Vanilla. Being vanilla has dominated a large part of my life right from school (staying in the top 5 to being in the student council) followed by engineering (surprise) and to top the vanilla, MBA at an IIM.

In a desperate attempt to not be vanilla, I recently picked up travelling. Wanted to see what the rest of the world has been upto while I travelled the high-traffic, most commonly taken roads for a middle-class Indian! The fact that 6th term at IIM Trichy is relatively relaxed made my plan easier. If you have not already guessed, I am not the type of person to take a grade drop (due to low attendance) for travelling. Vanilla!

I have, forever, wanted to quote these lines by Robert Frost in the poem “The Road Not Taken”

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

So my dear reader, where were we? Yes, travelling!

I started with baby steps. Chalked out all the long weekends in the months of December and January and made increasingly longer journey plans.

Some of the places I visited were Thanjavur, Madurai, Pondicherry, Chennai, Munnar and Alleppey. In hindsight, I did cover a good range with respect to travel experiences. From a beach to a hill station. From a laid back quaint village to a crazy-once-in-a-life-time concert.

I will be following with posts of detailed itinerary and experience of each of these places. Keep following!

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