20 trips in a year along with a regular 9 to 6 job - #MyStory

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What a adventurous 2017 I had.

Its been a joyous travel expedition for me. 10 road trips, 14 flights, 22 train rides and unlimited experiences. All this along with my 9 hrs IT job. Isn’t that interesting? At least 20 people would have asked me last year whether I had quit job for traveling, but answer was a big NO. All this was possible with a simple time management technique which most of us fail to do in our day to day schedule. Thumb rule is quite straightforward, book the tickets whenever and wherever you can. If you keep thinking on whether will it be possible for you to make it, half the plan dies here and as per my personal experience, if you book the tickets, you start adjusting your daily work in order to ensure that your travel plan is a success. So we have the WIN - WIN scenario. Talking about the expense, I recommend to use railways and do not book hotels prior your Travel date. Along with all these things I followed one more rule, which was depart on Friday (late evening) and arrive on Monday (early morning). This will help you travel long distance destinations without taking a leave from work. It worked great for me.

My calendar for 2017 was somewhat like this.

P.S. Average cost includes food, stay, transport, entry tickets and train tickets

January

Jodhpur

This blue city has many incredible structures, its a must visit for first timers. Solo trip recommended.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹3000

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Mehrangarh Fort

Dharamshala, Mcleoadganj and Barot

This time of the year will be too cold for Barot, temperature is as low as -10 degrees but the experience is priceless.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹8000 (with flight)

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Into the dense forest of Mcleodganj

Rann of Kutch

Place with beautiful landscape. Tropic of Cancer passes through this place. It is the Death Valley of India.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹3000

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Towards Rann Of Kutch

Pondicherry & Auroville

Its indeed a French Town. Some extra ordinary buildings and a peaceful place.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹7500 (with flight till Chennai)

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Auroville

February

Agra

Nothing beats this incredible structure of India. Agra fort is a cherry on top.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹2500

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Jaipur & Jaisalmer

This pink city have many world heritage sites along with the famous hawa mahal. Talking about the later venue, Jaisalmer is ‘THE’ to visit. If you ever think of visiting Rajasthan for first time then Jaisalmer should be on top list.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹9000 (including one way air ticket)

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Amer Fort

Varanasi

If God ever gives me a choice to chose my next birth place, it would be none other than the beautiful ghats of Varanasi.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹5200 (including one way flight ticket)

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Ganga Ghat

March

North Goa

The less said is better. Home for party animals.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹4500

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Chapora Fort

April

Manali - Kasol

It was a road trip on Bajaj Avenger from Delhi. You will see beautiful landscapes of all the North India through this route and Kasol is no less than a wonderland.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹9000 (Includes flight tickets till Delhi)

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On the way to Kasol

June

Ajmer - Pushkar

This was a ramzan eid special destination. Ajmer spiritual place and home for Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti whereas Pushar holds the only Bramha Temple of the world. Do not miss on the Malpuas at PUSHKAR. Solo trip recommended.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹3200

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Ajmer Shariff Dargah

Kolkata

Even though it was a business trip, I could find out sometime to visit the Brooklyn Bridge on India.

Average cost from Mumbai: Company Expense :D

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Howrah Bridge

Gwalior - Jhansi - Orccha

One cannot not even imagine such itinerary, but this one is epic for 3 days. A complete fun ride.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹4300

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Saas Bahu Mandir

Chennai - Mahabalipuram

Again a business trip to Chennai. though it was a 1 hr training session it was able to make it to mahabalipuram. Such a historic place, too good.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹1200 (flight expense by the company)

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Shore Temple

July

Mahad

Nature trailing at its best. Waterfalls here will make you fall in love again.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹2000

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Mahad Waterfalls

August

Bengaluru - Coorg

Considered as one of the India’s most scenic road trip. One should definitely visit Mandalpatti and Irupu fall in Coorg.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹10000 (including flight till Bengaluru)

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Mandalpatti near Coorg

September

Gandikota - Belum Caves

My favorite offbeat destination of the year. Gandikota is considered as Grand Canyon of India whereas Belum caves are the second longest cave in India.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹2100

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Grand Canyon of India

October

South Goa

People have rarely seen such picturesque side of Goa. Its a complete opposite of North Goa. Peaceful and Serene.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹5000

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Agonda Beach

December

Kota - Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh holds one of the India’s largest fort and the famous sunset from Yeh Jawani Hai Dewani was shot here. It was road trip from Kota. Kota has the miniature seven wonders of world in a single park and mesmerizing Garadia Mahadev temple.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹3500

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Garadia Mahadev, Kota

Bhopal - Sanchi - Indore - Omkareshwar

Indore and Bhopal are cleanest cities on India, whereas Sanchi has those beautiful Stupas and Omkareshwar is home to one of the 12 jyotirlingas of India. Indore is a place for all the food lovers. Street foods here are open till 2am in morning.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹5500

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Sanchi Stupas

Buldhana - Lonar Lake

Last but not the list. This was a trial on Rural Tourism and eventually it was a great success. Cooking food in farms at 8 degrees and having bath in WELL in such chilling temperature was a lifetime experience. Also visited the second largest crater in the world which was formed by a meteor. All this on 100cc Splendor.

Average cost from Mumbai: ₹1000

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Lonar Crater

My 2017 in a single picture

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What a wonderful year

So this is it from 2017!

Looking forward for a action pack 2018.

If anyone wants to have a personalized itinerary for any of the location, feel free to contact me.

Email Id: pankaj.chavan@hotmail.com

3 Comment(s)
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Amazing work man! Keep it up!
Mon 05 28 18, 04:19 · Reply · Report
Was mumbai the starting destination for all these trips??
Thu 01 04 18, 09:43 · Reply (1) · Report
Yes Brother, since I work in Mumbai :D
Thu 01 04 18, 19:46 · Report
Wonderful! You managed it well!
Wed 01 03 18, 01:46 · Reply (1) · Report
Thank you so much :)
Thu 01 04 18, 19:46 · Report