Elephant, Monk and the Forest

Day 3 – 27th December 2011


Beautiful morning view from hillock at the resort
Beautiful morning view from hillock at club mahindra resort
In the early morning I walked out of the main door with confidence. It was not as chilly today, or maybe it was because of the woolen cap on my head.

The whole path in resort is cobbled and illuminated by side lights. It appeared as though I had good composition for a shot, so I took out my tripod for the first time during the vacation.

After taking the photo, I climbed to the now-familiar hillock. It was still dark, but I knew where I was going. I setup my tripod at a stable place. The sky was very clear with stars shining brightly. I tried to take a photo, but the camera would not focus because of the absence of a sufficient light source. I knew what the problem was, but I did not know the solution. It was almost time for sunrise, so I did not bother.

I felt wonderful in these pristine surroundings, listening to the chirp of birds. During the vacation I went to many temples but never felt so close to god, as I was standing there.

When I came back to the apartment, Shubhang was sitting by the side of the bed trying his best to sabotage our early departure. We had a quick breakfast and just managed to leave by 8:30 am.

Prakash had told us earlier that for the last 1-2 km drive to the elephant camp, outside vehicles were not allowed. From there we would travel by jeeps from the camp. This was to avoid traffic jams since the road is quite narrow.

It ended up that there was nothing like this, and Prakash took us all the way to camp. The road was indeed narrow, even for a single vehicle. On the return trip there was a jam because some idiot brought in a bus. After much effort, the bus was steered to the side. The bus driver was cursed by every person who passed.


Day 3 Photographs
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Beautifully lit cobbled path at the resort
Beautifully lit cobbled path at the resort
Breaking dawn at the hillock
Breaking dawn at the hillock
Hillock at the Club Mahindra resort
Hillock at the Club Mahindra resort
Huge Chess board at the resort
Huge Chess board at the resort
The walking track inside the resort
The walking track inside the resort
A nearby apartment block at the resort
A nearby apartment block at the resort
Shubhang getting ready at leisure
Shubhang getting ready at leisure
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