I have always wanted to start my own travel blog but couldn't, due to paucity of time. Being an advocate is not an easy task, you have to sacrifice a lot to be a great and successful lawyer. I have also made many sacrifices but traveling and photography for me are the things that couldn't be put on hold. Hence, whenever I get time, I travel and go for photography. In this blog, I would like to share something that happened during my last trip and has stuck with me. Here it goes...
So, it was a Thursday, the day on which we (me, my wife and my 18 months old son) were supposed to leave for Udaipur. But sometimes what you desire is not what you get. The same has happened with me as my destiny had its own plans.
So here goes the twist, I received an SMS from IRCTC that the train "MEWAR EXPRESS" (our train from Delhi to Udaipur) was canceled due to some unavoidable circumstances. Seeing such a message I was shattered as we were planning for this trip since December 2018 and were really excited. We were all set to explore & witness the scenic beauty of the city of lakes - Udaipur, from our own eyes, since we've heard a lot about this beautiful city.
But as a saying goes "Nobody gets nothing before time and more than his fate", my destiny too had different plans which resulted in probably a better, and certainly an unexpected and more adventurous trip to the hills, "LANSDOWNE".
Since Udaipur was totally off the card my wife came up with an idea and suggested to drive to somewhere like Lansdowne as that's the only nearest hill station to Delhi. Initially, I was kinda reluctant to drive to the hills because I don't hold any experience in driving to the hills (though I am a good city driver). Seeing such excitement on her face I contacted many travel agencies and drivers to inquire about renting a car to Lansdowne. But knowing our urgency (because of the last moment booking), everyone quoted a hiked amount.
At last, considering my wife's confidence in me and obviously because of the unrealistic quotation offered by the agents, I made my mind to drive to the 'LANSDOWNE'. Honestly speaking, that really wasn't an easy decision to make.
I would suggest from my own experience that one should not drive to the hills unless they are super confident. Though, in my case, the confidence was not mine but my wife's which indirectly boosted my confidence as well.