Delhi to Badrinath:Search for Adventure and Spirituality


Over the years, I have developed a passion for the following things in my life;

  1. Books
  2. Writing
  3. Travel
  4. Driving

And, if you see closely, the purpose of me having a passion for, each of the above four things is interconnected to each other, I read books because I want to be a better person everyday, I want to learn from experiences of other people, what have they done to be where they are today? how did they achieve what they did? I write because, I want to share whatever little I am learning in my day to day life, so be it on Good reads or on my Linked In or this blog, I continue writing and sharing. I like to travel because well, in my view, travel is one of the best ways in which a person can experience life and learn new perspectives about things that he/she may not even think existed. Travel adds positivity to our life like no other things can and last but not the least I love to drive,  I have always loved doing it and every time I need a break from my daily life, I pick up my car and just drive away far from the maddening and crushing city life for my Instant Relief.

So, keeping some of my above passion in perspective, I recently took a Road trip from Faridabad- Badrinath driving my I20 Active all the way and back, a total distance of about 1250 KM. Here are some of the statistics of the journey I undertook;

Vehicle: Hyundai I 20 Active- Petrol

Route: Faridabad-> Noida -> Ghaziabad -> Lansdowne -> Pauri -> Srinagar -> Rudraprayag-> Joshimath -> Badrinath -> Mana Village -> And back via Rishikesh

Total Members: 4 ( My Wife, Parents and Me)

Total Travel Days: 6 Days & 5 Nights ( 2 Nights- Lansdowne, 2 Nights- Joshimath, 1 Night- Rishikesh)

Road Condition: Pretty Good but do note that 40 Kms stretch from Joshimath to Badrinath is in really bad shape with non existent roads and lot of slush/water from landslides. It is an adventure to drive on these roads but caution is order of the day and also on NH58 the stretch around Nagrasu(Around 5-6 KMS) after Karnaprayag is in really bad shape.

Some of the Pictures from the same;

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Happy to reach at last- Me and My Wife at Mana Village, Badrinath
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Wanna Drive?- On way to Badrinath
me and my machine
Me and My Machine @ Lansdowne
me and my dad
Me and My Dad @ Tip N Top Point, Lansdowne

 

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Going for the Divine Darshan- Jai Baba Badri Vishal!

To many such more visits in the future!

In case you are also planning this trip, please feel free to reach out to me, I will be happy to answer any specific questions that you may have.

Cheers,

Ankur

 

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