Hello all, hope you all are doing fine 🙂
I am not sure if I have ever mentioned here that I love travelling, so seldom will I say no to any opportunity to travel. Recently one such opportunity came by and in this post I am writing about it.
I have travelled a lot across India since 1995 that is my age of 19 years so yes I am pretty good in making travel plans. A client who is aware of this asked me to make a travel plan for her with another friend of her in March for travel to Leh Ladakh in May.
Due to some unexpected development that plan with her friend got cancelled so she asked me if I along with her cousin brother would be interested in making this trip?
Now this I never anticipated but since her cousin and me are good friends and go a long way I said yes.
When I discussed this with her cousin, he said he will not go to Leh Ladakh as it will be very cold and he can not withstand cold. So after some brain storming and discussing various locations everyone settled on the destination…
Yasss we were all going to Himachal Pradesh 🙂
Initially the plan was for five of us which included myself, my friend, his cousin and her two daughters, but then I asked my Mom and brother if they would like to join and they said yes too, so now there were seven of us who decided to go for this trip to Himachal.
The task of making complete itinerary which included making train reservations, stay and travel arrangements and sight seeing at respective locations came up on me.
The first thing I did was make the train reservations, then I researched our stay options through “Bookings.com” and confirmed our bookings for stay. The next step was to find a reliable and credible tour operator for our entire trip. I got quote from three travel operators and finalized our travel vehicle with “Ashtvinayak Travels” from Manali.
With everything in place we were all set to travel between 5th May 20222 through 15th May 2022.
The following was our travel plan and the destinations:
Board train from Bandra Terminus for Chandigarh on 5th May 2022. Our vehicle will pick us up at Chandigarh Railway Station on 6th May 2022 and then we go to our first destination ” Shimla”. Stay in Shimla for two nights and then move on to “Manali” (again two night stay) and then move on to “Bir” (famous for Paragliding). Stay for a night in Bir and then move on for “Dharamshala” where we will stay for two nights and then move on to our last destination “Amritsar” stay there for a night and head back to Mumbai.
In my upcoming posts series I will share our travel experience to all these destinations, where all we stayed, the food we had, the places we visited and our road trip experience with Ashtvinayak Travels.
I hope you all will follow this blog for the details, until then stay safe, stay happy and stayed tuned 🙂
Love & Gratitude,