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Bolo Ganga Maiya ki Jai!

On Day 2, after the amazing river rafting experience, even though we were knackered we were on a tight schedule. Our story was “so much to experience with so less time”.The next destination to witness was Haridwar Ganga Aarti.

The drive to Haridwar Ganga ghat took us 1.5 hours from Dehradun. Once we reached, we had to walk on the banks of the ganga river leading towards the Har ki Pauri Ghat, where the aarti takes place.The aarti is performed every day during sunrise and sunset.

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Row Row Row your boat…

Day 2

On 19th March, We woke up around 8’o clock, packed all our stuff, ready to leave the campsite and go to our first adventure activity – RIVER RAFTING.

We chose Outbound adventures who offer 9km,16km and 24km river rafting packages. As many of us had done river rafting before, we were very ambitious and opted for 24km stretch. This stretch starts from Marine Drive and ends at NIM Beach. The drive from campsite to Marine Drive took almost an hour. Once we reached there, we were given helmets and life jackets and taken to the shore.

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We were briefed on all the safety aspects and rules to follow. We were divided into 2 rafts with one experienced leader in each raft giving instructions. We also had 2 instructors on Kayak who were rafting alongside us to help anyone who fell off the raft.

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Rishikesh Calling…….Day 1

         I know its been long since I posted, but these last few weeks I have been traveling on weekends and tired on weekdays. Finally after all the laziness has weared off, today I present to you the first post of the series : Rishikesh Calling.

DAY 1

After rigorous planning, shopping and packing, finally the day arrived when all 11 of us headed for an adventure vacation. On 18th March, we had an early flight out of Bangalore. The flight to Dehradun was via Delhi. We reached Dehradun around 12 PM.

Our trek with India Hikes was planned for 21st March. As we had a whole weekend before that, we decided to make the most of it and planned for a mini adventure in Rishikesh along with some spiritual experiences as well.

We signed up with Outbound Adventure for River Rafting expedition with 1 night River side camp stay. Once we reached Dehradun, they arranged the transport from airport to their Campsite. A Tempo Traveller will cost you 3000 INR. It took us almost an hour to reach the campsite.

Once we reached there, the manager showed us around. This place was absolutely beautiful with a river flowing on one side and around 15 to 18 tents on the other side and a huge circular tent where food and snacks were served which also turned out to be the only place where you had access to plug point.The weather was super hot which made us wonder how are we going to get through the night in tents without power. Keep reading to find out.

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When the news came floating by…

A few months back, during a very busy work day a news came floating by that some of my office colleagues were planning to go high altitude trekking. I searched for the destination – Kedarkantha (yes, Its not Kedarnath, but Kedarkantha) they had in mind on the internet and WOAH! I was blown away by the beautiful pictures I saw. That’s when me and some of my friends decided to enroll.

As we had never been on a trekking expedition this was a uncharted territory for us. We needed to do lots of research and plan. For the next few weeks we read through several blogs, articles, ogled at beautiful pictures, started day dreaming, created whatsapp groups, discussed and planned in full swing.

We had heard so many good reviews about India Hikes through our friends for trekking expeditions. So in the end we were 11 of us registered for the Kedarkantha trek batch of 21st March with India Hikes.

Initially it was just a 6 day trekking trip. But when we realized we will be going so close to adventure hub of the country, we also planned to cover Rishikesh and Haridwar which was nearby to Dehradun. After several meetups and conference calls with the group, we finalized the itinerary.

So our final itinerary boiled down to

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For the next few days, in the upcoming posts I will be sharing with you all the details of our trip with some amazing clicks as well. Until then have a great week and keep hydrated.

The countdown begins yet again!

2016 is coming to a close and it has been a year of highs and lows. Now when I think of it, it feels like it passed in a blur. 2016  will always be remembered. One of the best things to happen this year for me is Leh, Ladakh. This place, I must say is one of the serene and beautiful places in the world.

From this amazing travel, today I have for you, some amazing pictures which will give you a glimpse of what i am talking about.Take a look and let me know your thoughts.

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Trendy Things right now!

Hey guys! so weekend’s finally here. Each day you see so many new things on the internet, from hilarious hastags to the crazy fashion trends to the yummiest food trends.Today I am going to share with you,  3 of the trending items which i loved. Take a look and ooh and aah and tell me your favourite one.

Frankfurter Brett BASIC

When it comes to cooking, lot of people dread the chopping part ,you remove the peel,chop and the biggest headache is to shift those into different containers so that they dont mix. Frankfurter Brett BASIC is a chopping board that helps you with this. Take a look at it and you would definetly would want to get one!

Cooking has never been easier before.
For more information look here: kck.st/2fycNXj, www.frankfurter-brett.de

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Glass igloo + dreamy sky = An absolute Win-Win!

I am sure that all of us have a wish of lying down, sleep off staring at the stars in the sky. What would you tell me, if I say that you can lie down in a stunning glass igloo and have a breathtaking view of dancing northern lights in the sky ?

That is exactly what Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finnish Lapland,is offering you . Continue reading “Glass igloo + dreamy sky = An absolute Win-Win!”

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