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Re: Unplanned trip to Kasol in winters and Shimla on a hatchback Chevy Beat
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 03:18:10 AM »
Day 2: After a tight sleep, we began our day with a chilling cold morning in Kasol in winter. It took a lot of courage to get freshen up in that cold weather but we tried hard and got ready at around 10 am. The situation at Kasol was not very good and we decided to leave the same day after having breakfast. We could also not grab our hands on our most famous Nutella Pan Cake. We had our breakfast at Namaste Cafe and started our return journey. I was again fresh behind the wheels.
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Just after leaving Kasol, we were stopped by police. They checked each and every corner of our car for some weed. But after 15-20 minutes of intense checking, they found nothing and we were free to go.

Just before Bhuntar we stopped for a while and took few pictures.
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There was one thing in our mind, that this trip was very short and we didn't want to head home so early, but there was nothing to do in Kasol. We called up one of our friend in Chandigarh that we would stay at his place at the night and then we were also a bit tensed about the horrible road that we need to pass through from Sunder nagar to Bilaspur. And suddenly I saw a board saying Shimla 140 kms and Chandigarh around 220 kilometers and then and there we decided to go to Shimla. It was already an evening but now we would spend our night at Shimla.
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We took a left turn to Shimla and left the Chandigarh Highway and just after taking left we stopped for a while to have dinner and then we hit the road again, and we all were so surprised that the road was awesome on that route to drive and it was very smooth and also had very less traffic. But suddenly one bad thing happened, we were still 50 odd kilometers away from Shimla and my car's digital meter started blinking and it got into reserve fuel mode. I was a bit shocked that just few minutes ago I saw 3 lines on my meter and suddenly yellow light started blinking. It was also very late in the night around 10-11 pm. All the fuel stations were closed. I stopped and asked a truck driver to let me know the nearest fuel station that might be opened. He told me just 3-4 kms back there is one but I told him it was closed. He told me the next station on a way forward would be around 20 kilometers and it was too risky and advised me to go back and try to wake up the guys over there. He offered me help and told me to follow him and he will help to wake up the guys over there. But just when I started my Car back again those 3 lines were back and I thanked the driver and started for Shimla again.
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It was one turn after which we got to see a sparkling mountain and it was a real treat for our eyes to see something glowing so bright in the darkness. It was the queen of hills, Shimla we were looking at.

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We reached there and most of the hotels were closed, after trying for a while we headed to a bus stand where we found some agents and they helped us finding the hotel as they get a decent commission. Finally, we got our room and it was time to get a nice sleep in Shimla.

Route MAP details we followed for Manikaran to Shimla:
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Others details like max speed, average speed, avergare moving speed, total time taken etc for route from Manikaran to Shimla:
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Re: Unplanned trip to Kasol in winters and Shimla on a hatchback Chevy Beat
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2015, 03:46:31 AM »
Day 3: Now finally, it was last and final day of our trip and we targeted to reach fro Shimla to Kasol, which is around 380-400 kms, by mid night. We were not in a hurry, checked out from our room at exact 12 am.

Then we headed straight to the Mall at Shimla. The Mall is one place, where you will always find a great weather and it never disappoints you. It has always a very pleasant atmosphere and a great crowd. We roamed at the Mall and stepped into a restaurant to have a Brunch as we were hungry at that time. We had our brunch and again relaxed a bit around the ridge and then at around 2-3 pm, we started our return journey back.
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The road is smooth and you also get treated with nice hairpin curves unlike the boring and horrible road on the Manali road. We stopped at places to click good pictures.
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The Himalayan expressway is also a treat for any driver and it is very smooth and gives you a feel of the modern developed India.

After the Himalayan Highway, we enetered the outskirts of Chandigarh and the the last 200 odd kilometers are always boring when you are heading back home from an exciting trip and finally at around 1 am we reached our home at Gurgaon.
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Route MAP details we followed for Shimla to Gurgaon:
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Re: Unplanned trip to Kasol in winters and Shimla on a hatchback Chevy Beat
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2015, 02:17:58 AM »
Wow finally, the log is completed. Great pictures and great blog, enjoyed reading it.,

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Re: Unplanned trip to Kasol in winters and Shimla on a hatchback Chevy Beat
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2015, 01:49:38 AM »
Thanks Ishan bro!


 


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