The Journey So Far!

by Mridula on July 5, 2014

in Canon D550,Cell phone photography,India,Lumia 1020,Photography

Did you notice that half an year has quietly slipped by. Before I scream where did the time go, I know some of it went into traveling. This is an account of the journey so far in 2014. I did an update in April for the first quarter, so I will pick up from where I left. Trip no 6 this was to unforgettable Maldives.


Maafushi Island, Maldives

Maldives is incredibly beautiful, I had a gala time with my younger nephew. This was a personal trip that we enjoyed to the hilt. I have to find a way or an excuse to go there again.

Deer at Ranthambore

Deer at Ranthambore #canon550D

Then came a trip to Ranthambore with Aircel’s Save the Tiger campaign. I did manage to get a fleeting glimpse of a tiger once again so my tiger jinx really seems to have broken.

Pratap Palace, Ajmer

Pratap Palace, Ajmer #canon550D

Trip number 8 was a one night trip to Pratap Palace, Ajmer. Thanks to this trip I managed to visit both Ajmer and Pushkar once again. I was quite apprehensive about a one night trip but in the end it was actually quite alright.

Pope Francis at Amman, Jordan

Pope Francis at Amman, Jordan #canon550D

Trip number 9 is up there in the trip of a lifetime category. I was invited by Jordan Tourism Board to cover the Pope’s Mass at Amman Stadium, Jordan. Now, even in my dreams I never thought I would ever get such an opportunity in my life!

Bangkok by Night

Bangkok by Night #canon550D

Trip 10 was an unexpected trip to Thailand which materialized with a short notice and went perfectly. My father was not too thrilled about me going there post ‘military coup’ but then as one of our group members remarked, we have seen more police in Mumbai and Delhi than I saw on this trip to Thailand!

Shikaras at Dal Lake, Srinagar

Shikaras at Dal Lake, Srinagar #canon550D

Then came another invitation at a short notice, this time to Kashmir. I was really happy to revisit the valley and enjoy its splendor. This trip was organized by J&K Tourism Board and this was my first invitation from an Indian state tourism board.

Pragpur, Himachal Pradesh

Pragpur, Himachal Pradesh #lumia1020

The most recent trip, n0. 12 has been to Judge’s Court, Pragpur with WelcomeHeritage. 12 trips of various duration in 6 months is not bad at all. The next trip starting about in a week’s time is a personal vacation in Himachal Pradesh, I am so looking forward to it. And I sincerely hope that the journey continues.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Rajlakshmi September 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

woww so many places … that must be an enriching experience :)
love reading about your travel tales.


Niranjan July 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

That is a lot of travel in 3 months. Keep travelling!


sindhoooo July 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Busy Mridula gives us more travel news :) Wishing much more travelling in the coming days of the year :)

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Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Thank you Sindhu!


Avinash Gupta July 6, 2014 at 11:11 pm

What a half year of happiness


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm

It indeed has been a good ride Avinash.


Anki S July 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Hey Mridula,
That’s an amazing one..All the best for your all future travels?Which are the countries/places left for you?


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Anki almost the whole globe is left more me!! I have seen just a handful of countries and places.


bhavana lalwani July 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm

woww .. you are very lucky that you get so many opportunities for travel..


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Yes Bhavana :D


Najm Nisa July 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

What a lovely way to spend your six months of life ! The Maldives and Bangkok travel is where even I dream of travelling ! wish you much more such amazing travels ! Cheers!


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Thank you Najm.


VJ SHARMA July 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Super !

Wish you more travels in second half of the year !!!

+ VJ


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thank you VJ!


Vinodini Iyer July 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Beautiful clicks! I loved the one clicked in Maldives specifically :)


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Thank you Vinodini, Maldives is a beautiful place!


myunfinishedlife July 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

wow wow wow!!!! I want to be jealous as I did not travel even 1/10 of that…but I have had other blessings in the form of a cute baby :) Staying at home due to my pregnancy, I loved reading up each one of your travels!!

Himachal is awesome right now..just got back from a trip to Kasauli with family!!


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Sushmita the baby is really so cute, here to you and the baby, many more travels! Enjoy.


Tushar July 6, 2014 at 10:34 am

A question:
A personal vacation or a sponsored trip – the difference specially when both time you – a traveler is traveling.


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Tushar I have stayed in a few 5 star properties on sponsored trips, on personal vacation it is budget :D So you can anyway know which are my trips and which are sponsored.


Nevin July 6, 2014 at 7:49 am

Looks like an exciting first half! Nice captures! Keep going!


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Thank you Nevin.


Hemu July 6, 2014 at 1:00 am

Those shikaras are extremely beautiful things. And you have also captured them beautifully :)


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Thank you Hemu :D


Preethi Venugopal July 6, 2014 at 12:39 am

What an awesome way to spend the first half of the year..Wishing many many such trips.
Awaiting many more such beautiful pictures…:)


Mridula July 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Thank you so much Preethi.


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