This is how it all started, I was always fond of traveling but till now travel was all about visiting to touristy places , clicking nice pictures and having fun time with my friends and family . I was serving notice period with my job in Pune and desperately needed a vacation before I joined my new job In Bangalore. One of my friend and me had planned a trek to the valley of flowers in Uttarakhand, but due to some reason we couldn't manage to get leaves on the same dates. I was disheartened as I thought my trek was not happening . But my brother insisted I Should go on the trek alone any ways. I remember I had called the trek organizer several times with loads of queries about the safety of the trek, I also got contact numbers of few of the people who were travelling with the group. After lot of deliberation I made up my mind to take the trek alone .This was the first time I was traveling solo and also this was the first time I was traveling to national capital. I had never thought my first day of solo travel would be full of so much adventure.My flight was delayed and I didn't have much buffer for my train to Haridwar ,to add to it I got stuck into a bad traffic on the way to the railway station and guess what I missed my train . What an awesome start to the trek. I had not done my research on other modes of transport , I called a local friend and he guided me to take a bus to Haridwar . Not a fan of road travels as I find them too long , tiring and boring but had no other option.It took me some time to figure out the bus station and finally I was on the bus to Haridwar , now I thought everything was sorted and would reach the destination and meet my trek group. But the fun was just getting started , there was some road construction work going on due to which the bus took a longer route . I was expected to reach Haridwar at around 7 pm ,but I could reach there only by 10 pm that too the bus stopped 5 kms away from the City centre. Shravan Mela was going on in Haridwar and the vehicle were not allowed inside the city limits, where all the processions were going on .I took help from the police over there and requested them to help me board an auto Rickshaw which would take me to the city centre. I pleaded to all the police officials on the way to the hotel so they could allow the rikshaw to enter the city limits
imagine all the people walking on the road and me sitting in a rikshaw and finding my way to the hotel. The experience was exhilarating as I was not prepared for it , after almost an hours time and post requesting atleast 10 police personnel I reached my hotel . After this experience it was all smooth, met my group for the trek had a nice dinner and went to sleep.