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Traveling Adventures: Infant to Toddler

Traveling Adventures: Infant to Toddler

This is the tale of adventures little ‘KAREN’ took at the age of 0-3 years and is still exploring this beautiful world and her love for adventure is growing with her age. It is a must-read for all the adventurers out there. Meet our ‘Little Adventurer’ also our ‘Unborn Trekker’  🙂

I am writing this post on the behalf of my three years old daughter ‘KAREN’.

Little Adventurer 'KAREN'
Little Adventurer ‘KAREN’ 🙂

Born in Holy City: Amritsar, Punjab State  

I was born on 16th of December 2014 in the ‘Holy City Amritsar’, Punjab (India).

Age – 4 months, explored City Beautiful: Chandigarh (U.T)

Ever since I was born, I just had to wait for three months at my birthplace and then was shifted to ‘The City Beautiful: Chandigarh’. I explored the botanical garden, Sukhna Lake, and Jayanti Devi Temple at the age of 4 months.

Karen at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Karen @Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

Age – 8 months, explored beauty of Mountains & Valleys: Himachal Pradesh

Perhaps because of my itchy feet or my parents’, I had my first experience of a short ‘Road Trip to Kasauli Hills’ at the age of eight months. I had been experiencing my first hot summer days in northern plains of India. This trip to hills made me feel better due to pleasant weather.

Karen at Kasauli (H.P)
Karen @Kasauli (H.P)

After my first encounter with the beautiful hills, I fell in love with them. My parents, who are also big fans of mountains, took me to the next road trip shortly just after a month. This time I saw beautiful landscapes and mesmerizing valleys of the district ‘Sirmaur: Himachal Pradesh’.  This was my first full day road trip experience. I did my best to co-operate with my parents on this trip. I am sure they are proud of me to be a patient traveler and a little adventurer. 🙂

Karen at Sirmaur (H.P)
Karen @Sirmaur (H.P)
Karen at Renuka Lake, Sirmaur (H.P)
Karen @Renuka Lake, Sirmaur (H.P)

Age – 12 months, explored Historical places: Haryana State

I celebrated my first birthday and it was the time I visited ‘Pinjore Gardens: Panchkula’ near to Kalka, Haryana.

Karen at Timber Trail, Parwanoo
Karen @Timber Trail, Parwanoo
Karen at Pinjore Garden, Panchkula (Haryana)
Karen @ Pinjore Garden, Panchkula (Haryana)

Age – 16 months, explored first Himalayan trek: Himachal Pradesh

Love for the Himalayas took us on our next trip to ‘Manali: Himachal Pradesh’.It was in the month of April 2016 and I was 16 months old at that time. This was my very first experience with snow at ‘Glacier valley’ on ‘Hampta Pass Trek’.

Karen at Gulaba Valley, Manali (H.P)
Karen @Gulaba Valley, Manali (H.P)
Karen at Solang Valley, Manali (H.P)
Karen @Solang Valley, Manali (H.P)
Karen at Hampta Pass, Manali (H.P)
Karen @Hampta Pass, Manali (H.P)

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Age – 20 months, explored Beaches of 3 states: Mumbai (Maharashtra), Goa, Udupi (Karnataka)

Now, was the time to explore some places other than North India. In the month of August 2016, we visited ‘3 states of India: Mumbai (Maharashtra), Goa, Udupi (Karnataka).  It was my very first experience exploring beaches. I had a wonderful experience at beautiful beaches including Juhu Beach (Mumbai), Malpe Beach (Udupi), Colva, Calangute, and Anjuna (Rocky) Beaches of North Goa.

Karen @Airplane
Karen @Airplane
Karen at Gateway of India (Mumbai)
Karen @Gateway of India (Mumbai)
Karen @train...going to Goa
Karen @train…going to Goa
Karen at Aguada Fort, Goa
Karen @Aguada Fort, Goa
Karen at Anjuna Beach, Goa
Karen @Anjuna Beach, Goa
Karen at Malpe Beach, Udupi (Karnataka)
Karen @Malpe Beach, Udupi (Karnataka)

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Age- 2 years 4 months, explored historical and pious places: Punjab

Including some adventures, I also explored historically important places- ‘Tallest Victory Tower of India: Fateh Burj’ at Chapar Chiri, Mohali (Punjab), ‘Khalsa Heritage: Virasat-E-Khalsa’ I also get blessings from the supreme power- Almighty at ‘Gurudwara Shri Anandpur Sahib’ and ‘Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple)’, Amritsar.

Karen at Tallest Victory Tower of India (Fateh Burj), Mohali (Punjab)
Karen @Tallest Victory Tower of India (Fateh Burj), Mohali (Punjab)
Karen at Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara (Punjab)
Karen @Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara (Punjab)
Karen at Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), Amritsar (Punjab)
Karen @Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), Amritsar (Punjab)
Karen at Virasat-E-Khalsa, Anandpur Sahib (Punjab)
Karen @Virasat-E-Khalsa, Anandpur Sahib (Punjab)
Karen at Virasat-E-Khalsa (Heritage), Anandpur Sahib (Punjab)
Karen @Virasat-E-Khalsa (Heritage), Anandpur Sahib (Punjab)

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Age – 2 years 6 months, explored off the beaten trek: Himachal Pradesh

It was the time for some adventurous experience. My parents had chosen ‘Shojha: Place less explored’ in Himachal Pradesh near Tattapani (famous for hot water springs). It was the most adventurous drive on hilly track till date. Also, explored Narkanda: near famous hill station Shimla’. It was the coolest experience. Had a wonderful experience of ‘Bir-Billing: World’s 2nd highest point of Paragliding’.

Karen at Shojha (Off the beaten track), H.P
Karen @Shojha (Off the beaten track), H.P
Karen at Narkanda, H.P
Karen @Narkanda, H.P
Karen at Billing...Paragliding take off site, H.P
Karen @Billing…Paragliding take off site, H.P
Karen at Bir...Paragliding landing site, H.P
Karen @Bir…Paragliding landing site, H.P
Karen at Tikkar Taal (Haryana)
Karen @Tikkar Taal (Haryana)

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Age – 2 years 8 months, had a longest road trip experience: Chandigarh (U.T)-Ajmer (Rajasthan)-Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

My parents moved to Gujarat due to change of job. This was the first longest road trip (more than 1200 KM) experience started from Chandigarh (U.T.) crossing via Ajmer (Rajasthan) and finally reached Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

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Age – 2 years 9 months, road trip from Ahmedabad to Diu Island: Daman & Diu (U.T)

After we get settled at our new place, it was the wanderlust that driven my parents to take the next road trip towards Diu Island. We were super excited to explore the western part of India. This road trip brought beautiful memories of Jalandhar Beach, Naval War Memorial (INS Khukri), Diu Fort, Pani Kotha (Alfiston Jail), Gangeshwar Temple, St. Paul’s Church, and mesmerizing Naida caves.

Karen at Diu Fort, Daman & Diu (U.T)
Karen @Diu Fort, Daman & Diu (U.T)
Karen at Gangeshwar Temple, Daman & Diu (U.T)
Karen @Gangeshwar Temple, Daman & Diu (U.T)
Karen at Naida Caves, Daman & Diu (U.T)
Karen @Naida Caves, Daman & Diu (U.T)
Karen at Jalandhar Beach, Daman & Diu (U.T)
Karen @Jalandhar Beach, Daman & Diu (U.T)

Age – 2 years 9.5 months, explored India’s first World Heritage City: Ahmedabad

As we were now in ‘India’s first world heritage city: Ahmedabad’.  It was just indigestible not to explore the place while staying in Ahmedabad. I loved exploring heritage site ‘Adalaj Stepwell’, Kankaria Lake & Zoo, Indroda Nature Park, Science city, and Swaminarayan Dham. Had an awesome experience of a cultural festival known as ‘Basant Mahotsav (Spring Festival) of Gujarat.

Karen at Science City, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Karen @Science City, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Karen at Step-well, Adalaj (Ahmedabad)
Karen @Step-well, Adalaj (Ahmedabad)
Karen at Kankaria Lake (Ahmedabad)
Karen @Kankaria Lake (Ahmedabad)
Karen at Science City (Ahmedabad)
Karen @Science City (Ahmedabad) (Interstellar :P)

Age – 2 years 10 months, had an experience of Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer: Rajasthan

Exploring the Golden Fort (Sonar Kila), market inside the fort, Havelis, witnessing beautiful sunset with desert safari at Sam Sand Dunes of the Thar Desert, visiting Gadisar Lake was the most appealing and wonderful experiences of ‘The Golden City: Rajasthan’.

Karen at Sam Sand Dunes (Thar Desert), Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
Karen @Sam Sand Dunes (Thar Desert), Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)

Age – 2 years 11 months, explored the only hill station of Rajasthan: Mount Abu

It was an interesting experience to explore hill station in the western deserted state of Rajasthan. ‘Mount Abu: hill station of Rajasthan’ offered beautiful Nakki Lake for boating, Sunset (Honeymoon) point, Achalgarh fort, 11th-century Dilwara Temples. The best thing I enjoyed was the trek to Toad Rock and Guru Shikhar.  These points offered a panoramic view of Mount Abu.

Karen at Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu (Rajasthan)
Karen @ Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu (Rajasthan)
Karen at Toad Rock, Nakki Lake, Mount Abu (Rajasthan) @traxplorers
Karen @Toad Rock, Nakki Lake, Mount Abu (Rajasthan)

Age – 2 years 11.5 months, explored the mesmerizing beauty of Salt (White) Desert: Kutch (Gujarat)

Road trip: Ahmedabad-Bhuj-Kutch

In the month of December 2017, during the time of ‘Rann Utsav 2017’ and also super full moon night we witnessed the amazing beauty of ‘The Great Rann of Kutch’, white desert. We visited this place at full moon night as well in the morning to witness spectacular sunrise in the white desert.

Karen at White Desert (Great Rann of Kutch), Kutch (Gujarat)
Karen witnessed Sunrise @White Desert (Great Rann of Kutch), Kutch (Gujarat)
Karen at White Desert (Great Rann of kutch), Kutch (Gujarat)
Karen witnessed Super Full Moon Night @White Desert (Great Rann of Kutch), Kutch (Gujarat)
Karen at Khavda, Kutch (Gujarat)
Karen @Khavda, Kutch (Gujarat)
Karen at Kalo Dungar (Black Hill), Kutch (Gujarat)
Karen @Kalo Dungar (Black Hill), Kutch (Gujarat)

Other than the white desert, we explored Khavda, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) in Kutch district of Gujarat. Next, visited ‘Bhuj: famous for centuries-old buildings’ and explored many places including Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhujia Fort, Bhuj Chattardi. I loved the laser show at Vande Matram Memorial, Bhujodi.

Karen at Vande Matram Memorial, Bhujodi. Bhuj (Gujarat)
Karen @Vande Matram Memorial, Bhujodi. Bhuj (Gujarat)
Karen at Bhuj Chhatradi. Bhuj (Gujarat)
Karen @Bhuj Chhatradi. Bhuj (Gujarat)
Karen at Bhujia Fort, Bhuj (Gujarat)
Karen @Bhujia Fort, Bhuj (Gujarat)

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Age – 3 years, explored The Great Wall of India and Venice of East: Kumbhalgarh & Udaipur (Rajasthan)

I turned three on 16th Dec. 2017. After my third birthday, my parents took me to ‘City of Lakes’ also known as ‘Venice of East: Udaipur’ where I explored Lake Pichola while boating, City Palace, ‘Bagore Ki Haveli: Dharohar Dance Festival’, Sajjangarh (Monsoon) Palace, Gulab Bagh, Saheliyon ki Baari. I enjoyed the toy train ride at Gulab Bagh.

Karen at City Palace, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen @City Palace, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen at Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen @Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen at Bagore Ki Havelil, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen @Bagore Ki Haveli from Gangaur Ghat, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen at Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen @Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen at Toy Train track, Gulab Bagh, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen @Toy Train track, Gulab Bagh, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen at Sajjangarh Palace (Monsoon Palace), Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Karen @Sajjangarh Palace (Monsoon Palace), Udaipur (Rajasthan)

Next destination was ‘Kumbhalgarh: The Great Wall of India’.  It was the most exhilarating and inspiring experience to explore Kumbhalgarh Fort after covering a long distance and reached the top site where I got a beautiful silhouette with my father at sunset.

Karen at Kumbhalgarh Fort (Rajasthan)
Karen @Kumbhalgarh Fort (Rajasthan)
Karen at Kumbhalgarh Fort (Rajasthan)
Karen with her father @Kumbhalgarh Fort (Rajasthan)

So, this was the glimpse of my 3 years of traveling adventures. I am still exploring new places. My mother will keep updating you on my adventures in her next posts.

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You would love to watch the glimpse of my 0-3 yrs of life in this video 👇👇

And now as I turned 3, I got admission in school. Hope, I will also enjoy my school life as much as I love traveling to beautiful places. I was excited about my first day at school.

Do you wanna know my first-day @school? Watch here 👇👇

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Traveling Adventures of 'KAREN'
Traveling Adventures of ‘KAREN’ 🙂

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34 thoughts on “Traveling Adventures: Infant to Toddler

  1. Leila Foil

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  2. mkb

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  4. Amos Villanova

    Magical. So nice.

  5. Jillian Rupnick

    Really thought out! Found myself staring at it for minutes.

  6. Cristine Mathieu

    Such magical.

  7. Sinjana

    Karen you are too cute. Wish you all the best for all your future exploration. At this pace you will cover the earth by the time you graduate and then you may have no option but to become an astronaut and explore the space. Well written Supriya

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Yeah, we also want outer space to be her choice of exploration after exploring own beautiful planet. Wish her success! <3 🙂

  8. Maggie

    She is so adorable! What a lucky little girl to see so many exciting places, and I love how you’ve done this post–so you can see her grow.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thank you, Maggie. I know you can understand this very well. Being a mother is in itself a big life project and you always want to do things which would inspire your kids. Here is also my little efforts to inspire my daughter to be a non-stop explorer and touch new horizons.:)

  9. Purvi Kamaliya

    Oh God!! you are an inspiration to many who think motherhood is an obstacle in traveling. Frankly speaking, I wouldn’t have dared to do this thinking of all the challenges and discomfort. But this gives me some courage for sure.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks for your words. Would be useful if someone like you gets inspired. 🙂

  10. Michelle

    What a lot of adventures for one little person! We hope to keep traveling like this with our kids when we become parents.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Hope you would keep traveling even after having kids. 🙂

  11. chloe

    You have such a beautiful smiley girl! I hope that when I have children of my own I will open their minds to exploring the world just like you have with your family.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Chloe. 🙂 We would be happy to see you exploring this world with your kids. And I am happy that the motive of this post is fulfilled.

  12. Saurav Purkayastha

    I really like what you are doing here. When your child grows up, she may not remember all these, but she will be able to go through these memories and cherish them.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, that’s true. Hope she would also get inspired to explore this world and beyond once she would be able to understand all this.

  13. Zoya

    What a lovely post! It’s so great to see parents traveling with their children. I think it’s super important to shape one’s perspectives and passions in life. I hope your little princess continues to explore when she gets older!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Zoya. Hope she would continue this journey on her own. 🙂

  14. Navita

    Would like to congratulate you two fantastic parents as we have seen so many people, who somehow, after having a child, put all their non-travel issues on the little one! We are glad you have proved them wrong. Your sweet child seem to be enjoying it all and loving it from the day go. Keep having more journeys.. best.. Backpacking Series

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thank you so much! I think traveling is a kind of passion in itself and without passion, it becomes hard to travel with a kid. Parents who love to travel would able to push their limits. Need some inspiration and I think our motive is clearly stated in this post. Glad you liked it. Will keep moving and pushing our limits furthermore. 🙂

  15. Sarah

    Aw what a cutie! I’m so glad she got to see all of these places at such a young age! She’s going to be quite the well-cultured gal!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Sarah. Hope she would become a well cultured, wonder girl! 😀

  16. Jennika

    It’s lovely to see the little one growing and having adventures, I hope she will continue on her own one day and keep the tradition! Lovely blog and great concept here. 👌

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Jennika. Trying to cultivate the passion for adventures in her from the budding stage. Hope she will explore this world and beyond someday. 🙂 I am glad you liked it.

  17. Sonia K Soni

    The adventurers!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj


  18. Aanchal

    Wow… What an amazing posts…. Good to see u guys… Now make a plan for guru gram…

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, dear. I am glad you liked our posts. Will definitely make a plan to catch up you guys. You too try to meet us. Thanks a lot! 🙂

  19. Alan @

    What an amazing post! Jalandar Beach and Kalo Dungar are now on my list. Thanks for sharing

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Alan for your comment. 🙂

  20. Shaily

    Wow! This cute little traveller is very lucky to have parents with itchy feet who love to travel with their baby princess. From road trips to hill stations to desserts to the forts and museums, the girl is enjoying all wonderful trips! Kudos to the explorer parents! Keep it going guys! 🙂

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Shaily. We are glad you liked this post. Of course, this tale will have a long list of travels coming soon in near future. 🙂

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