India is a religious country. There is obviously no doubt about it. There are many people who are debating the rise of fundamentalists in India, but somewhere within the true spirits of this country, religion has actually played a key role in whatever development we have achieved as a nation. Many people consider religion as an obstruction in the way of development and progress but to the people of this country, religion is much more than worshipping – religion stands for belief, religion stands for righteousness, religions stands for community and religion stands for unity. This is the reason why even today in the capital of this country, you can find a mosque, a Hindu temple, a Jain derasar and a Gurudwara only a few footsteps away from each other.
Here come the vacation and here comes the million-dollar question – what to do in these vacations! Take your children to movies? Yes, that will cover up a few hours. Shopping? Sure, a few more hours. Visit the relatives and grandparents? Probably a week will be invested. Buy them a PlayStation? Sure, then also start looking for solutions to make them get rid of it when the schools open! All in all, these are so short termed plans that they are almost futile!
Summer vacations can be tiresome for children. They are so excited to enter into their vacations right after the tensed exams are over; but as soon as the vacation strikes, so comes another problem – what to do with all that extra time? Kids do not realize that their school and studies help them grow and also help them utilize their daily time, but for vacations, one has to plan for all the hours of the day! There is only so much TV one catch, only so much cricket one can play and only a handful of relatives one can visit. What to do with all that time? Here’s a solution, why not explore the beautiful North India?
Normal people have ‘normal plans’ for the summers. You know, like staying in the AC, binge watching series, hanging out with friends or maybe shopping. There is a thing about this normal – it is boring! You get one summer in a year and you want to waste it sitting within four walls?
We all have had that one friend who was once an inseparable part of our life but somewhere in the ambitions and the crowd and the hustle – we lost him. Old Delhi is that old friend who is lost by the travelling spirits of most of the travellers.
The majestic Himalayas stand in all their glory putting forth some of the most challenging climbs for the trekker, the chance to explore beyond the ordinary & move through some demanding trails & eventually conquering those peaks… Does it get any better? The adrenaline rush, the thrill & exhilaration, the quest to win & testing your limits & unshakable determination is what it takes to get going in the adventure… And mind you, you need some excellent skill & technique to defy danger & have your victory!