The most memorable trip in my life was a 10 days tour to North India just after one year of marriage (2006) (Just the two of us-my hubby and me) .We had booked a flight to delhi 5:00 pm but just the day before, we got a call at 8pm that the flight got cancelled and that they would refund the money. But they will not book any alternate ticket.Just imagine our tension. Immediately, my hubby called all the airlines and could manage to find a flight to Delhi at 1:00pm. So, had to ask half-a day leave from office…(nalla velai boss ennai pannalai)….and then started to the Airport. That was my first flight journey. adhanale, gramathu person madhiri went on clicking snaps outside airport, inside airport, inside the flight ellam…(hubby kitta thitu vaanginde ). We travelled in jet airways and reached Delhi. That night at 10pm, we had booked a bus from delhi to shimla through ISBT (Delhi Road Transport Corporation- Kashmere Gate)..We did not get ticket in SHIWe booked this train through the "PANICKER’S TRAVEL. The head office is in Delhi and there is a branch in egmore…
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So, we had time in the eveing.we just roamed around and found the "METRO RAILWAY SYSTEM"interesting. When we went, this metro rail was very much new and wow…..we felt as if we were travelling in a train abroad. Guess many of u must have read about how the train looks-fully air -condsitioned with route maps inside it. Angeye oru KARUMBU JUICE saaptitu roam panninom. Then, by 10pm,.the bus arrived and we boarded it. JJust within half an hour of boarding the bus, we slept as we were tired roaming in delhi the whole evening.
The next day morning AT 6:00AM, We reached Shimla.We checked into our room had a wash and went to just roam around in Shimla. The climate was so cool and enjoyable. PLACES TO VISIT IN SHIMLA: There is a small garden, a church (which was shown in one of Kamal’s movie),
MOST IMPORTANT THING DONE: there was a person who was provding kashmiri dress for rent. My hubby and i wore it, clicked a snap and just returned it to him. It costed around Rs.100 for each one (that time…i dont know the current cost)
Then, next day we had booked a local sight seeing in Shimla where they took us to CHAIL PALACE(To know more about this place, plz read THE HINDU (METRO PLUS) DATED 10TH May 2010), a devi temple and a place where rabbits are reared. As these were in the hilly area, my hubby and i had heavy vomitting and we lived on only bread and water for the whole day…
Then we went on to KULU,Manali…..wow…..
.Annaiku night, had a candle light dinner on a open top garden…appa…samma chill……it was so romantic to stare into his eyes and he into mine….oru padam oodichu ange,….Appuram,roomku vandhom adhe moodla….appuram…appuram…hey pongapa …enaku vekkama iruku……….
Then we took a bus (HImachal Pradesh Tourism dept bus) to Chandigarh. We travelled from 6pm to 6 am….Chandigarh was also nice…esp the PINJORE GARDEN….WOW…fantastic art works made from the broken bangles,cups and saucers….
Appuram, boarded SHADHABDHI EXPRESS and arrived to Delhi. In delhi, we had booked the sight seeing tours to Agra and delhi local sight seeing through PANICKER TRAVELS .sO, the next day, went to Agra and the moment we entered the Taj Mahal, we felt the love of SHAHJAHAN for his wife….We wanted to click a romantic pose here…so, fought for the place with other tourist people and took this snap…samma veyil..so, faces will look dull. But our hearts were really fresh….Next day local sight seeing and shopping in Delhi "PAALIKA BAZAR"…Its an underground shopping place just like our Ranganathan street…u have to bargain a lot ….HIGHLIGHT: Bought two similar cotton sarees with different colours-one for my mom and other for my MIL -U must see the happiness in my MIL’s face and pride in my Mom’s face…wonderful
Then after two days of roaming in Delhi, we got back into the train to arrive at Chennai…Train travelling was quite dragging as we had to go for 2 nights and one day( As usual, namba train service late by 3 hrs…so extra travelling…)..Adichu pidichu, veetuku vandhu, had to join office the same day…..
Ladies, sorry for boring with such a long blog, but when i was typing these words, i felt that i was going through this trip all over agin….
LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, I THANK BHAVANI FOR CHOSING THIS TOPIC FOR THE CONTEST AFTER I JOINED C’MOMS…..