The best stories in life often come from weird choices! Well,it seems i have become romantically involved with this saying and so i keep making weird choices in search of interesting tales. This one is about a diwali vacation in New delhi (or better say was meant to be) but eventually turned into a solo nomadic trip wandering across haridwar-rishikesh-bungee jumping-dehradun-mussorie and then finally back to delhi. The beauty of the wildness lied in the fact that there was nobody asking me to stop or to keep moving, no ticket bookings, no prior reservations and thats when i discovered i could go solo....anywhere & everywhere.
It was probably the first time in my life that i found the festival of lights a bit boring. Maybe due to the heavy pollution that delhi had to offer or maybe due to the loneliness but then i had to use those free days off my mundane office life which were priceless. Sitting across the India gate late in the evening choking on the smoke and few days in hand the idea of trying something new struck my mind, rather than sitting over beers and gorging on diwali sweets with friends. I had heard about it, especially the rush it gives falling off in the air as if nothing holding onto you- kind of a death fall, but going to do it without my gang scared me more. Nobody was free because Indian festivals are all about family gatherings and mine was a bit far away. The next question after checking the Jumpin Heights site was whether am rational enough to pay some 3500 bucks for jumping off a cliff as if going to die! In case I couldn't gather the courage to do so, the fee isn't refundable too! But as i say you don't get many chances to go that far in these times of punctual office worklife. Without thinking twice i booked the morning 11 am slot for the leap of faith (a bit cheesy but true!)