I remember reading a BBC News article when the world population reached seven billion. My chain of thought went like this. Out of this seven billion population there are only two nations that have a population in excess of a billion, India and China. And I happen to live in one of them and my blog title tells you where! Even within India I live in a crowded city and the NCR region that is the most populous in the country! No wonder I search for quite places, the road less traveled.
The Road Less Traveled
One such road is Jagatsukh. It is about 6 km from the more popular hill station Manali. But we are always happy to stay at Jagatsukh. In fact we have always used Manali as a pit stop and nothing more. Why? It is crowded.
We also stay at a friend Ramakant’s home, it is not a home stay though. As I said it is a friend’s home whom Seshadri met while trekking around Manali and he has done many treks with him. But there are many home stays available at Jagatsukh.
And now that I am back for a few days:
One week later everything becomes a chore.
Two weeks later I start getting restless.
And if I do not go out again within four weeks I am ready to take it out on anyone who is a family or friend! After all I live in a crowded country and a crowded city and I can take only so much of it at a time.
PS. This picture was taken at Jagatsukh and for a change I got up at sunrise! There was no traffic on the road for quite sometime and I along with some birds had it all to us!
I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. I was recently featured on Via.com
I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?
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