Day 23: Mumbai

Day 23: Mumbai

July 3rd-4th, 2017 There’s nothing quite like Marine Drive at night, which, at all hours has someone or the other staring out at the skyline, walking up and down the stretch, or gathering with friends for a bit of a pause in a city that requires hard work for long hours. Our hotel that night […]

Days 21-22: Ahmadabad

Days 21-22: Ahmadabad

July 1st-2nd, 2017 We left Jaipur Saturday afternoon and were expected in Ahmadabad on Sunday night. After staying on the outskirts of Ajmer for the night, the road to Ahmedabad stretched straight for 500 kilometers. This leg of our journey was extremely long and it honestly felt like we would never reach. The highway stretched […]

Days 19-20: From Manali…to Jaipur

Days 19-20: From Manali…to Jaipur

June 29th-30th, 2017 We rushed back down India. More like, we flew down India, and a journey that had taken two weeks from Pune to Ladakh became only a week on the way back. From Manali, we stayed in Sundarnagar for the night, and the next morning, flew past Delhi and made it halfway to […]

Days 16-18: The bus on the road to Manali

Days 16-18: The bus on the road to Manali

June 27th-29th, 2017 After Leh, we moved onwards to Manali. This journey took two full days and a night of driving. The path is treacherous, and to cover ground, the bus had to move at night. So, after making the final repairs, we left Leh in the afternoon. Night is a lonely time to be […]

Days 10-16: Leh, Ladakh!

Days 10-16: Leh, Ladakh!

June 21st-27th, 2017 The purpose of the entire trip was to reach Leh, Ladakh, and when we finally did, after our drivers braved the difficult mountain roads, we felt victorious. This is where the 3 Idiots school that so perfectly represents the Lend A Hand philosophy is based. And, because Leh is not an ordinary […]

Days 9-10: Drass and Kargil

Days 9-10: Drass and Kargil

June 20th-21st, 2017 On our way to Leh, we spontaneously stopped in Drass and Kargil for school visits. The road to Drass was the beginning of the many hairpin turns that we made on the trip, and the temperature dropped quickly. We stopped along the way for spicy egg curry at a restaurant in the […]

Day 8: Srinagar

Day 8: Srinagar

June 19th, 2017 After Chandigarh, the ascent into the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir began. Our plan was to first reach Banihal and then, the next day, to go to Srinagar. At the Jammu and Kashmir border, we were held back for a few hours because the border officials considered our initiative to be commercial […]

Days 6-7: Chandigarh

Days 6-7: Chandigarh

June 17th – 18th, 2017 It was obvious that we were on the road to Chandigarh when we noticed that there were more and more Punjabi dhabas at the side of the highway. These dhabas serve the type of food that makes your mouth water the second you hear the orders being called out by […]