At about 10:25 am, I reached the Kalsubai temple but didn't find Pankaj and Raju over there. They had gone down to the Bari village shop where we had parked our car.
So, I quickly came down the rest of the trail into the rice fields on the plains and back to the village shop at about 10:45 am where my friends were drinking tea. I was so glad to see them again. They immediately congratulated me on my unique feat. I drank some tea at the shop and we embarked on our return journey to the MTDC Resort.
At the MTDC Resort, my wife and all my other friends and their families congratulated me (and even Pankaj and Raju for attempting the trek and reaching the 'half trek' point). It was a unique feat indeed because of the following reasons: