Journey Kathmandu to Bengaluru (Bangalore)
30th of July was the day before I left Nepal. On that day sister and I did shopping and I planned a schedule on what to do while reaching Delhi and Bangalore. That day I slept so early and I was awake before the sun reaches Earth. It was 4 o’ clock, the day I was about to leave in four hours. I had to catch a flight at 10 am. So, I had to finish my task with no delay. At 7:15 am Reshma Didi came with my laptop bag which I had given to tailor for fixing the chain and after five minutes later Sujata Didi came. They gave me a Bye Bye & Good luck card with some kind of funny character on that card. I opened the red/pink card with some flowers & dove hand-written characters which read:
May your days be filled with peace, happiness, and successfulness.
May your new step towards future be exciting and fun..
May you accomplish all that is yet to be done.
Best wishes from:
I had stayed at Buddha Cottage & Guesthouse for 3 days paying Rs. 500 per day and had lunch & dinner at Thakali Bhansa Ghar (New Baneshwor). I paid the remaining Rs.500 and We left from there. We catch a bus from Naya Baneshwor Choke to Airport. Reshma Didi bought a Khada and rolled over my neck and cried.
Then we entered the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and took some photos. We exchanged some words and waved bye-bye till we can saw each other. Then a security gate blocked our sight and I walked forward. I went through the security procedure and took a boarding pass too.
I filled up the immigration form and at the front desk they stamped on my boarding pass and I further went through a security checking. They told to put all types of metals, laptops, mobile phones, charger, purse, belts in a bucket there or in our own handbag. They took my scissor which I had placed intentionally to check how do they do it. After clearance, they stamped on my handbag and I went towards gate number 1. I waited until our boarding time came. Then lots of us went through the boarding gate where some-kind-of-official-personal tored my boarding pass of Banglore instead of Delhi. Instead of stamping on my Delhi’s flight the stamper had stamped on my Banglore’s boarding pass. So I went back to stamp, again passed through the security gate.
Finally, I sat on an airport pickup bus after passing through boarding gate number 1. The bus took us near to Air India 214. My sit was 20E just in the middle sit nearly in the middle of the plane with no vision blocked by wings. The plane took off at 10 AM NST. I record some videos on the plane. I recorded how Kathmandu looked even from above the clouds. I didn’t know there exist such ocean of clouds; clouds over clouds. I felt some clouds just like how it looks like to see some bombarding scene of Bollywood movies. The horizons of the blue sky and clouds were amazing too. I saw some mountain’s peak above than the clouds but couldn’t recognize which mountain was that. But I really knew why Nepal is known as Top of the World or Head of the World. After sometimes I saw nothing but clouds like everywhere-white.
Time was just passing and I could feel the ups and downs of the plane. Then an announcement for the meal came followed by the meal. I had my meal, read the newspaper which was in seat box and slept for a while.
It was almost 12 noon when a female voice, on behalf of the captain notified the passengers that the expected time to land is 12:30 PM (but already expected time was 11:25 AM) and we will remain in the sky of Delhi for 15 minutes more. Before landing on Indira Gandhi International Airpot (IGI-A) of New Delhi, I took some photos and videos from the sky. The plane landed smoothly at 12:30 and I directly rushed towards the domestic exchanges after filling the immigration form and getting stamped for luggage claim. I got my luggage, converted 3000 NRS to IC and went towards Domestic Exchanges following the signboards.
The lady at the counter gave me same-another boarding pass as mine was torned. The boarding gate I expected was 27F but was changed to 28A. I went through the security checking, reached to gate number 28A and wait for my number to come. Finally, it came and I entered the flight no. AI 502. The plane took off at 1:30 PM I slept on the sky of Delhi to Bangalore except for Snacks, restroom and to look some scenes from the sky. Mine was window sit of 16F but a lady requested that perhaps his son wanted to take the window side. I couldn’t deny as the lady requested and I tried to observe every detail of the lady and a little boy and surrounding too (esp. how they talk, how they look and sorts of activities).
The Air India Flight No. 502 landed on Kempe Gowda International Airport of Bengaluru at 2:45 PM. Then I rushed towards the Baggage as planned someone would be waiting for me outside. But I waited for several minutes for my luggage to come. I rushed towards exist in the Pickup area. There I saw a man standing with a cardboard with my name printed on a paper. I signaled him. His name was Lokesh (or Laukesha as he pronounced). He carried my luggage, guided me towards his Taxi/Cab. The cab took me towards Banglore City. I paid IRS.100 for Airport tax and IRS.300 for Troll tax and IRS.700 to him after reaching the CMR Hostel. I was not expecting that it will take more than 1.5 hrs to reach CMR Institute of Technology (CMRIT).
I met Umanga Chapagain, my Plus Two classmate at the Gate and Anup Ghimire (whom I’d already known by a phone call from Gangadharan Sir). I borrowed IRS.700 from Anup Ghimire.
From then my exploration of CMR began. I roll over my eyes on every people and every object. I watched every expression on girls face, boys face; how do they speak, what do they speak. I spoke some of them, listened to some of them and soon came the dinner time. I dine with other Nepalese boys at Kitchen of Aswathama Boys Hostel. It was not that much tasty that I used to have on my Home, Kathmandu, and Nepal. But that was not bad either; I ate 5 small rotis, lentils, some kind of banana curry with daal (liked this one), dahi and some amount of rice. I used the plates from there because I had brought none of them. I have a habit of using a spoon, forks and a knife while dining but at that time I had had my dinner with my hands after a very long time. So I was feeling some strange. But that went fine because I saw lots of students were eating by hand. That night I slept early because I was much tired. The room number was 114, Umanga’s and Anup’s room (3-sitter) where I will be staying temporarily.
That concludes my journey from NIBC Education Foundation of New Baneshwor to CMR IT College of Bengaluru. I will be sharing future experiences in CMR College and off-course about Bengaluru city too.