Given a chance to time travel which period will make you emotional?
Each and every destination leaves a beautiful story behind to narrate. Today also, I am reliving my past travel destinations and remembering the best of all. Well, it’s difficult to choose any one because every time travel has a different charm of its own.
Today, let’s step into a time machine and travel in time. As soon as we hear about this word we are fascinated to know more about it. So now let’s roll back in time.
Time travel brings the lost essence to your life
Travelling back in time, I have reached June 1997-98. I am in 8th standard. My family rarely travels. Like others, travelling is not a yearly affair during the summer holidays. We don’t complain maybe we have accepted the situation. But this year, suddenly we have planned 20 days trip down South India. We are over the moon, pinching each other and telling ourselves that we are actually going out!
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And the time starts rolling
I am with my parents, younger brother and my maternal grandmother. She lives with us only and we are actually visiting my mother’s hometown Chennai. The itinerary is neatly made by mom and I must admit she is the best at organising and keeping plan B ready.
I can smell the change in the air and the moisture in the atmosphere as we are arriving at the Chennai railway station. This is the first time that we have travelled for so long on the train. Every small stay is for 2-3 days and we are moving ahead to our next destination. Till now our schedule is going perfect.
Changing atmosphere instantly changes your mood
I am travelling in the local compartment of the train taking us to Salem; a small city at the foot of Yercaud hill station. From the stickiness of Chennai, I am now enjoying the cool breeze on my face as I come closer to Salem. It is cooler here and so comfortable.
Dreamhouse at Salem
We are staying at the two-story house of my cousin grandmother and enjoying the small city life so much. Different language and culture is a treat to the eyes but we are missing good North Indian food too. Well, when you miss something you know its value! Nevertheless, food will not make us weak and we all are headstrong to try each and every dish and make this trip memorable.
Time travel ends at some point in time
After covering all places in our itinerary, we are coming close to the date of departure. It is heavy at heart. I am nervous at the moment thinking about my life back in Delhi. I will have to go back to school, study, finish homework and back to the boring lifestyle.
But no travel is forever. One day you have to come back to your original life and live the usual life. Something similar happened to us.
For years, the memories have been engraved on my heart and mind. It is still so fresh and filled with energy that I can recall it so clearly even after 23 years.
Will I be able to go back in time again? Well…yesssss. In my dreams!
So which travel memory is your fondest?