Trip to Hatu Peak

Hatu Peak is the highest summit in Shimla region and I got the chance to visit this place in the month of June. All thanks to my office, yes this was an official trip.hatu peak It took us 13 hours  to reach this place by bus from Noida. We started at 1:30 pm and reached there early morning. Because of the road conditions bus dropped us at Narkanda and from there we got jeeps to reach Agyaat Vaas!

agyaat vaas hatu peakAgyaat Vaas is high altitude eco tourism village. We had good time there, and they organized a hiking session for us.

After having our lunch we left for trekking to Jo bagh, an 8 kms trek. I am glad that I went for this trek.   En-route we saw grassland where locals were really excited to greet us, passing that we reached Jo bagh. This place is splendid, it is like mini Kashmir. We rested their for 10 mins and after that we left for Hatu temple. Suddenly the whether changed and it started raining. Somehow we managed to come back to our base.

Second day was trek to apple orchard and trust me after the rains going there was a bad decision. We all slipped in the mud many times, got hurt, regretted our decision but we enjoyed.

You can catch the entire trip details in this video

Then again it rained all night and we had no other option then just being at the cottage and gossiping.

Crux of the story:
  1. This is a good place to visit, it is scenic beauty and you will love the greenery around. In winters if roads are open then you can witness snowfall here.
  2. What to do: Go for hiking, there are 2 treks, visit apple orchard and Hatu mandir.
  3. Avoid in monsoon,  road  gets very slippery and risky.
  4. Travel time : 12-14 hours, depends on route and weather conditions.

Where to Get South Indian Food in Noida?

Are you like me who wants to try out south Indian food once in a while? but still wondering on, where to get south indian food in Noida? Then worry not we have tried out almost every outlet serving South Indian food in Noida and have picked these 4 outlets specially for you all.

  1. Naivedyam, Sector – 63 Noida

This tops the chart and is all because of the quality of food they served and the ambiance. They have nicely decorated the ambiance and provides you rich authentic south Indian food.

It will be approx Rs. 500 for 2

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2. Lakshmi Coffe House, Sector -29 Noida

This place is quite old and famous for its south indian food. Owner is also a south indian and they also keep south indian pickles, papad, muruku and chips. I am a regular here because of affordable food. They aren’t very spacious or say luxurious compared to big outlets opened in mall but they have long waiting line, by this you can see the popularity.  Do try their masala dosa and filter coffee.

Charges: approx Rs.300 for 2

3. Shree Ratnam, GIP Noida

They also serve authentic south indian food but they do have other options too. Out of all the branches go for GIP one. Ambiance, Food and Service is nice here. It  would be a bit costly than Naivedyam.

Charges: approx Rs. 800 for 2

4. Reena Restaurant, Sector 27, Noida

Like Lakshmi this joint is also owned by a south indian and you can see the difference in taste. They make amazing dosa and are pretty easy on pocket too. This one is also crowded all the time. if you are not looking for luxury and want to have normal south indian meal then you can head to this place.

Charges: approx Rs. 300 for 2

5. Sagar Ratna, Sector -18 Noida

I visited this place when they were running  “Chettinad special” menu. I tried out their chettinad dosa, curd rice and madras butter milk. Each time was good and the background music adds a south indian touch to the ambiance.

Charges: approx Rs. 600 for 2

Ratings given are based on the experiences we had while  searching for south indian food in noida.

Look Book : RISHIKESH Trip!

This time we went to Rishikesh for the weekend gateway. So this post is all about my Rishikesh trip! Rishikesh “The Yoga capital of the world” is located at 230 kms from Delhi comes under the nearest gateway zone. It is famous for yoga and is also a spiritual  hub attracting people from all over the world. There are various temples, ashrams, yoga centers and also good cafe`s to chill. Besides the spiritual enlightenment, Rishikesh also provides great adventure opportunities.  Just few kms away from the main city you can see lot of adventure camps offering river rafting, trekking, Flying fox, and bungee jumping. It is one of the most visited places in India and one should visit this place if you are putting up near Delhi.

We took a friend’s car and drove down from Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh. And to your surprise I am not going to write down the details and places to visit because most of you must have visited them already.

This post is a look book which I created at Rishikesh keeping Goa in my mind. Goa nahi to Rishikesh hi sahi! because my plans for Goa got cancelled.
So I carried my white dress and styled it in 2 ways here:rishikesh trip

rishikesh travelI paired this dress with a red printed long shirt which worked as a shrug here.rishikesh look

rishikesh banksHere I have paired it with brown bag and light green scarf.rishikesh banks

cafe haridwar rishikeshThere’s a  cafe called “Ganga” in Rishikesh, you can hop on there to grab tea, salad,  and maggie. They also serve delicious italian food and watermelon smoothie in this season.haridwar market pinkcolumn alka

Take a stroll in the local market and collect some pieces, if you like. I couldn’t find anything of my taste here :P.

Let me know how did you find this post and leave your suggestions in the comment box.

You can see my other look book here and here.

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