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The Sassy Pilgrim ✈️ Travel  Shraddha 🇮🇳 🌎 Adventure & Travel Blogger 📍Bombay, India 27 countries, real picture & experiences 📸 💌shraddha@thesassypilgrim.com

Two sleeps more before the next adventure begins.. 😃😃
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Guess where I’m off to next?Hint: it’s somewhere awesome in Asia! 🤩
#solotrip #adventuregirl #thesassypilgrim .
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Not all those who wander are lost. What a beautiful surprise lay in store for us as we set off in search of a hidden waterfall nearby. Somehow, we lost our way and what was to be a short trek ended up as the longest hike of the area, the Triund trek, which at an altitude of 3400 mts took 8 hrs the go up and down again.
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On my first day in Dharamkot I met two girls at @fluglerhostels and the three of us decided to hike to these waterfalls, which were only a short 1.5 hr trek away. On our way there we met a another bunch of guys who were headed in the same direction. After walking for about 2 hrs we reached a tea stall and on inquiring found out that we were on a completely different route to that led to Triund, a trek that normally takes 4-5 hrs and is best when you spend the night up there. But instead of turning around, the a resilient bunch that we were, we rose to the challenge and ended up scaling 3400 mts. This one felt like a huge accomplishment because I had just spent the previous day in transit from Varanasi to Delhi and then was an overnight bus to Mcleodganj. I definitely wasn’t up for it but thanks to everyone around me I ended up pushing myself too. This was also my first REAL HIKE after breaking my ankle twice in one year, which made me a lot more nervous too. And since I wasn’t mentally prepared either, I was caught in two minds and second guessed myself every step of the way. But blessed that I was, I couldn’t stop smiling and was so proud of myself once we got down.
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Note to self: THE BODY ACHIEVES WHAT THE MIND BELIEVES!! Take Help but never give up!!
Have you had a similar experience before? .
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Life is always full of twist and turns and unexpected surprises! Sometimes trips that are planned days in advance fall through but honestly, that’s part of the adventure. I’ve realized that the faster you accept change and go with the flow, the better life will be. Things ALWAYS happen for a reason and eventually work out for the best!
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My trip to Dharamkot is a testament of that. When a friend unfortunately couldn’t join me for a trip that we had planned, I had to make a quick decision. Ideally, I would have rescheduled or cancelled but I’m so glad that I decided to just go! Solo tripping to this beautiful part of India without a plan was the best impulsive decision I could have made. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Dharamkot, aka mini Israel, has been everything I’d heard about and so much more! It’s what I called a ‘detox trip’ - no laptop, make up, props for that perfect insta shot, fancy camera, nothing! Just quality ME TIME! Just what I needed!! From the time I stepped foot in there to until I left, I was never alone for even a minute. And of course I ended up extending my stay there, who wouldn’t! I have so much to share, stay tuned for the blog, it’ll be up super soon! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
These hidden waterfalls without a name, about an hour and a half hike away was definitely the highlight of my trip! Swipe to see how freezing cold the water was, I was out in less than 30 seconds.. 🙈😅☺
#thesassypilgrim #adventuregirl #solotrip #chasingwaterfalls .
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Next trip start in 12 hrs.. This time without a PLAN! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
I only have a ticket booked to Varanasi and a return from Jaipur... Stay tuned to find out where I end up in between.. 😊
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Solo travel in India has always been a scarier thought for me than traveling solo abroad. I have mixed feelings, I’ve hardly ever felt unsafe but there’s no dearth of stories to believe things can get really nasty. As a solo female traveler I’ve always had my guard up at all times and always had a plan of where I’m going next. This time I feel a little more confident and adventurous to ditch that PLAN!
Fingers crossed! Let’s see how it goes.. 😊
Any tips for unplanned solo travel?
#thesassypilgrim #indiatravelgram .
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Yesterday, this cutie @sassystellabella and I went on another trek to Tikona Fort, very close to the Pawna Dam. It took us almost 2.5 hrs to hike up the fort and come down. Unfortunately, unlike the last trek, we got no rain this weekend, which made the climb a lot harder given the extreme heat and humidity. But Stella, the tough cookie that she is, rose up to challenge and is slowly making the case for herself to accompany me on my trips. She's given me the confidence, and I'm starting to seriously consider taking her on one of my sassy adventures. A part of me is very nervous, but the other really wants to take her abroad. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
What do you think I should do? Have you traveled with a pet or know someone who has? I’d love to get in touch with you/them and hear about your experiences.. #adventuregirls #sassysisters #monsoontrek .
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“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet” 💦💦💦💦
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I think I’m a little bit of both.. I hate getting wet in the rains when I’m dressed up to go to work and love it on the weekends when I’m ready to dance all day in the hills.. 💦🐶👯‍♀️💦
What about you? Love the rains? 📸 @northstalgia
#adventuregirl #monsoonmagic #hikingwithdogs @sassystellabella .
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Photo shoot at Korigad fort with @sassystellabella ! 😉🐶🐾👯‍♀️
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Wanna know how we shot this one? Ask the magician @northstalgia to show you his trick.. 😍
#sassysisters #adventuregirls .
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This weekend we conquered a fort and our fears! 🐾🐶🐯🐾
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I finally (three years later) mustered the courage to take my little baby @sassystellabella hiking in the hills. “Small dogs can’t go on hikes, they’re too weak., they’ll fall sick in the rain, they’ll be bullied by the strays and so on”.. these are absolutely rational fears but Stella proved me wrong and HOW! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
She was up since 6 am, had her scrambled egg brekkie at McDonalds and thought she was going on a rainy long drive, instead, we went hiking. This little girl hiked for 5 hours(it was suppose to be a three hour trek but we lost our way) in incessant rain. There was so much muck, puddles everywhere, loose rocks, frogs, crabs, thorns, and everything else you can imagine on a monsoon hike. She even climbed the 640 steps to the top of the fort (thats the count given to me by the kids selling chai at the fort). Not once did she beg me to carry her or make puppy dog faces of giving up, even when she was cold and shivering. She neither barked at any strays that came our way nor was she scared of them (I was more scared). She motivated so many fellow trekkers along the way ( “yeh chad sakti hai, toh tu Be chad sakti hai”). She didn’t care where she was going as long as I was in sight. I couldn’t keep up with her most of the time and she’d have to run back to see if I was there. I felt like such a proud mommy this weekend.. 🙈☺️☺️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
If any of you are doubting your trekking/ walking capabilities, take it from Stella, YOU CAN DO IT!! If she can you can!! Get out at least once this monsoon and I promise you wouldn’t regret it. Take you’re kids out as well, they are capable of way more than your fears!
Anyone up for a trek next weekend? 😊😉 📸 @sajal.kapoor
#adventuregirls #sassysiblings .
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That’s the plan for this monsoon. 😊 After a whole year of nursing a broken ankle I think I’m ready for the mountains again. 🤞🤞Wish me luck! ☺️ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• If you’re looking for a weekend getaway from Bombay or Pune this is the last one to catch the Fireflies Festival in Bhandardara. All the deets of my trip with #NerolacColourTrails is now up on the blog.. (link in bio) 😊 If not this weekend make sure you put it on next years bucket list. It’s definitely worth a visit!
#NerolacPhotowalks #ColoursOfNature .
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Shavaasan in the ocean is my idea of yoga! 😉😍
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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️
On a serious note, I think I owe it to @visionayana and @yoga_girl (my biggest source of inspiration)for bringing yoga into my life. By practicing first and not only preaching that yoga is not just a form of fitness/exercise but a LIFESTYLE! #internationalyogaday #mindbodysoul
P.s. That blue water makes me wanna book the next flight to the Maldives. 🙈☺️😍
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Happiness is .... spending the first monsoon weekend up in the hills (and getting paid for it) 😉😃
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I spent the weekend in Bhandardara experiencing the “Khajvé Mahutsav” (Marathi) aka the “fireflies festival” with @nerolacpaints #NerolacColourTrails.
Typically the mating season for the flies where thousands of them glow to attract a mate, just before the monsoon starts. ( imagine twinkling lights on the a Christmas tree, except mother nature’s version of it)
I highly recommend you experience this at least once as no amount of pictures will do justice to what you actually see in person. All the deets coming soon on the blog.
#NerolacPhotowalks #ColoursOfNature 📸: the super talented @digitalbromide .
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