The first Solo trip I completed with Get Beyond Limits.
"Travelling solo doesn’t always mean you’re alone, sometimes you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last for a lifetime"–
I pondered on the thought of going for a solo trip for a long time. I just wanted to kick start this notion. Since I have a lot of like-minded friends near home, there is always one or more friends accompanying me for shopping or even a stroll in the neighborhood park, not that I don’t do all this alone sometimes, if I want to. So this time after reading a lot of travel diaries of going solo, and I have met a few whom I admire for travelling miles alone just to find the pure bliss, peace and solace with one’s own.
This was my time to get beyond limits ???????? wink.
I went with GetBeyondLimits organization for a trek to Tadiandamol peak located in Coorg. At the time, I was accompanied by my colleague from office. Although when a group of like-minded people goes to a trek they are bound to become friends. I found the comfort that I would have, even if I had gone alone. So this time when there was Paradise Island to Gokarna beach circuit trek, I opted to go alone. I wanted to find out for myself about the journey.
So on 21st Nov night, It was time to board the traveller at 8:00 PM Silk Board, Bangalore. Unfortunately, my phone was dying without charge and since it was raining, my phone had caught a cold (LOL Timing). After several attempts to contact trek leads for details and crossing that 4-way road about 4 times with no luck. Finally, one of the trek lead called me and surprisingly call got connected and he directed me towards the traveller. With all that jitters and butterflies I boarded the vehicle.
We left from Bangalore to Gokarna via Dharwad. After all the introductions and GBL tradition we got comfortable and dozed off. We reached Gokarna at 9:00 AM, freshened up at a decent hotel, had breakfast then dumped our extra bags there and took only the necessities like water and poncho for the trek.
Our trek started from the heavenly Paradise Island.