Going down the memory lane I remember one of the best journey’s of my life, from Mumbai to Bangalore. With no hefty amount of money in my pockets, I booked a train ticket and got my PNR on IRCTC website and sat on a train. Over the distance of 984 kms, I witnessed several rivers, scenic bridges, lush thickets, sleepy villages and lot more.
Mumbai, being the entertainment capital of our country is always considered a busy city with chaotic lanes and buzz all around. I entered the grand Mumbai central station, filled with noisy and cranky crowd. As I sat on the train and it started to move, there was a weirdly beautiful sense of quietness that filled the atmosphere. I could see the entire city pass by but with none of the everyday burden on me. The city limits passed by and so did my sense of worry. I let myself dwell in the deep beauty of nature and enjoy this journey from one metropolitan to another. Passing the meadows with pearl like water droplets on them, the fields which were clearly the result of a farmers’ hard work and traversing through many exceptional areas such as the Sahyadri mountain range located between Karjat and Lonavala, also called the Bhor Ghats, they made me realise the importance of taking a second and appreciating our surroundings.
Soon enough, the Pune junction arrived familiarising me with the jolly old bustle that I escaped while leaving the Mumbai station. It being a 24 hour journey, I could really enjoy the play of lights and shadows and how they carry a deep meaning within themselves. I drifted off as I was enjoying some light music and we pierced through the night. I woke up with the holiest view of hanuman temple as well as the Astaane Quadri Halkatta Sharif Dargah, in a village called Konchur somewhere near the Wadi station. Karnataka welcomed us with the perfect snapshots for a photo album. As we proceeded in our journey, I realised that I wasn’t far away from the same rush that I left Mumbai which is why I wanted to make the most out of these precious moments.
We entered the city limits with a scenic view of the Kempegowda Fort. I realised that this journey was definitely the best break that I required, which also helped me enjoy the serene moments in the lap of nature