We had a splendid family picnic today. We hurriedly cooked the food, got everything ready and hit the road. The picnic spot we chose was the Teesta Barrage in Siliguri. And what a nice decision it was! The place is filled with greenery and is very peaceful. Here are some pictures I took while we were enjoying there.
While you’re travelling to new places, you’re bound to be out of your comfort zone. Suddenly you don’t know many people around you, your everyday routine is a whole lot different and sometimes you just need to sacrifice stuff you took for granted while you were at home. But there will be certain things that you can relate to. They can be habits, etiquette, surroundings and all kinds of things that are included in the everyday life in that place.
These particular things, either small or big, always bring a smile to my face. That’s when I go, “Ah… I’m an alien here after all!” . Flowers are one of my top targets, as they’re present everywhere and at least one of them identifies to one in my home-town. So these beautiful flowers make up 20% of my Happiness level.
Here are pictures of some that I tend to find frequently.
Do you find something common everywhere you go? Feel free to share your thoughts below through the comments area.
It’s been a few days since my visit to Mongpu, a small village in the Darjeeling district. I’m glad that I made the decision to go there to visit my sister-in-law. Though the place is small and less populated, it has a charm of it’s own. It is probably one of the greenest places I’ve been to and with the best scenery around it’s one of those places I’m sure I’ll be visiting a few times again.
My sister-in-law’s house where we stayed.
The hills are beautiful.
Yup, I think they’re twins too…
My niece and her puppy 🙂
The remains of what they say used to be a British vacation home in the 18th Century.
Mirik is located in the serene hills of Darjeeling District in West Bengal, India. I cherish those moments walking in the forest filled with orange trees that my grandparents cultivated. I remember those long hours of meditation and tree hugging I used to do as a child. It’s always amazing to visit my grandparents once in a while. It’s my trip to the past.