A week before Holi; when we wanted to just relax and get away from Hustle Bustle of Delhi, we chose to visit the “Land of Yogis” and the peaceful ghats of Ganges. This time we were three best friends chilling out together, we decided to leave at dawn time around 4:00am and we chose the following route: Delhi->Ghaziabad->ModiNagar->Meerut->Khatauli->Muzaffarnagar->Roorkee->Haridwar->Rishikesh.
The road heading via NH58 is smooth and provides you a good driving experience. But when you reach Muzaffarnagar, the roads ahead are a literal pain to your back as the roads are not really good. You will get plenty of dhabas and eating joints to stop by and eat if hungry and of course click pictures too. There we were in the spiritual city Haridwar which is also popular as “Gateway to Gods” at 8 am and we were so excited to visit the city around. After our breakfast, we headed for Chandi Devi temple and tried our chance on the sky cabs (Udan Khatola).
Oh my God!! What a view 🙂 mesmerizingly awesome it was. After the fantastic beginning of our journey we directed for Har ki Pauri where we enjoyed the scenic beauty of ghats but could not enjoy the river water much because I kind of found it dirty to take bath in. We were bit of tired after this and we went to have lunch and took rest for a while at the bank of the river.
We left for Rishikesh after having our early dinner and the roads were good there. We stayed in a hotel in the night time and revitalized ourselves for enjoying the next day at Rishikesh. It was a sheer delight to be in Rishikesh and experiencing such clean and chilled Ganga water was really a delight. There is good parking space available at the ghats, we also had our lunch there in a nearby restaurant to the ghat. Next we went to visit the Parmarth Ashram, and enjoyed our peaceful time at the bank of Ganga River till sunset.
I must say that the sunsets are beautiful there, and you get so much of peace at heart while visiting such holy places. Though we friends are not very much keen into visiting temples and worshiping Gods etc. but we did like the aura of these two places a lot. I can certainly say that I would cherish these memories and lovely time spent here for my entire life. I am feeling very much delighted to share our road trip experience with you all and hope it would help you people as well to plan your trips.
Happy Adventuring 🙂 🙂
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang