We took some pics and it was around breakfast time so had some snacks from there. Haridwar to Joshimath is around 280 km and to avoid the ride at night we decided to get in the car soon after breakfast.
For all those who think Innova is comfortable for 7 people let me remind you that its tiring to sit in the back especially when you are tall. So we took turns and changed seats each time we made a stop. The journey through hilly road is magical. We can see Alaknanda river on one side and mountains on other side getting covered in cotton like snow as we move to higher altitudes.