Best thing about living in Delhi-NCR is that you can have always chalk out a plan to visit a distant place during a long weekend .Fortunately , there is no dearth of places in North India . The more you travel , the more there is to explore .
I planned a solo bike trip to Dehradun-Mussorie-Landour during the long weekeend of Gandhi Jayanti which was falling on Tuesday for the year 2018 . I took a day off from the office for Monday and I commenced my journey on Saturday Morning .
For all those bikers out there , never go out on a long tour without driving gloves , elbow guards & knee guards , a face mask.Although the use of face mask can be a bit of exaggeration , but covering you face will save you from unwanted dust & pollution and will save you from a lot exhaustion .
I started around 6 in the morning with with a little sleep ( which you shouldn't do in any case ) because I had my office till 4 in the morning and sleeping would have meant delaying the journey .
Being the month of October ,it was neither very cold nor very hot .The weather was perfect for a trip .
As I started to reach Dehradun , the frequency of traffic jams started to increase because of narrow roads & a lot of on going constructions .
Driving to Dehradun takes you through roads that's a pure bliss for anyone driving on the roads .Breathe of fresh air , open roads & lush green surroundings all around you .
Dehradun is around 280 kms from Gurgaon .It took me around around 6 hours to reach my hotel which I had prebooked .The hotel was decent , staff were friendly , rooms were clean and food was good and all at a very reasonable rate of 700 per night .It was around 12.30 pm when I reached my hotel .My hotel was situated in Paltan Bazaar , one of the shopping hubs of Dehradun.
After taking a hot shower bath , I slipped into the sheets and immediately fell asleep as I had not slept for last 24 hours .After a 13 hour sleep and 12 missed calls from parents , I woke up around 3 am in the morning .I washed my clothes I was wearing the previous day while driving , they had all gone dirty , again took a bath and started to prepare an itenary to visit maximum places .
At dawn , when the whole town was still asleep and when there was faint hint of rising sun , I started to Tapkeshwar Temple which is around 2 kms from my Hotel .
There was absolute silence in the temple at that hour .Just two noise were echoing in my ears - the bell sound & the chirping of birds .
The temple is build beside a stream.I saw people bathing , the water as so clear that you could almost see the bottom .
I sat there for half n hour with my feet dipped in water .It was so serene & divine that it's description in mere words won't do justice to it .