This was the best journey I ever had in my life ! Those 5days just easily went out just blink of an eye .. I couldn't even believe myself that I was there for the moment.
We were 6 friends from pune ,desided to have trip to Delhi and Manali. Abhimanyu, Guruprasad, Rohan, kaustubh,Prasanna and me ...We have always been wanderlust type. And this journey was our first step to being an wanderlust.
Though we have started working on our trip. Importantly 4 things we have done before leave pune .
- Booked our two way flight journey from pune to delhi from indigo airline on 5th Feb 2016 to 10th Feb 2016 .
- Also booked innova car from http://www.savaari.com
- Booked 6 tickets of Delhi international Auto Expo from Book My Show.
- Booked 3 rooms at hotel near to New Delhi via online .
Finally the day has came. .. on 5th Feb our flight time was 11.30 P.M we reached at Pune Airport at 10 O'clock . And this is where the journey begins ....
It was my first time flight experience and it was an amazing experience.... at 1.30P.M the flight landed in New Delhi Airport .
At 2.30 pm we checked in our hotel ( Shobha residency ) in Mahipalpur and Uber helps us to reach our destination.
Day 1 - 6th Feb 16 - we checked in our hotel and got some rest cause after few hours we were gonna attend the grand exibition Auto expo held in Noida. At 11.A.M we reached to Noida at international Auto expo . Such a Hugh setup... blinking cars ...and hot Models and the superbikes they were in under one roof. Though the cars and bikes which I only seen in magazines ,now they are in front of my eyes.
Though, we have started from Block no 1 till we reached to the block no 15 it took whole day to cover up the entire site.In the evening @7.P.M. we have started return journey to our hotel vai Delhi Metro. ...it was my first Great experience of Delhi Metro. Also for Kaustubh, Prasanna and Guru too. Then we dine at Hotel National Restauran.The food was good . We came to our hotel at 12.00 P.M. cause next morning our car is used to pickup at 6.00A.A.M.
- Day 2- 7th Feb 16 - Early morning at 6A.M our car was waiting outside at our hotel. We strapped our luggage and started journey with Deva ShreeGanesha Song. Around 8 o'clock we reached at Hotel haweli . Enjoyed Authentic punjabi food . Around 11.30 A.M. we back on the road all the way to Manali.From Haryana, Punjab, Himachal the NH1 highway was king of all roads of India. Journey was awesome to Manali. About 10.30 P.M. we reached to our destination. We haven't booked the hotel till we reached there cause we decided to book on the spot . We entered in Manali city main road and 1st hotel we reached to the Hotel Dinesh. We booked 2 rooms for 6people ,1000k per night 300 for heater . And temperature at night was below 0 °C . It was freezing out in surrounding. We take charge our rooms and put our luggage and headed for the Main Market.
- At that night me and kaustubh were looking for world famous Manali Cream. Eventually we find it. It's not so difficult to find out the Cream, there are lots of peddlers in market were you can get the stuff. That night was our first night in Manali with brothers from another mothers. We all smoked whole night with some Old Monk Rum to keep us worm. It was best ever experience to get stoned in minus temperature.
- Day 3 - 8th Feb 16 - In the morning when I came out my room and saw the view from the balcony , I felt like I was in heaven. The snow mountain ,lovely weather , I fell in love with Manali. I couldn't believe myself that I was in Manali. Afterwards we got freshed up and came down to the market for lunch at Sher-E-Punjab hotel. Food was not good enough but satisfying .after had lunch me now kustubh went looking for some stuff and we bought it enough for rest o us.
- We were planned to visit the Rohtang Pass but due to heavy snow fall that pass was closed for the public so we decided to visit the Solang Valley . And move forward to it after 30 min driving from market we reached to the Solang valley.
- The driver park the car we entered in Solang valley , There a man came to offer us to show the the Shiva Temple which was 3 km away from that point with his specially designed 4X4 car to reached there for that he demanded 2k for the ride . He said you will never forget this experience,just once you reached there .without hesitate we quickly hoped in his car .it was absolute 3km off roading track to the Shiva Temple . When we reached there we were stunned by the views of the valley. And first thing we did was take Darshan of Shivalingaa made from Ice. It was so holystone. Around 2 hours we played in snow , take lots of pictures. Had photosession there. I never enjed in my life before playing in the snow such beautiful weather everything was perfect . After spending most joyful day at Solang valley we decided to visit the Hidimba Temple. It was around 6P.M.when we reached to the Hidimba Temple we pray there and headed back to our hotel . That night also we smoked Manali Cream. Enjoyed the Last night .
- Day 4 - 8th Feb 16 - In next morning were we book the same hotel for 1 nigh in Delhi.packed our luggage with heavy hearts .Took breakfast of Fresh Momo's and returned journey to Delhi. I really wished I could live there. A part of me left there. While in return journey I capture pictures as much as possible as can. I promised myself to come next time for more to explore the land of God's. With heavy good by we started our return journey with happy and sad mood. While reaching towards delhi we stop for dinner at Haveli.
- Reached to hotel in New delhi hotel Shobha Residency at 12 O'clock.
- Day 5- 9th Feb 16 -we reserve this day to see the Delhi City. In morning 9A.M we check out headed back to explore delhi City. First we see the Kutubminar then Red Fort,and Rajpath , India Gate, parliament, various ministry offices and also seen the 7 RCR . We cover up all this destinations till around 7P.M . We reachedto airport at 8P.M. clear the car rental bill of total 20k for 3 days package and give Old Monk as token of appriciation. Thank him and return to pune with heavy hearts filled with sole blending memories .
- Total expenses - 6700 Return Journey Pune -Delhi -Pune
- 10k PPR spend in total 5 days.
- Group spend - 60 k appox including Car rent ,food and stay.