It was a beautiful morning. The air in Agra had an enchanting smell. I decided to leave Agra as early as possible. If I could do so, I would have enough time to roam around Mathura, Vrindavan and reach Delhi before the Sun sets.
Agra to Mathura
Took the national highway NH19 instead of Yamuna Expressway. National highway was really in a bad shape throughout the route. Moving consistently without break made me reach Mathura around 10 AM.
Paid visit to the Baba Jai Gurudev Temple located right on the highway. Left the bike and luggage with the shoe keeper and went inside the temple.
The temple has glittering white marble all around and is sheer beauty. Prayed and meditated, took blessings and left for Vrindavan.
Bolo banke bihari laal ki .. Jai
The long narrow road which leads to Banke Bihariji temple is lined with a number of temples and ashrams. The road usually gets choked by the incoming stream of tourist vehicles.
Left the bike and luggage trusting a paan wale chacha. Paid him Rs. 100 to trust me 🙂
The place was still soaked in the mood of Holi, after all, just one day had passed after Holi.
Went inside the ISKCON temple or the firangiyo ka Mandir as the locals refer. Whatever it is called, felt nice to be a part of the afternoon kirtan and pooja.
Running out of time, wrapped up from Vrindavan and took a shortcut to Yamuna Expressway through the Raya-Vrindavan Yamuna Expressway link road.
The road passed through Yamuna river. Between me and the Expressway, there was a loose sand patch. More than a foot deep of dry sand. It clogged the road with no space around it.
Even cars were struggling to get pass through. It was fun to throttle the Thunderbird hard and cut through the sand while by standers watched curiosly 🙂
Kakdi by the Expressway
The afternoon was getting hot. Just before the Expressway took a kakdi break. We were having a healthy chat with the kakdi wale bhaiyya. A superbike passed the expressway sounding as crazy as it can. ‘Aitna tez chalaye bolo, rapat jaaye to bachna hai kya ***** ko.
I burst into laughter and lifted my hand for high five with him when I noticed long white worms walking on my hand.
Glanced at the kakdi, my God, I was eating these little creatures for the last few seconds. Tried to vomit but my system didn’t respond. Handed the remaining kida kakdi to the seller and left the place.
Reached Delhi around 7 PM and headed to Paharganj. I checked-in in a cheap and third class hotel costing Rs.500 for a day. Room was dirty and bathroom window was wide open without any cover 😀
Who cares I just had to spend one night and catch the train tomorrow. Post fresh up session left for Chandni Chowk and later India Gate. With this my North India Bike Trip ended. The only thing planned for tomorrow was Botanical Garden and handing over the Thunderbird to Stoneheadbikes.
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