Visiting Thanjavur on mind: Niranjana Anoop on her travel moments

Ever since she watched Sidharth Bharathan’s Chandrettan Evideya, she has been wanting to visit Thanjavur and consult a Nadi Astrologer like it was shown in the film. Though actor Niranjana Anoop has not travelled extensively, the fewer ones have been memorable.

“Most of the trips have been with my family and I really enjoyed them. I am keen on solo travelling and if ever that happens, I will first go to Thanjavur and visit a Nadi Astrologer. I am not sure when that will happen though,” she says.

That elusive Delhi trip! 

If not for the Pandemic, she was all set to visit Delhi. “It was all prearranged and I had my family’s permission. It was to be a solo trip and since I have relatives there it was considered safe. Maybe next year,” she shrugs. 

Though she has not been able to really visit the places she wanted to, Niranjana admits most of her favourites are familiar through books and cinema. “The scent and character of a place are so effusively written in some of my favourite books and at times I feel like I already know that place. I am also keen on exploring the special cuisine of a place and don’t mind travelling a bit for that,” admits Niranjana. 

A Kodaikanal trip I want to forget

Niranjana talks about a trip to Kodaikanal as a child with her cousins - "We were walking by the lakeside enjoying the scenery when we saw a doll floating on the lake. It had lots of hair and was stuck with ice. We were all wondering how to pull it out when we saw people and police crowding around. That is when we realised it was a child. It scared the hell out of me. To this day, lakes remind me of this incident,” she confides. 

Niranjana surprisingly is not keen on adventurous travels and would rather travel with family and friends. In fact, trekking, scuba diving and such adventure sports are way out of her league. 

Kozhikode love

Considering her formative years were all spent in the city, Kozhikode is home for her. And home is where the heart is. But now Kochi is as special, ever since she shifted here. Goa and Bangalore feature in her list of favourite places. Since her earlier visits were as part of film shooting, she is dying to visit again. Maybe alone. “There is a special vibe in Goa and Bangalore,” she says. 

Unforgettable journey

” I treasure every trip I made with my cousins as a child. Now that was unforgettable. Small things make me happy and I have not started dreaming big yet. But yes, I love travelling and I am waiting to explore new destinations,” she says. 

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