The concept of travelling is evolving every day, it’s actually become a trend now. Everyone wants to travel, some people want to do it to escape from their everyday routine or because of their boring jobs or maybe that is what makes them happy. Well for whatever reason you want to do it, you should just do it.
Do you travel? I think we all love travelling & we do it every day, I don’t mean physically but in our minds. We all travel every day in our minds to escape from random things or just because its cool to do so (because I do it :P) How many times have you found yourself in your own fantasy land when you’re bored? I hope you can relate or I might sound a little crazy. Not all of the things in your fantasy land might be possible but what about the times when you make those travel plans in your head or say wish I could do “this” or “that” when you see travel pictures or read a travel blog or just come across a place that you really wish to go. I always wanted to go to places or should I say travel (sounds cooler).
All of us tend to come up with excuses when it comes to doing something we love or been wanting to do something for a long time. “Time” the biggest excuse that we tend to give ourselves. For a change, I didn’t let time to be a problem & finally decided to go somewhere. I didn’t know where but I definitely wanted to go somewhere, where it’s peaceful. The plan was initially to go on a long bike ride but that got canned because things never go the way you plan right?
So the plan was to reach Dadar station by 5.45 be a.m. use there were two trains that we could board to reach Karjat, Indrayani express at 5.55 a.m. or a 6.20 a.m. local train. Indrayani express would help us reach faster but could have been crowded & we probably had to stand the whole journey. The 6.20 a.m. train, on the other hand, was a starting local, so I could sit & probably take a nap that I couldn’t get the previous night since I had to wake up early, 3.50 a.m. to be precise. But it was totally fun & adventurous to leave your house so early & admire everything around. I was wondering if it’s normal for people to actually wake up so early every day & head outside.
Let’s get back to Dadar, so the Indrayani express arrived & it wasn’t as crowded as my friend described it would be. So we obviously took it. The train journey was quite interesting though it was a two and half hour journey it didn’t seem that long, except for the time when it got a little crowded.
After reaching Karjat we sat at the station for like 15-20 minutes admiring the station & the people around us. I remember my friend telling me that “Karjat station vada pav is really famous”, but we weren’t in the mood to try it at 7.00 a.m. so we had some sandwiches which my mom had sweetly packed for the trip <3 (such a saviour) Like the sandwich was actually a savior, it was the only thing we ate till we could reach the caves. So we took a rickshaw just outside Karjat station & headed to Kondana village. All I could see on my way to the village were, trees, mountains, local shops, small houses (cute ones), pigs, buffaloes, broken property, lakes (I don’t know if that’s what its called) haha, and people who were were maybe following their usual morning routine and also “cactus”.
I had to mention cactus, I never thought I would be so fascinated looking at cactus. Isn’t it prickly beautiful? I wish I could get one home. Never mind, so we reached Kondana village and then had to walk a bit ahead for 20 minutes to start trekking. We started trekking around 7.45- 8 a.m., it was just a small trekk till the caves because it’s summer so I didn’t want to kill my self in the heat. But if you go further on top following the arrows you can visit Rajmachi fort. Before we could start trekking we stopped at this cute place made of bamboos to wear our shoes & I obviously had to take some pictures.