On a soul-searching journey!

Deccan Chronicle.  | Priya Rathnam

Lifestyle, Travel

Amrish Gautam took a break from living a mundane life and went on a life transforming journey across the country. He shares his experiences with us..

Amrish Gautamm

The beauty of travelling lies in your perspective says Amrish.

Amrish Gautam, an IT employee from Delhi and working in namma ooru travelled 20,000 kilometres across the country. He visited serene hill stations, bustling cities and gorged on scrumptious food in over 20 cities. He loves travelling alone in search of relief and peace.

Amrish’s view on the hills of Shimla

Amrish says, “I travel twice in a month and I feel it is my stress buster. My list of places highlighted in blue are the ones I travelled to and the one in red are yet go. Managing all this answers my patience. Everyone has inner beauty and it does answer everything and I feel travelling is the best medium for one to find themselves.”

Robber caves in Dehradun

The essence of each place was exciting for Amrish. He started his journey from Rishikesh then followed by Haridwar, Landsdown, Chandigarh, Kasauli, Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Jaipur, Balaji, Nanital, Dehradun, Dhnaulti, Mussoorie, Vrindavan, Mathura, Bengaluru, Ooty, Yercad, Goa and Wayanad. All his experiences are certainly breath-taking. Amrish says, “Travelling teaches me a lot of valueable lessons. I went from being slob to an active person. Travelling taught me to be responsible, manage time and save money. I’m never bored travelling alone. It brings out my inner beauty and motivates me.”

Before setting out, Amrish suggests a proper research on the tourist destinations one is travelling too. From food, sights, stay and even weather conditions. He cautions that you need to have important photo copies of all necessary ID’s.

Nainital is a wonderful hill station that Amrish liked and cherished.  “Winter is the best time to visit. Hop onto your bike and head to the Nainital Lake shaped like a mango, Himalayan View Point and Lover’s Point are the must vists. The clean roads with bordered trees give you the essence of forest and hill stations. Mall road is crowded with vibrant local shops, restaurants and shops.”

Amrish concludes saying, “Imagine a life without opening pandora’s box. A habitat where butterflies, huts, animals and a pure air to breathe, this is heaven for me. They best part of my travel is how implusive they are.”