A Trip to Tranquility of Himalaya & Dazzling Tajmahal

#1 Jul 12th, 2018, 15:20
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Prologue:

It is 4 months from now. I am sitting at 4,405 km from my home town Kolkata. I am Arjun and my only hobby to travel the world as much as possible till my last breath. This time I would like to go to Himalaya . My daughter is 3.5 years old.I did not want an hectic schedule. Abhik's thread for Himalaya inspired me a lot for successful planning . So It will be end of the October Month.All the tickets are booked and just counting every day for the day.

Finalized Trip Itinerary:

1st Day: Rajdhani Express to New Delhi
2nd Day : Reach Delhi. Transfer to Hotel.20.45 train to Pathankot Cantt.
3rd Day : Pathankot to McLeotGanj(2.30 Hour)
4th Day : McLeotGanj
5th Day: McLeotGanj TO KHAJIAR STAY (5 Hour)
6th Day: STAY KHAJIAR .
7th Day : KHAJIAR TO AMRITSAR.(5 Hour)
8th Day: Attari Border Visit. Night Train for Agra Cantt.
9th Day: Reach Agra Cantt.Stay Agra.
10th Day: Visit to Tajmahal & Agra Fort. Stay at Agra.
11th Day: Agra to New Delhi. Catch Rajdhani -Sealdah
12th Day: Reach Kolkata.
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#3 Oct 18th, 2018, 20:15
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Days are near . One week more to start my Himachal Trip. This year winter has come earlier. Mcleodganj max temperature is 13 degree in daytime.

Intial plan for first 4 day:

I am planning to follow the below route to cover the sightseeing places considering 3.5 year old baby.

Day 1 : Start at 5 am from Pathankot Cantt Station to Masroor Rock cut Temple,Kangra Fort reach McleodGanj.Stay ,Rest .Then BhagsuNag. Can I include Jwalamukhi Temple before Kangra Fort or it will be very hectic ?

Day 2 : Dalai lama temple, Church etc.Then Breakfast. McleodGanj to Dharmasala Statdium, Chamunda Devi and Gyoto Monastry and Back to McleodGanj . Lunch .Rest .Then Dal lake,Naddi Village .Back To Mcleod Ganj.

Day 3 : After Breakfast Start for Khajjiar via Patka-Chowari-Khajjiar .Reach Khajjiar. Rest. Adventure Sport .

Day 4 :Kalatop, Chamera Dam and Lake back to Khajjiar .Rest . Horse riding. Stay Khajjiar.

Day 5 : Breakfast and checkout from Khajjiar, Dainkund Peak (As much possible) and start for Amritsar.

Is the route and plan ok ?
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I am back from the trip . So lets share with you the journey.
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Kolkata-Delhi-McLeodGanj

Day 1(27th October 2018) : We (Me,My Better Half and Turki -our 4 year old daughter) reached Sealdah Station at about 3.30 pm . Our Rajdhani Express was on time . I had overestimated on service and quality of Rajdhani Express .Food Quality and service both are below average.

Day 2 (28th October 2018): We reached Delhi Next Day at approx 11 am and went to our pre-booked Hotel Golden Wings at Paharganj which was just a walking distance from New Delhi Railway station . We met my brother in law at station and checked in to our hotel. Food Quality was good at the hotel . After having lunch we bid good bye to my brother in law.After that we took some rest . At 7.30 pm we checked out from Hotel and reached New Delhi Station for onward journey by Uttar Sampark Kranti Express at 8 45 pm . Our Driver called and assured us that he will wait at Pathankot Cantt Station for us . We have been accompanied by a Punjabi Family , We had a lot chat with them and after dinner we took our berth and went for sleep.

Day 3 (29th October 2018) : The whole night I was almost half sleepy and at 3.30 am we all got Ready , I was checking the live status of the train and it really helped us a lot. We reached 15 min before time 4.10 am at Pathankot Cantt . It was completely dark , we were not sure whether we reached or not , the co passengers who also want to reach Pathankot Cantt station assured that sattion has not yet come. I thought for a double check and yes , we reached. We immediately get off the train and met our driver Kuldeep Singh .Our initial plan to go to first to Our Hotel after visting Masroor Rock cut Temple But my google friend told it will open only at 9 am . So we had planned to visit it next day . We reached our HPTDC Hotel Bhagsu at 7.15 am . But our check in time was at 10 am and the person in reception told there was no room left vacant , So we have to wait.We left our baggage there and went for Breakfast at Jimmy Kitchen.After having English Breakfast we went for a visit to Bhagshu Temple . We spent some time there and return back to our Hotel . By the time Hotel manager came and welcomed us , He has upgraded our room from semi deluxe to Deluxe . The hotel is in perfect location just at McleodGanj Market Area and you can see Dhauladhar peak from the backyard of Hotel. My daughter was very happy and enjoyed every bit of it . After freshen up we enjoyed our lunch and at afternoon we went for Naddi View Point. We are truly amazed by teh beauty of Complete Dhauladhar Range with the hot tea and clicked ample of snaps .On Return we took a drop at McleodGanj Market and went to Dalai Lama Monastery. We met a Bengali couple ,Though they crossed 70 years but their minds are still young , After having some chat there , we returned back to Our hotel.

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