Great, big and many, are the opportunities kept open for a person who is an adventure seeker. Even the smallest of travel journeys seem to be, like a history created in the pinnacle of your tiny life.
All NRI -ite's will agree (hopefully) that home is where the heart is and India is the place to be. Well tell me honestly dear reader, have you travelled the whole of India. Have you covered all the states? What about our islands (which are considered Indian but none make it to the top news.)
Mostly not. And for those of you who have - * bows down and slow claps.*
It's an age old saying that removes the lead from your eye before removing the dust from your brother's eye. The travel bugs do exactly as their name goes. Travel.
In fact, you don't have to visit other states. There are wonderful places right at the place you live in. You just don't know!
A question-bee may arise. Why am I - a college student, who lives in a hostel on her father's hard earned money talk to you about travel? I was once a person like you reader, slumping my chin on my left hand and scrolling through the laptop screen. And then when I did go out (thanks to my group assignments) I realized how big the world is and how less - a - time we have to explore.
Example, the Bangalore Palace. For a start how many of you know that there is a beautiful lake, stray (but extremely cute) puppies, horses and cows besides the palace itself? And there is a back gate too! It leads you right to the lake where you can sit on top of huge rocks, with the cool breeze (due the abundance of trees) brushing past your hair, the feel of leaves falling on your forehead, not to forget the beautiful yellow road. Yes. You read that right. It looks exactly like the Yellow brick road from the Wizard of oz except that it isn't made up of bricks. And yellow it was because of the summer leaves that decorated it on either side.
Oh and it was devoid of humans! Except of course my friend and I. And when we came out of our mini - paradise, my dreamland-aura was shattered thanks to the honks of cars and beeps of autos. "That's India for you" she said looking at my grumpy face.
I realized much later, that if a problem does lie, it is with us humans. A place devoid of humans, a place of nature left untouched is supremely beautiful by itself. Destruction causes harm on both sides, and I guess Mother Nature is paying us back.
Don't blame the monsoons. Blame yourself.
As far as travel is concerned, I would love to go ahead with my journey exploring and gaining new experiences (one of which was getting lost by catching the wrong bus) and as I sit here and contemplate on my trip to Calcutta, I encourage you to do so too.
Explore. Believe. Discover.
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