Monday, 28 March 2016

My Trip to Rishikesh (Uttarakhand, India)

I was waiting in my house around 4:15 a.m. for a traveller to come and take me, my family and families of some of my friends. We all went down and found the traveller waiting for us. I sat inside and found my friends playing UNO cards.Then for around 30 mins we played only two games UNO cards and Jackpot. I could see sunlight after we ended our game. Then our mothers told us to take rest for at least an hour. I slept in 10 minutes while my friends Devesh and Pruthvi did not. My friends did not sleep at all, in fact they didn't close their eyes also!


OUR TRAVELLER
After I woke up, I was surprised to know that I was the only one sleeping. We all played some games such as atlas, dumb charades, antakshari etc. After about about 1 hour we reached a restaurant named Bikanerwala to have our breakfast as we did not have breakfast in the morning. I had 2 big Idlis. It was enough for me. We went back to our traveller. We had many more hours to reach Rishikesh as it is in Uthrakhand quite far from where I live. To entertain ourselves we three played for hours and hours. After many hours we reached Rishikesh. We were staying in a resort named Ojas Resorts in Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh. It had rooms in the shape of a hut. The weather was sunny and cold in the morning, the weather was pleasant in the afternoon and evening and it was freezing cold at night.

On the first day we did not do much and just went to Ganges which was next to our hotel. Me and Devesh  held a competition that who would be able to throw a stone farthest. Later Pruthvi joind us too. No one won the competition as we went back to have evening snacks. Later that night we 3 were playing billiards. The scoreboard was the following :-
Me - 4 points
Devesh-4 points
Pruthvi- 4 points

The game ended up with a draw but we had lot's of fun.

The next morning I woke up and saw many people of our group already woken up and playing badminton, billiards and table tennis. I also joined them later I was also joined with my friends who were sleeping. We all had our breakfasts and then went to River Ganges to play. Everyone went together. We 3 were playing with stones throwing them in water, breaking the stones by throwing it on huge stones. We then all were splashing and playing in water.


HAVING FUN THROWING STONES

Then me and Devesh went on a adventure. We climbed all the rocks and almost reached on the top of all the rocks. We took a round and then went back down this is one of the pic of our adventure,

OUR ADVENTURE
After having sumptuous lunch that day we all went to do rafting. We all sat down in our boat and I was using the oars to row the boat. In the rapids the boat was shaking a lot. I also took a dip in the river. The water was icy cold.

ME TAKING A DIP IN THE GANGES
The same day we went to Parmath Ashram to see the Ganga Aarti that is only done in a few cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Varanasi. After seeing the aarti we went back to our resort for dinner and rest.

ME WITH MY SISTER AND MOTHER STANDING IN FRONT OF THE RIVER GANGES

The next day after having breakfast we went for hiking. It was a 2.3 k.m long streach of the hilly road which culminated in a water fall. We all took a shower in the water fall. The water was extremely cold. Our guide told us that there is a village further in the hills from where children walk 4 k.m. everyday to go to school.

ME WITH MY FRIEND DEVESH ON THE TREK
ME WITH MY FRIENDS IN FRONT OF THE WATER FALL





















We came back to our resort for lunch and then went for rock climbing and repelling. The height of the rock was 50 m. Both me & my dad did rock climbing.

ME DOING ROCK CLIMBING
ME DOING REPELLING  (COMING DOWN THE ROCK)


Next morning we headed towards our home after having breakfast. It was a fantastic trip especially the rafting.