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  1. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    I curiously asked if we were close to China. He replied that Tibet lies beyond the mountains we could see in front of his guest house. However, we can not see the border as it is under the control of the Army and we need to have special permission for that but we could drive up to 3 km from...
  2. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    We crossed one bridge after another and finally, we were a single digit away from Chitkul. Snow has started to appear on the road as well. I was driving carefully as there was black ice as well. The fields and barns in the village were covered in a snowy blanket. It was so soothing for the eyes...
  3. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    The valley on our side was so steep and deep. I couldn't look all the way down. As we reached Wangtu, the road became smooth and the Sutlej river was once again with us. We could see a lot of army installations as well. Finally, we were at Karcham dam from where we took the diversion to Chitkul...
  4. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    Day 4 - Shimla to Chitkul to Shimla ************* We left the hotel for a long journey to Kinnaur valley @ 4:30 am. I usually start early if the journey is more than 6 hours. It was still dark and we were the only ones on the road except for a few army trucks. The road was smooth and we...
  5. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    Day 3 - Mussoorie to Shimla ********** We woke up lazily as we had decided to roam around a bit and then move to Lansdowne. We moved out in the pleasant sunshine and then started a long walk to the main bazaar but somewhere in the middle of the road, my wife asked me to check if Shimla is...
  6. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    I tried some random shots as well After spending some time in the coffee shop, we decided to just roam around the bazaar lazily. I went to the famous Cambridge book shop which is visited regularly by my favorite author Ruskin Bond. I was disappointed to know that he comes to the...
  7. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    As we reached Picture palace, we found out that to drive through the main bazaar we need to pay Rs. 100 for one way i.e. every time we cross the bazaar we need to pay Rs. 100. I decided to take the longer route to reach Library chowk. Our next stop for the day was Everest estate. I decided to...
  8. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    We had to search for any place which was open. Luckily we were able to spot one and had our lunch in the open area facing the mighty mountain ranges. The hotel guy pointed out that one of them was Gangotri and a faraway one was the China border. We then decided and head back to Mussorie and...
  9. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    Day 2: Mussoorie ****** We woke up a bit early the next day. I wanted to witness the sunrise but the low temperature in the early morning made me lay in my comfy quilt. We were up and ready by 8:00 AM though. After having a light breakfast, I decided to walk around on the front lawn basking...
  10. Aashish Walia

    Mussoorie and Kinnaur Valley Road Trip

    The trip to Mussorie was pending for a long. I was not able to get the leaves due to my busy work schedule. But this time I squeezed some days from my work life to plan a nice trip with my wife. After searching for a suitable location we decided to visit Mussorie for a peaceful week. One thing...
  11. Aashish Walia

    Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal

    As it is clear, we needed to get down to the belly of the valley :) I had to balance the bike carefully as there are enough hairpin bends to test the rider and the machine. At one such bend, my wife pointed out that there was a snake resting in the shade and was just observing us as we made the...
  12. Aashish Walia

    Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal

    That's me, posing at one of the turns. I had my helmet on but I removed it for the picture. I missed the sleeves for this trip and now I am nursing 2 shades on my arm The first glimpse of the resort and its lake
  13. Aashish Walia

    Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal

    We continued towards the destination i.e. Tikkar Taal which is a small lake nestled in Morni hills. Actually, it is 8 km downhill from Morni town. So, Morni hills, town, and Tikkar Taal all are used interchangeably. The ride was smooth as there is not even a single patch of bad road. I clicked...
  14. Aashish Walia

    Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal

    As it is clear from the above picture, the road goes like this all the way. Not even a single soul. Just you and your ride and of course monkeys, parrots, peacocks, langurs, and if the luck favors you, a deer as well. We could see a fawn in the bushes. The road has ample bends and turns to keep...
  15. Aashish Walia

    Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal

    As we had decided to visit Morni Hills only, we started around 10:30 AM from Panchkula. The road goes via Nada Sahib Gurudwara. There is a lot of construction work going on this stretch. Hence, it was very dusty and bumpy. But as we took the first left turn towards the hills, everything was...
  16. Aashish Walia

    Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal

    I reached Panchkula at 10:00 AM. I had noted the readings of the odometer at every fuel stop. Hence, I decided to calculate the average of the bike and it came out to be a handsome 41 km/l. I had a full day ahead of me. I decided to pay my friend a visit who jumped in happiness at the sight of...
  17. Aashish Walia

    Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal

    It has been over a month that I bought my first bike: Avenger 220 Cruise and I was desperate to make an outstation trip on it. This meant wide open roads and ample opportunity to test what this bike has to offer. Thus I decided to head to my favorite destination i.e. Chandigarh. Apart from...
  18. Aashish Walia

    A Short Road Trip to Renuka Ji

    After having delicious lunch at HP Tourism Restaurant, I saw the poster for the places of interest nearby. There was a listing for a heritage village named Sangrah. It was around 25 km from the lake. Since I had plenty of time, I decided to visit the village which was located up the valley. I...
  19. Aashish Walia

    A Short Road Trip to Renuka Ji

    There is a temple complex near the lake dedicate to Renuka Ji. She was the mother of Lord Parshuram. There is also a small lake just in front of the temple. However, it is very dirty and mucky.
  20. Aashish Walia

    A Short Road Trip to Renuka Ji

    I always liked to travel solo and recently completed a road trip to Renuka Ji alone. For this trip too, I customarily checked with a couple of friends, and sensing their cold response I decided to go solo. Last year I had my job in Chandigarh. Hence, the trip was a short one. However, it was...
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