Saturday, June 25, 2016

SHOPPING BAG OUT OF KURTI

 
 Cloth bag / shopping bag in cotton fabric
A neighbour and friend was walking out for some grocery and veggie shopping. She was not carrying any bags. On enquiry, said that she had no cloth bags. Immediately decided I must rectify the situation.
Came home and looked through my stash of fabrics. Could not find anything suitable. I wanted at least 1m length of fabric and sturdy enough to take some load and be used roughly. Finally I found a kurti that I was not wearing any more. It was made of handloom cotton and had block print on it. It seemed like the ideal material for a cloth bag / shopping bag. 
The kurti had 3/4 length sleeves. First I separated them from the kurti. It was exciting to cut up the rest of the kurti. What I actually did was to cut off the top of kurti till below the arm hole opening. Turned it upside down. Folded the stitched end of the kurti once about 1.5" wide and stitched a band. The side stitches of the kurti were left intact. Stitched up the bottom of the bag twice, for strength.
For the handles, out of the sleeves, cut off 4" wide strips. Attached two strips together for the required length. Folded them and stitched the inside along the length to form a tube. Took inside out. 
Attached these handles at 6" apart on either side, on the inside. Lo and behold, cloth bag for shopping is ready!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chardham Yatra - Schedule

Following is the itinerary and schedule of the Chardham Yatra I undertook in the month of My'16. If anyone is interested, kindly check out Uttarakhand Tourism Dept's website for more details.


TOUR NO. 04

RISHIKESH – YAMUNOTRI – GANGOTRI – KEDARNATH – BADRINATH-RISHIKESH

2016

Duration: 10 - Days & 10 - Nights







Transport:  By 2x2 Non A.C. Bus







Frequency: Every –   Wednesday







Reporting Place: Bharat Bhoomi Tourist Complex, Shail Vihar, Rishikesh Tel: 0135-2433002

Reporting Time: One day before departure
(Pre Night Every Tuesday )












Charges Per Seat
Adult
Child
Sr Citizen





May To Jun
15380
14800
14510





July To Nov
12300
11840
11610








Period
    Station /                    Alt. in Mtrs)
Dep/Arr.
Time
Remarks: - Activities/Approx. temp. (In Celsius) and Night halt places

1st Day          
 260 Km by Bus   
Wednesday
Rishikesh
Dep
06.00:AM
After morning tea, breakfast Enroute

Barkot
Arr
01.00:PM
Lunch Break

Barkot
Dep
02.00:PM


Phoolchatti (2450)
Arr
04.00:P-M
Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 10




Temp Max: 25

2nd Day         
 08 Km Drive &  10 km
trek (to & fro)    
Thursday
Phoolchatti
Dep
06.00:AM
Breakfast at TRH Jankichatti

Yamunotri
Arr
10:00:AM
Visit Yumnotri Holi Dip, Pooja Darshan & Lunch Break

Yamunotri
Dep
11:00:PM


Phoolchatti (2450)
Arr
04.30:PM
Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 10




Temp Max: 25

3rd Day          
200Km by Bus  
 Friday
Phoolchatti
Dep
06.00:AM
After Tea / Breakfast at TRH Barkot

Uttarkashi
Arr
01.00:PM
Lunch at TRH Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi
Dep
02.00:PM
Visit Vishwanath Temple & lunch halt

Harsil (2620)
Arr
05.30:PM
Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 10




Temp Max: 22

4th Day        
130 Km by Bus 
Saturday
Harsil
Dep
06:00A.M.
After Tea / Breakfast at TRH Gangotri.

Gangotri
Arr
09:30A.M.
Holy dip in Ganges/Darshan / Pooja & Lunch

Gangotri
Dep
02:00 P.M.


Uttarkashi (1160)
Arr
05:30 P.M.
Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 10




Temp Max: 35

5th Day         
245 Km by Bus   
Sunday
Uttarkashi
Dep
06.30:AM
After Tea / Breakfast at TRH Chinyalisaur & Enroute visit Tehri Lake Site.

New Tehri
Arr
09.30:AM
Lunch enroute

New Tehri
Dep
02.00:PM


Rudraprayag (840)
Arr
05.30:PM
Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 15




Temp Max: 35




-

6th  Day         
65 Km by Bus + 23 Km 
Trek 
Monday
Rudraprayag
Dep
06.00:AM
After Tea / Breakfast

Gaurikund/Rampur
Arr
09.00:AM


Gaurikund/Rampur
Dep
10.00:AM


Kedarnath (3581)
Arr
06.00:PM
Darshan / Pooja / Aarti  




Dinner & Night Halt




Temp Min: 04





Temp Max: 18

7th  Day           
23 Km Trek + 85 Km. 
by Bus      
Tuesday
Kedarnath
Dep
08.00:AM
Morning Pooja / Darshan  & breakfast

Gaurikund/Rampur

01.00:PM


Gaurikund/Rampur
Dep
02.00:PM
-

Gauchar (880)
Arr
05.00:PM
Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 10




Temp Max: 35

8th Day           
140 Km by Bus 
Wednesday
Gauchar
Dep
06.00:AM
After Tea  / Breakfast enroute

Joshimath
Arr
12.00:PM
Lunch halt at TRH Pipalkoti / Joshimath

Joshimath
Dep
01.00:PM
(One way traffic)

Badrinath (3133)
Arr
04.30:PM
Arti, Darshan, Pooja




& Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 5




Temp Max: 18

9th Day          
125 Km by Bus       
Thursday
Badrinath
Dep
09.00:AM
Holy dip & Morning Pooja / Darshan & Tea/Breakfast

Joshimath
Arr
11.00:AM


Joshimath
Dep
03.00:PM
Visit Auli by cable car on own Payment basis.(Optional)

Kaleshwar (860)
Arr
06.00:PM
Dinner & Night Halt.




Temp Min: 15




Temp Max: 35

10th Day       180 Km by Bus        Friday
Kaleshwar
Dep
07.00:AM
After Tea / Breakfast

Kaudiyala
Arr
01.00:PM
Lunch Enroute

Kaudiyala
Dep
02.00:PM
 

Rishikesh (330)
Arr
05.00:PM
TOUR CONCLUDES.

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