Travel – A phenomenon that never ends
Travel – A phenomenon that never ends.
We already know thousands of natural phenomena which we’ve seen for years and are never ending – rising of sun from the east, greatfullness brought in by spring each year, sparkling of stars in the night or chirping of birds before we get out of our bed. Same i consider with souls which never get tired of travelling. Mine happens to be one amongst them.
In the wee hours of a friday, i was lucky enough to be spending time around with my old friends, 10 in number to be precise and suddenly the idea of feeling the highway breeze popping up out of nowhere. It did not take more than 5 mins to make up our minds and leave the flat ;after all it was a long weekend off.
We left around 4.30 in the dark with our backpacks, in hope of reliving the days we all had back in college. To top up the adventure, we decided to take our bikes along instead of four wheelers.
Five bikes with 10 of us and the journey begins..There would have been nothing more satisfying than the joy of chilly wind kissing our faces in the early morning. We kept on cruising for some 50 kms without a halt. And then the hunger strikes. Being big time foodie we had never ever said “no” to any sort of cuisine that came our way. And thus the famous country side like dhabas in Murthal , our first stop gave our first bite of the day in form of tasty paranthas and chai.
With a stiff back and tired body, hours passed on and finally after 10 hours of journey we were at the foot of this beautiful hill station called dalhousie.
Staying overnight, pampering ourselves with some booze in the night, it was time to leave for another part of himalayas – “Dharamshala”- the tibetian paradise and “Mcleodganj”- like they call it “Mini Lhasa”.
Another night there – we had a real gala time.
Almost after couple of years we all were together and if there was something that could have added up to our joy was this trip in the himalayas. We spoke a lot with each other in the nights but trust me when biking, all souls were so drenched in nature putting themselves so loose and close to god.
Seconds after a sharp turn just past kangra, we(me and the pillion) were milliseconds away from crashing the bike head on with a stationery truck. We stopped, heaved a sigh of relief, thanked god and buckled up again having decided to stay much more attentive for rest of the tour. Thanks to those gray cells as biker in us which might have helped get hold of the situation. I even recalled one of the famous dialogues from movie ZMND that says “Mere hone pe mujhko yakeen aa gaya”……
Finally 3 days of trips , covering almost 1400 kms, we were home.
There are hundreds of pros without cons and learnings we earned, few of those are listed below-
*) no matter how tough life becomes at times, try coming out of the regular events and become a free spirit.
*) people you once spent most precious times with would always be the best people on planet when you think of breaking the shakles and doing the unthinkable.
*) we cant be reincarnated with the same body.
Hence i believe god created places with all human necessities which makes it possible for one to go and explore any possible corner of the world.
Finally it was office time and we were not so ready for monday blues. Headed back our home , trip came to an end though not for very long- we had decided to be out on another one very soon:). What all is left now after the journey is the bunch of beautiful and unforgettable memories…. and i have already started finding myself closer to those great friends, myself, nature and ofcourse the almighty.