Rain Rain, Where are you? What happened to your precipitation? Even that has evaporated? For the past 2 year, something or other worse has happened all over the world. The covid-19, tsunami, earthquake, bird flu, new variant covid-19, etc. etc. And now the heat wave. Mumbai is always scorching and has lots of humidity in the climate. In that there was icing on the cake i.e. heat wave, some cherry on top i.e. unexpected rains. Such change in weather leads to an increase in heat waves. But we can’t complain because we are the only reason for this climate change.
To change or to be aware of certain things, we pollute other things. Let’s not go into debt, what exactly I want to say here. As I said earlier, we are only responsible for this climate change. To change something, we pollute some other thing. But what did we learn from this heat wave? Well, certainly nothing. Nobody understood the importance of trees and planting more trees. We just carry few more things in our bags and avoid going out in the afternoon.
So sun, we gave privacy to you during day time. Now, in return what will we get?? Rain ??
Ok. But are we really happy when the rain showers at us? Well, for a few days we will be happy. Because some heat waves will diminish. But after a few days, #MumbaiRains will trend on twitter. Then we will start making a fuss on the potholes and water logging. Also we will share the version of a rain song composed and manipulated by RJ Malishka (click here to check out one of her songs). But this is outside scenario, what about inside protest. Ha Ha! Complaints about clothes not getting dry properly, Complaints about the various insects who make themselves comfortable at our house, Complaints about making food and not enjoying rain, etc. etc. So, we carp all day and night. Work doesn’t stop, they just procrastinate horribly.
I love the rainy season. Yes, with complaints. I love the thunder sound. I like to watch the rain. I close my eyes and try to savour every drop of it. Memories of childhood flash across my mind. The greenery around us gives relaxation to the eyes. Believe me, it is a feast for the eyes. Apart from playing in the rain, Visiting nearby waterfalls and hill-stations is a must. Enjoying a walk in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Visiting Marine Lines and Worli Sea Face and Visiting Khandala – Lonavala is a must. Else, you have not enjoyed the rainy season.
And here the electricity blows up. Again Complaint. Yes, I said that I love this season but with some opposition. Electricity hits hard in the rainy season. Some areas don’t get electricity for a long time, even for days. So enjoy, Candle light dinner with family with some thunder and lightning. We have to be alert to keep our electronic items charged before we regret it.
Keep an umbrella, raincoat, mobile cover ready with you all the time. If you are travelling, keep an extra pair of clothes with you. If it’s raining torrentially, better to wait or stay wherever you are. Don’t be in a hurry to reach home / office. And Enjoy the climate, because this will last only for 3-4 months.
Happy Rainy Days. Stay Safe.
15 August, 1947, though I was not born in that year, I haven’t seen the victory of magnificent India. Yet I can feel happiness when I read it in history or on the internet. The actual feeling comes out when someone has witnessed those days. and you actually feel that you too belong to those days. I still remember, when my uncle who belonged to those days, narrated his story, of how they used to play the dangerous hide-and-seek games with Britishers and how they actually celebrated the victory. After hearing his story, I went to my friends and narrated this story as if I was present in those days.
India Flag, Dukes Retreat Resort, Khandala
In these internet days, we all get information on Independence day and hence will not copy-paste those contents here. I want you all to visit India and also experience their culture. Here are some wonderful photos of magnificent India. Well, I haven’t seen all of India, But here are some of my collections. Let’s start with the place I belong to.
Mumbai has some pretty places like Sanjay Gandhi National Park where you can go for a morning walk. It has a mini train ride and boating too. So pack your bag, full of snacks and go for a picnic. Mumbai also has Marine Drive, Gateway Of India, Juhu beach. Infact Mumbai is a mini Goa. Beaches, parties and shopping.
Worli Sea Face
Pune has a lot of places to visit. Best season to visit is during the monsoon and winter season. Pune is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s birthplace. And hence has many historic places to visit. Sinhagad Fort, Lohagad Fort, Shivneri Fort. Please visit these forts, not only for scenic beauty but also to acquire information on these legends. It is worth listening to.
Another hill station in Maharashtra, to visit during monsoon and winter. These places are adjacent to each other and have many scenic beauty points including Pratapgad Fort
Matheran is near Mumbai and Pune. This place is situated in forests and has a very beautiful scenery. You can either walk or take a horse ride. Vehicles are not allowed here.
Maharashtra has this konkan region. And in this konkan region, there are many places like Dapoli, Ganapatipule, Diveagar, Harihareshwar, etc. Best to visit during monsoon season. And this place is again full of beaches and temples.
The only place in India where tourists want to relax. Goa has more beaches and parties. But Goa has various temples too. Visit South Goa now, If you are almost a regular visitor. And Don’t Forget The Incredible DudhSagar Waterfall.
Mahalaxmi Temple, Ponda
No words to express the beauty of this place. The extremely most beautiful place in the whole world. This place is so beautiful that adjacent countries want to capture this place. Though a risky place to visit because of political issues but Indian military and the local people help a lot to make this place a tourist attraction.
Lachung, Gangtok, Sikkim, Darjeeling:
If you are visiting north-east India, Don’t forget to visit Lachung. It is the most mesmerizing place with Zero Point and Yumthang Valley. This place is listed in zero-plastic zone and high military zone. Do keep this place in your bucket list followed by other north east states like Gangtok, Sikkim, Darjeeling.
Zero Point, Lachung
Situated in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a hill station. Here the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center is a must visit for relaxation.
The land of Flowers. Visit this tea plantation place during monsoon and winter. The place is full of tea plantations and pine tree forest and also very big open lawns. If you visit here, then make sure to take a toy train ride that takes you through the Nilgiri mountains.
Kerala is known as God’s own country. This place has many small hill stations like Munnar, Thekkady with their tea and spices plantation.
Kerala, Kalathil lake Resort, Kumarakom.
There are many, many many places in India. If I keep listing all, then the post will be too long. Please make a proper plan to visit India. Because there are many places in one state itself. They say that it will take you a lifetime to see each and every corner of India. Yet you will leave behind something. India is not only about historic places but also about spirituality. You will find inner peace when you visit places like Kedarnath, Rishikesh. Mine is yet to visit.
Happy Independence day to all.. Jai Hind.. Bharat Mata Ki Jai… Vande Mataram