Breaking the monotony

Big Escape
Last Updated 02 October 2014, 14:12 IST

As always, the long weekend, thanks to the festival celebrations, has come as a bonus for many in the City.

They are escaping the monotony and the traffic of the City to places far and near. Some of them have planned extensively for their short holiday while others are just taking off with a backpack.

Ishan Sharma, a professional, is travelling to Kudremukh ‘betta’ on Friday night and will return on Sunday. He is taking off with a group of 10 to Kudremukh meadows. He and a couple of his friends, who love trekking, are planning to camp through the night and walk through Kudremukh National Park. 

Extremely excited about the trip, he says that he plans to create a few good memories this weekend and forget his workload and pressure. “Travel changes us a lot as we will only know our potential once we travel. It is a blessing that we have got a long weeke
nd. It’s the time to get away from all the noise, pollution, traffic and enjoy some peace.”

Ishan adds that once he and his friends get into the meadows, they want to savour nature. “We wanted to go to Kudremukh to explore areas in and around Karnataka. With the receding monsoons, it’s the best time to be at Kudremukh because the meadows will look really green and fresh. The waterfalls will be full of water and we are planning to cross about 10 streams.” 

Sahil Chelaramani, a developer at Tracxn, is also planning to loosen up and take a break. He has planned a cycling trip to Coorg, Jalsoor and Bekal Fort. “I am very excited about this because it’s a weekend for fun, relaxation and at the same time, some exercise through cycling ,” he laughs.  

Aditya, a software engineer, left for Chennai on Thursday afternoon itself to celebrate ‘Dasara’ with his family and friends. Not having seen his relatives  for a while, Aditya is glad that he now has four days to spend with his family as he needed to be home and is eager to savour ‘sundal’ and visit the ‘golu bommai’ at different houses. 

(Published 02 October 2014, 14:11 IST)

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