father suggested to go through that road otherwise it would take a long time going the main one and so the driver agreed and he turned the vehicle. While we we turning, I heard shouts of drivers of other cars not to go from there, but I ignored them. I hoped I shouldn't have done that.
It was 12 a.m or so and we were still on our way. Then through the front of the car I, in fact all of us, saw a weak man asking for us to stop. Dad asked the driver to stop. Dad opened the window and the man requested if he had some water. We didn't hesitate. The water bottle was in my hand and I was sitting on the back seat. I opened my window and started to pour water on his cupped hands. And to my surprise, I saw that the water passed through his hands like his hand were transparent and the water was flowing on the road. I was totally shocked. And then the man again said to me to give him water. I was speechless. And then seeing the flowing water, he screamed so loud that it pained my ears. And suddenly, he jumped out through the mountain. I didn't had the courage to go out and see where he fell. I was almost paralyzed for a moment. I wasn't able to think, speak, sense, hear. All the people in the car were totally speechless.
Then after a moment, I was able to feel myself. I told the driver to go as fast as he can. He sped up and in two hours we reached in Manali. And that two hours were like years for me. And the next day, we were off to home sweet home.