Everyday / Saturday, December 24th, 2016

I tried hard to think of something that would resonate with this word. Traditions. I have shirked them all my life. I live in the past too much for me to honor its traditions. I am not a Christian. I am also not much of a Hindu. Religious traditions hold little significance for me.

I thought then, what is the one tradition I really follow? It is to travel. Ever since 2003, I have been racing against time to learn more about this beautiful, chaotic, frenetic world of ours by traveling. My Indian rupees don’t go a long way. Corporate jobs left me with little time. Yet, travel has become a fixed tradition. There hasn’t been a year I haven’t traveled somewhere. Anywhere. This year, I kept up with the travel tradition even more.

The places I visited this year:

  1. Gujarat in February


2. Banavasi, Karnataka in March


3. Ooty, Tamil Nadu in April


4. Four Seasons Vineyard in Pune in May


5. Shimoga, Karnataka in June


6. Japan in July


7. Bylakuppe, Karnataka in August


8. Sikkim in September


9. Chennai, Tamil Nadu in September and October

10. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu in October


11. London in November

12. Scotland in November


13. Gingee, Tamil Nadu in December

gingee fort

14. Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu in December

15. Talakad, Karnataka in December


Phew. This is one list that has made me smile. Happiness. What will my travel tradition be for next year? Here’s my wish list:







Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Romania and Croatia

2 Replies to “Traditions”

  1. Thanks for the suggestion, Venkat. I plan to shift all travel posts to another blog, which will be more focused on travel. This is more like a journal of my life.

  2. Amazing places – would be great if you create albums / photo collage and description about the place and your personal experience there ! Will add richness to the article and informative to the user !

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