Here I am, after almost a month of silence. Where have I been? On a trip of course!
It was a trip of many firsts....
It began with a wedding, which was certainly the most fun one I have attended in ages...
Then, we embarked on a trip which Shankar bowed out of, citing the summer heat and work (in that order) as excuses, and we decided to go on, without him. This was a big first.... a mom and son vacation!
This was a trip planned well in advance, yet nothing could be finalised till almost the very end.... and then, as usual, plans changed!
I have always planned my own trips, arranging accommodation, travel, sightseeing and everything else by myself. This time, I left some of the planning to professionals... another big first! That helped a lot, leaving me free to plan the rest of the trip. I was busy till almost the minute we left, finalising details, which is why, the blog has been neglected for so long... thankfully, the hard work paid off, and the whole trip went off without a hitch!
So, if you are wondering by now where I have been, these last few weeks, here are the details....
We began our vacation at Bangalore, attending a cousin’s daughter’s wedding. It was one with a difference, held at a venue which was more a resort than a marriage hall, making it a lot more interesting and memorable. It was two days of catching up, renewing relationships, and, for Samhith, playing with his cousins like there was no tomorrow!
The Bangalore trip was all about family, and we spent all of it with relatives. It was then time for me and Samhith to set off... to Wayanad.
The Wayanad trip was the surprise part of our vacation, cutting short our stay in Bangalore. However, who wouldn’t want to escape the city for 4 days in the hills, surrounded by nature? Wayanad was all that and more..... The experience was even better than we expected, and the 4 blissful days passed faster than we imagined! We visited temples and caves, walked over islands and tea estates, tried adventure activities..... You will have to wait to read more.....
|Samhith discovers that he likes broken down temples more than well preserved ones!|
And then came the long planned and much awaited final part of our trip – Mysore. It was our first visit to the city, and Samhith fell in love with it.... the beautiful houses and the variety of birds we saw made him want to relocate... at once! We spent 5 peaceful days... walking around the palaces, the art galleries, the lakes, and of course, the zoo. This was a visit meant for leisurely exploration, and that is what we did, taking our own sweet time at every location. We visited well known and less known places, over and over again, something we have done rarely, but enjoyed to the hilt.
|Birds were surely the highlight of our Mysore visit!|
Coming back to Mumbai, by bus this time, there was just one thing on both our minds.... we must do this again!