My marriage was just fixed and I thought to have a last trip with my best friends ( Sneha and Belinda) as a bachelor - with the thought, " Rock on ! Hai vkt ka ishara.... Rock on !!! Jindgee na milegee dobara ......" 😉
Ladakh was on our wishlist from the last year then, when we had a hush hush Kerala trip which was super duper hit. So this time there was no doubt about the destination. My half of the FB friendlist seems to be already bumped in the place and my jelous soul was already burning in the fire to see all their icy pics.
So we browsed all the packages and then Belinda came up with the MMT package. As it was the far unknown area and we were not having any contacts there, being girls - going all alone, we thought that's the best option. So we sticked with the same and booked the package by paying booking amount.
The first part was of taking leave which is very difficult when you work in Sarkari bank. After so much "jugad" , finally.....I managed to get leave.
The later part was getting permission from the parents. It was very risky to ask right away permission for trip to Ladakh with Sneha and Belinda who were believed to be spoilt and spoiling me too. I was already told to keep a distance from them and to be a Sanskari ladaki. 😂
So, the safest excuse for me, being in job was to tell that having a training for a week. I was asked to show a training letter, which I typed and sent myself on mail and told them nowadays to cut down cost they send it on mail only. My mother was half satisfied but somewhere in her mind she was still in the doubt.
I told to my to be husband about my plan. He was happy, amused as well as stunned.... I told him I am taking your permission and he was happy that I told atleast him. (Well well well.....😛)
So, after spending a week of leave with my parents at my beautiful native in Ratnagiri, Celebrating Ganeshotsava, I left for Mumbai to catch my friends there. On platform my mom still with half doubt, with little sorrow, little anger bid me goodbye as I boarded my train. With some guilt in my mind I sighed, But was excited too - for the next whole week.
I reached Snehas house in the morning, had bath, had breakfast made by aunty - some Saag and white steamy rice bhakris.
There was my bagpack ordered online by Belinda, where I transferred all my stuff's. Belinda also joined us after some times and we all had a mouth watering lunch made by Aunty. It was all sea food. The flight was at the time of dawn. So at evening we just checked in one of the cafe around and had good dose of laughter over the table sipping our glass of some chocolate thing. Before leaving we booked a Cab.
All ready all prepared, on receiving call from Cab driver, we bid audeu to the aunty and marched towards airport to catch our flights to Leh.
It was all chitter chatter excitement and madness as we were waiting for our flight. When we boarded a flight there was fight over window seat then we negotiated to have it one by one on interval of an hour. As we reached near to Leh airport it was all ice, all snow and beautiful arial view of Kashmir and Himalayas. It was my first time to see snow and I was going crazy.