Haridwar Ride - Kawad yatra

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Start Date: 
Sunday, August 4, 2013
End Date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013
Total Distance Covered: 
450 km
Number of Riders: 
5
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It was a 2 days ride with 5 riders - 3 Electra , 1 Thunderbird and 1 Classic covered 450 Km . Rode type was highway but with heavy traffic. Kawad Yatra to Haridwar with our Enfield Warriors on Royal Enfield’s. It was a ride where we all 5 riders Harsh Vardhan, Deepak Rawal , Kaushal Kishor , Brajpal Singh ad Bhupender Singh were riding with a confusion what will be the condition of traffic on road and one more special thing , this was the first ride where I ( Harsh Vardhan )was riding with my brothers Brajpal Singh and Bhupender Singh and I was wounded having 7 stitches on my left arm .

Day by Day Story: 
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Title: 
Haridwar Ride - Kawad yatra
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Delhi –Meerut-Muzaffarnager – Deoband – Roorkee – Hridwar distance 240Km
Haridwar-Roorkee-Deoband distance 9- km
Total Distance 240 km , Road type Highway , Heavy traffic
We started our ride early morning at 5 am towards our first stop my Home DEOBAND on our royal Enfield’s where two other riders were waiting to join us . Though the highway was one way but government has kept one way for People who were coming back from Hardwar Kawad yathra , so for us it was a single road ,struggling face, as entire traffic was on one side of the road and on the top of that road authorities have constructed temporary speed breakers at every 1 Km to avoid miss happenings . it took us close to 3 hrs and 30 min to cover a distance of 150 km , which was not bad keeping the condition of road in mind.

We reached my home town Deoband around 8:30 am where we had our break fast and after a rest of aroung 2 hrs. Around 11 am we started our ride for Haridwar which was 90 km from Deoband . till Manglor ( 15 km before Roorkee) every thing was manageable in terms of traffic ,but the moment we hit the G.T road for Roorkee , horrible would be the perfect word to descried the traffic condition , but my elder brother who was riding with us first time , he was aware about one short cut which was a love to go way for riders , it was a 40km stretch on the bank of river Ganga with full of greenery and thank god with manageable traffic . we covered his 90 km in 1hr and 45 min which was a wow factor . We reached Harkipodi around 12 PM for the GANGA SNAN. It was humid and we were sweating like any thing in our riding gears finally we removed then all and a good SNAN in the Holy river GANGA , Temperature of the water was some thing which forced us to stay in the river for good 30 min , it was relaxing and it was holy .

After a long and satisfactory SNAN we collected the Holy water from River GANGA and then we all 5 went to have lunch. As entire Haridwar was looking saffron we entered a restaurant where all the interior and furniture was of the same color saffron. We had a good lunch best part was that we were with our elder brother so who cares about the bill.

Around 2 Pm we thought of some thing on which we regretted and that thing was to ride till Neelkanth Temple which is 50 Km from Haridwar and why we regretted is that we started our journey at 2 pm and we covered only 500 Mt. till 4 Pm . Then we decided to take a u turn which was again a impossible task , we decide to park our Royal Enfield’s at a place where we have to cross a rode side slope which was close to 20Ft. in height . Finally we parked our Royal Enfield’s and took a breath . we searched a way which was leading us to the same road we have covered , so we deside to ride back as going forward was quite impossible so finally we bowed down to the Holy river Ganga and lord Shiva and started our journey back to Deoband

On the way back to deoband we took good 4 hours to cover same 90 km which we have covered in 1hr 45 mins , we were enjoying the natural beauty , had some good and famous food items like Patiyala Lassi Wala in Roorkee ( Lassi is must to have ) . Finally we reached Deoband around 9 Pm , but it was too early as one can only offer the Holy water of river Ganga to Lord Shive on the day os Shivratri which was again 3 hrs away so we decided to spend these 3 hours in the Temple only , Around 12: 15 am we worship lord Shiva and offered the Ganga Jal and went for a good sleep as it was very much required because we were exhausted like any thing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Title: 
Haridwar to New Delhi
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Friends Forever with Harsh Vardhan, Deepak Rawal, Kaushal Kishore,
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We woke up at 9 am. We were feeling much relaxed and the morning was awesome, it was raining. Our plan for the day way to visit my Village which was 10km away from my town. We took our breakfast and started our journey for my VILLAGE . We reached my village Badhadi around 12 noon and from this point what happened according to my friends it was the unforgettable journey and experience for them. From this place we took a Tractor Safari to the possible interior most places in the jungle and agriculture field , These things were not new for me but don’t know why even I was enjoying this Jungle safari with all my friends.

We completed this safari in 2 hours and this tractor safari was so bumpy that it just made our stomach empty like any thing and we were hungry like any thing . now this was the time for food and my friends named it as “Royal treat” I did not counted the number of dishes which my Mother cooked all by herself (She is a great cook just like my Grandmother was) but my friends counted they there were more then 15dishes which we had. Now after this lavish and heavy lunch every one is willing to sleep but by this time it was 4 pm and we paned to reach Delhi before sun set which was not possible, so we decided to take some rest.

We started our ride back to Delhi on our Royal Enfield at 5 pm and reached Delhi at 8 pm

Comments

kaushal's picture

Really this ride was royal for us. Thanks Harsh to organize this ride.