Thursday, 7 December 2017

My first experience for Char Dham Yatra with Gaumukh - with Aananda Holidays

Well it seems like only yesterday that I was in Haridwar but of course over a month has passed since I returned home.  But what an experience!
Firstly, it was so nice to meet you face to face!  Thank you for doing such a good job arranging my trip.  I am sure it was your care and attention to detail which allowed everything to happen just as planned – brilliant. 
Secondly, you asked if I would provide some feedback.  This was a trip of a lifetime for me.  I knew that if it was meant to be I would see Gomukh and, if not, well then it wasn’t meant to be.  I was so amazed and delighted when I found out Satish would be the guide for the trip - then I knew that all would be well, and it was.  Our driver Aditya was the best driver on those mountain roads and also in the city and our porter Ram knew the trek route like the back of his hand.  Everyone got on so well together.  I am full of gratitude to everyone – great little team Smile, perfect weather - it was like a dream come true.  10 out of 10.
All the accommodation was fabulous – Harsil especially the tented camp right on the river, Bhojawasa where the food was extraordinary, the beautiful Haveli Hari Ganga of course and the Park Plaza in Delhi.  The Country Style hotel I felt was a little impersonal compared to the rest of the accommodation, probably a bit bigger, but certainly in a great location for my trip.  The Yoga Niketan ashram I loved and I would like one day to return and spend some time there.  A friend from Brisbane stayed at the ashram on my recommendation in early June.  She’s still away but I am sure she would have enjoyed it.  The staff there are amazing.  The staff everywhere were amazing! 
I will happily recommend Aananda Holidays to anyone and everyone thinking of travelling in your direction. 
Back to reality here now but I would hope to be fortunate enough to visit your country again one of these days.  Thank you once again – I hope you are able one day to make this trip yourself – it is so very beautiful!
Best wishes to you