Trip to Riskhikesh was a pre-decided one as it was one of collegues birthday and he insisted on to do something different and exciting for his birthday and Haridwar-Rishikesh had been on my bucket list .
What's better way to celebrate your birthday than to visit a holy place and also to get your adrenaline pumping . So it was all set and decided and we were all set for the trip .
We could have opted for the train but where would fun be in that .We borrowed bike from one of our friend's Avenger 220 which was in very good conditioned and well maintained .We packed some woolen clothes , put on our driving gloves , covered our faces and we started our road trip to the holy city .
Our trip started at around 8 in the morning .Since it was Saturday , the road of Delhi almost empty and there was no morning hour rush since people were enjoying their weekend tugged in the warm blankets .
The road to Haridwar took us through Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad . In Ghaziabad we found some mild traffic but nothing serious . We are moving at 40-50 km/hr amidst the city traffic .But once we hit the highway everything changed . The speedometer hardly went below 70 km/hr except for some ocassional bumps .
The cool breeze whistling past us and the warm-wintry sun seemed to rejuvinate us for every km we travelled .The roads were very good and the green farmlands on both sides of the roads offered the much needed tranquility for mind which is lost after slogging for weeks in the corporate world .
We made a pit-stop for the breakfast near one of the roadside dhabas and started again on the road .
It rook around 6 hours of drive to reach Haridwar along with ocassional pit-stops on the way . We reached Haridwar at around 3 pm . Our hotel was pre-booked . We checked and took a nice and cozy nap for 1 hour .
After the nap we felt freshened , took a nice long shower bath and went to watch the much acclaimed GANGA AARTI at Haridwar .
The Ghat was 10 mins walk from our Hotel .It was really mesmerizing view for us .