Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.
I am sharing here what my travel infected soul wants and how I manage to maintain a balance between my work and my interests. It’s about a recent trip which I made with two of my best buddies.
Visiting Mcleodganj was always there in my travel bucket. I wanted to see the day to day living of the Tibetans (Mcleodganj has Headquarters of Tibetan’s Government in Exile). Day and night chanting of the Buddhist Mantra fills your soul with purity, allow you to concentrate and refresh your soul. You will find Buddhist people holding beads and chanting round the day without affecting their daily work and routine. The main center is the Dalai Lama Temple which is a must visit place in Mcleodganj. Apart from the Dalai Lama temple there are other monasteries as well.
Our itinerary was to spend a day in Mcleodganj then trek to Triund, visiting other attractions en route. On the first day we got to hear a good news which was ‘Paragliding has now been started just a day before we reached’. So there was no chance of ignoring this. We hired bikes and started our 75 Kms journey on the mountains to reach Bir Billing which is the Paragliding site. Covering the distance with bikes was a very good decision as got to see beautiful mountains and valleys, and yes we could stop anywhere to take photos. The ride includes travelling through Palampur, which is one of the beautiful places I have seen. Palampur is famous for tea farming. Invading inside the tea garden which are down the slope on hills is a refreshing experience, and it has to be, Since the Tea is a refreshing beverage. That’s awesome !!!!