Travelling teaches a lot ?
You know how ? I am going to tell you how I have learnt some lessons from my recent trip to #IskconTemple #Mayapur #Bengal
1) Booked a morning train, paid a hefty parking fees for 12 hours parking… as soon as I reached station, they delayed train by about 3 hours. Now at that time, I have to make a decision should I waste my 3 hours or should I continue my 3 hours of journey with my 2 wheeler, I choose later and started road journey after wasting tickets and parking fees. Lesson learnt : #DecisionMaking
2) After starting my road journey, traffic police lstopped me for signal jumping, fined. Was feeling very bad as all things were going against me. Wife said, “chalo chodo, ghar chalte hai wapas”, I thought with patience for 2 minutes, and taken a decision to return back to the station to catch the delayed train. Lesson learnt : #Patience at the time of adversity.
Finally, we made it 😜
From last 1 year I was in love with travelling, and mind it, it is not a normal love, but I have spent almost most of my free time thinking only about new places to explore in my leaves, which I normally get with great difficulty and that too only for 1-2 days.
But eventually I have learned to travel within these few days that too with coverage of most the things in any given place.
Few things what I practice in my travelling, I want to share it with you all :
- Firstly I choose randomly any place where I want to travel, and it is based only on my instincts.
- Than I stick to that place, and starts searching for the flights, and till by god’s grace I always able to find some, which are cheaper than the normal.
- Throughly I do research about that place, on a travelling site, most I follow holidayiq website, read most of the reviews, and get the idea of most of the main tourists spots.
- Than I search the hotels, and mostly search for Budget Hotels. For this I mainly follow stayzilla website.
- Try to travel within the city through public transport if possible and if time permits (remember I cover cities within 1-3 days, so I have to be on my toes), otherwise hire the private cab.
- I try to talk to locals about the price of cabs before hiring, so that I can have the idea of pricing. In Gangtok, because of just one person I had saved 700rs, and same was in Shillong.
- I try to do minimal packing, mainly carry only the backpacks.
- Apart from the routine tourists places, I always try to interact with locals so that I can know about the local cultures, practices and thinking patterns.
- I try to explore the city by taking any random roads by walking and just observe the peoples.
- For me travelling is not only just visiting the tourists spots but also to feel the tradition, language, people interactions, their festivals, their main mode of earning and to know their ideology about national affairs (you may be thinking how offbeat I am).
Well this is how I travel, and shortly will starts sharing my travel stories of perticular cities.
But before going away, want to share some of my RAW pics and videos with you, have a look and share your views :
Some said what is special about photography, you has to press one button, do little bit adjustment, and than there you have one good picture.
I reply to them that photography is much more to just clicking some pictures, because pictures mainly originate in the mind of a photographer. Camera does make a picture beautiful but the contents of the picture decides by the mind of a photographer.
Here are some of my mental frames in the physical form…
How these pictures are.. do share your views..
Participating in Halfmarathon by Blogchatter.
Why I am always inclined towards trees, their colour, their shape, their arrangements..
Why I am always inclined towards morning hours, fresh air, fresh oxygen..
Why I am always inclined towards mountains, their shape, the roads around them..
Why I am always inclined towards cold season’s chill, rainy season’s showers, summer season’s warmth..
Why I like to take pictures from my seat in aeroplane, why I like the formation of clouds, the sun rays coming in between them..
Because I am nature, I am part of this universe.
P.S. I have taken this picture during my flight journey to one the most beautiful place in India, Shillong, capital of Indian state of Meghalaya, also known as “Scotland of the East”. After writing this, my partner just remind me that I have written the same type of blog before (read here) than why again writing same type, I just reply that I didn’t remember before starting this, I just get the inspiration from this picture and pour my hearts out, sorry, can not control them 🙂
Was doing the evening walk with my partner, than this perticular small tree captures my attention.
Looks like a normal tree, nothing special in it, but one thought comes in my mind.
Our life is like this tree, if we do not have the power of acknowlegdment of the good things in our life the god has given us, we will always complain (for example in this tree, there are no fruits).
But once we feel grateful for the small things in our life than we start noticing the small goody things God has given us in our life which previously we were not able to realise, like the small petals of flowers below the tree, which makes that normal looking footpath a little bit beautiful.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things..
We do have a tendency as a human being that we delay our work till the emergency arrive and then we put our whole energy to complete that single task…. and I think that is what the procrastination is, and I do have this bad habit, which I want to substract it from my character, however my wife says that you also have this wonderful habit of detecting your own mistake, admitting it and try to correct it (see how much I am pampered 🙂 ).
Ok baby, no more blogging, see I am back to work… 😉
When you think about Kolkata or Calcutta, then the image of the magnificant architecture comes into our mind and that is “Howrah Bridge” or The Rabindra Setu that is made during the British Raj and connects the twin sisters cities that are Kolkata and Howrah.
The above picture I have taken on the bank of the Hooghly River or Bhagirathi-Hooghly is a 260km long distributary of the Ganga River in West Bengal state of India, that is why local also called it simply the Ganga River.
This river constitutes the important part of the Calcutta and the West Bengal culturally and economically and The East India Company also sailed through this river into the Bengal.
The bridge in the above picture is “The Vidyasagar Setu” or the Second Hooghly Bridge is comparatively new bridge that connects the Howrah and the Calcutta.
So many tourists points developed by the local authority on the “Ghat” or the “Bank” of the Hooghly River, and the most developed one is the “Prinsep Ghat” which was built by the British India in 1841 in the memory of the Anglo-Indian scholer James Princep ( about this I will write in next post).
Above picture is from the Prinsep Ghat.
So friends please share your opinion about this picture and the post..
Have you been to Calcutta or Kolkata ???
I am posting short video from my recent trip to Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
Meghalaya is a small state in North East part of India, full of beauty, natural landscape and simple people.
Will post my whole experiance of that city, but for now small video to show its awesomeness.
Please adjust your phone according to video, as it is totally raw, no editing, direct delivery from nature 🙂
…there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell
#Shillong #Meghalaya #India