I have always loved travelling, but my travel plans were forever getting postponed for some reason or the other. However, by mid-part of the year ( around June'15 ), my conscience began screaming at me, that, if I keep procrastinating, things will never happen; my dreams will remain forever stuck. And my dream was to travel ~ visit places that I always saw on Television/Magazines or had heard about from friends. Thus, I decided to go about fulfilling my dreams. And thus, my real #Talesof2015 began.
I made a strategy to travel north, west, central and east India ( had done south already ) within 2015 itself. Yes, that’s a huge itinerary, because, I was trying to cover maximum in limited time. But it was possible. With the help of my travel agent, I got about booking my tickets. To save time, I travelled mostly at night, and it saved me money too \Yay/. Let’s check out my travel pursuits this year that made up my supa-awesome talesof2015! ( do check out my detailed posts on these trips too ).
So, first, I went up the Himalayas. It was always my dream to see mountains up, close and personal. That trip took me to other delightful destinations too that enriched my whole experience – like Haridwar, Rishikesh – where I witnessed the reverence that people held, for the Holy Ganges; Mussoorie, Kempty, Dehradun, Chamba, Tehri etc, where I got glimpses of the pahadi life and much more. Oh..it was such a great & memorable experience.
My trip 'west' took me to Bhuj ( in the Kutch region of Gujarat), where I walked the Salt Desert of White Rann, and visited lots of other interesting places and sights. Also, I could not have missed witnessing the royalty of Rajasthan, its magnificent forts, palaces, bazaars etc.
My trip to 'central' India, took me in and around Bhopal ( in Madhya Pradesh). Lakes in Bhopal, the ancient Stupas of Sanchi or even the famous Gas Tragedy site etc; this visit had me intrigued and yearning for more. I even visited the Kumbh Mela'15 at Nashik which was an incredible experience to say the least.
As I am writing this post, I’m re-discovering north-east ( it being my native land ), and I’m thoroughly enjoying every bit of it. The journey never ends…it has only begun.
So, yes, the year 2015, has been a very special year for me. The places I covered, are just the tip of an ice-berg. Intoxicated as I am, discovering so much of India, bit by bit, its turning out to be an addiction; one I know that'll spill on over to not just 2016, but the rest of my lifetime :-)
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