Photo Travelogue :
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If you've read my trip uptil now, you'll know instantly how adventurous it has been so far with unexpected twists and turns. Unplanned and inpromptu trips are always something that keeps you on the edge. You don't know what'll happen next. After nearly giving up hopes of finding accommodation; suddenly, by luck, I got an awesome one at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Time was running out and I had to be in Tehri and back, all in the same day. It was approaching noon almost, as I hurried to the bus-stop again, but not without walking all the way back via Ram Jhula to the auto-stand first, which was some distance by itself. I went to the same bus-stop from where I had alighted earlier. The bus-stop has two sections - one that plies in the plains and the other going up-hill. To my luck there was no bus to Tehri. The morning one had already gone at around 10 am and there was none ( its always best to go in the mornings ). There was only one bus going beyond though, which would pass by naya-Tehri, so the bus-counter people told me to board that one - which would leave at 1.30pm. I didn't want to wait that long so simply didn't know what to do. People gathered around me as I enquired about. Sigh, that's India for you. See a solo female traveller and everyone will crowd you like bees, and each giving their own smart opinions. Most told me to catch the bus next morning, as if I'd be around till then. Alas, since, I couldn't push those people to start the bus early, I waited meekly till the bus filled up. I ate my parathas in my seat hoping to make it that day. The bus started in its time and we moved at last, with me twitching my fingers praying to get a return bus somehow. I was told no bus will ply in the hills after 5 ( after dark that is ), so, I had to reach and try to catch the last bus somehow. Well... we started for Chamba first. It annoyed me more by making stops for more passengers on the way. Arrrgh!
That's my Umbrella, we parted ways in Rishikesh :-(
Enjoyed the greenery, meandering around the serpentine roads...
Until, the bus came to a grinding halt.
My co-passengers in the jeep-tracker \:D/
We crossed the same blockade area...no body stopped us this time.
And again up, up up...we went, till the Tehri signboard greeted us.
Chamba is a town in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at a junction of roads connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with the Tehri Dam reservoir and New Tehri, a city and a municipal board in Tehri Garhwal District. This urban municipality area has 14 wards, from Vasant Vihar to Vishwakarma Puram and is known for the Tehri Dam, which is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world.( wiki )
Address : Tehri Garhwal, on Bagirathi River, Uttarakhand 249124
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