Friday, December 11, 2009

Packing for a journey

Whenever I feel lonely or disgusted with my daily boring routine, I extract myself out from the barriers of my home and proceed on a trip to rejuvenate my senses with fresh energy. So the time has arrived and finally I am leaving for a trip to Rajasthan, a state of India, which is popularly known as the "Place of Rajput Warriors", a place that seems suspended in time, dotted with old forts and palaces and where monkeys and camels still dominate the streets. It fascinates the senses: the colorful saris, the twangy sounds of the sitar, the exotic scents of spices.

One of my friends told inorder to have an intimate look at the state, avoid the tour buses and hitch-hike. So that thing is definitely in my mind, though pretty tough to follow sometimes from past experiences. I am planning to cover Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. I am pretty sure about these places though I can’t deny of some later additions, which happens with me almost everytime.

There was a time, I’d pack days ahead of any journey. I’d start thinking about what to take a week before setting off, and be mentally piling things and considering gadgets and options. Those days have gone. These days, I’m more likely to have a vague idea what I’ll be taking, and then throw it all together the night before I go, because there is such a thing as leaving it too late.

Hope the weather would be alright. Forecast looks OK and not super hot which is a great sign for a great trip. Keeping a daily journal of a trip sometimes get a bit cumbersome and boring, so you can expect postings in the coming days once my journey comes to its end… summarizing my experiences in Rajasthan in greater detail about the most interesting events. Can't wait to get packed... so much to do!!

So gotta’ do less typing and more packing :)

6 comments:

Dan* said...

have a wonderful journey :)

after having all the fun do write about it :)

anurag said...

sureee...definitely :)

Sorcerer said...

hey!! this one is real cool writeup

Soumyaranjan Dash said...

Came late to this post! Anyway, happy journey. Expecting some vibrant colors of Rajastan and some nice experiences soon !

shijin said...

i checked your blog today after a long time to see if there is any updates...Happy to see a couple of posts over here ..keep updating.

angel from heaven said...

Happy journey.I visited jaipur 4 years back and it was awesome.I hope to rtn to India gain and see udaipur /jaiselmare and more of rajasthan.