20 Reasons to Love Travelling

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There are unlimited reasons to love this world. I am listing here the top 20 reasons for my deep love to travel and witness the exquisiteness of this planet in different ways. Read on…

Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nancy Johri

20. Because in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, the simple lifestyle of Buddhist monks to seek solitude made me realize that we don’t need materialistic things to be happy.

Photo of Nag Tibba, Jaunpur Range, Uttarakhand by Nancy Johri

19. Because while volunteering for an NGO's fund-raising trek on the Nag Tibba peak in Uttarakhand with unknown people and their pet dogs, I found out that we all are connected with nature in some way.

Photo of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nancy Johri

18. Because while looking for unique bird species with my binoculars and being successful in spotting few of them in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, I was reminded that joy is best found in the simplest moments.

Photo of Goa, India by Nancy Johri

17. Because after ignoring the advice that April is not the best time to visit Goa, I got to see the magical, secluded, so-worth-it beaches.

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nancy Johri

16. Because despite reaching Bir, Himachal Pradesh with little to no plan, I enjoyed the bird’s-eye view from a height of 2400 meters during paragliding that reminded me getting a bit scared to achieve something in life is absolutely fine.

Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nancy Johri

15. Because at a hostel in Udaipur, Rajasthan, I got a travel companion for my whole life.

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nancy Johri

14. Because you can find beauty during the most unexpected moments of life, like during Tosh trekking, Himachal Pradesh when I was completely lost and exhausted.

Photo of Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan by Nancy Johri

13. Because while we spent few hours in Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan just to get a glimpse of a tiger in its natural habitat, when everybody’s eyeballs were stuck only at the nearby water body including myself, I learned that sometimes feeling insignificant is important too.

Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nancy Johri

12. Because this picture taken at a hostel in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh reminds me that it’s a small world. While playing Jenga with him, I got to know that this guy from New York was already following my travel blogs.

Photo of Meghalaya, India by Nancy Johri

11. Because when I saw naturally formed limestone caves in Meghalaya, I was totally awestruck by the splendor of our amazing planet.

Photo of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Nancy Johri

10. Because facing my fear of height by jumping from 100 and 83-metres high cliffs in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand while doing flying fox and giant swing activities ignited in me a newfound zeal to be alive each moment.

Photo of Sri Lanka by Nancy Johri

9. Because I fulfilled my dream of photographing the magical beaches of Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean where people come to celebrate their moments of love.

Photo of Maharashtra, India by Nancy Johri

8. Because I had a skin-tingling experience when I stood at the shoreline of Kashid Beach, Maharashtra. It was my life’s first beach experience.

Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nancy Johri

7. Because when I finally reached the hotel after losing my shoes in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, missing the last bus to Shimla, and walking alone on the dark streets in freezing winter night, I realized I am capable of facing tough situations in life.

Photo of Bhutan by Nancy Johri

6. Because I made a new friend in Bhutan by helping this three-year-old girl in taking care of her cat. We couldn't understand each other’s language; so we used the universal method of communication- laughing and smiling.

Photo of Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, India by Nancy Johri

5. Because when this Royal Enfield Bullet fell on me in my attempts to ride it on my way to Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, I realized that I have a lot to learn.

Photo of Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Nancy Johri

4. Because spending a day in Landour, Uttarakhand during my first solo trip made me realize that it is a lesser known and one of the most peaceful places I've been to.

Photo of Nashik, Maharashtra, India by Nancy Johri

3. Because when I was a part of the complete procedure of conversion of grapes into wine at Sula Vineyards, Maharashtra, I started loving my favorite drink even more.

Photo of Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India by Nancy Johri

2. Because while heading towards the Matrimandir, I spent some time under the banyan tree, which is Auroville’s (Tamil Nadu) geographical centre, and hugged it with love, I realized that the calmness of such a serene place is indescribable.

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Nancy Johri

1. Because meeting the legendary author Ruskin Bond by chance in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand has strengthened my belief in the concept of ‘serendipity’.

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And because the biggest reason why I love travelling is that it makes me feel lucky to be able to call this planet my home that continues to give me a miraculous variety of life.

Happy travelling!!

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