During Chandigarh to Rishikesh motorbike journey or vice versa I try to stop at Markanda Paradise Restaurant for breakfast/lunch or snacks. Though no display board but not to worry – quick service and a budget restaurant for budget travelers.
It was 2:00 pm and I was hungry. As I have completed only half of the journey I decided to have some light food. What better than Pyaz Paratha with achar and tea – favorite if it is HOT and then tea will be Double.
Cost – Rs. 30 per Onion Paratha and Rs. 20 for double tea. Thats it.
Vijay Bahadur Rana though getting old but always quick in service. He is the only person who enhanced knowledge about the river that flows in front of his restaurant and the name is Markanda river. Only during rainy season good amount of water is in river.
So if you are passing via this route that is National Highway 72 you may stop at this location popularly known as Markanda bridge near Nahan town (visible from this location on top of mountain) to refresh yourself. Enjoy.