Kalga , which doesnt even pop up on the map often, is as close to a fairyland as i have experienced in life. Its dreamy, heady, ethereal … everything you link to joy and divinity. I pray this place remains such pristine and humble ..enticing you with a life of scented apple orchards and nestling clouds.
Malana : The remote mythical land , which promises happiness to the Hashish lovers,had little to offer to me besides a feeling of disappointment and a prayer for hope.
The most melancholy image etched in my mind is probably this one shot from series of pics taken at Chilka lake in Bhubaneshwar Orissa. The stillness of the place, mirrored reflections, dainty chirping of the morning birds against the changing hues of morning skies and the ocassional sound of the water dribbling from the flight of a joyously dipping bird are nothing one can probably experience elsewhere. The vast expanse of the beautiful Chilka embraces the Sun at its horizons. Could the humble fishing nets have looked any more beautiful than here.. Lying in wait neatly rolled.. Eager to get drenched in the waters.
Mandu is a must visit for those would love the auras of ruins and forgotten eras. The drama and mysteries that surround Mandu are
truly worth dwelling into.