#CoffeeWithTripoto I have so many travel stories and I always felt I never had the right platform to describe my experiences. And that's when I discovered Tripoto. It's my first post here and now I've decided to put all my travel stories here and spam everyone! I'm the sort of traveller who tries to discover the underrated experiences in a place, and meeting the locals and discovering hidden places is my favourite.
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The cold wind blew past our faces as the bullet picked up in speed. It wasn’t too early in the morning – just past half past 6 AM – but it was cold. It was the 29th of December, 2015, and we were racing against time to reach Bylakuppe. It had been my dream for several years to revisit the place. I’d been there once before as a kid with my parents and I loved the atmosphere: the monks, the sense of peace, the climate, the monastery, and the Golden Temple.
We had 240 kilometers to cover. In a car, it would be possible to cover that in three hours. But, we were on a bike and we had to clock over a 100 kmph to make it in the same time. I think I’d like to say at this point that I love the Royal Enfield Classic and Bullet. My friend’s Classic 350 was apt for this ride and the two us took turns riding the bike to get there.
The first day we got there, we were surprised to see the place filled with an unusually large number of monks. We later learned that that Buddhists from all over the world were flying down to Bylakuppe to meet the Dalai Lama. Apparently, this was some religious period for them and the Dalai Lama is known to visit Buddhist places and pray with them.