Have You Seen It All?

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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Sharon Vas
Sharon is originally from Mangalore. She has done her schooling in Fujairah, UAE. At present, she is pursing Bachelor of Communication Studies in Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru.
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Comment on this article

  • Greg D'Cunha, Bejai / Doha Qatar

    Sat, Jun 11 2016

    "Slumping my chin on my left hand and scrolling through the laptop screen" I was literally doing so.

  • Maxim Rodrigues, Mangaluru/Dubai

    Sun, May 22 2016

    Good article. keep writing. God bless you Sharon.

  • Uncle Romy, Lower Bendur / Doha-Qatar

    Sun, May 22 2016

    Very nice article Sharon, keep writing, May God bless you

  • Anson Britto, Karkala

    Fri, May 20 2016

    Surprised to find your article on the home page of daijiworld Sharon! Just coudn't believe my eyes...
    And about the article, yes, a human has to travel and feel the joy in exploring every single 'new' place. Even i love travelling and want to explore each and every place on this planet! These sayings are way inspiring to do so... :-)
    Looking forward for more articles.

  • Simran Varghese, Bangalore

    Fri, May 20 2016

    Hey the palace was supposed to be our secret escape! Haha...Loved the article and I'm glad being a part of it. Yes, travelling is the drug. Keep writing!

  • Sharal , Mangalore

    Thu, May 19 2016

    Beautifully written. Inspirational. We should explore the nature. Nature is meant for that only. May more literature come from you. Poems also.

  • Sharon Rego, Dubai

    Thu, May 19 2016

    So True like you have guests coming over and see places and you have been living there for decades and haven't moved out of the four walls haha, agree totally however what I liked most in your article is the positivity and you picked the goodness of Bangalore keep writing...

  • Ric , Mangalore

    Mon, May 16 2016

    Nice article. Keep it up. Ahan

  • Fr. Archie, ocd, Goa

    Sun, May 15 2016

    Wow, Sharon! you are a great explorer indeed, will become a globe trotter some day! I appreciate your travel guide to the beautiful Bangalore Palace. I always enjoy my travels in India and abroad, for I am co!vinced, nothing can substitute travel experiences, I mean, not even books and computers! By the bye, please take note, Goa has plenty to offer! May your future travels bring forth innovative write ups! Congratulations, keep it up! Your dear Fr. Archie Uncle!

  • Reshma Lobo, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, May 15 2016

    "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous
    One more amazing article to your kittySharon..we need to discover beautiful places in India rather than going abroad.. Like for example Kashmir - it is known as "Mini Switzerland" or Kerala - "God's own creation"..Thanks for motivating us through your article.. I will make a point to travel and explore 1 state of India. Keep writing..

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