February 25, 2017 By:
Who doesn’t need an exotic getaway? I guess each one of us longs for at least one in the year. But we all get confused when it comes to choosing the perfect destination. Right?  Same happened with me a year ago when I was planning to go on a vacation with my family. I was in dilemma to choose from a list of destinations. So I randomly chose to visit Pune and that random decision of mine turned out to be the most amazing thing that ever happened to me.  Night view of Pune Yes, finally I reached Pune with my mum and sister out of nowhere. We travelled by plane. After that, we took a taxi and reached our aunt’s house. The ambience of the place was making my heart go crazy!! Beautiful mountains, smooth roads, balmy weather and everything around was making us feel good. As we reached our aunt’s house it was already too dark to go anywhere outside. So we decided to just snooze off. Next morning we headed towards Lavasa, a small city near Pune. The beauty of the place was a treat for eyes to see. There were colourful houses built all around a beautiful artificial lake. We had so many pictures clicked and also did some of the great water sports. It was so relaxing here that we didn’t want to leave this place but had to with heavy hearts.  Lavasa City Next, we planned to see the major tourist attractions in Pune. First, we went to Aga Khan Palace where we got to know everything about Mahatma Gandhi. It was a beautiful museum based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Aga Khan Palace Our next destination was Sinhagad Fort. There was not much to see here except the ruins. But the stories told by the guide about the fort were really interesting. We heard a lot about Dagdusheth Ganesh Mandir so we decided to take the blessings of God. After that, we were lucky enough to visit Infosys Campus as my sister had worked there. It was so beautiful and clean. I wish I would work there at least once in my life! I clicked about 100s of photos in Infosys Campus.                                                                                         Infosys Campus                                We shopped a lot from F.C road. It was a street market consisting of loads of variety and all the latest trends. I shopped my heart out there as everything was so cheap and attractive. As we didn’t travel much in Pune we decided to go to Mahabaleshwar the very next day. It was one of the most serene and calmest hill station I have ever come across in my life.  We visited almost every corner of the place. Elephant point  First, we went to Mapro Gardens, a garden designed by the Mapro brand. We saw the chocolate making process and relished the taste of Mapro juices. Then we saw different points in Mahabaleshwar which is regarded as the ultimate beauty of the place like Arthur’s seat, tiger’s point, Kate’s point, sunset point. I and my sister also had a camel ride. So with this ended our Pune trip. As it was a random selection of the place we enjoyed it even more.  Trips make our life easy going. We should at least go to one such trip every year to spend some quality time with our family.

October 10, 2016 By:
We are four friends who wants to travel north east with less amount and majorly using public transport!! We would love if anyone of you can join us !!

July 20, 2016 By:
“VOYAGE À UDAIPUR” May 2013! The month that brought the ‘much awaited’ light in the darkness of my life.Yes, my birthday was a week away and I had no shame in telling people that I had never been out of Jaipur. (Guess, all my shame had already gone telling this thing to people all these years while receiving their weird looks as a gift for my horrible confession.)But I was serious people! As they say, there is delay in god’s house but not darkness ....so even my prayers were finally answered (ting!!) in May 2013, when my father told me about this short trip to Udaipur. Still no words can describe the expressions of my face that I had at that time, the rollercoaster ride of emotions that I was experiencing .The first trip of my life!! Not much time was wasted in thinking & packing and in the very first light of the next morning we left for Udaipur. Sitting in the car with my parents and siblings I dreamt of places which I will see for the first time, till now about which I had only heard and read. After hours of travelling we finally reached ‘the white city’ at around 10 a.m. We checked in one of the local hotels, took some rest and got ready for our first destination of the day- Saheliyon Ki Bari. We witnessed the beauty of the most beautiful gardens of Udaipur that day. Famous for its lush green lawns, water pools,flowerbeds,marble art and numerous fountains in the form of various animals; the place truly gives the visitors a sight to behold and get mesmerized. There’s a museum in the gardens itself where you can have a look at the ancient things which only drew us closer to that era of royalty. The place gave us a strong promise for what was about to come next. Also known as the ‘city of lakes’ Udaipur is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and watercourses. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake are few of them. So, now was the time for some boat riding! We hired a motor boat to enjoy a boat ride in the Fateh Sagar Lake. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park which has a boat shaped restaurant. Also, within the confines of the lake are a public park and the Udaipur solar observatory. But the sad part was that we couldn’t visit them because of the lack of time and just had to hear stories about them from the boat driver. It is a perfectly quiet place for people to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The day came to an end with eating local street food and watching the breath-taking sunset while standing near the Fateh Sagar Pal. The excitement to visit more such places welcomed the arrival of the next day. After having some delicious breakfast we quickly started our car drive to City Palace. The magnificence and the marvellous architecture of the place left all of us in awe. The fusion of different architectural styles has resulted in this majestic piece of art. The divine beauty of this place is inexpressible. It’s a ‘do not miss’ destination in Udaipur. Before heading to the local markets to do some shopping, we paid a quick visit to Pichola Lake. No doubt, the charm of this lake enhances the romantic ambience of the city. Indians never forget their gods....be it even while travelling. In India, a trip is incomplete and worthless if you haven’t visited at least one of the local temples. So, that’s how our journey to Shrinathji Temple located in Nathdwara began. It is an hour travel from Udaipur. The visit to the temple made me familiar with the cultural &spiritual aspect of the place and the city. The architecture of the temple is simple but its spiritual appeal is beyond anything. Again, a ‘must pay visit’ destination. With the sun going down, it was time to say goodbye to Udaipur. With a heavy heart & a bag full of beautiful memories we bid farewell to the city and began our journey back home. The next few days were spent as expected i.e. “me” bragging about my first trip to the city I fell in love with- Udaipur!!

February 15, 2017 By:
That day was a very blessfull day for me when me and my family had gone to visit Puri.We love that place.Because Puri is situated for lord Jagannath.We started our journey from Dhenkanal at 4:00 AM by a car.And that was aenjoyfull moment of my family.We reached Puri at 7:00 AM.After that we went to the hotel to have fresh.Then we went to the Lord Jagannath temple.And visited over their.After that we came back from the temple and went to a restaurant to have our breakfast.And we did a lotof fun over their.Then we gone to the seabeach.And enjoyed a lot.Again came back to the hotel and taken lunch. Then we went to visit Konark Temple.We moved here and their in the temple and we were enjoyed a lot.We saw there broken statue.And we studied those things how it has been made.After that we came back from Konark temple and started going to our home.Betwen this time duration of reached home again we had some snacks with coffee.And after some time we reached our home.Really in my opinion visit any place with my family,friends is very imaginary moment.I enjoyed a lot.

January 21, 2016 By:
Travelling or seeing places is an important part of our education. One cannot believe a fact to be true unless one sees it. Purpose of travelling is different for different people. Some travel for sake of pleasure,some for expansion of business. Travelling provides the benefit of sightseeing and gives pleasure . I am going to share my travel experience of Uttarakhand. Since,there is direct connection by train to Uttarakhand from Lucknow. So,we first went to Nainital and from there to visit other places we took a bus. Cool climate of hill station is undoubtedly the best option to beat the summer blues.Uttarkhand being blessed with lofty mountain and therapeutic climate is itself a world to explore. Places we visited in Nainital mainly included temples Nainadevi temple,Hanumangarhi,Parshan devi . Then other day was spent for lakes which included Bhimtal,Sattal and Naukuchital. A two day holiday is sufficient to visit Nainital. Another place to visit in Uttarakhand is Mussoorie,a queen of hill station.Places to visit in Mussoorie includes Tibetan temple, lake Mist, Mussoorie Lake,Gun Hill.Mussoorie is blessed with nature. And the last but not the least destination which we visited in Uttarakhand is Dehradun. Dehradun is famous for its architectural display by ancient construction.Some of its famous attraction includes Robber's Cave,Tapovan,Tiger fall,Malsi Deer fall.This was my a week trip to Uttarkhand .

July 26, 2016 By:
Fort Kochi is the embodiment in bricks and mortar, of what every traveler’s dreams are made of. The beautiful vintage houses, the flower decked balconies with French windows, the inspiring wall art, the colorful streets; it truly is every globe trotters’ paradise. It is a sleepy town set amidst the Arabian Sea and the bustling city life of Ernakulam. I went to Fort Kochi for a one day solo trip, but for those of you planning to visit Kerala, I would suggest to keep a few days just for Fort Kochi. I commuted by bus (public transport is pretty cheap and efficient in Kerala), but there are other options like cab and ferry. Strolling through the stone paved streets, the passing centuries are visible on the standing buildings; which speak in great volumes about the rich history of the place. The streaks of legacies of ancestors passed on to their children are evident in the multitude of ancestral homes turned into hotels, restaurants, art galleries and cafes. It would be of interest to know that Fort Kochi was just a fishing village and this territory was gifted to the Portugese in 1503 by the Raja of Kochi. Since then, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the Britishers have invaded and lived here and left behind a storehouse of heritage. My first stop for the day was St. Francis Church, which was built by the Portugese but remodeled in 1516 to what we know of it today. It is perhaps the oldest church in India. It is a quaint old building with many encryptions telling stories of its affluent past. The grave of Vasco Da Gama was buried here, before being sent to Lisbon and it lies inside the church. Just outside, there are some vendors who sell fridge magnets amongst other stuff. If your fridge adorns the souvenirs from all the places you have traveled to, this is the place to buy them. Then I headed down to the Santa Cruz Basilica, one of the eight basilicas in India. Boasting of a Gothic architecture, it is a magnificent structure and makes your awe over the fact that this excellence was reached in 1558. I then took a walk on the beach, with the sun kissing my skin and the saline air in my mouth and saw the Chinese fishing nets, which date back to the 12th century and are the legacies of the first foreigners that set foot in Fort Kochi. By then it was 1:00 in the afternoon, and I was just mooching around in the streets when I stumbled upon the David Hall. It is a Dutch architecture built in 1695 and has been converted into a beautiful art gallery. There is a pretty little café in the backyard and I had their freshly prepared margherita pizza baked in a hearth oven, with ice tea. It was exceptionally tasty and this is one meal I am going to remember for a very long time. After my yummy lunch, I took an auto to go to the Jew street. Here there are a lot of shops which sell spices, tea, coffee and vintage jewellery and I splurged some money in buying some of these. After which I visited the synagogue, which is a Jewish praying centre (just a heads up, it remains closed on Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Jewish holidays). My day ended with a lip smacking coffee at Pepper House, with a book to keep me company, and what a marvelous day it was! There are so many other places that one can visit while on a trip to Fort Kochi. I have enlisted them below: Mattanchery Palace, Dutch cemetery, Bishop’s House, Sree Gopalakrishna Devaswom Temple And do try out the Dal Roti restaurant if you love North Indian food! For the cultural buffs and people who love everything pretty, this melting pot of cultures, Fort Kochi, is the place to be.

June 5, 2017 By:
“I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” - Jack Dawson, (movie “Titanic”) My ideology regarding travelling is similar to that of Jack Dawson’s to some extent. I consider travelling as an escape from my drab life. Though I have travelled a lot the one trip that had always been close to my heart was the Goa trip in 2015. It all started on a hot afternoon of May 2015. We (my family) were making plans for a trip because the heat was unbearable. Since the number of people interested in the trip was huge, there was an obvious conflict of interest. We resorted to the lots system to resolve the issue. As the luck would have it the place picked was Goa. I was a little resentful because I always believed that Goa is a place to be enjoyed with friends. But my resentments proved baseless. Goa is place where you can fun even if you travelled alone. After lots of arguments and fights and tantrums we boarded the flight from Bangalore. We were welcomed in Goa with thunderstorm. The scenic beauty of Goa took my breath away. We were to stay at the Estrella Do Mar beach resort. Had I been in any other place, the traffic would have irritated me. But the picturesque locations of Goa got me so mesmerized that I didn’t notice the jam at all. The resort is located in the Calangute town of North Goa. It is a cosy little town with an amazing beach which is also referred to as “Queen of beaches”. Tourism is the main source of income for the town. It has the perfect blend of antiqueness and modern technology. This town has a lot to offer to the tourists, starting from malls to pubs to temples and churches. We were in Goa for 3 days, 3 amazing, fun filled days. Though most part of our days was spent on the beach, we still made a point to visit the other tourist spots. One such place was the Aguada port. The word Aguada means Water. The fort has a rich history which dates back to 1612. It was used as a port for the ships. The beach offered lots of sports like the Banana ride etc. The 3 days I spent in Goa will always be close to my heart. The entire journey is filled with so many memories which I will cherish throughout my life.

June 15, 2017 By:
Travelling has always been my passion. I always wanted to explore new places and get close to nature. Being a Rajasthani, I always want to run away from this harsh weather. I love hilly areas as they are calm, peaceful, and serene and of course pollution free. So after taking permission from parents, this first cousins trip finally took place in the month of chilling December and we onset our journey to McLeodganj and Dharamsala. We all gathered in Delhi and chose a road trip instead of airways or railways. We wanted to explore each and every new spot on our way so we hired a personal traveller from Delhi. On 24th December, at 7 in the morning we left from Delhi. We took a tea break at 70 Milestone Dhaba and Restaurant near Samalkha. We didn’t stop for lunch break as we packed poori and sabji from our home. It was 5 in the evening and we took another tea break at Zimidara Tourist Dhaba when we entered in Punjab. We crossed two important destinations on our journey i.e. Bhakra Nangal Dam and Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara. I was eagerly waiting for our destination as my legs started to pain and temperature started to fell. I was satisfied as soon as I saw the snow-covered Dhauladhar Ranges shining bright in the night. We reached McLeodganj in the night at 10 p.m. We headed towards our hotel 8 Auspicious Him View and we purposely booked balcony rooms facing snow-covered mountains to embrace the beauty of nature. We all were damn tired that we didn’t have our dinner and slept early that night. View from our room Next morning was a Christmas morning, 25th December. We all got ready early in the morning and took our breakfast in the hotel itself and went for local sightseeing. As it was X’mas, everyone in the city was happy and full of joy. Firstly, we went to St. John’s Church in Wilderness and took part in the special prayer that was going on. Then we went to Dharamsala and visited the HPCA stadium. HPCA Stadium   St. John’s Church in Wilderness It was a beautiful stadium surrounded by snow-covered mountains. After knowing about the history of stadium, we went to the local tea gardens. Tea gardens were so beautiful that the pictures we clicked seemed to be clicked in the hilly areas of Switzerland. Not to be more dramatic, we were in Dharamsala. After doing our time taking photo shoot for our facebook and instagram, we headed to Norbulingka Institute which is totally based on Tibetan culture for preserving the Tibetan artistic skills. Norbulingka Institute Tea Gardens This institute provides employment, education and training to Tibetan refugees. The place was so quiet, calm and peaceful. It was worth knowing about the people working here as they suffered a lot in the past. We had our lunch in the canteen area. We were so hungry that we ordered Chapattis and daal. The chef was so frustrated because we ordered so many Chapattis and he was not habitual to make that many. After having our lunch, we went to the famous Chamunda Mata Temple and praised the idol present here. It was a beautiful temple present on the sides of Ban Ganga River with an idol of Lord Shiva in the backyards of the temple. After spending few hours here, we went back to McLeodganj and visited the local market. We purchased beautiful shawls, hand woven gloves and socks, Himachali caps and few handicrafts. Idol of Lord Shiva inside the Chamunda Mata Temple We had hot sizzling momos, coffee, brownies, patties, etc. in the Main Square market. Temperature that evening dropped to -3 degrees. We had ice cream in that chilly weather. After having all the food we went to our hotel. Who knew that the approaching night would be so happening? We all were tired but danced a lot and slept. At 2 a.m. we suddenly heard birds chirping and dogs barking. Our hotel owner also had a dog and he also started to bark. My 3 brothers who were sleeping in another room thought that the younger brother is shaking the bed to horrify them. They didn’t think that earthquake would take place. Yes! It was an earthquake. Our owner knocked at our doors and said to come out. After minor tremors we all sat in one room and my brothers were so scared that they took a decision to return back to Delhi. But for us sisters it was unacceptable. We told them if you guys want to leave you can. After pleasing them a lot they agreed to stay back. After that horrifying night, next morning, we went to Bhagsu Nag temple and trekked to Bhagsu Nag Fall. The trekking was very adventurous as the path was pebbled and you have to have control on your legs otherwise you can tremble. After seeing the fall, we trekked higher up to Shiva Cafe and had snacks. Trek to Shiva Cafe is a bit difficult but I’m sure that if you want to have a view of whole McLeodganj, you should trek to this place. Due to shortage of time, we didn’t turned up to Triund Trek, but you can go here if you have ample time. Shiva Cafe After spending few hours in Shiva Cafe, we trekked back to our hotel, did our lunch, packed our luggage and came to Main Square to return back. But the journey did not end. While returning back, we went to Kangra Fort. It holds an important historical value. It is said that, ages ago, the earthquake ruined whole of Dharamsala and McLeodganj, but this fort stand still. Here, there is an ancient Jain Temple inside the fort itself. The weather was so amazing and chilly that we were shivering. This was the last spot which we covered on our sweet and short trip. While returning back to Delhi, we stopped at Amrik Sukdev Dhaba at 3 a.m. and had paranthas and safed makkhan. It was heaven. The taste of that makkhan is still there on my tongue. Kangra Fort The trip ended here with an amazing experience which we will cherish lifetime. The memories of the trip are still fresh on my mind and I want to trek back to those beautiful snow-covered mountains.      

October 16, 2016 By:
I was bemused whether to go for a college trip or not . Without thinking much I made a decision that travelling is always fun let's not drop the idea . When you travel you actually return to your life . Without enthusiasm , energy and passion you cannot lead your field you need to lighten up . Travelling makes you feel exhilarate . Come let's have a look at what all places I visited . We reached at New Delhi Railway Station 6 in the morning which was chock -a - block with people . Everyone was waiting for their train on one platform or the other . Finally , our train arrived and we were settled . It was five hours train journey till Kathgodam followed by bus . We reached Kathgodam , which is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is located on the foothills of Kumaon Himalayas at an elevation of 554 mts above sea level . Kathgodam is an important station for tourists places like Nainital , Mukteshwar , Ranikhet and much more . We were heading towards Mukteshwar which takes three hours of journey by bus . Mukteshwar is a pleasing destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand . Muktwshwar sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters , 51 Km from Nainital and 343 Km from Delhi . It is famous for it's scenic view and peaceful atmosphere . As we were heading upwards we could see glistening mountains and stellar view left me gasping . We reached around 2:00 p.m at Ojaswi Himalayan Resort . The resort location is so perfect as it shows you mesmerising landscape , the evening sun spreading it's dying colours on the snow clad mountain peaks . After taking few hours rest we were asked to leave for our first visit . I was excited for our visit to Kumaon Vani - Community Radio Station . TERI launched it's first Community Radio station ' Kumaon Vani ' in March 2010 . It was established to use radio as a tool to promote sustainable development among the local farming community . The main objectives of introducing this to help farmers improve their livelihood by providing them pertinent information and knowledge , spread awareness on health , education , water and sanitation . The radio station is attached to TERI'S knowledge centre TRISHA . It was our educational visit where we saw live broadcasting . It is very helpful for farmers where they can listen radio at work and keep updated . It is fun if you have interest in it and to know the history of radio station . After that we returned to our resort . There is slightly decrease in the temperature at night . Walking alone on the grass and gazing stars at night is just amazing . You could actually feel yourself . The view from top was marvellous . At that time the urge to wander and explore the world was solidified . DAY 2 Next morning waking up at 6 in the morning along with sun is something you must experience in your life . Mountains looked more glorious at that time . Reading book along with some good music is the perfect start of the day . After some time we left for our next destination CHAULI KI JALI which was 8km from our resort . We reached their by trekking within the forests which was so serene and peaceful . Chauli Ki Jali is a visitor's attraction located behind the cliff of Mukteshwar temple . It is located at a distance of 250 meters from the Mukteshwar temple . ' Chauli ' means rock and ' Jali 'means hole . This place is paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers . One can have a mesmerising view of the Himalayan range and Kumaon Valley from the edge of Chauli ki Jali . There are many amazing facts about this place . There is myth that if you cross the hole of chauli ki jali whatever you wish for you will get it . Besides this , I was stunned to see the names of people written on the rock . Those names were written by people before commiting suicide and reason along with . Many people commited suicide over there which is strange . I got mixed kind of feelings after looking at that . Mukteshwar temple which is 500 meters away from Chauli ki Jali is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva . The Mukteshwar town owes it's name from this 350 years old Shiva temple . This hill temple is perched at an elevation of 2,312 meters above sea level and offers an enchanting view . There is nothing much happening in the Mukteshwar temple , but the way from Nainital is worth going for . If feels like you are out of the world when you reach there . Sitting there for quite a moment, taking deep breath and thinking deeply about your goals will actually make you feel boisterous and energetic . By the end of the day , most of were punch drunk . So , we slept . DAY 3 After having breakfast we left for Nainital . Like most hill stations , Nainital has a bustling mall road , warm cafes and very busy Tibet market . The mall road houses shops selling candles with intricate desings , wooden knick knacks and colourful woollens . Do bring something as keepsakes . The afternoon brought with it a bright sunny sun . It was warm in the noon . We moved to BHIMTAL which is named after mythological character of Mahabharat . Bhimtal is like any other small district with row of shops , dhabas . Bhimtal Lake is another nice lake in nainital surrounding . Although not much to see , but there is something here which you will not find at any of the lakes - Kayaks . Kayaking here is the simplest thing although I didn't do that . So , this was the last day of our trip . Best time to visit Mukteshwar is from April to June and October . We didn't visit many places because of shortage of time . We reached Kathgodam station at 3. 30 p .m and journey comes to an end . Through out this trip I realised company matters a lot with whom you are travelling . Surround yourself with good people , be outrageously energetic and madly alive . I stepped out beaming with little memories that will linger .

July 31, 2016 By:
Much awaited day finally came when I accomplished my quest for identity and got a way towards the pursuit of happiness.Certainly,to describe something incorporeal,something which one can only feel never have been so easy,but I run the risk of trying to describe one of my best 'mesmerizing' travelling experience I did so far.In the month of June just after my semester exams got over,I went for a journey to almighty in respect to get their blessings.It was a trip of five days.I'd never been on a long trip.Jammu-the first place from where we started our journey.My family were along with me.Jammu-A blessed land and which is famous for its temples,particularly the Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra which is visited by over millions of people every year and making Jammu the most visited part of Jammu and Kashmir state. The experience which I felt was phenomenal.The journey to reach Mata Vaishno Devi was not so easy.But as it is rightly said that without hardwork there is no gain.Hence,hard work and the quest to take blessings from Vaishno Devi and abruptly made us more energetic to reach on the top and take blessings from her.The journey was awesome and pleasing with so many people eagerly and enthusiastically moving forward and encouraging others in the process.Meanwhile,the walk towards going to Mata Vaishno Devi provided beautiful sights of the surroundings.It is one of the best place to visit and devotee got the blessings. The first experience was a worthwhile.Then I proceeded for my second place to worship which was in Amritsar,Punjab and that is ofcourse the Sikhism's holiest site-Golden Temple. It was my first encounter with a religion apart from my own religion which is Hinduism.This sacred temple welcomes all to enjoy its beauty and spirituality.It was truly a breathless moment.Both the sunrise and sunset are glorious in the premises of the golden temple.I have a immense faith in all the religion.Being Hindu's we worship Lord Ganesha,Krishna,and many more but being a human we respect all other religions too and whenever we get a chance to visit any of the abode of God,let it be called a church,a mosque,a gurudwara or a temple we always try to visit and have 'darshan' of God,the almighty in any form.I strongly felt that all religions stem from the same source whether one belongs to Hinduism,Sikhism,Muslims,Christianity,Buddhism.And the source what matter is only humanity which is inside you.We are one,one human,one family,have one god,one world,one universe. My last worship ends up in Rajasthan,Ajmer.Rajasthan is one of the prominent state in India which is well recognized for its culture.Among all other places and cities in Rajasthan,Ajmer has its own significance and historical importance.It is located few miles away from the state capital Jaipur and it is also known as the second name of Ajmer.The Dargah Sharif is the final resting place of the great sufi saint-Hazrat Khwaja Syed Moinuddin Chisti.He is also known as Garib Nawaz.He still is in spirit through his blessings and love which one can sense when one is in Dargah,it is believed that no one returns empty handed from his divine abode. The entrance to Ajmer Sharif is via the Nizam Gate.When I'd entered the main dargah with my family,every corner inside is done up in gold which furnishes the whole aura in grandeur and divinity.Before entering,one has to remove footwear,cover head.You will have to leave your cars a good distance away from the main shrine because as after that point entry of vehicles are restricted This is the time when walking on foot one will be able to see the different colors of Ajmer.The narrow lanes are lively,bustling with colorful bazaars selling a variety of stuff from chaddars and scarves to clothes and food.It is difficult to get near khwaja ji's tomb but it was getting too difficult to stand in the place filled to the brim with everybody trying to do the same.It is surrounded by a silver railing with a cleric sitting besides it.We had given offering and then headed with a feather fan before directing towards the exit gate.As I proceeded towards the exit,I spotted the singers called qawwals,sitting in groups singing qawwallis(sufi hymns).The day we went to dargah was probably Sunday and the best part of this trip was,we were there in Ajmer and in dargah sharif on on the auspicious first day of Ramzan.When my family planned for this trip,that time no one was aware that the day we will be in dargah sharif will be the first day of Ramzan.Just before my exit,moon occurred on the sky everyone got silenced and got started praying to the almighty.It was such a blissful moment. The magic of the music merging with the soul.It was one of the most overwhelming,emotional,surreal and life changing experience in my life.I discovered my soul culture and I myself felt mysticism,warmth,sensuality,beauty and natural surroundings.Also I ate the most exquisite meals in that land like rajastani cuisine-dal bhati churma.While returning to my home where I live,my mom insisted to take blessings from Balaji Mandir,Salasar and Ikshapurni Mandir,Sardar Seher which is on the same route. Hence,at the end of my odyssey,I recognized many similar crux in every religion site,whether it is in gurudwara,mosque,temple,church.For instance,before entering shrine removing footwears,covering head,going from every shrine there are multifaceted markets.And the most significant thing what I noticed is that in every shrine where I'd visited it all were embroidered with brimful of gold.So,what I ponder is that instead of becoming stereotypical towards religion why not be the one where you can follow your heart and can understand what you feel it's right.Surely,spirituality can make you sets free to be what you truly are without bowing to anything that doesn't resonate as right with you nor to anyone because we are all one and cherish one god only.It is all up to you to choose what you'll honor enough to make it divine. Travel has helped me to open up my mind and accepts things the way they are.When you see people diving in extreme conditions and still courageous to survive and tend to stop making excuses for your own life.I will cherish this golden memories for lifetime.Fun,Evasion but above all cultural and spiritual wealth was what I felt in this whole trip.