Sunday, April 29, 2012

I have a thing for cities

You know dear Blog, I have been visiting so many cities purely out of chance and there is not one city which I haven't liked till date. There is some or the other characteristic to be enticed about. Very recently I went to Hyderabad (for work of course), this was my second trip and I loved everything about the city, the drive from the airport to the city, the acceptance of people from all parts of the country, the chaos on the Char Minar, the calmness of Hussain Sagar. Its a city which has moved with time and still not lost its original charm.

I won't write about Delhi and Mumbai because, you know how much I am in love with both of them though for eclectic reasons. But, I can't write about cities and not mention Ahmedabad in this post. I have stayed in Ahmedabad for 30 days and what a beautiful stay it was. Lush green park (Law garden), fabulous places to eat, Kankaria lake, Akshardham temple, it is such a light and peaceful place, contrary to my belief of it being pregnant with tension. Then, there was Bangalore, which I visited for a couple of days but I clearly remember it being cosmopolitan. It has moved faster than a lot of other places and thus I felt liberated there. Almost 5 years back, I visited Pune, the stay was for a day but are you surprised that instantly I fell in love with the city. It was fresh and young, the memory of which still makes me feel like a college girl!

I have been to Lucknow, Chandigarh and Jaipur too. They were marvelous in their own ways. Lucknow was colourful, Chandigarh plush and Jaipur royal. You know whenever I am in a new city, I actually go to the "places to see" in google and then tick mark them diligently. Small joys of life, and may be its time to plan a trip to a city not traveled yet - may be to the city of joy :)

1 comment:

Satyadev said...

Lot more yet to see.