Ride To Manikaran Saheb,Kullu,Himachal Pradesh from Dehradun,Uttrakhand.
Although, Himachal pradesh is a place belongs to Holy Mata Parvati and many of her supportive Gods, Ancient Guru(Teacher) I chose to Ride till Manikaran Saheb Gurudwara & Mahadev Temple located in Manikaran Kullu, Himachal Pradesh from my home town Dehradun, Uttrakhand. It was calculated 568 km from Dehradun via Chandigarh. Due to night time I decided to go from National Highway not from State highways of Himachal but coming time I chose very different track to fall back down towards Dehradun and guess, it was only 500 km via bilaspur to Solan, Nahan and get back to Dehradun. It was a beautiful weather at 04:00 pm when I leave Dehradun and entered into Paunta sahib, Himachal pradesh located 50 km from Dehradun central, from here chandigarh is still 170 km left. This route to chandigarh via Narayangarh, Panchkula is also coming into hilly road conditions and industrial areas. I reached Chandigarh at 07:00 pm. After getting pass from Chandigarh I go from Swarghat route, which is still under construction near about 20 to 25 km but my HONDA CBR 250r won’t give a mess to me not even at night time. Sarkaghat is 100 approx km from Chandigarh. Then after I took the road to Bilaspur towards Mandi. Mandi was my last stoppage of the ride at time 01:00 am because my eyes get more swelled and due to it I felt heavy sleepy during the ride. So,I stop for sometime. No Hotels,nothing is open at that time in Mandi HP, so I found a open shaded terrace on where I put my bag as pillow and try to get sleep. suddenly I saw in the Dark, There’s is a Jaguar Cage is been kept in my side, at starting I didn’t felt to noticed but when I was just when I was about to sleep then my eye sight focus on it, that what is the huge cage doing in side of me. I suddenly shocked at that time then decide to sleep in the cage with close its Gate with Iron Stool and Hard wire. After re-Assuring my place, I sleep perfectly. At sharp 06;00 am I waked up, and decide to go final stoppage is held on Vashish first. Vashisht is a holy place of Guru (Teacher) Vashisht and placed Hot water spring, natural climate, Ancient Jogni Falls kind of places and is just 1 km from Manali. At 10:00 am about 20 kilometres before Manali. I took a fast breakfast and stop my bike near toll barrier. 100 Rs ticket for a two wheeler is been taken by Himachal Development Board for Development. Then I stopped at my hotel near Vashisht. Then go for hot water spring for recover from last long ride. I met many new peoples up there and decide to go for a trek on that same day to Jogni fall. Jogni Fall is also a Holy place of old time Teachers for Deep meditations and Yogic practices, its near about 2 km from Vashisht Temple. At 07:00 pm we came back after taking dinner together then I decide to go Manikarn Saheb on the next day. At 06:00 pm of next day, I leave Vashisht and move ahead towards to Manikaran which is 70 km away from Vashisht. Roads are clear and clean. Honda CBR 250r takes almost 2 hours to reached Kasol. Kasol is located 05 kilometre sbefore manikaran. My friend Mr. Ravi Joshi from Dehradun taken a hotel on lease their,so I decide to stay with him and help as much I can in any of his local work and help other Bikers who are coming from Far more than me. After two days we had a work of maintenance regarding Water Supply of whole Kasol Village, which included Local, Hotel, Home stay main Water supply. Now responsibility is on my friends shoulders of any kind of maintenance work regarding water because he is fit and go up down the trek many times to grahan. I am also an Electro-Automotive Diploma Engineer. I also decide to go Up with him and troubleshoot the actual cause which creates problem to the water supply of the whole village. As an Ex-Maintenance In-charge of National Reputed two wheeler company Paint shop Maintenance department and also one of the first founder batch of line engineer responsible of Installation & Commissioning of Pant Nagar Plant, SIDCUL Pantnagar, Uttrakhand Electrical Division of Bajaj Auto Ltd. I realise its also my duty and help then in troubleshoot that trouble and help the whole village along with my friend. So he took me to Grahan. Grahan is located 08 km Trek above Kasol Village. We do Few Ups and Downs to recognise where water is leaking in the main supply. After reassuring the water supply, we came back at night time. Then very next day we went to Manikaran saheb and clicks some more memorable pics of Lord Shiva Ancient temple. I help few Bikes to maintain the service their Rides to Leh or near by Kullu where no service of any Imported bike by sharing tools and spare parts in of No cost. Returning Ride of mine is also a night journey.
After spending, trekking, camping 5 more days in kasol. I came back at time 06:00 pm. But the Engineering guy help me a lot to stay at his home at that night because the route I chose is not the same. Its exploration through State Highways to explore the unexplored unseen beauty of himachal. I picked him from Bhuntar. Bhuntar is located 12 km before Kullu city and very well known as local airport station in Kullu. So, we ride till Bilaspur. His home is on Road Side. His parents were insisting me to stay not to ride anymore in night time. So, I obey them as well.we had few more minute meet regarding career guidance on engineering and other options. On next day, after getting fresh and a bful mountain traditional breakfast I decide to came back home from another route via bilaspur. So I took left towards shimla and start riding through few more beautiful places named like Namol, Arki, solan to Nahan road was still not made by local government. Then after road is like better till Dehradun via Nahan.
Subathu is a National Army place, so there is no permission to click any pics of that city by a tourist But after getting a turn 4 km before Solan, I got the chance to roll my CBR like Circuit Racing. Roads are made superb and I took almost 5,6 hours to reached Dehradun. Distance from Solan to Nahan is 110 km and from Nahan to Dehradun is 100 km, by taking some pics of the ride. So, at 09:00 pm on date 15 September 2016 I reached Dehradun Safely. Roads and Safety of tourists are also very upgraded in our Uttrakhand. Special thanks to Uttrakhand Government to provide a beautiful roads, with proper Roads Sign which helps every New/Regular traveller to distinguish between highway speed and in a City common speed of Traffic incoming or outgoing from last Major Cities from Uttrakhand who are Travelling to Uttrakhand through National, State Road safety measure sign boards. I am very happy for helping those desirable peoples who actually need more development in villages or Himachal but still they are struggling for serving various countries tourists coming from Worldwide. I ride Safer to reach safe, my habit is to Ride safe and create more Awareness regarding Road traffic Education because Road Safety Awareness Campaigns represent Safe State Transportation and Transportation is major source to travelling Tourism. Himachal and Uttrakhand are always safe 12 months for solo or group travellers, coming or willing to com either by Government Transportation or by own transport. We Ride Safe, We want Everybody Safe. My next ride will inform you my new home made Electrical Solar charger making process for Home stay peoples to Help tourists for exploring places by their point of view. Solar mobile/ Imported Bikes charger is my upcoming project for helping locals remote areas peoples to help them in earnings while in Off Seasons, so that they could also update the places as route, weather updates, etc to me, to everyone they know or to the world. I also believe in Traditional, Cultural Exchange Program-mes in Home stay Areas to help, Educate by self every Young Generation of my State’s Remote Areas as well. Anyways, that is my duty, Ride for peoples cause and I really do it in my way. I hope you will surely help deserving peoples living in your city or may be in nearby of you in day time. Time is been changed, now I will carry on my services to deserving peoples by aware them about road traffic education, solar electrical Gadgets and Digital India. I hope so you like my ride/struggling story in Himalayas to explore the unexplored.