Sailing through Uttarakhand in a Renault Duster & Tata Nexon

We planned that we will explore the Garhwal part together and from there he will head back to Kolkata, while I will explore few places in Kumaon before heading back to base.

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This time our destination was Uttarakhand. My initial plan was to visit Uttarakhand in April, but due to some work, it got delayed till May. Our old travel partner & close friend Bhpian arindam_Xeta was also planning to visit Uttarakhand in May.

We figured out that he would be able to spare around 11 days whereas I had 15 days in spare.

So we planned that we will explore the Garhwal part together and from there he will head back to Kolkata, while I will explore few places in Kumaon before heading back to base.

We knew there will be a rush of tourists & devotees in May due to the Char-Dham yatra, so we completed all our bookings by March itself.

The team-

Bhpian arindam_xeta aka Arindam.

Sutapa, wife of Bhpian Arindam_xeta

Pradipta aka Babula, son of Arindam da & Sutapa di

Ayushi aka Mithi, daughter of Arindam da & Sutapa di

Bhpian DogNDamsel12 aka Sukanya

Yours truly

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The whole team –

The itinerary –

13th May- Start from Kolkata at 6 pm.

14th May- Reach Lucknow in the morning and enjoy the delicious food.

15th May- Lucknow to Rishikesh

16th May- Rishikesh to Harsil

17th May- Gangotri, Gartang Gali trek, an unplanned drive on the road to Nelong valley.

18th May- Harsil to Tilwara

19th May- Tilwara to Chopta and back to Tilwara

20th May- Tilwara to Auli via Rudraprayag

21st May- Auli sightseeing

22nd May- Auli to Chaukori

23rd May- Chaukori to Munsiyari

24th May- Munsiyari sightseeing

25th May- Munsiyari to Bhimtal

26th May- Bhimtal to Lucknow

27th May- Lucknow sightseeing and enjoy the food

28th May- Lucknow to Kolkata

Things we carried for the trip-

For us-

  • Medicines
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Sanitizers and surface disinfectants
  • 3ply and N95 masks
  • Dry food
  • Mineral water bottles

For the cars-

  • Jump-start cable
  • Tow rope
  • Extra fluids like coolant, engine oil, brake oil.
  • Few sealants
  • Tool kit
  • Tyre inflator

Few teaser pics to begin with-

And a teaser video

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