Driving delight Delhi-Kasol-Kheerganga trek-Manali-Marhi...

Before i start I would love to write few lines...

I would rather be a sparrow than a snail.
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would.
I'd rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would...



This time less narrated story, So let the pictures do the talking..
Started from Delhi at 7:30 pm. It was raining and dead hours cause us to encountered heavy traffic movement in Delhi itself. It took us 2 hours to reach last Indian oil fuel station at Delhi border. We always top up our fuel tank from there, bought few snacks,coffee,water bottles and we were already carrying paneer tikka:tonqe: so there was no requirement of any halt. From there I took up driving charge to give some pleasure to my senses. Since I m deeply in love with driving on Delhi-Chandigarh highway that too late night, so that was my moment .... Music( my favorite traveling songs ) , smooth n empty roads (less traffic), moving towards Himachal.
What else I want....????Nothing..:supz:
The plan was to do over night drive till Sundernagar, where we suppose to had a tiny road side sleeping session in our car. So we parked our car n took a nap (30 to 45 min) at 3:00 am near Sundernagar than continued till Bhuntar where we rented a room at 7:00 am. After taking sleeping n breakfast break for 4 hours,we proceed with our journey till Kasol our next halt.
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We had our lunch at Evergreen cafe,entertained few lazy minutes and left for Kheerganga.
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we reached Nagthan hydroelectric power plant by 3:00 pm. parked our car n set off our trekking at 3:25 pm.:supz:
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The trek was divided into two terrains one was village area another was forest..I did Triund last month but this was longer n wilder than that.The Best part of this track was the gushing river that we crossed the mighty kheerganga ( I usually scared :eek:of crossing such bridges with heavy water flow underneath but the beauty of this river make me forget all my fears.
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Anant naag water fall
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Gushing river, beautiful yet lill scary :p. After crossing this bridge the forest track started so did my scary wild imaginations:sad:. Due to the rain, trek was bit slushy n slippery.
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At Kheerganga top
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We stayed at kheerganga top for a night n had words with d restaurant in charge who told us few stories, one was about the 2 lost guys who were rumored to be attacked by black bear:shock:.
Woke up early morning took bath in hot spring.
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Had our breakfast n set forth our march back in the next day morning..
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It took us 5 hours (with 3 halts) to reach at the top and this time we took 4 hours (1 halt due to the heavy rain) so it was quite an experience =D>.
We reached the parking area, picked our car and move ahead towards our next planned destination, 'Naggar Castle' our all time favorite breakfast point.:tonqe:
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From there our next destination was old Manali, Where we planned to stay for the next two days.:finga:Drifters inn in old Manali serves good food, great ambiance,clean n cozy rooms. It was a nice experience to stay there last year so we agreed to stay there once again.
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Once we reached there rest of the day spent in roaming here n there listening live music by Papaya Tigers musical group.:rock:
Next day plan was to go to Rohtang La..Last year we did it on bike but as it was raining already n we were not in mood to get soaked so we preferred to go by car. This time we took online permit printout for rohtang, which was less time taking than earlier procedure.
o and i got the responsibility to drive till Rohtang :confused::eek::shock:.
This was the first time, I was driving at high altitude roads. It was thrilling experience indeed. While driving I was dreaming to drive till Leh :yawinkle: i really wish, some day, I will for sure.
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Waiting to get our documents checked at Golaba checking point
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Bikers gang at Golaba check post, since the bikers fascinate us the most, So it was completely a treat to the eyes ...:rolleyes::whistle:
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Waterfall somewhere in between Gulaba- Marhi.
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Found a traffic jam few km before Marhi but we enjoyed it too:grin:
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Jam got released after an hour or so.
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Finally we reached Marhi, An army troupe passing by was the main attraction at Marhi. We had our super Delicious lunch:tonqe: in a dhaba ( had super yumm daal tadka after long time). Due to the bad weather n lack of time, We agreed to move back from Marhi itself..:(
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Clouds on the road compelled me to pull the breaks time and again to capture the amazing view..:prayer::lol:
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We reached back to our hotel with the plan to leave early morning to Delhi.
After having our road side breakfast, Bread omelet along with a glass of milk at mall road,We left Manali at 8:30 with the promise to visit there again, to find some beautiful place to get lost [-o<.
Every time i visit there, It makes me fall in love deeply with its beauty all over again..:heart:
Its always heartbreaking for me to leave Himachal :cry:
The only thing that cud have console me was driving, so i did the same. Drove all the way from Pandoh dam to Delhi without any halt.We reached Delhi at 8:00 pm.:cool: That was my longest drive so far. This trip really boost up my driving skills on hills:goodman: .
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Ironaddict
Before i start I wud love to write few lines from my all time favourite travelling track..



This time less narrated story, So let the picturesdo the talking..
Started from Delhi at 7:30 pm. It was raining and dead hours caused us to encountered heavy traffic movement in Delhi itself. It took us 2 hours toreach at Delhi border fuel station. Wealways get our fuel tank top up fromthere, buy few snacks,coffee,waterbottles and we were already carrying paneer tikka so there was norequirement of any halt. From there Itook up driving charge to give somepleasure to my senses. Since I mdeeply in love with driving on Delhi-Chandigarh highway that too in latenight so that was my moment .... Music( my favourite traveling songs and Ilove to sing along.) , smooth n emptyroads (less traffic), moving towardsHimachal, What else I want....????Nothing..:supz:
The plan was to do over night drive tillsundernagar, where we suppose totake a tiny road side sleeping sessionin our car. So we parked our car n tooka nap (30 to 45 min) at 3:00 am nearSundernagar than continued till Bhuntar where we rented a room at7:00 am. After taking sleeping n breakfast break for 4 hours,weproceed with our journey till Kasol our next halt, where we had our lunch,entertained few lazy minutes and leftfor Kheerganga.
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we reached Kheerganga by 3:00 pm. parked our car n set off our trekking at 3:25 pm.:supz:
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The trek was divided into two terrains one was village area another was forest..I did Triund last month but this was longer n wilder than that.The Best part of this track was the gushing river that we crossed the mighty kheerganga ( I usually scared :eek:of crossing such bridges with heavy water flow underneath but the beautiful of this river make me forget all my fears.View attachment 684835
Anant naag water fall
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Amazing Gushing river n lill scary too:p. After crossing this bridge the forest track started so as my scary wild imaginations:sad:. Due to the rain, trek was bit slushy n slippery.
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At Kheerganga top
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We stayed at kheerganga top for a night n had words with d restaurant in charge who told us few stories, one was about the 2 lost guys who were rumored to be attacked by black bear:shock:.
Woke up early morning took bath in hot spring, had our breakfast n set forth our marching back in the next day morning..
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It took us 5 hours (with 3 halts) to reach at the top and this time we took 4 hours (1 halt due to the heavy rain) so it was quite an experience =D>.
We reached the parking area, picked our car and move ahead towards our next planned destination, 'Naggar Castle' our all time favorite breakfast point.:tonqe:
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From there our next destination was old Manali, Where we planned to stay for the next two days.:finga:Drifters inn in old Manali serves good food, great ambiance,clean n cozy rooms. It was a nice experience to stay there last year so we decided to stay there once again.
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Once we reached there rest of the day spent in roaming here n there listening live music by Papaya Tigers musical group.:rock:
Next day plan was to go to Rohtang La..Last year we did it on bike but as it was raining already n we were not in mood to get soaked so we preferred to go by car and i got the responsibility to drive till Rohtang :confused::eek::shock:. This was the first time, I was driving at high altitude roads. It was thrillingexperience indeed. While driving Iwas dreaming to drive till leh :yawinkle: ireally wish, some day, I will for sure.
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Waiting to get our documents checked at Golaba checking point
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Bikers gang at Golaba check post, since the bikers fascinate us the most, So it was completely a treat to the eyes ...:rolleyes::whistle:
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Waterfall somewhere in between Gulaba- Marhi.
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Found a traffic jam few km before Marhi but we enjoyed it too:grin:
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Jam got released after an hour or so.
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Finally we reached Marhi, An army troupe passing by was the main attraction at Marhi. We had our super Delicious lunch:tonqe: in a dhaba ( had super yumm daal tadka after long time). Due to the bad weather n lack of time, We agreed to move back from Marhi itself..:(
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Clouds on the road compelled me to pull the breaks time and again to capture the amazing view..:prayer::lol: View attachment 684905 View attachment 684904
We reached back to our hotel with the plan to leave early morning to Delhi.
After having our road side breakfast, Bread omelet along with a glass of milk at mall road,We left Manali at 8:30 with the promise to visit there again, to find some beautiful place to get lost [-o<.
Every time i visit there, It makes me fall in love deeply with its beauty all over again..:heart:
Its always heartbreaking for me to leave Himachal :cry:
The only thing that cud have console me was driving, than i decided to do the same and drove all the way from Pandoh dam to Delhi without any halt.We reached Delhi at 8:00 pm.:cool: That was my longest drive so far. This trip really boosted up my driving skills onhills:goodman: .
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I don't care,
How long it takes me,
But I'm going somewhere,
Its beautiful...
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excellent!!=D> did you wrote this??
I would rather be a sparrow than a snail.
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would.
I'd rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would...
 
excellent!!=D> did you wrote this??
I would rather be a sparrow than a snail.
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would.
I'd rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would...
No sir its an old track by Simon & Garfunkel. I often listen while driving. Featured in movie 'Wild' based on true hiking story of an American lady.
Nice track n movie for travelers.
 
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