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Jalandhar be my new weekend destination

Posted by srijita das on August 9, 2017

It’s been quite some time since my roomie and best friend has been transferred to Jalandhar as she has bagged an excellent opportunity to fill in the role of the chief editor’s position in a regional news channel. Her transfer might have increased the physical distance between us, but nothing can do us apart in this age of technology. We have been staying close to each other through Skype and one day we randomly built plans to see Jalandhar together.

 

In a way, I am happy to make a decision of such as I had been longing to take a long break from work and go on a vacation. This was a perfect time to go Jalandhar as it wouldn’t be hot and burning like it usually does during the summers. Without waiting for a minute more, I quickly opened my laptop and sent a leave request email to my HR. In the next moment, my bus ticket booking was done through Travelyaari with PUNBUS and I got myself a window seat. laughing

 

The coach was scheduled at 12:50 PM in Kashmiri Gate and I could not wait longer to reach the bus stand and board my bus to Jalandhar from Delhi. As I was packing my bags, I felt a chill of excitement running down within my nerves, taking away all my work stress and easing my mind & soul.

I made it to the pickup point on time and immediately boarded my bus. I reached out to my seat and shrugged, instantly thinking about a long vacation in Jalandhar with my friend.The bus was extremely comforting with all essential amenities. It bore the right bedding and just enough space between the beds for people to walk around without tripping on your mattress.

We halted twice on our way, for refreshments and lunch. The Dhaba where we had been taken to, had some outstanding curries and kulchas on its menu that are cooked traditionally in Chulhas, lit by coals.

 

Chulhas lit with coal

Chulhas lit with coal

 

The curries of Punjab

The curries of Punjab

 

I ordered myself some Amritsari chicken curry and Kulchas, that transported me to an alien world of pleasure and delight. This felt incredibly heavenly as the chicken that seemed grilled well with spices was later slow cooked in the curry to give it this unique flavor.

By 8:45 PM, I stepped down the bus and hired a Taxi to her apartment. Seeing me standing in the doorway, she jumped out of excitement and pulled me in the house. I gobbled up the chappatis, dal & egg curry that she had served and it seemed like I had been starving since forever. Aah! How much I missed these flavours, only my roomie can cook something this delicious.

We shot the breeze throughout the night and mapped out a plan for tomorrow’s trip. The following day, we opted to go to Imam Nasir Masjid first and then visit the Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar, Bhagat Singh Museum, and Devi Talab Mandir. It was one amazing experience hoping around in places and go jaw-dropped seeing the splendid architecture of every monument.

Afterwards, we drove down to Sagar Ratna Restaurant and savored a delicious lunch. We had Biriyani with Tandoori chicken in the starters, and I wished to own this hotel instantly. We also went to Sadar Bazar and shopped until we realized that we might go bankrupt if we continue purchasing all that what comes on our way. wink

By the evening, we were all home with Pizzas for dinner wink

My bus is scheduled back to Delhi from Jalandhar day after tomorrow. Until then, we hold an extensive list of things to do here together. Model Town market shopping, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Wonderland Theme Park, Tulsi Mandir, trying out some happening dhabas, and so many things on the menu yet to be traveled.

 

Srijita is a travel writer and is currently on a mission to discover and write about lesser known destinations. She attempts to reach out to the world and talk about her experiences she had while adventuring into the woods or sometimes in the waves of an ocean, in her blogs. She loves to eat everything edible and dreams about touring the world.

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Srijita is a travel writer and is currently on a mission to discover and write about lesser known destinations. She attempts to reach out to the world and talk about her experiences she had while adventuring into the woods or sometimes in the waves of an ocean, in her blogs. She loves to eat everything edible and dreams about touring the world.

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