It was the day of Teej Festival when we had a day off. We made a plan to travel 70KM by a ride from the Kathmandu valley. We started our ride exactly at 6 A.M. It was pretty foggy morning, we stopped at Thankot, where all of my friends had some gossips about the ride route. Most of all, if not all, were experienced riders. This was my first trip to Nuwakot Durbar. I was too excited to visit the palace built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The road to reach the palace was better than we had expected it to be. Imagine the stream of 12 riders, cruising down the highway at the top speed. It took us only an hour to reach Galchi which was the turning point of the prithvi highway.
The hot coffee at Galchi, energized us to ride few hours continuously without taking rest. We stopped at Devghat for breakfast. Devghat was really a beautiful place with a limited population. After leaving Devghat, Bidur was supposed to be out next stop. There was uphill from Bidur to reach the Palace. It took us around 30mins to reach the palace. The palace was at a beautiful place, where we had the 360 view of the whole Kingdom. It was like the eagle view point. The palace was not renovated. It seemed so crowded due to local people moving inside the palace area building their houses. According to the local guy, the palace was supposed to be renovated by the Chinese company. Finally, we went down to the Bidur for Lunch, the spicy food out there made us visit that place next time for lunch. Overall, it was a well-coordinated trip. I wouldn’t have known about the history of the palace unless I had visited there. We reached back to Kathmandu at almost 6 P.M.