Volcanoes are the conical hills or ruptures on the crust of Earth through which molten lava and gases erupt out from the centre of the Earth. Volcanoes are known to be destructive as well as constructive. They can cause havoc to plant, animal and human life. They have severe effects on the air quality and other environmental factors. At the same time, they nourish and provide ideal conditions for many ecosystems to thrive, yield fertile soil and above all create new topography. This post is not a lesson on Volcanoes but the story of my first encounter with an active volcano in its volcanic surroundings.