Arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, at 2300 hours. I had to reach ISBT Kashmere gate (main bus stand) and take the next mode of transport to Haridwar. So I tried taking a metro, but apparently the guard over there told me that it closes at 11. Went for the second option, bus, but it was not coming anytime soon, and I couldn’t afford to miss the bus, hence I went for the safe option, Ola cabs.BTS — Boys had already reached Delhi by evening and were exploring the city, and with that I mean, feeding themselves with varieties of food. I was told that they will be getting some butter chicken for me and for which I had already prepared myself and didn’t have anything since the evening. And guess what, when I reach over there, I find these guys welcoming me with cup noodles in their hand, because the shop which they were planning to get food from, apparently never existed.Warning ⚠: Trusting too much on google maps can be bad for your stomach, especially when you are in a desperate mood of feeding yourself with some good food.The Never ending Road trip
We were coming from Pune and as per our itinerary we had to reach Delhi Airport on 29th July by 6 a.m. Yes we were going via flight and not bike (All thanks to our IT organization for not allowing us to take more leaves).So we boarded our flight from Delhi and trust me, i didn't get such a great feeling in my life till now. After all we were going to LADAKH..!!At 10.30 a.m. we reached Leh Airport and wow, we were very far from that polluted and over crowded place we were coming from.The driver was already at the airport to pick us and we reached our hotel (HOTEL ROYAL PALACE) within 20 minutes. The hotel was at a walking distance form the Leh Market.After having our breakfast we were advised to take rest and get acclimatize to Leh weather as its almost 5 times above the sea level as compared to delhi.NOTE: This is very important for everyone otherwise you will get severe headache and you'll end up ruining your entire trip.
Shopping at the Delhi airport is not only a great way to pass time but also a profitable one because hello, amazing duty-free deals! But who wants the hassle of carrying extra luggage on the flight? Well, next time, go crazy because there's a Shop and Collect facility which will take care of all your new goods until your return: for free!
Flight from Delhi to Pune takes around 2 hours and much cheaper. I stayed at my friends place, however hotel prices slash during peak monsoon.