I am trying to use the next few months efficiently and have made plans in plenty. I just made a review of the whole plan and it all looks very very rosy!
I am kicking of the December season with a trek in the wilderness – Brahmagiri peaks in Coorg(Kodagu). I shall be taking a short break when I come back and then head to Wayanad in Kerala for a birding trip. From then it is to Karwar and may be Goa for a few days. I will have a few unplanned days when I come back from Karwar, but am toying with an idea to head to Andamans in that time. Andaman is a place I have always wanted to visit but the idea of having to take permits etc is always discouraging.
The next year, I am headed north to kiss the Himalayan winter snow. I shall be off skiing in Auli for a week, then return to the plains and spend a week in the blissful surroundings of Rishikesh. My next rendezvous shall be Corbett, where I hope to spend another week. From then on it will be the plains of the Ganges – Banaras for a few days. Before I make my trip home, I shall visit the Taj Mahal at Agra, the symbol that India has been for rest of the world.
I am sure I will need some well deserved rest by then. There are a few unplanned days once I return. March is probably going to get much more exciting. I shall head towards the splendid North East – Arunachal Pradesh where I will be working on wilderness surveys for a week, and then hang out on my own in the state. If all goes well, I might even visit the famed Kaziranga and Manas National Park in Assam, but that is not completely in the radar now.
I have kept most of my April free and unplanned yet, but I just received an offer from a friend to go diving sometime in April. I am sure that would be a good idea. April is as far that I can road scotfree, and the days beyond are going to be spent less exotic!