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Magical Rains: Weekend Drive to Panshet (2013)

:: Galleries – Nature: Seasons – Monsoon:

Rains are one of nature’s blessings, and more so to countries like India that are largely dependent on the annual monsoon season – a lifeline for the sub-continent. Fortunately for us, we (individually speaking, that is) are not governed by the vagaries of the monsoon, and that gives us a chance to experience and witness the wonder of the rains.

Close to Pune, about 50km out from the western edge, is a (still) sleepy little place called Panshet. Nestled amidst the mountains of the Sahyadri Range, this is also a catchment area and a source of water supply to many downstream villages, including the rapidly growing town of Pune.

Recently, with the timely arrival of monsoon in India, it was time to head out and enjoy the lush scenery after a hot and scorching summer rendered the hill slopes, rivers and trees dry. It was this thought that took us on a weekend drive to Panshet, and the scenic vistas of lush fields, rain-cloud kissed hills and bouts of sunlight amidst the rain that unfolded cannot be described in words. See the album for yourself [and, we made a promise to come back for more, before the season ends!]

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Trips: Kerala – Kumarakom, The Backwater Country

:: Galleries – Kerala – Kumarakom, Backwater Country

After the amazing landscaped tea plantations of Munnar, the scenic drive to Thekkady, and the serenity of Periyar Lake, it was time to head to the last leg of the journey: Kumarakom/Kottayam, the place renowned for the backwaters of Kerala.

The resort where we set base was in a quiet, laid back vicinity, allowing you time to watch life go by at a pace of it’s own, hear the soft ripples of the backwaters lap against the shores as a kingfisher waits amidst the greenery to catch it’s next meal…

The trip on the backwaters in, what else, but a beautiful houseboat, was nothing short of spectacular, and here’s the set of pictures from this album.

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There are lots of pics in this album, so more in the next post…


Trips: Kerala – The drive to Thekaddy (continued)

:: Galleries – Kerala – The drive to Thekaddy (continued)

The drive from Munnar to Thekaddy was absolutely scenic, and the scenic landscape unravelled one amazing vista after another. Part I of the album can be seen in the previous posting, and here’s the rest of this album.


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