In month of October 2019, we have planned a tour to Vaisno Devi Darshan with 4 other office colleagues, but due to some reasons we were unable to make of it.
Again in December 2nd week, we made a plan to visit Shimla with office colleagues to witness the snowfall. Keeping last experience in mind, we weren’t that much sure that we would make it happen.
But finally it’s happening. Today on 3rd Jan, 1st Friday of the New Year 2020, its 9:50PM (IST) and we are standing at Timarpur Bus Stop to board our overnight bus Journey for Shimla. Yes, you read if write, we are going to Shimla.
Each one of us are carrying 2 bags. One we kept in luggage space and second (small one) carrying with us. Though bus has option of sleeping bed seats also but we just preferred going seating, so we have booked semi sleeper seats. We are now settled on our seat and bus could move anytime as announced by the bus conductor. We got one blanket and one 200 ml water bottle as a welcome gesture from bus service side.
Its 10:05Pm and our bus has just started moving. We are trying to sleep so that we wake up fresh tomorrow morning.
Just keep an eye on this blog, I’ll share the real-time experience with you all. Ba-bye for now. While we sleep, take a look on our planning. I’ll see you tomorrow morning. Signing off for now, Good Night!!
Shimla Tour Planning:
Once we decided that we wanted to head on weekend trip to Shimla, the first thing we did was to book a Cab. As we were 6 person so CAB/TAXI was preferred but as the day passed 2 of our collogues had dropped the plan, hence we had to cancel the CAB and look for the bus tickets. As an alternative, we booked 4 tickets in AC Volvo bus from Delhi to Shimla, which has pick-up from Majnu Ka Tila, Delhi at 10PM and drop off at Shimla at 5AM. We booked 10PM bus, so that we could complete our Friday office and use overnight time to reach the Shimla. For return also we have booked Bus ticket for Sunday overnight journey from Shimla to Delhi. I guess, that how one should plan his weekend tours.
If you are travelling with your family, you can also book a round trip Taxi. This will give you freedom of hopping anywhere and also save your time and money for local sightseeing.
Aside to the Bus, we also shortlisted 4 different hotels from different websites, just to ensure that we get what we were looking for. Finally after many research, we all were agreed for one hotel, which has easy access to famous mall road, and booked it for 2 day and 1 night stay,
At Mall road vehicle entry is restricted. Try to find hotel near to mall road only, so that you can easily walk-in whenever you want. Nearest the hotel to the mall road, easiest the access and lesser the walk. We recommend that do book your stay in advance by checking out the variety of options available online websites. These websites give us freedom of selection, free cancellation till last moment along with the discounts.
Finally, we were done with all our bookings and were just waiting for the day to come.
………To Be Continued