That Sunset in Lonavla…..
We settled in New Delhi, India post wedding while my parents continued to stay in Mumbai. For me visiting my parents has always been an overwhelming experience. (Anyways In India, a girl’s visit to her parents home after marriage is more of a ceremonial event).
I’m emotionally extremely attached to ma & pa, after all have been sharing every little event and issues with them since childhood & they have been such staunch supporters throughout. I remember how I used to sob when I first started staying at the hostel.
This story is from those days when I had a small vacation in Mumbai after my wedding. I have stayed in Mumbai for over 8 years; I could never develop fondness for the city as it’s over crowded and rough on eyes, I mean everywhere you go, you will only find people, chawls, filth barring few areas (remember the movie – Slumdog Millionaire!!!) .
This was really a brief visit & hence we had to zero in on a location that had to be covered within a day. After extremely involving discussion spanning over at least an hour we decided to go for a long drive to Lonavla.
Lonavla is insanely popular hill-station on the Mumbai-Pune expressway.
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Such a profound thought 🙂
‘A soothing wave touching the soul, a sigh of relief amidst all dissonance.’ That’s how I would like to define Travel.
There could actually be so many reasons as to why one travels? The most obvious ones being vacation, work and education but here I’m hinting on something beyond the ordinary.
I believe one travels for the inspiration, experience, touch more souls, make an impact, for adrenaline rush, to find oneself, allot time to retrospect, do bizarre crazy things, plan your future in solace or might be simply to take a break from the chores.
‘Because all journeys have secret destinations of which traveler is unaware’- Buber
Journeys are meant to stay with you forever; to inspire, to discover, to enlighten and set free; they make memories and give you moments to relish for life. Travel is not limited to the places you visit but the experiences you create, lives you touch and the depth you discover.
Your travel experience is unique because it’s yours 🙂
We are Ashish and Charu and our philosophy is ‘Life is about what you make of it’. Make every second count as the time won’t last but your life well led will !!!
We have been traveling and exploring the world around us from every perspective that helps us understand it better. We love everything about travel, photography, music, adventure, culture and much more. While Ashish focuses on Photography; Charu weaves stories and manages the blog.
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