I am a 23 year old guy who has not traveled a lot . Motivated by the youtube vloggers and travel blogs , i was ready to break out of the virtual zone that i was captured inside . So i called up some friends to accompany me on a trip ,but everyone gave me a negative. So the super motivated guy (ME) decided to GO SOLO .
Where should i go ? And Rishikesh, Uttrakhand came into my mind. But is that enough to go just one place after so many years of this monotonous schedule. So i ended up adding Haridwar and Massourie to my itenary.
It was time to do some research and to my help came -Tripoto. And i booked online a place to stay. I started my journey from Katra bus stand (vaishno devi ,jammu) to Dehradun , as i was to travel by Uttrakhand Parivahan volvo bus and the travel was overnight(evening 28th-morning 29th december) . It was cold both in jammu and Uttrakhand so i already had my jackets and warm wear packed.The Journey started in the evening and the bus had some stops at pathankot,panchkula,chandigarh where i had some light snacks and tea bcz i could not sleep on this bus (maybe excitement kept me awake). Had a night view of the beautiful states of PUNJAB, some area of HARYANA, some of HIMACHAL and CHANDIGARH also. By the morning i reached Dehradun, had a view of THE "INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY" on the way to ISBT Dehradun. It was around 6:30 am and my next bus to Rishikesh was to leave at around 8:00 am .Walked around in Dehradun City for a while , then got the bus to Rishikesh and it costs just about 50-60 Rs for the distance (local bus service is cheap,excellent and frequent).
Now i had to reach my hotel(Bunk stay) that i had booked online. Its easy to travel locally in rishikesh by shared auto rickshaw (called VIKRAM) and i took the same to reach the famous Lakshman Jhula bridge(its a cable suspension bridge over GANGA river , it shakes , its high, the view is fantastic and bikes also run on this bridge). I could easily see my stay place from the bridge ,got there , dropped my baggage and had breakfast at the rooftop cafe of my hotel.