July 22, 2010

Open Skies

View a variety of skies at Skywatch.

No sizzling summer, no dry spells, no office timings to adhere to, no schedules, no deadlines to meet, no traffic on the road, no hustle and bustle of city life...at least not for a while! That's what I felt when I took a flight to go on a short holiday.

After a brief stop in Mumbai...

Taj, Mumbai

And in Indore...

Rajwada - Holkar Palace, Indore

Passing through Dhar....

A street in Dhar

I spent a major part of my holidays this month in a small rocky spur of the Vindhyan mountain range, in a fort that was the dwelling place of the Parmara rulers of Malwa and the Sultans of yore.

Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Mandu

I liked the historical significance of Mandu, Madhya Pradesh and also the serenity of the Vindhya mountains.

On the way to Neelkanth, Mandu

In Mandu, I set out on endless walks with gay abandon, chatting up with friendly locals, biking around for commuting and recreation, in drizzle and downpour, munching on piping hot pakodas and sipping endless cups of hot chai. I was content cosying up on a couch and reading books, or admiring the lush green surroundings, or taking breaks to simply enjoy the pitter-patter of rain drops and the soothing monsoon breeze, or watch the changing colours of a sunset.

Sunset from Chisti Khan's Palace, Mandu
~~~

We live in a wonderful world that is full of
beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
~ J. Nehru

21 comments:

ewok1993 said...

what a lovely time you had. i enjoyed your photos and your recounting of the trip so far.

EG Wow said...

Sounds and looks perfect! :)

Eaglesbrother said...

Great series of photos of your vacation...it must have been very fulfilling and restful for the Soul

Jossie said...

You must feel like new after absorbing so much beauty,

Nisha said...

You enjoyed my type of days. :-)

You were in Mumbai? When was it? Let me know when you come here next time... of course, I too should be in town. :P

Kcalpesh said...

So nice to have come across your blog! Your pictures are Marvelous! Wonderfully shot!!

Pixellicious Photos

Trotter said...

Hi Celine! Long time no see... ;)
No wonder, you're always travelling... ;)
Great shots!!

Blogtrotter Two has gone deeply in Sardinia... Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Alexander said...

Very beautiful and colourful adventure! :D Some very interesting architecture here!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Mridula said...

Such beautiful sunsets.

Steffi said...

Wow!!!Stunning photos!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Dharma Shots said...

Oh, I'm in awe of the beautiful scenes you've shown us. That last photo is the kicker. Wonderful, just wonderful.

Dave said...

lovely series and those buildings are majestic.

magiceye said...

all such brilliant captures!
loved the 1st and last pics the best!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. These are part of my next trip to Madhya Prdesh.

Kunal Bhatia said...

I so want to go to Mandu soon!
- Mindless Mumbaisq

Lakshmi said...

beautiful pics..i went on a short holiday too

Regina said...

Wow what beautiful place and scenes.
Thank you for sharing them.

Linnea W said...

Glad you're enjoying your holiday. It looks like you are really getting around! Great shots! Thanks for stopping by.

AJEYA RAO said...

Nice pictures and nice new place to be in...

Quiet Paths said...

I truly enjoyed viewing your photos. What a fascinating trip.

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