It had been nearly 1.5 years since I moved back to Delhi and while I had trekked in the Southern hills, the massive mountains of the North had been missing from my travel itinerary. No, I am not relating to Game of Thrones here.
So, when a friend asked whether I would like to join him on a road trip to Mukteshwar, I grabbed the opportunity. He picked me up in his Ford from AIIMS on a Sunday afternoon, and we set off at our nearly 350 km journey. Except for the slow traffic in Delhi, the journey was quite smooth. We had a terrific south Indian dinner at Udupiwala, at Rajabpur, whose mix veg Uttapam is especially famous among regulars. I missed the scenery as a major part of our journey, especially the mountains, was covered in the night.
We reached our hotel in Mukteshwar at 2:00 am in the morning and went straight to bed. Next morning I woke up at around 9 am and took my time to get ready. My friend, a regular to Mukteshwar due to some business related work, was supposed to be busy for most part of the trip. However, being a solo traveler, I didn’t mind being left alone for some time.