This trip was totally unplanned because it was a working trip and I never expected I could explore Uttarakhand in so many ways. I was on cloud nine; after all, I’m going to add few new chapters in the book of life. The journey started from the hustle bustle traffic of Mumbai when the air was chilly, nippy and refreshing. When it comes to exploring new places adventures almost always follows me like the sea and tide. I had my booking in the early morning flight and wanted the dawn to follow me but I was not aware that these Ola/Uber has called off on the said day. Poor Me.
Somehow, I managed to get an Auto who agreed and confirmed about my dropping at the airport before the flight take off. Ohh, yeah thanks to the God-man who dropped me safely at the airport amidst in Mumbai Traffic, which always sucks.
In the mid of Mar’18 the chilled weather of Dehradun welcomed me in his open arm with the pleasant weather, serene beauty of nature and the rain with the cloudy sky as if the lover boy appeared in the airport with a flower bouquet to pick up his girlfriend with a tight hug and planted a kiss on the forehead. I had my booking at Hotel Sarovar, which is located 20 KM away from the holy city of Haridwar and 45 KM from the Dehradun Airport. The road trip from Dehradun to my hotel was awesome. The tipping tapping sound of rain and the greenery of nature was the best combination with my favorite track.
After reaching the hotel, the ambiance was breathtaking but I couldn’t help myself without taking a nap. After having got a few hours of precious sleep, I felt rejuvenated and thought to start the trip. By that time my client reached the hotel, she was more as a friend than as a colleague
So. Haridwar literally means Gateway to the abode of the Gods. As per ancient culture and Hindu believe system this place is known as the home of Vishnu or Hari, that’s the reason behind of the name Haridwar. It’s one of the first town where River Ganga emerges from the Himalaya to touch the planes and people believe a dip in the holy water here can attain them salivation.
Har -ki-Pauri (21st Mar’18)