TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR AMRITSAR 2012
- MIGHTY JOURNEY TO ALMIGHTY – One example on “HOW LORD CALLS HIS DEVOTEES”
- MIGHTY JOURNEY TO ALMIGHTY – Travel Starts and Heartbreaker by Jats
- AMRITSAR – Shree Durgiana Temple and Jalianwala Bagh
- AMRITSAR – Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib)
- AMRITSAR – Vaishno Devi Mandir and Wagah Border
It was around mid April 2012 and I always like to plan my travel 4 – 5 months in advance and that too my next 2 tours but this time I failed to plan my next immediate tour. All because of summer heat ,we didn’t wanted to go anywhere but to stay home in AC chilling inside our rooms with our sweet little daughter Aarya. Anyways July was coming near when monsoon start and I had to decide where to go on my next tour. I had already 3 to 4 destinations in my mind.
Usually I make some small itinerary of the 3 – 4 destinations decided to go next and show it to my wife Sonali and she picks one of them and yes that’s the decision. So here also I started making plans for next tour . First in my list was Srisailam Tour . I have a very fantastic plan to cover 3 – 4 jyotirlingas in just 7 days in this tour from Mumbai. Apart from Srisailam , Grishneshwar, Aundha Nagnath and Parli Vaijnath can be covered in the itinerary planned by me from Mumbai. So That was the first one. My second destination was Rajasthan . Ajmer , Pushkar , Chittaurhgadh, Nathdwara, Udaipur and Eklingjee . My third destination was Golden Triangle of Orissa ( Puri, Konark and Bhubaneshwar) along with 2 – 3 days in Kolkatta and Sunderbans. My inclination was much on this tour.And also I contacted our fellow author Anupam Majumdar to help me visit Kolkata and Sunderbans and within no time he mailed me all important places along with time required to visit them . In fact I had brief chat with him also. And finally my 4th destination was in south Tirupati , Kanchipuram , Chidamabaram, Kumbakonam, Srirangam, Thanjavur and back.
Some frustating moments for me
I showed all the 4 plans to Sonali and explained in detail about each and every aspect of the travel . But Somehow she was not willing to give green signal to anyone of those itineraries planned by me. 2 – 3 days passed after showing the itineraries , time was passing and traiin reservations were getting full. Again I tried to force my wife Sonali to select one of those travel plans but all in vain . Now I was getting pissed off as nothing concrete travel plan was there for next 3 months and now atleast I am addicted to travel atleast once in 3 months. So I started getting desperate trying hard to convince my wife but the answer came “ I am not properly convinced by your plans. And if Lord wants to call us he will definitely call us”. Somehow I always trusted her sixth sense because her decisions has always landed in correct and on right path. So even if I was not stable I had no choice but to obey her. She said anyways we are planning to go Chardham in Diwali , so forget tour of July.
But still my inner instance was not allowing me to obey the above decision . So again I started poking her about small 3 – 4 day trips to Bhimashankar or Trimbakeshwar In Maharashtra or small one in Gujarat. But ALAS ! all in vain. Now I also had no choice but to leave aside all my plans and concentrate on my daily routine till Diwali. My mindset was set that this time we are not going in July . So although little bit upset and sad I decided to cope up.
Vaishno Devi and Amritsar is approved
One more week passed and I was back to normal with my daily routine , forgetting everything about not traveling out in July. And one evening Myself and Sonali were just having chat about our previous tours and next tour to Char Dham. While discussing, all of sudden golden words came from my mouth “Lets go to Vaishno devi in July along with Amritsar.” Sonali’s eyes were glittering now as if they were telling yes, yes and yes. But her still mouth was mum. I started telling the plan verbally as I had designed that plan two times before which didn’t materialise and also I had read lot of stories In ghumakkar.com . So I had basic idea about days required , places and cost required to cover that tour. Immediately within 2 minutes she uttered “Yes lets go to Vaishno Devi”. Every time this way our each and every tour decision happens all of sudden in excitement . So this was nothing new for me, because I know when yes comes from her mouth , our tour happens. BINGO!