Shiva-Our touring guide

Hey Folks

I am writing after a long time. All this while I wrote but not on my blog. Work is keeping me occupied (that’s the best excuse for now 😉 )

So this time I am glad to introduce Shiva

It was in May end that we make a short trip to hills (Dharamshala and Mcleodganj to be precise) to pacify our girls who were nagging us constantly to take them out of Delhi in their summer break.

As it was random and unplanned thing so we didn’t get the train reservation. We reached Dharamshala around 10 at night and was tired after a long journey.

Now we didn’t had our own car and wanted to hire a cab for local sight seeing. We enquired for cab services at the hotel and they called Shiva.

In the busy tourist season we had lost the hope of getting the taxi as most of the local drivers weren’t available. Shiva came in less than 30 minutes to the hotel where we were putting up.

What compelled me to write about him?

Lot many things.

As we started our trip with Shiva, his friendly nature make us all comfortable. He was constantly getting calls from other tourist but not at one time he asked us to hurry up so that he can take another tourist. He was patient and he also made effort to show us each and everything in and around Dharamshala in that short span of time.

He dropped us to the Mcleodganj and made arrangements for the taxi for the next day. We had a trekking plans next day and we just need the cab to drop and pick us to and fro from the point from where trekking starts.

Third day of our trip (also the last day of our vacation) we went to see all the places near Mcleodganj including Bhagsu waterfall (water was very scanty during summers) and Naddi point (famous for its picturesque view).

It was nearly evening and time for us to board the bus back to Delhi. We wanted to have our first paragliding experience at Indrunal (famous spot for paragliding). Shiva told us that there will be a long que and we might not get a chance to do it as we didnt have time in hand.

He still tried it for us. He called those people from his mobile and then took us there. He Kept on requesting them to let us go before our turn so that we don’t miss it.

Not only this, as our younger daughter was under age and under weight too for paragliding she wasn’t allowed to do it. In this scenario one of us had to be with her but Shiva assured us that he will be with Shreya and we should go for paragliding.

He took care of Shreya while we enjoyed the thrilling experience of paragliding.

We were lucky to found him as our cab driver and touring guide. Now it was time to reach to the point where we were supposed to board the cab. Kids were hungry by that time and he told us that we will not get anything to eat near that point. So he again took the pain and drove us back to the mall where we got the pizza packed for us.

Finally it was time to leave the mountains and de board his cab to start our journey towards back home.

He went out of his way to make our trip more enjoyable. So I decided to give him little space on my blog post as a reward for his services.

If you are planning to go towards Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala or near by areas I would highly recommend him and his cab services.

You can contact him at 097360 80371

Cheers,

Rupali

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