It all started with the office calender where I noticed a three day off (24-25-26th June) in the month of June. I had made up my mind to either go for Kheerganga trek or Chopta Tungnath trek. Asked few of my friends for the same a week ago. It was an on and off plan,all of them had their respective work. So me and a friend of mine decided that the two of us should go.
The place wasn't finalized yet. After few discussions, we settled down for Triund. Decided to leave Delhi on Friday night(23rd June) so that we could have plenty of time to enjoy three days. But due to certain circumstances we couldn't leave on friday so we left on Saturday morning instead.
As we were quite low on budget this time, we decided to board a non-volvo HRTC bus. We booked the tickets on redbus and got a handsome discount out of which each ticket cost us Rs. 400/- only.
The bus was scheduled to leave for Mcleodganj from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi at 6.35 A.M. My friend reached ISBT at 5.50 A.M but I got late and could manage to reach there by 6.30. As we sat on the bus I felt like using the restroom so I de boarded the Bus and went to the ISBT restroom. As soon as I came out of it, I saw that that the Bus was not there(too punctual). I ran towards the exit,my friend kept calling me on the mobile but I was in such hurry that I did not pay much attention to it. The bus was standing in the queue at exit and I boarded the bus. Took my seat and started our journey. It was quite hot in Delhi and I had to sit on the window seat (Pre-booked seats)
The bus started and we got excited. Had few eatables and cold drinks and for the breakfast the bus stopped at a Dhaba. Had our breakfast and started feeling sleepy but it was so sunny we couldn't sleep. Covered our faces with scarfs and slept.
Reached Dharamsala Bus Stop at 7.30 P.M (one hour late than the scheduled time). From Dharamsala we took another bus for Mcleodganj. But to my surprise,the roads were hell jammed. I could see the long queues of traffic everywhere. Managed to reach few meters near to the Bus stop and again we found a very large traffic jam ahead. So we decided to de-board the bus and walk instead(as the traffic would have taken at least an hour to clear). Reached Dalai Lama Road and started looking for room to stay. It was all packed and we could not find any room and I went to the Guest House where I stayed the very last time, but it also did not have any room left. At last we found a guest House and that too had only one room left. So without wasting any more time we decided to take that room only as it was 10.00 P.M and we being two girls and did not have much energy left to carry bags and look for more rooms. We had maggi for dinner and slept.