Started Journey for Lansdowne. Planned to start by 4am. I was sleeping sooo... started at 8am hahaha. 😝
After few stop by reached Kothdawar. Hill started .
Happy me. Lansdowne road was awsome. One lane two way. Pink pine ,blue pine, green orchid trees are covering road. I felt so lovely as it's suddenly became a road trip like I always wanted(covered with trees and few hi bye of sunshine)
I reached the destination Lansdowne. It's a military base place and at hill station.
Awsome road trip if you like roads covered with colourful flowers, trees and green trees or want to experience a long road a colourful road.
+'Tip-Top' point at Landsdown was so clean. Ummm...
I thought of staying there but decided not to stay . So researched and fixed a place to stay ,Srinagar.
Started Journey by 4 pm .
My cruel intentions started. I decided to ride at night through hills .
Road started . I swear if you who love road trip. Please ,once you should take this road to give a great add to your journey list. Awsome roads pals. I have few pictures.
You saw the picture right !! Clicked those and started again . Just down there I got a dhaba ( food point ) ...yeaaah Maggi , tea, rest for me and my cheeta ( bike).
Joint 😋 I got it from a guy who came in family trip with his father and brother . Both brothers were smoking . I smelled and shouted "maal hain kya?"
They said," bro please !!! Father is inside dhabaa , just keep it quiet"
I can't disobey them. 😆
Ohh I am high. Almost cold . 5pm . Nice valley view. Less people .
Yeaaah !!Maggi calling . Had Maggi and followed after tea.
Still high . 🥺
Had conversation with shopkeeper about me and where I was going . He suggested me not to go to Srinagar as I was already late. I should stay at Pauri.
There was a bed outside of the Dhaba just beside the road.
It's already cold . Birds were singing , green allover , golden light of sunset giggling .
Now guess what ...I slept for 1 hr,,, could have been more if shopkeeper was not that kind.
He woke me up and said " You are more late , now leave and he suggested me another place few miles before Pauri." According to him I would reach Pauri by 9-10 pm and weather down there was horrible.
But who listen to good people and good suggestions. 😈
Now the adventure begins.
Roads and views were becoming so beautiful I started cruzzzzing my bike in 30-40 kph . Forgot time and my destiny . I suffered later for this but this road trip and suffing both became memorable for me.
All are dark . I barely can see road . Rain started .
Now adventure of Google map started. Told me to take right. I took , showed the faithfulness. Off road started . I doubted but I love you google map. Ended that off road with a suicide point. No more road no more land in front me. Behind me, in total 3 houses. Still google map was suggesting me with doted blues , 3 mtrs from where I am standing . It's 8:45 pm . I took U turn . Knocked one of the door. One old lady came out and told me that this was a wrong place . I need to go back to main road and from there 24 km more Pauri is.
I started again.
I was bit in mental trouble for what happen before.
Nothing and nobody on the road. Rain became heavy. I could hear storm but no sign of it. There was long turn I can see. Took that and OMG happen. Storm.... as I was at other side of hill I only heard storm , now I can feel bike is displacing. Started riding close to hill to avoid storm. Later I found that's a bad decission as land slide could surprise me more.
After more 18km I found Pauri is 4 km more. Relief .....aaah.
At a T point I saw a hotel. I am intelligent , so I stayed at hotel instead of going to Pauri.
Hotel staff was so nice. I parked my bike. Completely moisturized in rain and mud. I won't say "I am drained in rain because I love rain."
Food was good.
I took one staff with me ,started my bike and went to Pauri .
Guess what !!!?
It was freezing cold. But excitement calm down every struggle. But my legs were rude to my excitement as they were almost numb in freezing cold.