The Travel Fanatic

I’ve noticed how much I’ve grown as a traveller since my Travel Bug days. Some of the positive effects travelling had bestowed on my personality are: planning trips more efficiently, saving more time, writing blog posts on the go, etc. Now that I think of it, I had written my very first blog post on a train even though it had nothing to do with travelling. During my last post (Travel Enthusiast) I was just gloating over the fact that I had completed a 12-day trip alone. Since then I’ve improved my solo traveller record from three to eight trips out of which six were during this year (still counting).

Since my Aurangabad trip in March, I visited very few places like Ramoji, Nandi Hills and Nagpur. I had taken a break from travelling over the summer. Once the monsoon had set in it was a series of plans that I executed one after the other. Some of them were decided way in advance, and many of them were random.

Over the recent past, I had set foot in two states that I had never been to; first being Gujarat that I have partly explored ( Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Patan ) and Madhya Pradesh where I had earlier been to Bhopal, Sanchi, Bhimbetka, Ujjain, Indore and Omkareshwar, I have now completely explored it after my latest trip to Khajuraho and Gwalior. I also stopped by Orchha and Jhansi, although the two places don’t fall under Madhya Pradesh.

One of my major trips in the past few months was when I went for a trek in Uttarakhand. I explored Dehradun, Mussoorie, Joshimath, Badrinath, Rishikesh and Haridwar. Although the Garhwal and Kumaon regions have a lot more amazing places to offer, I’m sure I’ll be back there for more.

Like last year, I again stopped at all the major cities, Hyderabad twice, Bangalore (oops; I lost count, but I made numerous stops here), Delhi (twice again) and once to Chennai. I somehow couldn’t make it to Mumbai this time, I guess you do take what closer to you for granted, although I’ll definitely make a stop there next month.

I also carefully scrutinised all available modes of transportation to cover places like Kodaikanal, Chennai, Vizag and Nagpur, which were all definitely not very close to Pune over just two days. Although, okay, Nagpur wasn’t that far, and Chennai was a flight away, but the other two were a challenge.

So here it is, I’ve been following my heart and doing what it tells me to without procrastinating too much, and I hope you’re all doing the same. Do look into my last two posts in this series, and I cannot wait to be back to share stories about my journeys.

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved India when I visited in 1990 and 1998, you’ve been to so many places, I shall check it out. Did you make it to Diu in Gujarat or the boat breaking place on the coast? I somehow got involved in a dental convention in Diu, my teeth are appaling!

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    1. Oh I haven’t been to Diu but I don’t plan to visit soon

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    2. I’m sorry I meant I do plan to visit soon

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    3. We went to a place called Deeg once, got chased by a load of school kids!! Was funny 😁

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    4. How long would it take for me to visit places at Diu?

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    5. I’m not sure, we were travelling and had little money, but stayed in an old colonial villa for about 4 days on the way down to Bombay (as it was then!) it wasn’t expensive but we were roughing it!! I loved it, the architecture is a mix between the European, specifically Portuguese I think and Indian which you guys do so well. One day I’ll be back, it’s my fave country, apart from Sri Lanka where I got engaged, so that had to go in front!!

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    6. Cool 😀😀 I’ll probably go there next month

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    7. Do it! I went up to Kashmir in 1990, stayed on Lake Dal on a houseboat in Srinagar in January, it was the first place we stayed in India, aged just 19. It was minus 20’ at night and we could hear gunshots!!

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    8. Damn that must have given you the chills

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    9. It was pretty peculiar, first time I’d been further than the Greek islands and I’m in war torn Kashmir, gun shots ringing out in the dark, and were stuck on a freezing cold house boat on a frozen lake! We were there 5 days and had a real struggle to get out!

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    10. Oh that’s bad, anyway I’m glad you made it

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  2. frannnelli says:

    wow didn’t know these places existed! They look fabulous

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    1. Thanks for stopping by 😀

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  3. Mitali says:

    Woaaa sudha!!! Way to go!!!

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  4. sujataclub says:

    You are awesome Sudha. You motivate me a lot.

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    1. I’m so glad, its people like you read regularly who motivate me to go further

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  5. Atanu says:

    # respect to you and meticulous writing ✍️.

    I am privileged that I have once worked with you . Though I was oblivious of your talent at that time.

    Please plan a trip to Mumbai…. would love to have a fan moment with you

    Cheers and keep travelling and writing

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  6. Atanu says:

    # respect to you and meticulous writing ✍️.

    I am privileged that I have once worked with you . Though I was oblivious of your talent at that time.

    Please plan a trip to Mumbai…. would love to have a fan moment with you

    Cheers and keep travelling and writing

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    1. Thanks a lot, I’ll definitely let you know 😀

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