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Day 3 - Rishikesh

The weather looked gloomy with an overcast sky as we woke up. We had breakfast at the hotel and decided to visit Rishikesh today. Again we headed back the way we came yesterday and after crossing Rajaji National Park the road divides and one goes towards to Dehradun and one to Rishikesh. The drive was pleasant, as we opted Laxman  Jhula as our destination google map smartly took us via highway bypassing the main city.But at the end the roads started to get narrower lucky for us we found a parking lot packed yet as we early risers ;)
The weather was little cold compared to the planes of Dehradun with lots of breeze coming from Ganga. We walked to Laxman Jhula to cross it. Oh boy! We have no idea what local authority allows two-wheelers, cycle to cross the hanging bridge which is meant for a pedestrian. And top of it you even have some cows standing in the middle.
I am sure the people coming all the from abroad to Rishikesh for peace, meditation and self-purity do get a complete shock wi…

Wedding

It all started around very early 2002. After few correspondences between our parents I was asked to come to India in April. After doing some travelling around, on very last day I met Pamela in-person at Bombay on 27th April. It did not took much time for deciding about the biggest step of our life.After phone calls and emails for next six months, we got married on 8th November at Calcutta.I reached Siliguri on 5th November whereas Pamela reached Calcutta at 30th October from Durg. I with few of my family members reached Calcutta on 8th morning by an overnight train journey. The main function was at night, which started around late evening and ended at 2AM.Next day, evening we started again for Siliguri from Calcutta. There was reception at Siliguri on 11th. We started for Durg on 14th to attend another reception there. It was for all those who could not attend Wedding reception at Calcutta. We started from Durg again on 15th for Siliguri via Calcutta.Yes!! We did travelled a lot on In…