Post Monsoon Drive to DHANAULTI – Part- III – Dehradun – Haridwar – Delhi

Today we had a plan to visit Sahastra Dhara. But my cousin told that the place is now a very dirty picnic spot. So we had to cancel the plan. Earlier, it was such a beautiful spot with clean water but now it has turned into a messy picnic spot. Sometimes, I really feel disheartened that why do people make such natural spots ugly. So that day, we just remained at my relatives place and took some rest.

DAY-4–>2nd Oct’11 – DEHRADUN – HARIDWAR – DELHI – 260 Kms
Finally, the last day of the trip had come. We made the plan that first we would go to Har Ki Pauri and then we would proceed to our relatives place. We started at 7:30 am from Dehradun. We were in our silver queen and my brother’s family also accompnied us and they were in their own car. Dehardun to Haridwar on NH-72 was a regular smooth drive and NH-72 is very good.


Here is a video of driving on NH-72 –

DAY-3–> 1st Oct’11


Approaching Har Ki Pauri

By 9am we were in Haridwar. Parked the cars in the Parking and proceeded to Har Ki Pauri. Did the darshan of Ganga Maiyya and spent some time there. Har Ki Pauri was as usual overcrowded with people and not clean as always.

Har Ki Pauri

Animals are there too

The Holy Dip of the Devotees

After visiting Haridwar, we went to our relatives place at Jwalapur. It is around 15 minutes journey from Haridwar. Basically these are just the adjacent places. Reached there at 11am. Took some rest and after the lunch finally we started the return journey to Delhi, while my brother started their return journey to Dehradun.

Some more pics from Har Ki Pauri –

Prayers being offered

The Mighty Ganga

Rajaji National Park

GMVN Sign Boards

GMVN Boards

We started at 1:30 pm from Haridwar/Jwalapur. Road was very good till Roorkee. From Haridwar, Delhi is about 200 Kms.

Exiting Haridwar

Roorkee to Muzaffarnagar on NH-58 was Ok. Again the Muzaffarnagar Bypass – Khatauli Bypass – Meerut Bypass was excellent and it was the same old mundane ride. By 4 pm we crossed Meerut Bypass.

Muzaffarnagar Bypass

Khatauli Bypasss

Approaching Meerut Bypass

After Meerut till Ghaziabad the road was totally devastated at most places specially at Modinagar and Muradnagar (Though now the stretch is totally fine). After crossing the stretch, at Ghaziabad again there was a traffic jam at Hindon Bridge which is quite regular. We were stuck there for 1 hour.

Entering Delhi

Finally we reached our place at 7pm in the evening due to the traffic jam.


  • yogesh says:

    Hi sahil,

    instead of Sahastradhara u should visit “robbers cave”, it is crowded too but not untidy like the sahastradhara.

    nice review and pics were well posted.

    looking for your next post

  • Hi Sahil ………………..

    After a long time…………………………….Busy ??????

    Post was as usual nice and well described. Also thanks for giving darshan of Har ka Pauri, Haridwar.

    I am planning some trip in Uttarakhand in August End and September start some 5-6 days .

    My primary destinations will be haridwar and rishikesh visiting each and every religious sights and some other places , can you suggest some other religious places nearby and itinerary so that i can start planning things…………….

    Also before That , Is weather going to be ok for the Travel ???????

  • Nandan says:

    Long time Sahil.

    Such a delight to see your story. I have embedded the video in the post itself. Have also added an ‘Excerpt’ and ‘Tags’. There would be value in getting a refresher on ‘Author Boot Camp’.

    Haven’t been to this road for long. Happy to see gleaming tar :-). Once you enter GZB, did you explore the option of taking the ‘Rajnagar Extn’ route ? It would lead you to Hindon and then you can take a narrow road along side Hindon, all the way to Vaishali and then via UP Gate, you can cross over Yamuna from NZM Bridge.

    Look fwd to read from one of our evergreen Ghumakkars.

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      @ Nandan – Taking Rajnagar Extn route is worth while going towards Meerut /Dehradun but while coming back their is no cut to cross the road which goes to Mohannagar so one has to take left turn & than U turn from Ghaziabad crossing.

    • Sahil Sethi says:

      Thanks Nandan !!!!

      I have used the Raj Nagar Extension road many times, but never find it very useful. The only painful spot here is the Hindon Bridge. Yesterday also I was stuck there for couple of hours.


  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Another interesting post with beautiful pictures as usual. You are seen very rare on Ghumakkar now a days, any special reason? We can’t see your comments on other stories since a long.


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  • Sanjeev says:

    Hi Sahil Bhai,Very nice narration with nice pics.
    Saw your post after a long time.

  • Sahil Sethi says:

    Thanks Sanjeev for your liking.


  • Manish says:

    Dear All,

    We are planning to visit Dhanaulti in the Jan / Feb 2015. Our main motto is to enjoy the snow.

    Can any one advise on which dates we should travel.

    Best regards,

    Manish Katoch

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