Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Planning an ideal yatra

‘Life is a book. Those who do not travel, read only a page’  


What is it with mesmerizing sunsets that endlessly captivate hearts? It is difficult not to be enthralled with foamy waves kissing the shore, with every ebb and every flow. Nor is it easy to tear away your eyes from the snow-capped peaks that sit in the serene ambiance of mountain ranges. Or a babbling brook that runs its course from the icy glaciers through the wide plains and the winding valleys. It is simply magical to explore the world one destination at a time, isn't it?

The wanderlust in me never wants to cease discovering newer places to explore, be it in my home city or some corner of the world. There’s always an itch to discover more, rediscover oft visited places once more and venture into the path less trodden. After all, as they say, life is but a journey. 

There is certainly a want and desire in me to travel around the world to exotic and lesser known destinations on the drop of a hat. It is certainly tempting to drop everything and head out on an unplanned solo road trip to a tropical destination of my choice. And it would be a dream come true if I were to travel halfway across the world to reach my dream destination. But with me, it doesn’t happen often. 

I can bet while you read through the earlier paragraph, you too would have pictured many destinations in your mind. And given a chance (and a well-timed one at that) this is how I would like to plan my Ideal Yatra from Mumbai to Melbourne. These tips may come in handy for you too! 

Book Flights well in advance to get lower airfares 
To start off, I would start checking for International Flights that would take me from Mumbai to Melbourne. Perhaps the most economical flights offered by International Airlines are the ones that are pre-booked well in advance. Considering I would love to travel around my birthday in December, now would be the best time to book them. 

Book a Hotel closer to sightseeing places
Here I’ll browse through the various hotels available and pick according to the sightseeing opportunities - be it for the beaches or the nightlife or for the shopping. 

Check for passport and visa 
Getting the visa is of utmost importance, without which I won’t be able to enter the country. 

Plan a flexible Itinerary 
Here I would think of all the places I would go. Visiting The Gold Coast, The Great Barrier Reef and The 12 Apostles are right on the top of my travel bucket list! 

Pre-book a cab or a taxi to the airport 
Given the fact that I have my passport and visa sorted, nearing the date of departure, I would book a cab to ensure that I get to the airport well within time. 

Pack light. Fly with minimal cabin baggage
As much as it is tempting to carry multiple pairs of clothing, I would want to travel light. 
Upon reaching the destination, I take a few hours to relax before heading out and exploring my new destination.


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