It was around dusk as we entered the Nature Park in Manali. Wandering about among the tall deodar trees in the nature park is surreal. We walked around the moss-covered ground surrounded by these ancient giants, listening to the sound of the river Manaslu flow nearby. It transports you back to a different world, to a time before us. I couldn’t help but imagine myself standing among the Ents of Middle Earth. Standing tall above everything else, they seemed aloof of us-tiny humans that roamed about the forest admiring them in awe.
Looking up at them, I wondered which one of them could be Treebeard.