Bike Ride to Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh
Do you want to travel to Paonta Sahib on your bike, if you your answer is Yes, you are at the right place. In today’s article, we would talk about the route and the places of interest in Paonta Sahib.
Paonta Sahib is located in the Himachal Pradesh state of India and is around 250 kilometers from New Delhi. It is famous for the Gurudwara on the Banks of river Yamuna.
It was fine Saturday evening and one of my friends approached me to visit the Gurudwara on Sunday. The plan was finalized and we decided to leave New Delhi on Sunday at 05:00 AM in the morning. And as would happen to most of us, we were running behind our schedule by an hour. We left Delhi at around 06:00 AM on our Royal Enfields. The route we decided to follow was New Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat-Karnal-Indri-Yamunanagar-Paonta Sahib.
We were throttling on the National Highway 1A and took our first pit stop at Neelkanth Dhaba, Sonipat. We also refuelled at the nearby fuel station. The weather was pleasant and we were enjoying riding. We reached Karnal at around 08:30 AM in the morning. There is a diversion towards the right, which one should never miss. This diversion takes us to Yamunanagar through Indri. Indri is a small village en-route Yamunanagar.
Once we left the National Highway, cool breeze was gushing through our helmets and we were able to see greenery every where on the road. The scenic beauty of the road was awesome. In 40 minutes, we reached Yamunanagar, we were able to smell the foul gases coming out of the Paper mill in Yamunanagar.
After we left Yamunanagar, the hills started. The road is narrow and goes through deep jungles. There are boards at some places which requested us not to stop on the road due to danger of wild animals coming on the road. The road was awesome, I loved riding on the road and wished that Delhi was also as lush green as the road.
We reached Paonta Sahib at around 11:00 AM in the morning and headed towards the Gurudwara Sahib. The Gurudwara was built in the memory of tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji. We also came to know that there is a palanquin made of pure gold in the Gurudwara and it was donated by the devotees across the world. We also saw a temple in the neighborhood of the Gurudwara and the temple was dedicated to Goddess Yamuna.
We had lunch at the Langar Hall and headed back towards New Delhi on our bulls.
So, we came to the end of the best one day ride, I ever had in my life. It was just awesome and memories remain in the heart which I can cherish.
Some points to be taken care of as per me if you are going on a bike:
- 1) Make sure to fill in fuel at Yamunanagar, as you would not find fuel stations till Paonta Sahib (I didn’t observe)
- Carry spare parts with you like, puncture repair kit, spare throttle and clutch wire
- Take regular pit-stops to avoid fatigue.
Thanks for reading guys and have a safe ride on your “Dug Dug”.