Just 2 days passed by my Jodhpur trip and here I was, yet again with my bag pack. Next destination was ‘Himalayas’. I was very excited for this trip because neither snow nor winter were the part of ‘Amchi Mumbai’. The feeling that my body will drive through extreme cold conditions were giving me jubilant vibes. Yes, I worked pretty hard in my office for this 2 days so that I could complete my work before going. Since it was my fantasy expedition I had to ask for two days leave, which my supervisor readily agreed. May God bless such extraordinary soul.
This trip was planned with my office colleague who was from Delhi and is a Punjabi. Let me tell you Delhi - Punjabi is a deadly combination.
It was a Wednesday, we had to leave in the evening. Flight was scheduled at 22.20. We left by 1900 and after a cancelled Ola cab, we finally got into Ola share by 1930. As per Mumbai traffic calculations we assumed that we would reach airport by 2100, but no, all citizens of Mumbai had to hit the roads that day. It was a traffic nightmare in Powai. However our cab driver over the period of time realized that these fellas need to reach airport before take off. He just made sure he owns the road and got us to airport by 2130.
After 45 mins of airport rituals we managed to grab burgers from KFC so that my stomach didn’t feel ‘Forever Alone'.
Later we realized that flight was delayed by an hour. Uff! I was already tired but people on airport never fail to entertain you. This time it was a verbal fight between ‘GoAir’ officials and frustrated customers.
Lastly the boarding begun and I thought finally a end to tiresome day. But wait, GoAIr officials sniffed my happy thoughts an made sure I suffered some more. I was assigned a 31F seat, but air hostess made me realize that 30 is what they have in flight. With me 3 other people were assigned the adjacent seats. But before takeoff and after changing my seat thrice they finally managed to give me a middle seat.
After 2 sleepy hours we reached Delhi and the announcement was made “Outside temperature is 7 degree Celsius”. I couldn’t’t resist myself to get down first and feel the chilly weather.
I could barely walk in such cold weather. Booked a Ola and reached my friends place where we had a goodnight sleep before the start of our himalayan expedition.