Sep 2, 2013

Seven places I want to travel to.

This is going to be a tough post. I mean my list of must visit places is so long that it seems impossible to list down top seven. Most of these places, I have been planning forever now. I once read in one of the cards that I should include my travel plans in my prayers and I will get means to fulfill my dreams. So here is an attempt to list down top seven.
1. Rome – Whenever anyone asks me about my dream destination, I answer “Rome”. If you have read/watched Eat pray love, you will know what I am talking about. Italian food, Italian men ;) and Italian culture, along with it Vatican City. I mean I don’t know where else you can pack a trip with so much in one place.

2. Dharali – While Rome is on the list of all international travelers, Dharali should be on the list of all backpackers in India. A small town near Gangotri once offered me a glimpse of ultimate natural beauty. I often compare it to heaven and I want to visit there again. However, with the damage that the cloud bursts have caused, I can only hope that the place is still the same.

3. Gujarat/Rann of Kutch – As far as I am aware, the white Desert is one of its kinds. On top of it, if you have seen Gujarat Tourism advertisement with the Bollywood icon inviting you, you know why I want to go there.

4. Amsterdam – There is no particular reason. Actually the only reason it is here is because I have a good friend there and I keep planning to visit. Hopefully one day I will.

5. Turkey – I have always been intrigued by Islamic culture and Turkey offers a blend of European and Mid-east culture which must be exciting to experience.

6. China – One of the oldest civilizations. Always excited by cultures and history, I would really want to visit the country which is packed with immense history.

7. Russia/ Andaman islands – This one is tough. I can’t pick between Country that has nine different time zones and lowest point of India. I want to travel from west to east of Russia being at different cities at same time of the day whereas I want to see the end point of the country I am born in.


Along with the above here are my top seven recommendations from places I have visited.

1. Varanasi – enchanting, confusing and something that leaves an impression.
2. Rameshwaram – site of three seas meeting each other.
3. Gangtok – Buddhist monasteries, peaceful and high on energy
4. Singapore – Development that shows.
5. Kathmandu – A valley in the lap of Everest
6. Dharali – It is on my must visit list, but I have been there.
7. Rohtang pass – Beautiful, cold and abundance of snow fall.

 

34 comments:

  1. I have a thousand places like this and how did you manage them in Seven. Good luck to you on visiting these places. May you find the time and chance to visit them.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Susan I have a whole long list too. Somehow managed. I cant tell you how much editing has gone into it.

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  2. So many places to see, so little time! Dharali sounds very intriguing. Kathmandu has been on my list since ages too. I feel bad that I haven't seen as much of India as I would have liked to. Every time we visit India, we end up staying with parents. The little time we get is too precious to be spent otherwise. One day, I guess.

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    1. Dharali was the quitest and closest to nature I ever felt. I can so understand that Smitha. That's what happens when you are far from home.

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  3. I an not aware of Dharali. Turkey too is on my wish-list to visit as I am very intrigued by the Islamic culture and architecture. Do visit Andamans ,Have visited and its lovely.

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    1. Turkey and Andaman, I think I am going to pack my bags and be there on my next vacation.

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  4. Sigh! Now you tempt me to back pack and visit all these exotic destinations :)

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  5. Sugandha, I would so love to travel around India. And as you say, I've been dreaming this forever now and to realize this dream the only way out for me it seems is to pray.

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    1. Good luck with it Jini...lets pray that you and I get to travel soon.

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  6. Hey great post and great work by you, It provides a great information.
    Helped me a lot .

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  8. Backpacking, huh! Tell me about the cloudburst :) I was there caught between Dev Prayag and Karn Prayag on my way to an (aborted) trek to Roopkund.

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    1. Oh God! I just hope it wasnt as bad as it sounded...

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  9. Oh Varanasi & Singapore are on my wish-list! I have seen so many shows on Varanasi. Want to experience the colors, temples, Ganga, food..everything! Good post, Sugandha!

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    1. Varanasi is my top most recommendation to many...you must see it.

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  10. Hey Nice list here. Being a traveller myself, I sure would like to visit these beautiful places.

    Singapore ,Rohtang pass,China,Nepal,Kuch,Amsterdam all are indeed places to explore.

    http://sailorswiferamblings.blogspot.com/2013/09/sizzling-seven.html

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    1. Vishal seems like we all bliggers can make a group and go :)

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  12. This is quite a list madame. I wish i could achieve half of it! I have also heard quite good stuff about Dharali :)

    Richa

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    1. Is it? I cant tell what I went through to curtail my wishlist and stick to seven only.

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  13. Agreeing with Richa! Quite a list!
    How I wish to travel the world... ;)

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    1. Same suggestion as i had for Vishal....

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  14. i loved the post as i love traveling...but India would figure in my travel plans ahead of everything...and one thing i can tell you visit Rann of Kutch at the time of Kutch Utsav...its serene :)

    you can check out my post here:-
    Karan - Grand Mother

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  15. A pretty nice list of Places..However I would have been happy to see North East India on that list..Just my wish..

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    1. I have seen North East of India to some extent and no doubt it is wonderful.

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  16. Rann of Kutch is my dream destination but somehow couldn't plan yet. Quite a Schindler's List :)

    Regards,
    Flashbacks

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