Our tummies were demanding some food so we went for a breakfast, mounted the luggage on our motorcycle and were all set to leave for Auli. Here comes Mr. Dependable Google Map, which was pioneering our way forward to Auli. Everything was perfect, the roads, the view and the weather until we reached a very small village where the roads didn't seem to be the main road leading to such a famous place.
We stopped at Sharma General Store in a small village in Uttarakhand called Anu to confirm the routes and the people sitting there were smiling at us as we were on a completely wrong route and Auli was in just the opposite direction we have been riding full day.
It was already 6 pm in the evening. We had no other place nearby to go where we could find hotels to stay.
The villagers suggested us to ride for few more kilometres and we may find any place to stay. We rode and reached a place named Hanol.
There were two small hotels but both occupied. We approached the locals and requested for a place to stay. They suggested us to stay in the temple where they provide you a blanket for 10 bucks. We badly needed a washroom to take a bath, one kind family of that village came forward and allowed us to stay in their house at a nominal price. We had our dinner in the Bhandara organised by the temple. They say its an ancient temple of Lord Shiva which was made by the Pandavas.