Travel in 2013 has been good! While writing this synopsis I realize that I was on the road for over 2 months this year – which is fairly decent. In fact I had to cut down on potential trips due to work and other reasons. A quick look at my travel adventures this year,
2013 started with a month spent roaming around in South India. That was a lovely time! I remember the time spent in Coorg (5 days at a home stay chillin), Kanyakumari (bad experiences n all), Isha Yatra….
A family trip got arranged to Manali in the first weeks of April. Very considerately my mom suggested I take a week to myself after that hahah because otherwise I would travel off somewhere else on my own after coming to Mumbai! So that was another great trip Mumbai – Chandigarh – Manali – Rewalsar – McLeodganj – Kangra – Chandigarh – Mumbai
Niece’s birthday called me back to Bangalore. I included 2 days to explore the quaint little town of Udupi near Mangalore. Udupi – Malpe – Kapu Lighthouse. I wanted to include Moodbidri but it was a little out of the route so that is for next time.
Mysore Dasara, Karnataka, 15 days – October (I haven’t even blogged about it yet! :P)
Unfortunately & fortunately (:p) I managed to take some time off work and I whizzed off to Mysore for the Dasara celebrations which are world famous. It was a very interesting experience, and besides Mysore is one of my fav cities in India so was great to see the festive ambiance in the city. Visited Srirangapatna & Ranganathittu bird sanctuary while I was there. On my way back I also took a stop over, couple of days at Hampi – which was delightful!
Apart from this, I made some cool traveler friends who also live in Mumbai. We have been busy on the weekends exploring the city so you would be reading more about that in the coming year on my blog!
So overall a very happy travel year! Apart from this I also published a few posts on Women Traveler Safety, very relevant as there are increasing incidents being publicized of violence against women.