Some moments will make you realize that you are nothing but a small entity in this big vast world. One such instance is when you walk through the streets of a foreign land far away from the comfort of your home. This is the travel experience of actress Sarayu who has been lighting up social media with her radiant smile even in the testing times of COVID-19.
Travelling changes one's mindset inside out, apart from providing a storehouse of memories. Visiting different places will alter one’s thought process and dressing sense, and teach a lesson or two on how to respect co-travellers and environment, says Sarayu, who had made a mark in the entertainment industry through serials and films. While opening up on her journeys, the actress has confessed that she had started to enjoy travelling only now.
'Solo travel is the best travel'
During childhood Sarayu never went anywhere on holidays, the only exception was school excursions, as her family was not into travelling. Sarayu started travelling and enjoying the trips after she stepped into Mollywood. Now, the actress loves travelling a lot and goes on journeys with her husband Sanal when there is a break in work. Sarayu equally loves solo travel, which is great fun for her and travelling with her husband.
Last trip with father
"I can never forget my final trip with my father in 2013. I had to go to the US for a month to be part of a programme. Usually, my mother accompanies me but my father insisted that he wanted to come with me. I said no as it was a month-long tour. But my father persisted with his request and finally, I relented. We were in the US in April-May. My father was diagnosed with cancer in June, and he passed away in September. That was the last journey I made with my father. I won’t forget it in my life," says Sarayu.
Now it's time for bungee jumping
Sarayu is into all kinds of traveling, including solo travel and adventure travelling. While travelling alone, the actress loves to be silent and far from the madding crowd despite being in a swarm of people. She also loves to indulge in adrenaline-rush adventure activities and makes it a point to never miss them.
"Recently, I again got an opportunity to experience the thrill of sky diving in Philadelphia in the US. Earlier, I did it in Dubai and enjoyed a lot. Next on the bucket list is bungee jumping," notes Sarayu.
The actress has an affinity towards adventure sports and has also visited 'Ferrari World' in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. Sarayu's work has taken her to many places, especially foreign countries. Switzerland and Canada are the countries she liked the most because of their pleasant weather and robust culture.
It is a long-cherished desire to tour North India to know more about the scores of quaint villages and sink in their scenic beauty, says Sarayu. A nature trip to northeast India is also on her bucket list.
Kerala is indeed 'God's own country'
Though Sarayu has travelled to many foreign countries, she endorses Kerala as the 'God's own country.' "Our state's natural beauty is unique. But we can always make foreign countries a model in certain spheres of life. The people's outlook, their conditioning and how citizens respect the law in other nations are superior to ours. God has given us everything but we as human beings should be more responsible like the foreigners," she notes.
Travelling with family
Before embarking on a journey with family, Sarayu makes it a point to plan everything methodically. Sarayu and Sanal, who is also an avid traveller, planned a tour but the coronavirus poured cold water on their plans. "Currently, the greatest excitement is the drive from Ernakulam to Palakkad. When the testing prevailing situation gets over, we will definitely hit the road again with a bang," adds Sarayu.