Polo Drive To Nahan - Renukaji - Paonta Sahib (August 2012)


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Delhi-Nahan-Renukaji-Paonta Sahib-Delhi road trip in my Polo​

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Trip start date: 17-08-2012

Trip end date: 20-08-2012

Total days: 4

Travelers: Me, my wife, my friend and his wife

Vehicle: My Polo TDI

Approximate distance between Delhi to Nahan: 260-270 KM, 4-5 Hrs drive

Planned itinerary:

Day-1: Late evening start between 4-5PM from Delhi
Day-2: Visit to Renukaji
Day-3: Visit to Paonta Sahib
Day-4: Mid afternoon return to Delhi

Day-1: Delhi to Nahan

Date: 17-08-2012 (Friday)

Route taken: New Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat-Karnal-Shahbad-Saha-Shahzadpur-Narayangarh-Kala Amb-Nahan

Started from Delhi around 4:50PM in the evening and reached Nahan by 10:00PM, covered 265KM. Roads were in excellent condition with few usual diversions on NH-1. After that it's both way traffic till Nahan. We found medium traffic on thisroute, one can easily cover this route in less than 4 hrs during day time.

On the way to Nahan we had taken half n hour break at Sukhdev Dhaba as usual stuffed parantha's was perfect.

Below are the few pics to start with:


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Start odo reading, my Polo is inching closer towards it's first service

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Surprisingly mild traffic on Friday weekend

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Our first and sole break at Sukhdev Dhaba Murthal, my Explorer-1 posing for the pic

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Our home for next 4 days, circuit house Nahan

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Today's morning view from our room

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It's so calm and quite outside, loved this place
 

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Welcome back. Great to find another exciting travelogue but these snaps are not enough. How about driving upto Agra through Yamuna Expressway. Any plans? :smile:

Drive Safe,
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Renukaji is an awesome place. Been there many times, and loved it. The hotel of HP Tourism is in near lake, and I love the view I get [:D].

I hope you enjoyed your trip too.[;)]
 
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Welcome back. Great to find another exciting travelogue but these snaps are not enough. How about driving upto Agra through Yamuna Expressway. Any plans? :smile:

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Thanks 350Z for your lovely words, yet to hit that road was on consecutive trips and out of Delhi most of the time so missed the free run.

Will hit that soon wanna join me? :)

nice startup and awaiting for more pictures
Thanks rajvel, will post updates by tomorrow early morning

Renukaji is an awesome place. Been there many times, and loved it. The hotel of HP Tourism is in near lake, and I love the view I get [:D].

I hope you enjoyed your trip too.[;)]
Yes Renukaji lake is awesome and it looks best in monsoon, yes had some snacks at HPDTC Renukaji lovely hotel.

Welcome back to the hub buddy. Always love reading your travelogues, waiting for more pictures [:)]
Thanks dear for your lovely words, i am sure you will enjoy this log too.

Kind find below few pics from my ongoing trip below till the next updates:



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Above two pics are taken at Renukaji lake

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Above pic is taken on the way to Paonta Sahib from Nahan
 
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Hey toughguy good to see you back in action. I did some action after Nainital, on the yamuna expressway, before it opned. Oh how can I tell you about the experience. I have dont have any words. Its a Marlyn Monroe for drivers [;)]. I did 180km/hr on my Punto. Risky, but worth it. I am planning a trip this sept, maybe Renukaji or Siriska
 
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Hey toughguy good to see you back in action. I did some action after Nainital, on the yamuna expressway, before it opned. Oh how can I tell you about the experience. I have dont have any words. Its a Marlyn Monroe for drivers [;)]. I did 180km/hr on my Punto. Risky, but worth it. I am planning a trip this sept, maybe Renukaji or Siriska
Hi,

Good to hear from you after so long, yes Yamuna express way is in pending list of mine too will attempt it some day, but had to restrict myself below 100 mark due to strict vigilance as told :(
 
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Day-2: Nahan to Renukaji lake

Date: 18-08-2012 (Saturday)

Route taken: Nahan-Jamta-Renukaji (40KM-1.5 hrs)

We started our day quite lately, reached Renukaji lake from Nahan around 1:00PM. We took Nahan-Shimla road which is currently in very bad state due to ongoing road widening activities, we left this road after Jamta from here on road is in great state. We found climate quite humid and hot all through out this route, route was scenic but not among the best.

We reached at lake entrance and paid 250 bucks for car entry fee and 20 bucks for camera, lake was looking mesmerizing in monsoons also spotted few wildlife in the zoo along the lake.

We spent couple of hrs around the lake and then had boating inside the lake for half n hour, after boating we had snacks at HPTDC Renukaji, it is advisable to have snacks at HPTDC Renuka instead of shops along the lake which are overpriced.

Find below pics of day-2


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Nahan is a quite and calm place

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Nahan-Shimla road is in bad state due to ongoing road widening work

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Road improves dramatically from this turn towards Jamta

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Nahan-Shimla road in above pic was full of potholes

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One can notice more greenery from here on

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My Exlporer-1 crunching miles

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Road becomes butter smooth here on till Renukaji

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Farming has been going on at certain stretches along this route
 
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Day-2 contd:

Pics of day-2 continue below from Nahan to Renukaji:


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Explorer-1 enjoying the nature like us

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We saw this waterfall on our way to Renukaji

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We stopped here to spend sometime

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We reached this entrance of the Renukaji lake for parikrama

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Details of entrance fees for Renukaji lake

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We came from this side for entrance

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My baby waiting for clearance from them

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First glimpse of Renukaji lake
 
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Day-2 contd:

Pics of day-2 after we reached Renukaji:


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Explorer-1 resting alongside the lake

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There are many sitting points alongside lake where one can spend time at leisure

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This road is running all around the lake for parikarma

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Do's and don't of this place

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My baby spending her time at leisure like us

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Renuka lake is in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India and it is 672 m above the sea level

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It is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh, with a circumference of about 3214M

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This lake was named after the goddess Renuka.
 
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No pics of Lion and Bear? :(
And the last three images are just brilliant! Can you send me a higher resolution for the desktop background? [;)]

Also, you missed one fact: Renukaji lake is biggest lake in HP. [:P] Nevermind, noticed it now.
 
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Day-2 contd:

Pics of day-2 continue below from Nahan to Renukaji:


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Explorer-1 enjoying the nature like us

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We saw this waterfall on our way to Renukaji

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We stopped here to spend sometime

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We reached this entrance of the Renukaji lake for parikrama

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Details of entrance fees for Renukaji lake

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We came from this side for entrance

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My baby waiting for clearance from them

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First glimpse of Renukaji lake
Day-2 contd:

Pics of day-2 after we reached Renukaji:


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Explorer-1 resting alongside the lake

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There are many sitting points alongside lake where one can spend time at leisure

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This road is running all around the lake for parikarma

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Do's and don't of this place

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My baby spending her time at leisure like us

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Renuka lake is in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India and it is 672 m above the sea level

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It is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh, with a circumference of about 3214M

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This lake was named after the goddess Renuka.
WoW, what a place it is !!

+100 for the Picture number 1 in both the posts. Keep that pic of your car in the greenery(post 1) and make it a good portrait
 
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