Ever dreamt of packing your bags and just leaving for a road-trip to unknown destinations and places that signify the cultural heritage of your country?
If yes then I have something to say to you.
Pack light, carry cash and the most important thing – do not at any cost, fight with your comrade.
Where did I ever learn this?
Sitting at home with an amazing book name: Colorful Notions!
Name: Colorful Notions: The Roadtrippers 1.0 (Click on the name to buy)
Author: Mohit Goyal
Publishers: Srishti Publishers
Description of Colorful Notions: The Roadtrippers 1.0
Abhay alias Ab dreams to take a journey across the length and breadth of our country in hopes of witnessing the cultural diversity first hand and get the kick out of traveling the terrain with his car.
With him joins his side kick Shashank alias Sasha and Sasha’s beautiful girlfriend Unnati. Unnati provides the voice over to the video of the journey which is to be made into a movie by Ab.
With just high hopes and big dreams the trio set out to make a record and travel the distance to witness twenty-five amazing places known for their spectacular beauty and notable foodie delights.
On their epic journey they encounter the adrenaline rushing action sequences, haunted forts, tryst with love and fight between friends. They encounter the wildness of the nature and craziness of the humans across states. Meanwhile they delve into the past hidden in the stones and rocks, palaces and caves. Their journey takes them across places that they planned to visit and emotions that they had never planned to experience.
Join in this epic journey with colorful words and feel the emotions of twenty-five places sitting right at your home!
My take on the Colorful Notions:
I would never ever give up a successful job just to go on a trip. That is something all my friends and family are aware of.
So starting this book was essential to me. I’m an occasional traveler and I only travel with family or friends. Never alone and never in a small group. I never found it fun.
When I started with the book, I was wondering is this trip worth it for the characters. Exactly on the same lines of the parents mentioned in the book. Then the journey just started off without any delay. That’s when I started enjoying the read.
Each of the places is so beautifully described that suddenly I have twenty-five places to visit, okay not exactly, around 20 at least.
That’s because I have visited the beautiful Mysore palace, breathtaking Rameshwaram, calm and soothing Kanyakumari. I guess I would have visited other places when I was young and I practically have no recollection of the places.
* Pictures taken from google. I do not own them*
The book is not just a journey to various different places. It is an emotional journey as well.
That is written so perfectly that the reader will not be able to find where they changed their perspective of going on and about the journey. In the very beginning, the journey is all about making it across the country. Somewhere the purpose is learning the most that you can from each culture and each place. The confusions and the turmoil in the minds of the characters is something that was worth all the effort of reading. It is easy to relate to and believe in. Also, the solutions offered for these are really good.
The fights and stress that the characters undergo are written in a brutally honest way which I really liked. In a travel book the fatigue and travel sickness are a must. Also missing home is something essential just like the song by Passenger “Let her go” suggests.
My most favorite part was Kanyakumari. Love the way author has expressed the ocean, the scenario and the love. I have been there and I know how it feels. Thank you Mohit for such a writing! It really took me to the same place again.
What I missed in the book is some snow-covered peaks and their description. I would have loved to read more about their trip in Leh and Ladakh. I wish a little more on the people there and also in Kerla would have made the journey better.
Weaving the journey into a story is pretty hard and the author has done it pretty effortlessly. One can just go with the flow.
The greatest and the most epic part of the book is…
Hands down winner of magical moment in the book…..
The description, the situation and the timing, fantastic! no words can express that.
With all things in mind I will rate the book 4/5 stars!!
I received this book in exchange of an honest review from The Tales Pensieve. Thank you so much for the book!