THE ADULTHOOD

“Two Roads Diverged In A Wood And I – I Took The One Less Traveled By.” – Robert Frost

Travel lifts the spirit, it inspires us and makes us feel alive. Exploring new lands and getting to know new cultures other than our own has moved adventurous travelers and explorers for thousands for years.

Adulthood to me is getting out of this stereotype environment and realizing that there is a bigger picture which we are not able to see because of the materialistic aproach we have towards life. I don’t say it’s bad to use things but it’s useless for me to think about a fancy phone or a fancy car or to invest my money to be good looking or clothing whatever it may be. It has become aproach of our lives to think and act in a way that there are people who will judge you for your looks and materials or things you carry.

My friends it doesn’t matter that how you look and what you carry . If a person is not accepting you in your original form then he/she doesn’t deserve you.We need to see the bigger picture and all that matters is how much you believe in yourself and how much you consistently invest in your growth and development rather than investing in your phone or clothing or whatever. Adulthood is finding ways to love yourself even when nobody is there and only then you can love someone else.

While travelling solo for quite some time I have realised that I can’t love anyone if am not able to love and enjoy myself. So I started solo backpacking and slowly realised that things I am able to do now or the way I am able to think now was not even in my mind few years back so travelling changed me completely as a person and I would rather say It has brought best out of me and made me a better person overall and there is always room for improvement.

(Kheerganaga )

“What You’ve Done Becomes The Judge Of What You’re Going To Do – Especially In Other People’s Minds. When You’re Traveling, You Are What You Are Right There And Then. People Don’t Have Your Past To Hold Against You. No Yesterdays On The Road.”

Wandering reestablishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. When you are on a hill and sitting on a stone and look at the big mountains and rivers and you realise that I am very small and so are my problems and there and then you realise that people’s opinion and judgement doesn’t matter for you to be happy .Its only you who has to look for wide possibilities and find a way to love yourself and enjoy your company and then you grow on life aspects.

(Bunbuni)
“Adventure Is A Path. Real Adventure – Self-Determined, Self-Motivated, Often Risky – Forces You To Have Firsthand Encounters With The World. The World The Way It Is, Not The Way You Imagine It. Your Body Will Collide With The Earth And You Will Bear Witness. In This Way You Will Be Compelled To Grapple With The Limitless Kindness And Bottomless Cruelty Of Humankind – And Perhaps Realize That You Yourself Are Capable Of Both. This Will Change You. Nothing Will Ever Again Be Black-And-White.”

Well I spent some of my days in the Parvati Valley and this valley I consider as my home .Every time I go there I am really myself. Everything is just so perfect the people are so humble they call me भाइ जी which means dear brother and that is so sweet, the food, the weather and the vibe is just unmatchable. Mountain view cafe in kalga village is the place i recommend people to stay in. I stayed there for 10 days and then started to walk on the pin parvati trails via kheerganaga, bunbuni and later parts where it started to rain heavily and I had to return from the second checkpost of this trek which was disappointing but then I survived landslides and I really believe that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Here are some pictures of of my travel in Parvati Valley

(Pulga Village)

(Mountain View Cafe, Kalga)

(Nakthan)

(Kalga Village)

(Camping on trek)

(Loyal Ones)

This was all from Parvati Valley and then I moved to the other side of Himachal Pradesh which is dharamshala .This side has its own beauty because of an blended living style of Pahadis and Buddhists.I reached dharmshala and took a taxi to Bhagsu that is beautiful town just 2kms from Mcleodganj. While Mcleodganj is all crowded with cafes monks and colourful shops which has different beauty and I always prefer offbeat places so bhagsu and dharamkot are places I stayed for 15 days and trust these are the untouched and unexplored beauties of Himachal where you will mostly see foreigners and hippy and friendly and i would say peaceful kind of environment.Here are some pictures of my stay in bhagsu and dharamkot

This place is like a new born baby which is so lovely all the time always with sun on top but a cold brezze which blends in amazingly and the experience is something worth trying and these are the villages you cross on your way to Triund trek from where you can see dhauladhar range.

( Dharamkot )

(Jungle Hut Upper Bhagsu )

( cafe129 Mcleodganj)

(Cappuccino – Dharamkot)

All I want to say is that look at broder aspects of life and grow as a person and invest in yourself rather than investing in things .

Travelling has worked out so well for me and I hope it works out for you too.

“The Road Is There, It Will Always Be There. You Just Have To Decide When To Take It.” -Chris Humphrey

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The Little Escapes

Although I deeply love oceans deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.

My love for the mountains is something very real and pure and so deep that I keep picturing them in my subconscious but i can’t express or experience the sensations I get when I am on a peak.

It all begun when I came to Delhi for my graduation which is more of दिल्ली to me. All the most scenic and picturesque mountains in the north are just one night away from Delhi.So my journey in the mountains started from there.From Uttarakhand to Himachal to Jammu & kashmir, I just kept walking trekking hiking running flying and never realised how deeply in love i was with the hills . Generally people ask me why do I do it . My usual answer is why not?

When first deciding to take the big leap to travel or pursue something different, the same types of questions and trepidation fill our minds. What if I fail? What if I get into an accident? What if I end up hating it? Let me tell you one thing. Fear of the unknown is normal. It is perfectly normal to be scared, excited, and nervous all at the same time. As soon as you take the first big step, that is when you will be reminded that adventure is out there. That there are a million and one new things to see and discover and you are just getting started.

First few trips I went with my friends to the mountains and those trips have bonded us for a lifetime. That’s what travelling together does to you and when you are alone in the hills you get to bond with yourself ,find new possibilities, seek new adventure and fall in love with yourself

Karnprayag (Uttarakhand)

Chhalaal Village( Himachal Pradesh)

Chopta (Uttarakhand )

Kheerganga (Himachal Pradesh)

Auli ( Uttarakhand )

In my initial days of travelling I liked the idea of wolfpack but somewhere along the J became solivagant.

The title of this blog is the little escapes because most of the time during my college days me and my crew went to hills as soon we got chance and that was our escape.

These little escapes turned me from a tourist to traveller.When you climb a peak in full fatigue and you get that mesmerising view where the cool breeze gets on your face aand leaves tears in your eyes that’s where you fal in love .That’s what true love means to me.

Travelling for me turned out to be a life changing passion. It turned me into a storyteller . Mountains made me face my worst fear and made me a stronger person.

You learn about your fears and how to tackle them .I believe that’s what life is all about.

Dabbing in Kheerganga (HP)

Riding in Uttarakhand

Keep Trekking

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The Birth

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

Travelling for me begun at an early age.When I was in boarding school, they organised educational trips every year and I literally wept to my parents for not coming home and going on the trip instead. I was a kid and I used to be so excited just to see new places .I wish I had the pictures of that time but I only have memories in different pieces. And as I grew up the idea of travelling grew up inside me and then there was no stopping me.

People often ask me that why I travel solo most of the time and I am not able to express my joy in conversations but I think I can write my stories so here I am starting my blog .

I like sitting on the hills/beaches alone where only thing you can hear is wind roaring and the endless ocean staring at you. There is no honking no crowd, there is only me and my thoughts.That feeling I can’t express. Its just there in that moment.

“If you’re in twenties , physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

I believe the core of mans spirit comes from new experiences and I am going to hold this thought for my lifetime.

So this was the birth story of a wanderer and as it is a birth story so it gotta be short and sweet. I’ll be back with my adventure stories .Till then

Safe travel

All love.