The Great Escape - Valley of Flowers & Vasudhara Falls

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  1. Alpha

    Alpha Going to Neverland

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    “What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road”

    Well it was an impromptu decision to travel to Valley of flowers. As usual with no preparation at all, we decided to move on. Only thing we had was a road map of Uttarakhand which we had purchased during our last journey to Kumaun and unfortunately at the last moment forgot to carry. “We” includes the trio of Alpha that’s me, Papa and Romeo being the other two of the three musketeers. I am the leader of the pack since I own the car.. :grin: It was that time of the year again i.e. August 2009, when you find weekends and few holidays together making it extended weekends (Saturday Sunday, independence day and Janmashtmi). We packed our bags and went to office (Papa & Romeo being my colleagues) and decided to start our journey after office hours. We all punched out at 5.30 PM started from Moti Nagar, New Delhi. Here are few Stats for the completed journey first:

    Start Date: 14th August 2009 (Day 1)
    Start Time: 17.30 hrs.
    First Halt : 12.00 midnight – Rishikesh (250 KM approx)
    Day 2 : Rishikesh to Joshimath (300 KM approx)
    Day 3 : Joshimath to Govindghat (20 KM approx)(motorable); Govindghat to Ghangharia (15 KM steep trekking)
    Day 4 : Ghanghari to Valley of Flowers & back (6 KM steep trekking)
    Day 5 : Ghangharia to Govindghat; 30 KM beautiful drive to Badrinath
    Day 6 : Badrinath to Mana village (3 KM motorable); Mana to Vasudhara falls & back (5 KM steep trekking)
    Day 7 : Badrinath to Joshimath & Auli (50 KM approx); night stay at Joshimath
    Day 8 : Joshimath to Rishikesh (250 KM approx)
    Day 9 : Rishikesh to Delhi (250 KM approx)
    Day 10 : Rest

    Car used: Hyundai i10
    Total Distance covered: 1050 KM
    Total Amount Spent: Rs. 19500

    Teasers would follow..
     
  2. devashishdhingra

    devashishdhingra Active Member

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    Nicely written, lets c how well caputured through your lences.
     
  3. Alpha

    Alpha Going to Neverland

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    though i am not much of a lense guy and generally travel without a camera, this time i managed to borrow which i would be sharing on this forum with fellow journeymens..

    here are few teaser which i presume would be able to..
     

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    devashishdhingra Active Member

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    WOW!!!!! Now thats devine.:)
     
  5. CeoBharat

    CeoBharat ServingDesire

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    Spell bound views.... more plz :)
     
  6. hiambuj

    hiambuj Moderator Staff Member

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    Serene.. Very serene !!

    Please pour in more pics now !!
     
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    Messsmerising...
    i want to be there:D
     
  8. Schumi

    Schumi Sushrut Khaladkar

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    Superb Pics. Have heard much abt Valey of Flowers. Looking forward to see more pics.
     
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    nice Teasers.
     
  10. ThrottleKing

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    Awesome teaser pics..Waiting for the rest..
     

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