I have been a home girl for all of my life, with holidays limited to visiting my grandparents in Kolkata, the only other break being travelling for work in recent years.
For some time now there was this nagging compulsion growing in me, to go out on my own and see the world around me.I did make plans the previous year for Dharamshala, but those got canned last minute.
This year I was determined to do something for sure. 2015 was going to be my year for solo adventure.
After reading article upon article, and a whole lot of googling later, I homed in on the Valley of Flowers. The name resonated with something in me, and the more I read about it, the more I fell in love. This was it!
A few queries and clicks later, I was all set for my first solo trip, ever!
My first challenge was travelling by train from Delhi to Haridwar. I had never travelled alone by train till now, and still had to rely on my dear friend Dilawar to ensure I boarded the right coach on the right train. Once we set off, it was just a wait till I reached my destination.