So finally I got some time to write about my recent trip to North India for 5 days…….am always bit late in posting my travelogue’s :(….hope it will change in this new year……
Why North India- Being an south Indian, me and my family haven’t explored much in Northern India. So we have decided this time, either trip to North India or no where. It’s a completely new place for us, So whats the best time to visit ? Season : Non-Season. As per my past experiences in other places, I will never plan anything in Season(especially during public holidays) , it will be damn crowded everywhere. You will not really feel the vacation during that time. So I planned it in mid-november (no public holidays) and as planned everything went well accordingly except few blocking’s. Being a 5 day tour that too completely unknown places we need to plan/book everything in well advance. No matter how advance you plan there will be always some hidden things come into picture in the last minute and what to do we need to dealt with it. I work in Bangalore but my parents live Vizag so we started from there. unfortunately I didn’t get much deals in flights this time so we need to adjust train journey.
Places Covered : Delhi, Haridwar,Risikesh,Binsar, Nainital, Jageshwar – Other alternative’s as per my experience Delhi-Mussoorie-Haridwar, Risikesh. You can even get so many tour packages for these places. These regular group tours will be operated mostly in season, So beware before of booking in non-season as it may cancel anytime if tourist count is less in non-season. It it is an individual we can book it any time but with more price.
Ok we landed in Delhi on very early morning of Monday, It’s too cold out there with full of fog everywhere and suddenly there is a sudden rush from Taxi drivers asking for pickup/drop to hotel and it’s bit difficult to handle them patiently. Luckily we have our own pickup arranged by Hotel guys itself. So we checked into hotel. After having breakfast we just inquired about 1 day city tour itinerary which we booked in advance. But thing is we booked individual cab though there is group tour with guide available. Due to less count in group tour they asked us to join in group tour at same price. We are even fine with it. Coming to itinerary, its Monday and few important places(lotus temple, Red Fort) will remain close on Monday in Delhi and we don’t know that earlier , but wat to do, we need to live with that. Places covered in Delhi are India gate, Birla Temple, Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar, Rajghat and some other temples as well. Overall everything went well though we missed Redfort which we covered on our last day of tour. …..All these places below may have different entrance fee’s which will not be covered by tour operators mostly.Here are few clicks from day 1 in Delhi….hope you like it