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Incredible India : Tag

Posted: February 11, 2011 in Bharat, India, Tags
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Incredible India

I found this interesting  tag thought of taking it up!

We all know, how vast, rich and incredible our country is!  There is a lot to do in this vast country, I have loved being to every place i have been , Have so many lovely memories of every place

The rules are:
1. The list contains all the states of India and their capitals are in brackets.
2. Make bold the states you have visited, and mention your favourite memories of that state.
3. Include only states that you have really experienced, and have felt the culture of the place. The touch-and-go while travelling in a train does not count, because that way I believe I’d have seen a little more, but it does not give me a feel of the place and so they need to be actually visited.


Note: The format is State (Capital). The ones I have visited are in bold.


1. Jammu & Kashmir (Srinagar): Well 1985.. jammu and kashmir tour with school.. the beautiful places on way .. Kokernag where Jhelum starts .. Anantnag ,Srinagar Gulmarg, Pahalgam As they said if there is heaven on earth then its here.. The dal lake … , Stayed there for 20 days visiting all the places .. One of the places of which along with very very good memories , I have one very bad memory.. brought back memory of getting bullied .. The first place where My best friend Anupinder showed me how to stand againt the bullies, How to take it on even if it was 5-6-10 guys against me alone.. I can never forget the night where we were challenged to dare to come to there room and we did , we got beat up so bad , but we went there and Anup stood with me .. Thank you anup whereever you are , I know you are looking at me .. Thanks


2. Punjab (Chandigarh): My birth place. Muktsar, Lived in chandigarh, Studied in the princly city of patiala, started to Tie the turban the patiala style 🙂 All my schooling in in patiala.. our first family house was in patiala.. Muktsar where all my summer vacations were spent every year each year..  Chandigarh where I spent my youth my college Govt college for men… the day when I grew up to be a man .. Was in chandigarh .. Now i am here in uk and all i ever dream of is Punjab mera punjab…

Jara Dholiya Dhol ute daga lain oye
Hath rakh kan ute boli tun pain oye
Ful khidiya sab de man bhaunda
PUNJAB mere rahe wasda …

The rest of the lovely cities

Ludhiana where i did my FLying at sahnewal flying club..,
Amritsar :- The golden temple been there
Jullundhar:- where my bes buddy lives now , been there tooo
and so many other places



3. Haryana (Chandigarh): Since Chandigarh is the common capital, so I have been to Haryana too! Chandigarh is where i grew up to be a man … Then my second job as a computer instructor in panchkula and a city called Pehowa in a school ..

NCC days .. Visitied Hisar for some exam, was staying in a dharamshala me and a few friends from chandigarh, the NCC guys from hisar were looking after us , and one guy JOHAR walked in and for some odd reason,  we became friends and then spent the next week or so with him in hisar, roaming around have fun, and Now he is so close to us all.. Makes me wonder how things happen, He had just come to drop a guy who had got some food for us ..


 
4.  Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)  :- Wow what a state , have our second house in a place called Solan , where we spent some summer vacations to get away from the heat.. the uphill trips once or even twice a week on our scooters and bikes, the buying of the beer and the chicken from bedi chicken corner … the stupid dares of drivign all the way to shimla without a shirt in middle of the winters …
I also worked in scool as a teacher Pinegorve where we got the actor Iqbal khan my student …
The attending of youth festival in horitulture university solan, me for declamation.  and best was Ravjote was with us in evening participated in fancy dress and he went is as HE MAN.. and wont the first place funny ..

A very bad accident on way to shimla leading to a few people dieing , i cant forget …

Kullu-Manali .. Trips , walking the Rohtang pass.. and then The school I taught took the kids for a tour to a place called Rewalsar just above Mandi .. had such a great time with the little boys …

5. Uttaranchal (Dehradun):  A visit to that place just a few  years ago with someone special, the drive from chandigarh to dehradun.. where I met two more beautiful people …
The regulare drives to places like Paonta sahib, and the back road to, visiting the fossil park , and driving through the river beds .. then Sarangal my mate deciding we need to fish in the river .. wasting hours and finding nothing …

Also had my SSB interview for Air force, cleared the PABT test there , apprantely you only get one chance in ur life to do it , Pilot aptitude battery test .. The 5 days there visitng Sahastradhara and other places and also finding How the SSB works where out of 200+ people Two got selected one was the son of Admiral Pashrishia .. Obviously.. and the other was a sikh boy who refused to go to a hanuman mandir because he was anti Hindus and hated hindus .. How he got through dont know ..

6. Rajasthan (Jaipur):  ooooh the beautiful Rajasthan .. the trips we had to jaipur, how an i forget the Motorbike trip we had from chandigarh to Ahmedabad, spent so much time there and then having that fateful accident . the bike completely going kaput , us me and my cousin lying on the middle of the road almost dead … thankfully a good truck driver stopping by helping us and we were saved …
The views at mount abu.. and early morning at ajmer … Beautiful the hot channa masalaa  ceeee ceeeee ceeee with the mirchi… Rajasthan is beautifullll…

also had a school trip to Rajasthan in 7th class..

7. Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow): NCC vayu sainik camp , one of the best we were the KINGS .. because the year before we went some of the boys from chandigarh had given such a bashing to everyone , that everyone feared us.. This was the best camp I attended, mets some lifelong friends, Also met a sweet girl , my first love 🙂  but both did not have the courage to express it , now after many many years We found out..
Food in camp was so bad, but had plenty of booze.. 
Had some fun moments , selling water as kerosene to someone for a dozen bananas..

8. Bihar (Patna)

9. Jharkhand (Ranchi)


10. West Bengal (Kolkata): The trips to Kolkata for summer vacations.. the three days of travel in punjab mail, chandigarh to howrah.. beautiful memories .. pity did not have mobile phones or camera to click picture..  Various people there the ponds in each locality and us kids wanting to catch fish..
the loud shrieks of ladies for occasions.. Sandesh .. going site seeing.. visiting the victoria memorial,  a house built as a ship, Howrah bridge .. the boat trip down the hoogly…
11. Orissa  (Bhubaneswar) :- the worst city that could ever come in my life , completely ruined me and my worst nightmare.. one of the worst phases on my life which has completely changed me into what i am now .. maybe a very bad person … though spent a lot of time in hotels there mayfair was very good stayed there about 3 -4 times now , and visiting Puri .. staying in a hotel called toshali.. was goood …

12. Sikkim (Gangtok)   :- NCC I had airwing so went on a trekking trip there, Started from Kalimpong and ended in Gangtok , the beautiful forest and all the places that we saw Amazing, the monastary at rumket on way ..  So many places on way I seem to have forgotten most of the places.

13. Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar)

14. Assam (Dispur)  :- Again Ncc took me there too.. Had some good times while camping there .. but sadly dont remeber any of the places
15. Tripura (Agartala)
16. Nagaland (Kohima)
17. Mizoram (Aizawl)
18. Manipur (Imphal)
19. Meghalaya (Shillong)

20. Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal): 7 days in bhopal to attend the SSB interview Twice once for army and once for air wing.. the idiots rejected me a both the times …

21. Chattisgarh (Raipur)


22. Gujarat (Gandhinagar) : Ahmedabad was another place where holidays got spent, My eldest maasi shifted from kolkata to ahmedabad and her two sons my best friends and my brothers , We had fun time , as mentioned earlier the trip on motorbike was to meet them up 🙂
A funny thing met a person there Milkha became very good friends, he had never been to punjab but had a Enfield , so taught him how to ride the bike, you know having the heel on the foot rest, with the foot down. legs a bit wide, back straight .. arms straight and then driving at 10 or 15 KMPH speed … dag dag dag dag The beauty of the BIKE…



23. Maharashtra (Mumbai): Mumbai again just for holidays , my dad brought us for a family holiday , Then i came twice for fun roamed around , Gateway of india, Taj , Leopolds , marine drive , water world had some good time there .. the beach eating all that Chat , gol gappe etc ..

Met a friend on interent who lives there and now is such a good friend stayed with him, met his family .. some good memories


24. Goa (Panjim):

25. Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad ): Hyderabad Spent almost a month there , remember the Tank bund, then there  was mandir all white marlbe i dont remember the name, Stayed in a hostel with some guys who had come to do a marine course..  My money finished they gave me money, to a unknow person .. strange.. The Char minar ..  and the biryani yummy


26. Tamil Nadu (Chennai) :School trip of south.. The beaches there were good, met actor Rajnikant there had food with actress Rati agnihotri .. they were doing some shooting of some movie ..


27. Karnataka (Bengaluru):
28. Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) : Again school trip of south, at Kochi were invited on to this Ship, Dont remember much other than the bakc water how beautiful they were .. No idea where the places or what state they are in Madurai and Kodai kanal  Awesome places


29. Delhi – Delhi was Local for us, we would pick our bikes and come to the city do the work and return back the same day, yes once my darling cousin wanted to see his GF and we came all the way to see her and be with her for an hour i guess , then all the way back to chandigarh..

Now the landing in delhi airport to find my cousin Sukhi standing there with a bottle of daroo and chicken.. standing in the car park of the airport till 4 am in morning drinking and talking remembering old days..
Standing by the road side, a police man came for towing, my cousin gave him 100Rs and he said ok the moment he said ok my cousin say “AB yahin rukenge dubara tang nahin karna “.. the cop saying ji sahib and moving away

There’s still a lot to explore in our Incredible India and I still have a lot of places to visit…

Thanks for reading if you like the idea please do take up the Tag ..

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