Moody_Maddy_Traveller. Don’t go by my Instagram handle, I am actually an IT Engineer born and brought up in Delhi. Since childhood, I have believed that “Padoge likhoge Banoge Nawab, Ghumoge Firoge hoge kharab’, devoted my time to studies a lot and contrary to popular beliefs now a days, I landed up an amazing job in a huge MNC as soon as I finished my engineering. I won’t say that I don’t love my job, because I actually enjoy it, but what adds a spark to my life is traveling. During my initial years in the company, I used to get anxious a lot. To get out of that apprehension, in 2016 I started traveling and since then I have been to 25 places within India.
Travelling broadened my perspective, helped me know about different cultures, and made me realize that there is a huge world outside, which is beautiful. Most of the people plan their trips well in advance so that they can maximize their fun and enjoy, but for me, those random and spontaneous events that leads to a trip are the best. Every trip brings something unique to the table, but trips to Himachal Pradesh are the best. I have been there multiple times, sometimes with friends and sometimes solo. One of the most adventurous trips of my life was the trek to Manimahesh Kailash Peak, also known as Chamba Kailash which means “Jewel in the Crown of Mahesh”
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
Through traveling I have not only found inner peace but have also gained a whole lot of perspective of other peoples’ lives. I have met people from different walks of life, heard their stories, their perceptions, their experiences, and whatnot. On my way to Chitkul, Himachal I met an Israeli guy, who just completed his military training and now is exploring India. In Manali, I met an IT professional who quit the Materialistic Metro job that he had for 20 years and settled in Manali to find inner peace.
I used to think that I was a mountain person after my trips to Uttrakhand, Sikkim; the Picturesque Mountain ranges, the therapeutic blue peaks, small but colorful houses above the clouds is a sight that will be forever etched to my memory but then I took a trip to Andaman and Nicobar and found out that I am a beach person as well. The blue sea beaches, the coral reefs are just the view to live for. Being a woman in India, and traveling to different places with friends or solo can be worrisome. One of the main reasons I have managed to go so many places and planning for more is because of the support of my family. They have always encouraged me to travel, and enjoy my life to the fullest. With time I have learned that with a few awareness checks, it is safe to travel. And I want to urge every woman to travel and see how beautiful the world is. I have started writing blogs, regularly post stories on social media platforms, about my travel experiences, and tips to have a safe & enjoyable journey. Managing time for it is a little difficult, but let me tell you this: “Padoge likhoge Banoge Nawab, Ghumoge Firoge to hi to jiyoge zindagi janab.”