Sunday, January 9, 2011

Incredible India - Pleasures of Travelling

Posted by Varun | Sunday, January 9, 2011 | Category: , , |

Whenever I come across pictures of amazing locales or read about them, I add them to my never ending list of places I want to visit. Worst part about this list though is, it is no where documented! It is stored in some corner of my mind. Before I lose track of all these lovely places, I thought I'll list them out here. Listed in no particular order. I want to visit the first place in the list as badly as the last one.

♥ ♥ I love to Travel ♥ ♥

I will stick to places in India for now and in the part 2 of this series, I'll list out the places abroad.Please note that I have not listed the places I have already been to.

Travelling is something that gives one new insight to life. It also gives us an opportunity to learn new cultures, taste new delicacies and it makes us realize that there is lot more to life that updating Facebook status and it also makes us realize the importance of the place you are currently living in. 
This post will be incomplete if I don't thank my Dad. If I have been to so many places in India (20 states out of 28), it is only because of him and it is only because of him that I love travelling. I can argue that I am a Sagittarius and travelling or wandering comes to me naturally but then as a kid if someone's infused that travelling is good and something that can be enjoyed and not something to be feared of, it has to be him!

Here goes the list;

1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands / Lakshadweep - Two Amazing islands in India. One in Bay of Bengal and the other in Arabian Sea.

2. Leh and LadakhJammu and Kashmir / Vaishno Devi

3. North East India (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura - Sister States)

4. Jodhpur / Jaisalmer  (Rajasthan) - Only desert in India

5. Daman and Diu

6. Puducherry

7. If possible, every small village in Himalayas. Himalayas is one mountain range I never get tired of seeing. Have loved all my trips there.

8. Gokarna

9. Kanchipuram Temple and Madhurai Temple for its architecture.

10. Nainital / Kanatal / Kodai.  In fact all small and big hill stations of India.Have been to most of the famous ones.

11. Reserve Forests / Wildlife Sanctuaries / National Parks  - Would love to go to every one them. There are about 100. Bharatpur, Kaziranga, Gir and Corbett are on top of my list.

12. Goa - Yes! One more time.

13. Ajanta and Ellora Caves

14. Hampi - Want to go here again with a DSLR Camera

15. Alleppy - Kerala - Backwaters and House Boats

16. Dhanushkodi - End of land. Very close to Srilanka

17. North Karnataka - Bijapur, Badami, Patadakal, Aihole, Kudala Sangama

Since I am posting the links of each and every place, I am getting lost reading through them and have been typing this post since last 2 hours. I have a strong feeling that I have missed a lot of awesome places and I will surely keep visiting this post time and again and keep updating it. It also increases the numbers of hits on my blog you see :-)

If you think I have missed anything, please let me know! I'll surely add it to the list. In this busy world, I have no clue when and how I will find time to visit all these places but I am someone who firmly believes that time can be controlled and can be tweaked the way we want it to work.

I had watched the video below earlier but when I watched it on a television in Nigeria, it suddenly brought a sense of pride in me. Told my Nigerian friend proudly that this is India!

Watch out for part 2 of the series :) Hope you had a great weekend! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Update from Nigeria: Nigeria is treating me very well. 4 weeks out of the 12 have flown in no time. In 8 more weeks, I'll be back in India. Have plans to go to a nearby reserve forest and shop for some Nigerian handicrafts. India vs South Africa test series was awesome. Looking forward to one day series now.

Currently have 27 comments:

  1. let me know when u plan for trips, i will join for some of them :)

  2. @Nandan - Sure thing! When are you coming back to India!?

  3. I am very happy that you have caught the travel bug.Here is wishing you lots of pleasure as you visit each one of those places and many more.

  4. Varun, you should consider adding 'gods own country' - the amazing backwaters of beautiful Kerala - to your list. It is on my list of places to visit before I dxx.

  5. @Appa - Thanks so much for the wishes :) I know for a fact that you'd also love to visit all these places.

  6. @Sridhar - Oh yes! I have seen back waters in Kerala but have never stayed in one of those House boats! Added to the list! :)

    Please take me too when you plan :-)

  7. Very nice varun.
    I too have almost all of them in my list too.

  8. Hey lets plan to go one of these places soon.....
    While your passion for travel is very evident in your post what i liked the most is your confidence and postive attitude is writing that time can be controlled and tweaked.

  9. @Abhishek - Thanks. Good to know you too want to visit all these places. You can probably buy your DSLR and start visiting places!

  10. @Pallu - Sure. We'll plan something once I come back to India. I've always believed that time is something that is very much in our own hands.

  11. Hey nice plan and place.You should add Darjeeling to your list too ( unless you've already been there). Thats a beautiful hill station.. :) and also Kanyakumari ( again if you've already been there ignore.;) ). There is one place which I have been planning to visit in a long time, its called Dhanushkodi. You should visit this place too.

  12. @Harsh - Thanks a lot. I have been to Darjeeling and Kanyakumari. Both are very nice places. Dhanushkodi is an awesome place! Wanted to add it but forgot. Adding it now!

  13. Is this restricted to travel just in india? I'd like to do all these places sometime.. I've been meaning to do Assam too :)

  14. @Sneha - Welcome to Digital Diary! Yes! I have restricted this post to travel in India. Part 2 of the series will have places outside. India has lot more awesome places. But since I have already been there I haven't listed them

  15. Corbett, JnK, Andaman n Nicobar are on my list as well! My list also contains some beaches of Konkan, Karnataka, n Kerala as well. I regret missing the Trivandrum's Kovalam beach, when in Kerala!

  16. Hey.. Nice post indeed. :-) I'd love to visit most of these places too.. so when u are planning to pack your bags n take of to these places... do remember me !! I'd like to join in with you guys on the trip. I am dying to put my camera to good use ! It's been gathering dust for long enough. It's time I did something useful with it and what better way to do so than use it on a trip someplace beautiful. So do count me in !!!

  17. @Sameer - Oh! Why did you miss that!? It is anyway not too far from Bangalore. You can always go back! I love beaches too. Clean and calm ones

  18. @Rashmi - Welcome to Digital Diary! Consider it done! Will let u know whenever I plan. Like I already told you, if you want to put the camera to good use, I can model for you :)

  19. Good list Varun. I would love to go those places too. If you haven't heard of, add Sikkim to your list too :)

  20. @Deepa - I have been to Gangtok, Sikkim and have seen Kanchenjunga :)
    Thanks for the link.

  21. So true, that we control our time :) Love all the places in your list. Now, I guess I need to update my list as well before I foget the places I wanna visit :)

    Hope you have beautiful memories in all the places you visit :)

  22. @Shalini - Welcome to Digital Diary! Thanks and yes please do jot down the list of places you want to visit. And in case you blog it, please pass me the link :)

  23. Andaman islands and lakshwadeep, Goa Pondi are on my list as well...Alapi-I have a bonus here coz my hubby belongs to Alapi :)

    Lovely post though..and yes i love the incredible India ad :)

  24. I too have a list with Kashmir, Jaisalmer, Kashi on top :P
    Of wic 2 and 3 is done; and are places which I would wanna revisit anytime :) Kashmir still remains and has to be done asap :)

  25. @Valerine - You are a lucky girl then. One place is your backyard. Glad you loved the post.

    @Hari - Welcome to Digital Diary! I will post my plans whenever I make it. See if you can join!

  26. Varun, where is your international list?

  27. @Charles - International list keeps growing every day. Will post it soon!