2nd November 2013: Delhi to Vrindavan ride, Vrindavan to Mathura rail bus travel n back, Night stay at Vrindavan.
3rd November 2013: Vrindavan to Mathura ride, if legs permits ride back to Delhi same route.
Ber Sarai (0600hrs) > Surajkund road > Faridabad > Ballabhgarh (35km) > Palwal (24km) > Hodal (28km) > Kosi Kalan (15km) > Vrindavan (40km, 1530hrs) = 144km Total.
Rail Bus: Vrindavan railway station (1740hrs) > Mathura (1815hrs): Mathura (1925hrs) > Vrindavan (2000hrs).
Woke up at 0500 hrs and within an hrs. was ready to roll. It was all well except the rack, bastard betrayed me at the last moment, made me carry the bag on my shoulders. It was a beautiful sunrise rolling down surajkund road, crossed the Budkal road touching the Mathura road at Gandhi chowk.
A straight ride, a lot of stoppage and by the time reached Vrindavan crossing, I was damn tired. 2 O’clock I made it there. 8 hrs. of ride time, 137 kms. with 17 km/h average speed.
Welcome to the home of Krishna, Widows, prayers, animals on the road, and there met with a 9th standard kid who helped me find a room for 500 bucks.
1740 hrs. I was out there at Vrindavan railway station. Only a rail bus runs from this station till Mathura. All the major trains pass through another station called Vrindavan Road.
Came back from the same rail bus, it was a nice and first experience travelling in rail bus. Dinner at the dhaba near the hotel and slept just to wake up late by 9 o’clock. Was too tired to get up early and start, but then again started riding towards Mathura. 20 kms ride, half a kg Mathura ke Pede sweets, bike on the roof of the bus, by 5 o’clock I was at Sarai Kale Khan bus stand with a small cut on the handlebar tape and was home sweet home after some 15 kms. of more ride.
Resting at the garden near AIIMS… (previous day)
Safe n sound…
Taking a heritage ride at India gate to Rastrapathi Bhawan…
On the way..
Missed home seeing this….
Entry gate nearing Vrindavan…
Exhausted.. all white… sweating… tastes like sea water…
Loved the rail bus ride..
For your reference… note one less route on Sundays
Bare foot Goverdhan parvat Parikrama…
A temple near famous Banke Bihari temple…