the Konkan Coast is a rugged section of the western coastline of India. It is a 720 km long coastline. Throughout the coastal region, there is Organic Settlements of villages. most of the village are at a place where the river transformed into an ocean. the most region has mountains where valley are either river or backwater or beaches as shown above.
this is the kind of organic street patterns are forms due to the natural growth of the village. the houses are yet to be made traditional way using local material stone, mud and coconut tree. due to heavy rainfall it is always a pitch roof forming attic for a internal store area.
I was walking with my bicycle in Shoolpaneshwar wild life sanctuary and I met this two local kid who were playing on the bank of river. i requested them to join me for a walk and there they took me at waterfall after half an hour of walk together.
Being raw traveler it is hard to keep our self tip-top while traveling, so this was the perfect place to take bath as i hadn’t had since 2 days. it was must capture moment for me taking bath at this rocking place, so i requested one of the kid to take a picture of mine from my smart phone. at first chance he refuge to do so as he hadn’t use the smart phone before. then after I taught him that its a simple touch you have to make and that’s it.
I handed over my phone to him with camera switching on and went for a bath. after a while he came to me to check the photograph. there were two photograph which he took and this is the one which didn’t make my day but the whole trip.
It was simply speechless moment of my trip.
“Just relax man…don’t force yourself to do something. This is the place to do nothing”
– Roy, My Friend
Majuli – Word’s second largest river island.
Most of the time people tries to find and see something interesting while traveling. their minds work on whats there? and whats next? somewhere in this race many time they forget to enjoy the place.
Majuli is the kind of place i am talking about. many tourist used to come and ask us about what to do in majuli, and my friend Roy used to reply them not to do anything. have some local food, seat after little bit of swimming and sleep. that’s it.
The Taktsang Monastery Bhutan,
It’s one of the most consecrated place I think have been so far on my journey. Most of the religious and spiritual places of Buddhism and Hinduism are situated on top of the hill considering the spiritual energy of the place, but among all those this monastery is quite uniquely sets onto the cliff. this 3 century old monastery is easily highlighted far from the village because of its perfect place on a nude cliff niche with having dense forest all around..
the only way to reach there is to track about a 2 hour from the down village all the way up to the monastery. being bicycle traveler i had to park my bicycle down and take all my luggage all the way up with me as i wanted to camp and stay overnight on top. this is the time i find carrying rucksack on a bicycle appropriate then special side luggage bag for cycle, because when you are not on a bicycle you can carry all your things easily.
While tracking for 2 hours through dense forest, the monastery complex surprises each time with a different view. by the time i visited the monastery it was already dark and time to pitch my tent. i was not sure weather camping over there was allowed or not. there were nobody staying inside the complex and were not any human settlement around. the only people who were staying nearby monastery were the monks and this 2 police guard in the cliff house shown in this picture.
Doing their duties at one of the most isolate place, these two police man were so frustrated at the most beautiful place that after finishing their duties you can see in picture that both were on phone, talking and chating with their girlfriend as mobile is the only escape.
I went to ask them for the camping permission and they were so happy knowing that i am gonna camp and stay there overnight as they have got at least someone as a company. they didn’t just say yes for camping but they helped me to find the good place to pitch tent and this is what that place was.
we spent whole evening together with singing songs and dancing together. When it was actually time for pitching the tent, one of them asked that how much time does it takes as they had not seen it before. I never thought even that in how less time it can construct. so i simply told them that it just takes 1.5 minute only and they were not believing. so i told them to take a video of me preparing tent to count the actual time. i was surprised that it actually takes only 2 minutes after taking this video.
After setting up my tent i started preparing my dinner and they said not to prepare because they also had to prepare for them at their place with which they can cook mine as i was solo. so this is what i got served from them. I know that it doesn’t seems something really special food to you but believe me, i was such hungry after tracking that it would have fine if they would have offered me only a boil rice.
Thank you Durga and Mix Breed guy for all your support.
The tiger hill, Darjeeling. The place where you can see one of the magnificent sunrise with a view of the Mount Everest and the Kanchenjunga together on a side. As the place holds limited numbers of people, the people starts coming early in the morning from 3 am onwards. They waits for 3 hours in a 3 degree Celsius on their foot just to see the sunrise which takes place at around 6 am. It’s wonderful to see the 3 minutes live play of lights between the sun and the Kanchenjunga. There is sun rising from the east and from the north we can see the rays hitting Kanchenjunga(the third highest mountain in the world) peak. The peak changes it’s color so dramatically from blue to orange to pink within a minutes.
when I started my new year’s ride today in Sikkim, I found these balloons on side or the road wishing me happy 2016.
I gave it a place on my bicycle 🚲 to make my bicycle best wisher throughout journey.
I updated my debit card in Gujarat before 2 days I left for Sikkim by train. After i reached to the Sikkim it was been my 5th day and I had Rs.200 left in pocket. I went to the nearest ATM and it gave me surprise message that ‘your card is not registered’. The bank told me that my card will activate after 2 days of issue. So Now I don’t have bank papers or contact as I am away from home. I registered complain through phone and they are saying that it will take week to reply. So it’s Rs. 200 for a week
while we bicycle for the longer distance we always look far at the destination and at one time we doubts about the speed of our bicycle. We thinks that weather we are moving further or not. But the reality hides not far at the destination but very near to us, just below our foot and at nearest place of wherever we are. Whenever I doubts about my speed and it’s hard to bicycle, I simply uses to look down to the blurred road. There I can actually see the speed of something which is moving so fast even at slow pedal and i keeps pedalling.