YOUR RIDES

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ISTARED MY JOUR­NEY TO nowhere to find out what’s left out for me in this life. it’s al­ways said that the jour­ney of thou­sand miles be­gins with a sin­gle step. i did not know where to go and where to start from, so it was like “no Des­ti­na­tion Move”.

i started from my home to Delhi and spent a few days in the cap­i­tal city,

Dil­walon ki Dilli…

from there i started my jour­ney to the gor­geous hill sta­tion, Manali, the “Val­ley of gods.” i was awestruck at ro­htang pass, 3,987 me­tres above sea level and the high­est point in the re­gion, one that of­fers un­be­liev­able views. af­ter spend­ing three days in Manali, i headed towards spiti val­ley, the cold­est desert moun­tain val­ley high in the Hi­malayas. spiti is known as “the mid­dle land” as it falls be­tween in­dia and ti­bet.

De­spite start­ing off with­out any par­tic­u­lar des­ti­na­tion, i fin­ished my ride fol­low­ing this route: Manali – Kaza – langza – Hikkim – Komic – Pin Val­ley – tabo – ram­pur – Delhi.

a few high­lights of the places i vis­ited. Komic is the high­est vil­lage in the world and the road con­nect­ing to it is at an al­ti­tude of 4,587 me­tres. Hikkim pays host to the world’s high­est post of­fice at 4,400 m. tabo is home to the old­est monastery founded in 996 ce.

the jour­ney was awe­some all the way through and i never felt lonely dur­ing this jour­ney even though i was trav­el­ling solo; be­cause wher­ever i went, peo­ple were warm and wel­com­ing with loud cheers and ready smiles.

Who I Am: Sai ChanduRid­ing: Royal En­field Bul­let 500 Route: Manali – Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Pin Val­ley – Tabo – Ram­pur – Delhi

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