Summer Getaway – Day 1 #JourneyJournals
Summer getaways are always special. They provide us with ample quality time and lights up our moods instantly. And if these getaways happen to be with our family, they become all the more special. In this age, when career and friends have taken priorities in almost everyone’s life and family time have been sadly reduced to minimal any family vacation instantly becomes the priceless memory.
Our journey started from home towards Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport by Tata Indigo. Ideally it should have been a four hours drive but the bumpy ride took five. It was around 10am we reached Lucknow. There was still time to kill before we checked-in our luggage for the flight, so we decided to stay by my grandmother’s place for an hour or so. What is a summer vacation without Nani-ma’s pampering? Right?? So what if it was only for just a few hours!!!
Hours later, we were standing in a long queue for our luggage check-in then security check. There is something about airports, they always appear to be formal and in discipline. Every passenger lost in his/her own world, mind his/her own business. There are no treary goodbyes, no good wishes, no loud and cheerful laughters, no exciting beginnings…. The only voices you hear are of those announcements without any zeal and excitement.
Flying has always been my favourite. Looking at the receding city as we take off, glimpses of minuscule city structures from the sky and flying over the clouds… To see the sky and the clouds always fills me with hope (don’t ask me the reason for it, there isn’t any!). Approximately two hours later, we landed in Delhi. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has always been my favourite of all! The car took us directly to our hotel. Although we had time to explore but recent stay at Delhi has been enough. And moreover, one doesn’t gets a chance to relax daily just sitting by the swimming pool with absolutely no thoughts to disturb. Dinner had a variety of delectable dishes including Kathi roll, Sweet corn soup, French beans salad, Spinach Hakka noodles, Baby Corn with Pesto Sauce etc. Indian food included Rajma and various dishes of Paneer. Desserts that completed the meal were Kesari Kheer and assorted mousse. I’m not much of a foodie but the dinner was more than delicious, is all I can say. Here’s snapshot:
A good sleep is must if you have to wake up early to catch the flight next morning! So for the next day, come back tomorrow! 😉
>> Day 2 <<
Place of Stay : Red Fox Hotel, Aerocity Hospitality District, IGI Airport, New Delhi.
My Take : 4.5/5
- Ambience: 5
- Interior: 5 (Loved the totally different concept, especially the paintings)
- Housekeeping : 4
- Food: 5
- WiFi : 4 (1 hour per day)
9 thoughts on “Summer Getaway – Day 1 #JourneyJournals”
if it wasn’t for the flying or transit part at airports I would have been a happy traveller 🙂 Now I’m a reluctant one at best!
I wonder why so?
True, the airports do not have the hustle and bustle of a railway station or a bus stand. It seems too automated and lacks liveliness. WiFi is free for just 1 hour per day? Interesting concept!
Yup airports are like that no!
Yah, it was some plan or the other if you wished to continue. 🙁
Airports are a great place to people watch though, don’t you think Nibha? Might as well make your travel through somewhat interesting, unless you have someone to chat with or read a book or write or the like. 😉 <3
Yah, it does give us opportunity to observe but it does lack hustle and bustle of railway stations.