My soul yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden or a forest, mountains and sea, where i can dive deep into my soul. Yes! the purpose of visiting mountains differ for every person. For some it might be a place to relax and then for some it's a place to find your inner peace. I am one such Traveler that seeks solace and loves to dissolve her inner self in the transient of Mountains.
The Result of such zeal and a desperation to kick my work life at bay for a while led me to this untamed jewel in Uttarakhand. I always heard about this place and was willing to visit the place for long and the dream came true in the rainy month of June 2017. Without much ado, let's take a quick sneak peek into the entire trip to Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib.
Day 1: Started off from Delhi to Rishikesh. Took a Volvo at 10:00 PM costing us around INR 600 per person.
Day 2: Reached Rishikesh at about 5:00 in the Morning. We had already booked our ticket to Govindghat. There is this Government Bus plying from Haridwar to Badrinath everyday. You can book the ticket on https://utconline.uk.gov.in/ Because of the frequent landslides all along the way to Badrinath, our 7 hour long travel time was stretched to 13 hours and we reached Govindghat at 8:00 PM all drenched in rain. Hunted down the last line of hotel left in the place and got a room that worked fine for us. You can also stay at the Gurudwara if you are not willing to pay much at the Hotel. We got our room at INR 1500/- to be shared between two people.