In olden times, it was a challenge to complete the four dhams of India, you had to travel on foot for miles to complete the pilgrimage. Even now a days with all the ease in travel, it still remains a challenge even for the most religious of people but it's a different kind of challenge, the challenge of taking out time from your "busy lives" and travel. For me it's all about prioritising and planning; using your leaves judiciously, spending your money wisely. I agree travel can be excruciatingly tiring at times, of all the dhams none more than the northern Dham of India - Badrinath.
To read about my journey to the four dhams of India, click here.
It's been nearly 7 and a 1/2 years since that journey. My cousin, my maternal aunt and uncle were visiting from Mumbai specially to complete the Northern Dham. Only two things were fixed before the trip, one we had to return in five days which is a challenge in itself and number two the car we were travelling in. Everything else was left to fate.