Before I write down details of our journey, I would like our readers to know who we are and how this trip was planned.
Chirag and I had been benchmates in higher secondary, after school we went to different unis but we kept in touch and after graduation we met once every two years. We went on our own trips and shared our experiences. We would always curse at each other for not asking the other to join. Chirag lived in Delhi whereas I changed city more than my girlfriends. This happened while I was in indore.
One day chirag got to know that he's leaving India for a job in 3 weeks time and he had already planned for chitkul well before I knew where it was. As soon as he got to know he asked a bunch of people(obviously I am not his go to guy).
I had just entered my flat after a whole day of coding and saw a mesaage from chirag "how loaded are you this week" and to this I replied "kahan jana h"(where are we going). Little did I know that he had planned us to travel the very next day. After searching for routes, hotels and planning our itinerary, I booked my ticket to Delhi.
We took a bus to chandigarh from ISBT Kashmiri Gate at 12 pm. The bus stopped somewhere in between near Karna lake(kejriwal had been there). We reached Chandigarh at around 5 pm but the bus to Reckong Peo was to leave from a different bus station. So we took an auto to reach other part of Chandigarh.
We didn't want have multiple halts so we we booked the last bus which will directly take us to Reckong Peo. There are many ways to travel to Reckong Peo, one of them is to take AC sleeper/semisleeper bus till Shimla and then board a bus to Reckong Peo which will be non AC(normal HP tourism buses). But the one that we took was a delux bus, that meant we had a fan and better cushioning in our seats. Our bus left at 5.30 pm, it was almost 10.30 pm when we passed Shimla and the city looked beautiful.