What an awesome drive it was travelling from the amazingly beautiful Chand Baori step well in Abhaneri to Jaipur. The National Highway 11 was smooth like butter; watch out ;)
If you are in Jaipur, do go on a drive on NH 11; you will love it. Of course, you need to consider the season when planning a visit. Winter is the best time. Otherwise, you may be scorched by the sun.
No matter how poor they become, their personality never leaves their smile behind in the progress of life. The Indian farmers need protection now. They must have been the real king once, but now, people do not realize their importance, not even their own sons and daughters.
I have great respect for the farmers of India, not for those who have lost their origin now-a-days running in the competition and leaving the values of life behind, but for those who have matured in age and in personality achieving the real peace of mind.
Green Bee-eaters [Scientifically called merops orientalis] are locally called Veda Raghu in Maharashtra state. They have named it right. If I'm not wrong, the meaning of Veda Raghu is Mad Bird. The bird sits at a place, then flies here-n-there, up-n-down, then sits back at the same place. It does this several times before changing the place of sitting. This act looks like madness. But there is a reason why this bird does this act. We cannot always see, but this bird with complete control over its flight, catches the insects flying in the air. So when the Green Bee-eater goes up-n-down, flies madly as if it doesn't know where it wants to go, it actually is following an insect. It's like watching a cheetah catch its prey.
Isn't finding such amazing information really awesome? Well, but if you see from an insect's point of view, the Green Bee-eater is a beast! Imagine a predator 10 storey high chasing you for its quick breakfast. Now that's terrible. But none-the-less, just because we are humans, let's enjoy the colorful bird that I managed to photograph in the beautiful surroundings of Bhuleshwar temple.
A walk in Konkan area of the Western Ghats is always rewarding, not in terms of money, but in terms of scenic beauty. I always bring back some nicely colored pixels. Here is one you MUST decorate your wall with. I have converted the beautiful scene into a Premium Photo Painting ready to decorate your wall with. To see the dimensions & price, and to order, please click Premium Photo Painting of a Misty Scene. For a keen look at the painting, see the following close-ups…
Close-up 1 of the misty scene
Close-up 2 of the misty scene
Close-up 3 of the misty scene
As mentioned at the entrance by Archaeological Survey of India, Shahar ki Masjid is one of the most imposing structures, constructed very close to the royal enclosure. It might be the private masjid of the sultans with five mihrabs. The main entrance is through an arched doorway flanked by two minarets. It is covered by a projecting, sloped chhajja. Two more entries on either side of the central one are flanked by jharokhas, one with stone jali. Corresponding to each arched entry is a large dome, surrounded on all its four sides by smaller domes. A rectangular abulation tank was constructed in its premises. The mosque was built in later half of 15th century.
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It is such a joy to see the life slow down its pace. These 2 fishermen looking for a good catch make an awesome painting.
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Western Ghats are indeed exotic. One of the areas in the Western Ghats named Bhor is thus beautiful of course. A narrow state highway passing through the forest land makes an awesome scenery.
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A beautiful waterstream amongst countless flowing in the valleys of Tamhini Ghat in the Western Ghats
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A Common Rose Butterfly feeding on Marigolds. The Common Rose Butterfly is also known as Atrophaneura Aristolochiae, Pachliopta Aristolochiae, Swallowtail Butterfly.
It was unexpected for us to find blooming Marigolds on our way back from Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. It was a private flowering farm. To add to our joy was this Common Rose Butterfly going crazy looking at so much nectar to drink from. We closed in, and the Swallowtail Butterfly closed in too! The result was this colorful beauty.
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What a beauty! The Garfield of our residential society has posed numerous times for me. This time, I had my camera in hand. Contrary to the popular belief, the cat was stalked by a human. I was ready, seeing the orange tabby cat from the viewfinder. As soon as it looked back, I released the shutter.
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