Travelling gives us breathing space that is often lost in our usual day-to-day existence. Having a moment to take advantage of peace and quiet and to simply ‘be’ allows us to let go of stress and tension and just enjoy being in the moment which is a key focus of meditation and a practice you can take home with you.
Travelling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking mundane routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world.
Wi-fi is so prevalent that it's hard to turn off and you can quite often find yourself tuning out whatever amazing place you're in with your face in your phone, checking Twitter, scrolling through your Facebook feed, checking your emails...
Turn it off ! Better yet, find somewhere with no reception and no wi-fi so that you don't have a choice. It's liberating and allows you to better enjoy the 'here and now', which nicely ties into the following point.
As a further matter , assertions like 'girls can't travel ' have always restricted girls from experimenting and travelling because we live in a world full of self imposed limitations .
Being medical students it gets difficult for us to fulfill our own demands and satisfaction of travelling. From actually planning a trip then to move to the desired place is nearly impossible for us at times. I have a to go bucket list booming everyday and reminding me to go off my mundane routine for once..
A little scared but excited, we two planned to go off the beaten tracks.
It was not our first visit to the mountains, yet everything felt strangely different...
Setting out of delhi in the scorching heat this time we moved to a road ahead of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand " Land of Gods " (Undoubtedly). It leads to a place where clouds kiss the mountain's peak and sun plays hide and seek..This was the most adventurous and gastronomical trip for us..journey made us felt exhausted, worn out and bone tired... Conquering a fresh territory was exhilarating. Nevertheless it was full of experiences and challenges for us..
Day 1 : We took an overnight bus from Delhi to Rishikesh where we were welcomed with streets buzzed with foreigners. Being very close to Delhi and easily accessible it is a famous gateway for weekends. Since we had no plans to stay there, we took a bus for Joshimath which was indeed our destination.
First view of mountains was evidently picturesque but it was short lived because of the never ending road widening work underway due to which there was a rampant cutting of trees and non quantifiable amount of deforestation. Charm of the lush green mountains, step farming and everything was loosing its flavour.
Then after an over long and tiring journey we reached Joshimath town in the evening where we checked in a hotel to rest that night.