On our way to Manikaran we started our trip late night so had a halt for tea on highway
From Delhi to RupnagarNot very far from Delhi, Rupnagar is a small town in Punjab. The town has been a part of the glorified Indus Valley civilization. Located on Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway, Rupnagar is a treat for the eyes during the rainy season. Escape the city-life and spend a weekend on the roads and explore the town of Rupnagar which has so much to offer.Time on the road: 5 hoursWhen to go: This is an all-round the year destination, but in June and July, the monsoon period in India, is considered the best time to visit this small town. The lush green vegetation becomes all the more beautiful in the rainy season.Route: Delhi – Karnal – Kurukshetra – RupnagarTop experiences: Experience the nature at it's best on the banks of river Satluj at the Bhakra dam and Sirhind Canal; visit the holy Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib
Be a part of the Hola Mohalla Festival in RoparThe Hola Mohalla Festival is organised in Ropar, Punjab during March and this is just the right spot to capture the vibrant side of Punjab during your travels. Plan your trip around this Sikh Festival that is celebrated for three days on the Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara grounds in Ropar and find yourself spellbound by this amazing local cultural experience, also featuring the martial arts of Punjab.
We started from NH 44, and encountered the minimal traffic on the way in the early morning. We traverse via Delhi-Sonipat- Panipat- Karnal- Ambala- Ropar- Rupnagar- Swarghat- Bilaspur- Sundarnagar. The drive was pleasant with the jingling music, lots of tittle-tattle and good food. We stopped in between dhabas to straighten our legs.
This is the day when we had least enthusiasm for riding. Riding back to Delhi is not all liked by anyone of us. So riding in low gears. We keep pushing ourselves in high temperatures and high humidity. We reached our night halt at Roopnagar and slept in relaxation.