Road 2 Himalaya: I visited Himachal Pradesh from 16 Jan to 24 Jan 2017 with Happy Journey. This was my third trip to Himachal Pradesh. The reason I said yes to the third time is because of snow. First two times I visited but there were not much snow. This time I experienced snowy Himachal Pradesh and it was incredible experience of my life. I travelled with 35 unknown people who became friends for life. As I have been there twice so I was like quite experienced guy for them.
Journey started with train it was a long journey and I used that journey to make new friends. I met with everyone played some games like UNO, Dumb Charades and enjoyed a lot. In train we met a mother travelling to Ambala with her 2 girls and 1 small boy (we called him Babu). Family was nice , children were mastikhor especially Babu; plus he was a good dancer he entertained us with his good dancing skills which he learnt from her sister.
When we reached to Chandigarh 3 tempo travellers waiting for us. We met drivers Susheel, Prakash & Nishu ji all are very jolly and safe drivers. They travelled with us whole journey they took us every place and told interesting facts about each and every place. I talked with them a lot , whole year they travelled with different groups and stay away with their family from their tone I can understand how they miss their family but at the end they are happy because all they are doing for their Family only. We reached CK International Hotel, Shimla around 9 PM we did dinner and everyone goes to sleep.
Real trip starts from Day 3 after good breakfast we left the hotel for Kufri. From Hotel to Kufri it was 45 minutes journey during that journey we discover beautiful Shimla. Whole Shimla was covered with white snow. Road, Houses, Cars, Hotels everything went under snow. We all were from Mumbai, so everyone having same question, how did people live here? How did they manage?
For us Shimla was Heaven.