For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move.  – Robert Louis Stevenson

An urge to explore and experience places and people has always been my dream. And I am sure that the same dream of being at an unknown place inspires a lot of you. For me, it is in these little hidden places and untarred broken roads you get to experience the real meaning of travel. Once again in a bid to do just that I decided to take a road trip from Chandigarh to Delhi not by usual route of NH1. And then came an idea to travel to Morni Hills and figure my way out to Delhi from there on.

Ride till Morni Hills – On the foothills of Himalayas, Shivalik Range has many such tiny hidden gems waiting to be explored.  A quaint little Village Morni has been developed as a tourist destination so that people can relax far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In my childhood days, drive to Morni had always been pleasurable and it still holds the same charm.

Road Trip pic morni

From Morni to Nahan – After a nice ride with tiny villages, the feel of adventure kicks in on this route. While the road goes from bad to worse, the roads just get better and better for a rider who needs an adrenaline rush. There are so many small places where you can relax and cut yourselves out from buzzing cellphones, honking cars and all those maddening noises. This is when the soft but dependable thump of your machine makes the best sound. Just when you are filled with adventure here comes awesome SH2, the Kumarhatti – Sarahan – Nahan Road. This road is a true pleasure to drive with fresh tarmac and less traffic.

Road Trip pic Nahan

Beautiful SH2

Road Trip pic Nahan 2

From Nahan to Karnal – This road passes through Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary which is one of the popular destinations for bird watchers. Riding through a forest is always thrilling and adventurous and icing on the cake was the perfect orange sunset while passing through this region.

Road Trip pic kalesar forest

Karnal to Delhi – Now I have arrived on NH1 and raced down myself to reach back to Delhi. Although there are takeaways from Highways as well but I remain interested in exploring the lesser known or an uncommon route from point A to point B. And believe me, this sense of travelling has given me immense joy during these small rides and helps me to understand a bit more of myself.

Road trip Delhi

Thanks for reading my blog.

Keep Exploring, Keep Riding, Respect Others and Be Safe.

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