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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Thank You Sir.

One Query: Can I select Mastura for my base for Deoria and Tunganath visit? Is there any decent family staying option (small hotels/Homestay)?
You can drop the Sir now.

You can stay at Mastura, but I don't know of any accom there. Personally I would prefer staying at Sari instead of DT, but that's just my own choice. I really liked the look of that village - off the beaten path, yet not too far off.

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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post You would be exhausted after doing the Chopta-Tungnath-chopta trek , So I would suggest you to stay at Chopta again on Day 5 after completing the trek.
I'm going to disagree here, on account of Chopta's accom being more basic than Ukhimath's, I wouldn't prefer a 2nd night there with family and kids. Specially if there's an exclusive vehicle waiting to transport me to Ukhimath.

I misread dcy's previous D 5/6 sked, thought he wrote Chopta-Tungnath-Chopta on D5 and Chopta-Ukhimath on D6.

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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Thinking about Jugpura also...
Now that's what I would do . Completely off the beaten track. A short trip to Makkumath is also possible, although the idol will still be at Tungnath.

arup - If I'm not mistaken, Arvind Chauhan runs the accom here too? Or is it someone else?

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Tungnath's accom is even more basic than Chopta's. Some member also wrote (one of the Himadris? Don't recall) how a line forms at the few available toilets in the morning . I'd want to avoid that with family around.
Actually, I'd want to avoid that even if alone.

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Shall I hire a car from Haridwar to Haridwar for 7 days?
Certainly recommended if your budget allows.
#32 Apr 11th, 2017, 17:27
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arup - If I'm not mistaken, Arvind Chauhan runs the accom here too? Or is it someone else?
Arvind is from that village. I don't actually know if he runs any accommodation there. But he told us that he can arrange a stay for us in his village

Actually we were coming from Kanakchauri ( Via Mohankhal - Banswara Route ) . From Banswara we took a detour via Makkumath - Jagpura road & finally reached Baniakund in the afternoon. We stopped for a while in Makkumath & visited the temple in the village But we did not stop at Jagpura. The Kanakchauri -Banswara route was in a perfect shape apart from a few Kms between Mohankhal - Banswara .
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post From Banswara we took a detour via Makkumath - Jagpura road & finally reached Baniakund in the afternoon. We stopped for a while in Makkumath & visited the temple in the village
I've driven that road in 2010 in the opposite direction, along with Piyush . We were going from Chopta to Tilwara/Rudraprayag. It was March, so the idol was at Makkumath.
I never like to take the same route in both directions if I can avoid it. Initially we were wanting to go the long way via Mandal/Gopeshwar/Chamoli. Then I met and got talking to Subodh Maithani, whose family owns Neelkanth GH (they're also the priestly family of Tungnath). He just happened to be at Chopta for cleaning up. My map didn't show any road down from Makkumath to the Mandakini, but Subodh confirmed it had been built and was in decent condition. Well, that was reason enough to take it, which also made Subodh very happy as he got a ride back home.

You are now part of a very small and exclusive club to have driven that road.
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Day 06 Trek Down to Makku Village 6 km byb trek via Deep forest the winter Setting place of God Tungnath after countinue to down to Kakad Gad ( Local River) the meeting point of with Mandakini nice place to Camping.
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Just get One info of Shrichand Negi's Deoriya Guest House at Mastura in this Travel Report.
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Well, nothing stopping you from giving it a try. I see you've already asked for more info .
But Sari is just 4 km away, works equally well as a base. Personally I would prefer staying at Sari rather than camping at DT, but that's just me.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post Well, nothing stopping you from giving it a try. I see you've already asked for more info .
Yes Guruji.
I am still not satisfied with my itinerary except trek part of DT & Tunganath. Obviously Beniakund add the cherry on the Cake.

I prefer Homestays than hotels, prefer to stay Lepchajagat than Darjeeling, Pabong than Kalimpong.

As it is my family trip I have to negotiate with some so-called touristy places , but still I am searching for a serene-Offbeat place(Without so-called sight-seeing) within The Lap of Mother Nature.
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Thanks to Dilliwala Ji, AG & Himadri Kar to finalize my Trip Plan:

A SLICE OF GARHWAL:
Day 1 – 24/09/2017 Board Train from Howrah at Noon.
Day 2 - 25/09/2017 Arrive in Haridwar in the Evening. Enjoy Ganga Aarti & N/S.
Day 3 - 26/09/2017 After early Breakfast proceed towards Mastura (7 Km from Ukhimath) via Devprayag-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Ukhimath Route (Min 8 Hours Drive). Stay overnight in Mastura.
Day 4 - 27/09/2017 Enjoy scenic beauties in Mastura. Stay overnight in Mastura.
Day 5 - 28/09/2017 After early breakfast, proceed to Sari Village by Car, Moderate trek to Deoria Tal (2.5 Km Uphill). Stay overnight in Tent beside the Lake.
Day 6 - 29/09/2017 After downhill Trekking return to Sari and proceed to Beniakund by Car. Stay overnight at Beniakund Tent.
Day 7 - 30/09/2017 After early Breakfast, proceed to Chopta (2 km) and Trek to Tunganath (4 Km Uphill) Temple. Stay overnight at Tunganath Dharamshala.
Day 8 - 01/10/2017 Visit Chandrasila & Return to Chopta. Proceed to Makkumath and then Jugpura. Stay overnight at Jugpura Homestay.
Day 9 - 02/10/2017 After Breakfast, Proceed to Haridwar (Min 8 Hours Drive). Stay overnight at Haridwar.
Day 10 - 03/10/2017 Visit Har-Ki-Pauri, Manasha & Chandi Mata Temples. Enjoy Aarti in the evening. Board Upasana/Kumbha Express from Haridwar at Night.
Day 11 - 04/10/2017 Reach Howrah in the Evening – End of Journey

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Nice plan, DC . Have a wonderful trip
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Loads of time on 10th day DC.

Options - Get up early in the morning for Manasa Devi and Chandi Devi, lines become longer later. Try and be there at or within 30 min of opening in morning. Buy tickets with travel to both the temples from the temple booking office. You should be able to get both temples done in 3-4 hours max - so probably by 12 pm (that would be 5 hours) you should be free. It can take even half the time depending on how much time you want to spend there.
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1. There are other temples that you can visit in Haridwar.
2. Visit Rishikesh after doing the two temples. See the ashrams, the jhula, boat ride in the Ganga, if you feel like even a short river rafting adventure - the shortest one is okay for young kids and old people as well. The reason why I am suggesting Rishikesh is because the Ganga Aarti at Triveni ghat is something you will enjoy and since you are already doing it when you arrive at Haridwar, you shouldn't miss this one. There is a nice walking road along the Ganga near Triveni Ghat.
Suggestions as I felt that day 10 can be better enjoyed.
Sar Pass Trek , Rohtang, Munnar, Badrinath Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Goa
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post Loads of time on 10th day DC.

Options - Get up early in the morning for Manasa Devi and Chandi Devi, lines become longer later. Try and be there at or within 30 min of opening in morning. Buy tickets with travel to both the temples from the temple booking office. You should be able to get both temples done in 3-4 hours max - so probably by 12 pm (that would be 5 hours) you should be free. It can take even half the time depending on how much time you want to spend there.
Then -
1. There are other temples that you can visit in Rishikesh .
2. Visit Rishikesh after doing the two temples. See the ashrams, the jhula, boat ride in the Ganga, if you feel like even a short river rafting adventure - the shortest one is okay for young kids and old people as well. The reason why I am suggesting Rishikesh is because the Ganga Aarti at Triveni ghat is something you will enjoy and since you are already doing it when you arrive at Haridwar, you shouldn't miss this one. There is a nice walking road along the Ganga near Triveni Ghat.
Suggestions as I felt that day 10 can be better enjoyed.
Yes. I also want to give more importance on Rishikesh. My thinking stillis on either move to Rishikesh on arrival day or stop in Rishikesh and night stay there when return from Jugpura.

Can You help me to select budget staying in Rishikesh nearer to Jhula?
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If you can book in advance, do book in Parmarth Niketan Ashram near Ram Jhula. Nice place, smallish rooms but clean and you can opt for the river facing rooms. Only hitch it is 1 to 1.5 km walk from the main road to the ashram including the Jhula.
Else there is Geeta Bhawan or then even closer is a guest house right near the end of Ram Jhula on the first floor. Is rather simple. You can bargain a room for 400 Rs for a double bed with hot water or 500 for triple occupancy.
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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Day 3 - 26/09/2017 After early Breakfast proceed towards Mastura (7 Km from Ukhimath) via Devprayag-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Ukhimath Route (Min 8 Hours Drive). Stay overnight in Mastura.
Day 4 - 27/09/2017 Enjoy scenic beauties in Mastura. Stay overnight in Mastura.
You're probably the first member to spend that much time at Mastura.
Let us know what it's like.
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post If you can book in advance, do book in Parmarth Niketan Ashram near Ram Jhula. Nice place, smallish rooms but clean and you can opt for the river facing rooms. Only hitch it is 1 to 1.5 km walk from the main road to the ashram including the Jhula.
Else there is Geeta Bhawan or then even closer is a guest house right near the end of Ram Jhula on the first floor. Is rather simple. You can bargain a room for 400 Rs for a double bed with hot water or 500 for triple occupancy.
Thanks for your help.
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My travel partner (Amit) unable to manage long leave (10 days) from his office, we had canceled the trip in September last. No Deoria Tal & Tunganath this time.

But I am ready to compensate with ' Deoria Tal of WB' in that time.

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