I have issues, I admit it. I am forever consumed or even tormented by an undying itch to travel. And more often than not, I succumb. As I type this I can see my close friends vehemently nod in agreement while my parents lets out a sigh of exasperation. My bank account is pretty mad at me as always and sighs at my poor financial understanding and yet I am here for my first trip of the year.
When I got leave for 4 days, I was all over the place and it took me weeks to finalize the destination. Best part of travel is the idea of travelling itself and all the research that goes into the plan.
I had this dream to pose in a saree in the snow (sounds crazy right!!) and I chose Auli!! This trip was about pulling out space from my work life to do some instrospection about life and of course yaa pose in a saree!!!
Auli is one such places where you dnt have to travel to a mountain peak to witness snow, Auli is all about snow and that's what makes it a romantic destination you can ever imagine, so I decided to travel alone!!
I landed in Delhi around 2am and boarded a prebooked cab to Auli. Neither me nor my driver were aware of the long trip ahead of us until he turned on the maps to see it's going to be a 15hrs journey!!
Drive to Auli was petrifying with ghats starting from Rishikesh and roads under construction, but the Ganges that follows you through your journey with terrific views will lessen the motion sickness to an extent.
Auli is a tiny little paradise and the moment I got out of the car, I was exhilarated with the panoramic views around me and my resort was (Blue poppy) right in the middle of that snow carpet.