All trips are special and filled with memories but the term Road trip stirs in a lot of feelings and chords. Its not only about the destination but beauty of the journey, the grandeur of travel unlike other trips( plane, rail, cruise etc.).
Its about the luxury of the place and nature. Exploring the roads, towns, nature, quaint places; World at large in the true sense. A feeling that none other can truly match. The excitement of embarking on new adventures. The true sense of achievement. Not a tailor made vacation but one with spontaneity, discoveries and surprises. No wonder every single time I am equally thrilled as ever for a road trip.
After a many a road trip along with family and a chest full of memories to last forever, this time I want to go on a perfect romantic road trip with hubby dear.
According to me road trip helps in strengthening relationships and bonds, discovering each other in a completely different way. Building vivid and ever lasting memories.
Hence this time I want to make it extra special, just the two of us and this magical journey.
Adding another exciting romantic adventure to our life. There can be no other better way of culminating 2 years of being married happily and celebrating our togetherness.
Destination - Himalayas is a classic backdrop for Bollywood romance and all the die hard romantics.
Route - Pune-- Indore -- Ajmer -- Shimla -- Kulu -- Manali -- Mandi -- Palampur -- Mc Leod Ganj -- Kangra -- Ambala -- Ajmer -- Indore -- Pune
Around 4500 kms and 66 hours
Car-- Though I would love to have an RV, I am also lusting for the Ford Eco sport; luxury of an SUV and warmth of a Hatchback.
I have already started day dreaming about my perfect romantic road trip. Let me share it with you but this time not with words, let the pictures do the talking.
How I dream --
For that perfect romantic fragrance
Random pit stops and conversations
Music and chocolate
Hogging on the Indore snacks, mithais and chaat - enroute
Indore - kachori
Seeking blessing from Ajmersharif Dargah -- enroute
En route Shimla
Impromptu stops -- reading -- relaxing and being with nature
Going on and on ------
Amazing thirst quenchers -- Punjabi lassi -- enroute
Relishing food at quaint dhabas
Shopping at the Mall road
Visiting the Hidimba Devi temple Manali
Paragliding in solang valley ,
White water rafting, skiing
Playing in the rivulets
Cold weather -- hot springs
Visiting the gorgeous Mandi - prashar lake
The view and hot cup of maggi
Having hot cups of tea at the tea capital of northern India - Palampur
Meditation at Tibetan monastery in Mc Leod Ganj
Trekking up to the picturesque kangra fort
Romantic walks in the wood
Dreaming under the starry sky
The warmth of the bonfires, stories, endless chats , cups of coffee. cozy blanket, cold nights.
Devouring chole bhature at Ambala
Loads of shopping, scenic drives, sumptuous food..
An unforgettable journey with ever lasting memories.
My perfect romantic road trip.
Wish this journey lasted forever but then life3 itself is an eternal journey, isn't it?
Disclaimer: the photos used are taken from google images.