Now that I finally have a steady income, I have planned to travel a lot. My next long trip would be to Gokarna, Karnataka, which I'm going in the first week of September. Then sometime in December, I am planning on going to Agra. I want to see the Taj Mahal, and I think it's a shame that I haven't seen it yet! People around the world come to marvel at this wonder, but even though I live in India, I haven't seen it yet.
The Taj Mahal is still a little far away for this, what's worse is that I haven't been to Delhi as well. It's funny; I have been at the Delhi airport and its railway station, but haven't stepped on its roads!
So for the Agra trip, I would take a flight to Delhi, explore a little in the capital city, and then stay at one of the hotels in Agra. I had checked for the flights yesterday and the best deal I'm getting so far is on Go Airlines. I would book the flight in a day or two before there's a hike in the price!
The itinerary is not planned yet so I cannot write much about my Agra travel trip as of now, but, yes, the Gokarna trip is definitely on. I'm leaving on the first and coming back on the 10th of September. Of course, I'm going to be sharing pictures, information, and my travelogue right on the blog (yes, I would be carrying my laptop there), so you won't miss out on anything.
The reason why this Gokarna trip is going to be phenomenal is that it's going to be a backpacking trip. We're just going to book a hotel for one night, and that too, because we would be reaching our destination by midnight. The plan as of now looks like this:
Mumbai > Malvan (one night) > Goa (three nights) > Gokarna (four nights) > Mumbai
And what's even better is that we are going there to explore and not to visit any tourist attraction. So it's going to be a crazy backpacking trip! Are you wondering whom I'm going there with? It's with my colleagues!
So I'm really excited for both the trips. But before that, there's Ganesh Chaturthi, and like every year, I would be celebrating it in Pune. That's what the rest of my 2017 looks like. I would share the details of my Agra trip once there is a structured itinerary, so stay tuned for that.
I hope your rest of 2017 is as wanderlusty as mine. Comment below if you want to know what I'm carrying to my beach-exclusive backpacking trip to Goa and Gokarna!
What are your travel plans for 2017?