THE PLANNED-UNPLANNED TRIP - TWO GIRLS AND COUNTLESS MEMORIES
SEPT 29 TO OCT 2, 2017
A long weekend it was for those who live their lives by 5/6 days working and 2/1 days living their life. Gurgaon is home to millions of such dead souls. The Dussehra long weekend was arriving and stars started shining in eyes thinking of going on a trip.
It was much needed after I was ditched for a previous trip at the last moment. So, a friend of mine offered me few days prior to join her with a group of friends of hers to trip to Himachal. The plan was Kasauli but itinerary was not on table yet. I wanted to escape from the boring office schedule, Monday-Saturday working. And, it was an opportunity, so I agreed. Although, I did not ask for leave at my office as last moment unplanned leave was my idea to go for it.
So, one day before, I booked the Tatkal ticket for me on Kalka-Shatabdi as first day plan was to stay at Kasauli. The preparations were on and excitement could not be held. And then came the twist, we (my friend and I) came to know that her other friends are cancelling the trip and the painful kick was to know that they cancelled their tickets too.
Frustrated, but determined to go to trip, we packed our bags. We tried searching some groups who could be travelling but due to long weekend we got no luck. And for the places, where seats were vacant, we were not interested to travel there. So, the decision was made to catch the first metro in the morning and hit the New Delhi railway station to try the luck and travel anywhere.