31st January – third day of Kila Raipur festival 2015 and freezing weather conditions. We decided to visit Kila Raipur by bus instead of motorbike. AÂ local person guided us to reach Kharar bus stand to get a bus for Ludhiana and from Ludhiana – bus for Kila Raipur.
We followed the advice. Morning hours at 9 we were at Kharar bus stand. There are many buses for Ludhiana every few minutes. A bus conductor was shouting Ludhiana Ludhiana Ludhiana. We enter the bus. 9:15 the bus started its journey. Rs. 70/- per person the bus fare between Kharar and Ludhiana. Paid.
At 11:30 am we reachedÂ Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Interstate Bus Terminal, Ludhiana. The journey was very much comfortable compare to our motorbike journey in past two days. Road condition – fantastic.
After reaching interstate bus terminal we inquired about bus for Kila Raipur. We were guided by a bus conductor to reach adjacent local bus terminal. Just 50 meter walking distance we were at local bus terminal. It was almost empty in-comparison to interstate bus terminal. We inquire about bus for Kila Raipur.
We were told from pillar no. 9 bus will go for Kila Raipur. Currently there was no bus but was about to arrive. We were hungry because of no breakfast till now. A small shop opposite pillar no. 4 was making rotis. We requested for breakfast. As it was afternoon hours he said – Thali will be served only. Ok – said I. Rs. 50/- unlimited thali was served which was too good in taste specially Rajma. The food was hot and the owner himself was preparing rotis. Fantastic in-short the food quality.
After lunch it was time for Kila Raipur journey. We were getting late a little bit. At 12:05 our bus started its journey for Kila Raipur. Rs. 18/- per person bus fare from Ludhiana till Kila Raipur.
1:15 noon hours we reached Kila Raipur approx. one km before the stadium the bus dropped us. By 1:40 pm we reached Kila Raipur stadium walking one km. The best about this journey – bus was passing via various villages.
A wish – instead of starting at 9 am it was better we started much earlier from Kharar bus stand. The sports was already started when we reached the stadium and spent only few few hours.
Yes, I forgot to tell you for return journey we inquired from the bus conductor. We were told at 4:50 pm same bus from the same dropping pointÂ we may return for Ludhiana. And let me tell you exactly at 4:50 pm the bus arrived at the same point and we returned to Ludhiana. Such a time perfection specially by a bus a new experience. Well done.