In today's era of increasing gap between the youth and elders, it has become very difficult to decide on a family trips. On one side where the youth is more fond of adventure, road trips and adrenaline rush while the elders are aligned towards divine trips, giving a boost to their faith and making it all count towards their belief in the end.
Uttarakhand is said to be the land of God's... Also termed as the 'DevBhoomi' in India... It is said that covering all the pilgrimage in uttarakhand is equivalent to covering the abodes in India. However, practically covering these pilgrimage in uttarakhand itself is much more difficult than covering the whole India.
Well it is basically due to the remoteness of the location, rugged mountain terrain, lack of oxygen at such an altitude, difficult routes and inviable wheather. But still people choose this harder path in the faith of the almighty and cover these pilgrimages. Well covering all of them in one go is next to impossible in present lightening speed era where men is not able to catch a breathe of relaxation due to fear of lagging behind in the race called life. But yes one can definitely sneak out for a while to cover them in bits and pieces, taking a break from race and get some fresh air.
So in order to plan for a family trip which should have something for all generations, a trip to uttrakhand is bet bait. It has a combo of destiny as pilgrim's for the elders while the journey full of adventures for youth. On the same pretext, We decided for a family trip to one of the most precious pilgrim: Badrinath. Badrinath being the farthest pilgrim in uttrakhand has the best to offer for both adventure and nature.
For starting a trip to uttrakhand, Delhi can be the best start point for people coming from any part of the country or world. Since uttrakhand is in the lap of Himalayas, hence raods are the only way to reach these places (all the more reason for best road trips possible). Although one can always reach till places like Haridwar, Dehradun or Kotdwara through Train to start their road trip but Delhi can offer considerable variety and cost effectiveness for hiring vehicles.
we started our journey in evening after finishing our days work and to capitalise on the limited holidays that we got. To reach Badrinath one has to go via rudraprayag. There are mainly two ways to reach rudraprayag. One is through Haridwar - rishikesh while other is through kotdwara- pauri.