Tuesday, March 13

My Incredible Story!

My elder cousin sister works at Patni Computers and one day she told us if we were interested in trekking. I've been trekking only in 9th and 10th when my school took us and it was a hell of an adventure! xD

So I was like YESSS! :D
My brother, poor thing, had school so he couldn't have come. Di told me that we had to organize and collect or group as many people as we could. I asked all my friends, I asked my colony bestie Honey and spread the word.
Some people confirmed, then cancelled. I asked my other cousin and she said yes too!
So that morning, the 5 of us, my 2 sisters, Honey, her sister and me set off to go trekking!
We met the main in charge and he told us to follow him to the bus. That only was SO FAR that Honey and I felt like bailing then and there :p Haha!

The bus ride initially was very awkward because everyone was aged around 22-25 and above, and I was barely 16, Honey 16, my cousin 18. And we didn't know anybody but soon we started making ourselves out of the city and the scenic view was beautiful!
Greenery all around and it was drizzling, it was really really beautiful.


We were to trek near the fort of Tikona, which is around 60 kms away from Pune.The 3500 feet high hill is pyramidal in shape and that's why it is named 'Tikona" meaning triangle.

We left our extra baggage in the bus and carrying only the ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS, got ready to trek up

We climbed and climbed and climbed and then suddenly it got really windy, my eldest cousin is really thin, and believe me, she needed to hold onto something to remain standing. We were on the base of a steep climb and it was incredibly windy. The leader told us we could go up if we wish. Honey convinced me and somehow we managed to go there. And ohmigod, the wind there could actually blow you off your feet. 

It blew your hair onto your face, whipped the windcheater against your skin and for those moment, it was like you could fly!
That was one of the many REALLY exciting and thrilling points of our trek!
We were walking, actually trudging on and on, I was really tired, and hungry, and so damn thirsty, so every 10 mins I'd keep calling for a break but they didn't give in, shaay :p

Finally we made it to the top of the fort, there was an inbuilt reservoir and a Shiva temple.
The fort was so brilliantly built. I mean huge rocks, holes to fit the canons, the fort is constructed in such a way that people cannot easily notice the entryway. It is hidden partially and looks like an adjoining wall.
Water reservoir so even if a siege is laid, people have water to survive on.
The steps of the fort worried me though. They were HUGE, a little chipped off here and there, and extremely slippery due to the rain and moss.
But our leader -thank god for them!- had tied a rope along the way and we could lean onto it for our support. I was petrified while climbing down but they helped me so much! One person took my bag and told me to solely concentrate on getting down. When the steps turned, there were our people standing ready to hold our hand and help us down.
We also ended up helping other groups of people who had come there that day.

There we finally sat down, drank water and ate glucose biscuits. It had started raining and we were wet to the bone but we didn't, couldn't complain! The view from atop the hill was magnificient.
Fog, greenery, waterfalls, what more could one ask for?
We spotted the place from where we'd started trekking and Honey and I couldn't believe that we had actually physically come here! It felt so good, we were like super proud of ourselves and what not! EXHILARATING is the word! And what an adrenalin rush, whoa!

We got down  and then visited this lake and resort near the area. We dipped our feet into the water and splashed each other with the water as we were waiting for the food. Soon we were called inside. All 15 of us sat down and gulped down food. For the first time none of us cared about the taste, even though the food was quite decent, we just hungrily gobbled up what was in front of us. Roti, sabji, dal, chawal, yum!

The resort was amazing. We saw geese, fishes, monkeys, ducks and we took down the name of the place, in case we'd come around here.

Later, we got into the bus, and changed into our dry clothes, we sat down and immediately almost all of us went to sleep. It was a looong way home, thanks to the traffic and we spent the last 2-3 hours singing and talking.
I wasn't singing much coz hello? They were all old songs, out of which I could sing along to only 2-3 of them. So this one guy/uncle? asked me to sing whatever I know, and if he knows he'll sing along.
I sang Love Story first and they loved it *turns red* Then I asked him if he knows all the songs from Rock On, I sang 'Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein' and two of them sang along. In the end, they were all 'you have such a beautiful voice, why didn't you sing before' blah blah. But it felt good, really really good! =)

We returned home extremely incredibly tired, but full of beautiful amazing memories!

This post is a part of Incredible Experiences contest sponsored by Mahindra  on Indiblogger.
- Blahblaholic x


  1. Wow!!! That sounds so amazing and the pictures are so beautiful!! I'm so glad you got to experience that! I wish I could have been there!!! But I'm half way around the world here in the little ol state of Arkansas! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you soo much :D
      It really was amazing. Oh well, I hope you get such an opportunity at a nearby place soon :]

  2. All all all the very best sweetheart <3

  3. Sounds like an adventure. You should do it more often.

    1. Truly was! :D
      And yeah, let me just get my 100% fine foot back :D

  4. Seems like a helluva fun!!!!!! I hope u get more opportunities like these!

  5. Thank you for sharing! Nice post! :)

  6. a fun hiatus with your loved ones.. what more one can ask for? the adventure mentioned can only tickle my wanderlust bone more.. sigh.. when will I go for something like this!! glad that you enjoyed the trip.. but next time do take your bro to the trip :D

    1. I hope you soon find such an opportunity :D
      Hahaha, I'll do that, yes!
      Thanks :]



  8. I love trekking :) The feeling of just being among nature, and the hikes..they are amazing :)
    Great post and pictures.
    Good luck with the contest :)

  9. Havent heard about Tikona...thanks for sharing. Well, it would have been great if you would have also shared a GoogleMap link...


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