Mussoorie Trip & Mussoorie Half Marathon 2013

Race Day – 10th November 2013

7 Nov -10 Nov 2013.

7th Nov – Leave Delhi via Bus (2300hrs)

8th Nov – Reach Mussoorie (0700hrs), Book hotel (YHAI; Hotel Deep), Mall road, Gun hill, Kempty Falls.

9th Nov – George Everest house, Bib collection from Wookstock School, Lal Tibba.

10th Nov – Race day (0730hrs), Rest at Mall road reading ‘Life of Pi’, Mussoorie exp. from Dehradun 3A RAC.


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Steve: the man

Chukayenge? Nahi!

This was the first drama/play I saw at Sri Ram Centre for Performing Art, Mandi House. I kind of liked it, though it is a copy of a English drama but all the characters, dialogue are perfect in todays day to day scenario.

There was a very less information available on net. I booked the ticket by, later came to know we can book ticket at the counter itself, there is no seat number thing as such but they have different blocks for different price levels.

Play was good, liked the subject and flow.

Instead of these over-priced PVRs n all, I would definitely prefer going there again and support the cause.

Itinerary: Delhi Jaipur Jodhpur Cycling

28 November 2013 – 1 December 2013

Total distance cycle: 484 km

Route: Kashmiri Gate (Delhi) – Jaipur – Sirsi road – Kanakpura – Mundraya ramsar – Fatehpur – Boraj – Hirnoda – Phulera – Sambhar Lake (84 km) – Naraina – MDR85 – (left) – Rupangarh – MDR85 – (left) – Kucheel – Babayacha – Chachiyawas – Pushkar bypass road – (right) – Hokaran – Kanas – Badi Basti – Pushkar Lake (117 km) – Ganakanda – (left) – Chawandiya – Nand – Govindgarh – MDR39 – (right) – (left 30km) – Kurki – Bhumbaliya – Lambia – Merta road – (right 15km) – Baloonda – Kharadi – (left) – Ransi gaon – Khajerla (155km) – Piparacity- Sindhipura – (left) – Chodha – Dangiyawas – Bypass road – Jodhpur (90km) – ISBT Delhi.


Delhi – Jaipur: by bus (Wednesday night 27th)

Phulera/Sambhar – 70 km (Thursday 28th)

Pushkar – 117 km (Friday 29th)

Khejarla – 155 km (Saturday 30th)

Jodhpur – 90 km (Sunday 1st)


Delhi Mathura Cycling


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.

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Resting at the garden near AIIMS… (previous day)

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Safe n sound…

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Taking a heritage ride at India gate to Rastrapathi Bhawan…

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On the way..

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Missed home seeing this….

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Entry gate nearing Vrindavan…

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Exhausted.. all white… sweating… tastes like sea water…

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Loved the rail bus ride..

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For your reference… note one less route on Sundays

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Bare foot Goverdhan parvat Parikrama…

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A temple near famous Banke Bihari temple…