Monday, March 16, 2009

And finally

things seem to be falling in place and I am planning my long dreamt of, long overdue trip to the Himalayas. Found a couple of people with whom I will be comfortable traveling with.
If you guys have suggestions on where I could go on the way, do let me know, I ll probably plan my trip accordingly :)


Explorer said...

babaji cave near dwarahat[ranikhet] pops up instantly :)

SHAN said...

Dear Chinmayi,

Do you have any plan to visit amarnath Holy cave which is in srinagar .Its really very holy place and you can feel the holyness all around the place

Loving Brother,


பிரியமுடன்... said...

சிகரத்தை தொட
சின்மயிக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

இதமாக இதயம்!
இனிமையாக அமைய
இறைவன் அருளட்டும்!

இமயமலை இந்தியாவில்
இருக்கு என்றே
இப்பொழுதுதான் தெரியும்
சிறந்த இடங்களை சொல்லும்
சிறு அனுபவம் கூட இல்லை!
ஆல்ப்ஸ் மலையை பற்றி கேட்டால் நிறைய சொல்லுவேன்! அடுத்த பயணம் ஆல்ப்ஸ் என்றால் தகவல் தர நான் ரெடி......(அப்பாடா...இப்போதைக்கு தப்பி விட்டோம்....உஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸ்....)

Ajay Kumar said...

plan a trip to gangotri glacier.. my experience ther was awesome and entralling.

MADHAV said...

Cooooooool. Superb. Very happy for you that you are going to the Himalayas. Hope you get to see Kailash mansarovar.

Enjoy and please post pics of your trip here.

Take care and wish you a safe journey.


abi said...

to climb d mount everest... :P jus kiddin sis...but m sure a brave gal like u will surely even take that dare n overcome d challenge wit all yr might... been to Himalayas...n there r a lot of places worth depends on how long yr gonna stay... accordingly, i can suggest

Cute Cadre said...

Hi Chins,
Do go to Nainital and Mussourie. I am damn sure you will love these places. If possible go to Haridwar and Rishikesh. All the places I suggested are all wonderful places on earth. While coming back try to board from Delhi so that you can visit Agra.

Shankar said...

is it s trip via air/train...guessing its not a road trip...that wud be insane!

my suggestion there are some little known places around nainital...not yet crasses by ppl...but that classified info caan be given by locals...have heard that those are really WOW!

Jayamurugan said...

Hi Chinmayi,
Wishing you a happy journey.

Barath.M said...

Hi Chinmayi,

do go to Haridwar, Rishikesh, and if u can go in May, Badrinath and Kedarnath will be awesome place to go. apart from that Nainital and Mussorie will be gr8 place to go.

Barath.M said...

also u can try Rohtang Pass and Kufri(a place near Shimla)

luvstormandrain said...

Have a wonderful experience at himalayas,I have been to raniketh.. its such a wonderful, tanquille mountain, from there we can see the himalays.. its such a peaceful and calm place do vivit it on the way...u can get a manasoraver VCD, himalays darsharn avilable in all leading stores and plan up.. do take bottles and bottles of moisturisers...u r skin will peel and get dried.
please do post pictures.
-ashok, one of ur frequent callers in aha kaapi club..( dentist, from ragas dental college) visit my blog when ever time permits... good work all the best.

PreethZzZ said...

WOW... That's absolutely awesome! Hope u have a fabulous time. I've never been there before but its also been a life long dream of mine. Definitely share your experiences after your trip. :-) Have a great time.

Sw. Raaj Neeravo said...

Go to the hills, go to the Himalayas. People are living there -- they have lived there for thousands of years, they are born there -- but however much you feel the beauty of the Himalayas, they can't feel it. However much you enjoy the silence there, they cannot enjoy it. They are not even aware that the silence exists. When they come to the cities, they feel a thrill -- the same thrill as you feel when you go to the hills.

People living in Bombay, London and New York feel the thrill when they go to the Himalayas. People living in the Himalayas, when they can come to Bombay, New York or London, then feel how beautiful the world is.

The opposite is needed to feel -- it becomes a contrast. The day is beautiful because there is night. Life has such joy because there is death. Love becomes an inner dance because there is hate.


Sw. Raaj Neeravo said...

A person who escapes is not really a man of understanding. His very escape shows his fear, not understanding. If you say, "How can I be happy sitting in the marketplace? How can I be silent sitting in the marketplace?" and you escape to the Himalayan silence, you are escaping from the very possibility of ever becoming silent -- because it is only in the marketplace that the contrast exists; it is only in the marketplace that the challenge exists; it is only in the marketplace that distractions exist. And you have to overcome all those distractions.

If you escape to the Himalayas you will start feeling a little still, but at the same time a little stupid also. You will start feeling more silent, but that silence belongs to the Himalayas, not to you. Come back and your silence will be left behind -- you will come alone. And back in the world you will be even more disturbed than before, because you will have become more vulnerable, soft. And you will come with a prejudice, with this idea that you have attained to silence. You will have become more egoistic.

That's why people who have escaped to the monasteries become afraid of coming back to the world. The world is the test. The world is the criterion. And it is easier to be in the world and, by and by, grow into a silence, then the Himalayan silence comes into your being. You don't go to the Himalayas: the Himalayas themselves come to you. Then it is something of your own, then you are the master of it.

There is a multi-dimensional escape. It is renouncing and yet living here, dropping and yet not dropping, changing and yet remaining ordinary, transforming one's being totally and yet remaining in the ordinary world like everybody else.

There is nothing wrong in being worldly. Be worldly, and yet remain unworldly -- that is the very art, the art of living between two opposites, balancing oneself between two opposites. It is a very narrow path, like a razor's edge -- but this is the only path. If you miss this balance, you miss truth.


Karthik Murali said...

forget nainital , mussorie and Shimla...
go and visit two places : Manali
and then Leh / Ladakh

these 2 places u will never forget in ur me , its more bful than the alps ...

i can say this with an assurance , since i have been to all these places mentioned above.
and btw , Leh is completely safe in terms of security and everything

Pavithra Vijay said...

Don't miss Vaishno Devi temple, Chinmayi. Also can plan a trip to Mansarovar lake. There are lot of places to visit near Himalayas. But these two struck me instantly.

All the very best for your trip.

Happy journey.

Do post your traveling experiences with Pictures in blog.

Doozie said...

You are sure to love all these places like Nainital,Hardiwar..

Chennai getting hot!

Right time..


Gopal said...

Mind is where the action is. Mind is where is the tranquility is. It is only when we momentarily experience the absence of the mind, we experience bliss. This experience of bliss is a sublte one at the root of our consciousness. Whenever we experience this so called WOW factor (which happens for seconds) during our creative pursuits, there is a subtle neuro-biological shift in the brain (consciousness). The Himalayas and its surroundings act as a profound catalyst for us to go deeper and deeper in our consciousness, provided one is prepared for it. I wish you all the best for the trip. The entire Himalayas and its surroundings are so captivating that how can one say one place is better than the other? This is very much akin to the first verse of Ishopanishad. I sincerely hope that this first trip of yours to the Himalayas will bring you more joy and energy. I am also sure that Mother Nature will beckon you to these places in the future too.

Kind Regards.

Deepa said...

Bon Voyage! Wishing you all luck. Bring back lovely memories for us to hear about!

ineedinspiration! said...

Hey lady!

Not sure how long ur trip is and what really your schedule looks like. But there is 'Ananda spa' that u could visit. A bit of a luxury expense but worth its salt. The serenity and beauty of the Himalayas come alive here... u can check their website for details...

Anonymous said...

Nothing ahaa-oho in Shimla if you have made couple of abroad visits esp US/UK/Europe etc. Shimla is good for people who have not seen any hill stations at all. I would not even rate Shimla better than South hill stations like Kodai,Ooty etc. So Skip Shimla.
Good choice with Haridwar,Rishikesh,Vyasa Cave ( must) ,Badri,Kedarnath- comes in Chardham-:-)
Good Luck with your planning...

preethy said...

hey, dats a real nice thing to hear.. see i've not been to de himalayas... but one of my aunt ws telling me about this place... guess it s called the flower valley.. it's like u r not allowed to that spot after 6 in de evening coz de fragrance s so storng that humans cannot take it... i belive all u see der wud be jus flowers... amazing right? do try visiting that place...
lemme know abt ur experiences once u get back

Arl said...

hi chinmayi sis,

wish u a safe journey


Senthilkumar said...

I dont know any place.But its pleasure to say to have wonderful & happy journey.. Enjoy..

xyz said...


Anonymous said...

Last week went to mussorie, hrishikesh and haridwar. it was awesome. dont miss kempty falls in mussourie. water falling there simply freezes your blood.
enjoy your trip. all the best. bye, Karthikeyan.Tr

Arun said...

Wow! Supercool! I'd been there once! :)

பட்டாம்பூச்சி said...

Bon Voyage Chinmayi...Have a nice time there.Hope to see the experiences as a post once you come back :)

nsrajan said...


A wonderful thought.
A greater force shall guide you to places. Please pray for a change in political canvas in TamilNadu by 2011.Remember majority of us are making strides in our life but the state of Tamilnadu has to prosper alongisde.

Bring some small land rocks from each of the place you visit and spread it in Tamil Nadu. Let higher power rein in the slide here.


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நிலாரசிகன் said...

ஹரித்வார்,ரிஷிகேஷ் சென்றிருக்கிறேன். கங்கையின் குளிர்ந்த நீரில் நீராடியது நல்லதொரு அனுபவம். பயணம் சிறக்க என் வாழ்த்துகள்.

Aswin said...

extend to Manasarovar, if possible. life-changing xperience.