Hol­i­day Mo­ment put cou­ple on track to fu­ture to­gether

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o you re­mem­ber the day you met the love of your life? In­dian ex­pat Lalit Ku­mar, 34, does and has de­cided to share it as part of our 7DAYS Hol­i­day Mo­ments cam­paign.

We want to hear about our read­ers’ most mem­o­rable va­ca­tion mo­ments - and one per­son will win a trip for four to Or­lando, Florida, with Emi­rates Hol­i­days. You can share your Hol­i­day Mo­ments on so­cial media us­ing the hash­tag #7DAYS­mo­ments.

Lalit, an en­gi­neer who is pas­sion­ate about trains, met his now wife Sh­weta Chan­chali, 30, on a train to the north In­dian city of Harid­war in 2006.

“Our seats were op­po­site each other and I wanted to speak with her but she was with her fam­ily,” said Lalit. “So I started mak­ing con­ver­sa­tion with her un­cle, who was sit­ting be­side me first and slowly started speak­ing with her too.

“The train jour­ney was 48 hours long and thank­fully it was run­ning slowly, which gave us a full two days to make con­ver­sa­tion and get to know each other.”

He added: “We spoke about our fu­ture plans, our be­liefs, likes, dis­likes and fig­ured we gelled very well to­gether. When we got off that train, we were not strangers any­more.”

The pair, who live in Abu Dhabi, ex­changed num­bers and kept in touch.

“We be­came good friends, would talk for hours through the nights, and fi­nally af­ter three years of court­ing, in 2009 I fi­nally popped the ques­tion,” said Lalit. “And she said yes! “We have trav­elled across In­dia a lot

af­ter we got mar­ried and make sure we do as many train jour­neys as pos­si­ble, it feels very spe­cial, like it is our thing.

“Nei­ther of us would have ever imag­ined that a 48-hour train ride would lead us to find­ing our life part­ners.”

Through­out the com­pe­ti­tion, we will be fea­tur­ing more Hol­i­day Mo­ments from our read­ers - so start shar­ing yours with #7DAYS­mo­ments and you could be mak­ing new mem­o­ries in Or­lando.

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