RTWA 8/9: Delhi and Back

Day 8th was probably the longest drive in this trip. Roughly around 600KMS. But the roads were great so we didnt feel much. We left Lucknow quite late by 9am. We had half tank fuel, so I didn’t think much. It gives at least around 350KMS for that much. After Joining the Lucknow – Agra expressway we realised that there is nothing on that highway for about 300 KMS as its new. Hence I had to get out of the way and get fuel at Agra.

After that it was a smooth sail, since we didn’t visit Vrindavan earlier, we took the Mathura exit to visit Vrindavan. It’s about 14 Kilometres from the expressway.

There are many temples in Vrindavan but the which gets most attention is Nidhivan. It’s believed that each night both Radha and Krishna will appear here and will dance, play and do raas-leela. They also have a place caled Rang Mahal for them to rest. So its forbidden for anyone one to stay here after midnight. Apparently even monkeys and dogs leave the place in the night.

Nidhivan

Nidhivan

Radha Temple in Nidhivan

Radha Temple in Nidhivan

Nidhivan forest

Nidhivan forest

Vrindavan is also home to lot of windows who spend their time in chanting meera bhajans.

Bhajan Home

Bhajan Home

Next stop was Delhi. By the time we reached Hotel it was already 7 pm and we were all tired, so it was bed time. Next day we started with a visit to Qutb Minar. Ever since I said we have an extra day in Delhi, he wanted to visit Qutb Minar. We spend a couple of hours there. From there we went to lotus temple.

Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar

Inside Qutb Minar complex

Inside Qutb Minar complex

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

After the temple visit, it was time to return EcoSport. We came back to the city, returned the car and had lunch at Saravana Bhawan. After lunch it was rest time. We took a couple of hours to rest and then left to airport. We reached Bangalore by midnight, With that #RoadTripWithApp ends. All in all it was a good trip. I got to drive and Appa got to see things.

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