This is not a write up about a place you are about to visit or may like to visit any time, its not an expression of a beautiful locale and all the fun things you can do there..
It’s about that heady felling..
You’ve just hung up the phone and what immediately overwhelms you is that heady feeling..
You begin drafting your leave application letter and just as Mr. Boss signs it off, you’re off!
“A shawl perhaps, it’s going to be chilly out there in the open jungle of Ranthambore” You think; or “I’ll need those waterproof shoes for the rafting sector of that trek,” you plan.
A backpack, loafers, mosquitoes’ repellent, camera, ipod, floppy hat, sunglasses, swim suit, clothes, shoes, lotions and potions…all spell – A Holiday!
That heady feeling of excitement as the Rajdhani chugs onto Mumbai Central’s platform, you’re going to get on it, set your luggage under those nostalgia filled blue seats.
As the sun sets, you sit yourself or with your gang on the train steps, some smoking chai or sipping sutta. And as the train stops on a deserted station in the middle of nowhere, you quickly slip on your loafers and step out into the chilli night sky, blowing smoke rings.
Be it a road trip, flight or a sojourn by sea; the journey itself is what gives you that heady feeling.
So as a fellow traveller, I say this – don’t rush it, live that moment to its fullest, before you know it, you’ll have reached your destination, sauntered around only to get back to an overflowing inbox.