Monday, March 28, 2011

Konkan !!!

Well, I love traveling and I am passionate about photography. I don't know whether I love traveling because I love photography or I love photography because I love traveling. well, I really don't like to be alone - what I mean by this is I mostly don't like to spend time alone. But, traveling and photography are the only things when I can be all alone and that too very happily and satisfied. Even while traveling, the best part for me is the road journey which I enjoy most. I do think very much and most positive and inspirational thoughts come to my mind while traveling. My first all alone trip was in 2007 when I traveled to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vrindavan and Roorkee all in around 20 days. I loved that trip and then I had a recent a week long trip to Bangalore.

Traveling brings everything out of me which is really there inside me. I become really me while traveling alone. I had a good group of 7-8 people here at Pune and Pune is a very good place to have weekend getaways. Pune has everything from virgin beaches to small villages to mountains to religious places in radius of around 200 kms.

In the end of January '11, we planned to visit Konkan area - specifically Srivardhan , Harihareshwar and Divegarh. It was 1 night, 2 days trip. I am writing this because it brought best out of me. I was suffering from loose motion for 3 days before the trip and I was not sure whether I should go or not, but at the end I went for it and believe me, nothing happened for those 2 days and everything started going well as soon as I sit in the cab.

We started at around 01:30 pm from Pune and reached Harihareshwar at around 07:30 pm with two halts - one for lunch and one near lake on the way to destination. We booked our accommodation in advance in beach resort and that resort was like typical "Konkan House" which we loved as beach was only 5 mins walk from the resort. We had tea and snack at resort immediately after reaching there. Everybody got fresh and immediately we went to the beach at night.

It was like dark room. I still can hear the roaring sound of waves and still can see that clear sky which is out of question to be visible from any of the cities. Rarely you see so many stars in the sky. I was looking for such a dark as I wanted to do some experiments in night photography. For the first time , I tried light painting and results were not bad. We spent around an hour or so at the beach and went back to the resort at around 10 pm and then had a dinner and again tea after dinner. Everybody was tired, but nobody was in the mood to sleep.

We started playing Dumb-C at the resort and that was real fun. I still remember one movie which was given to me named "Raja Rani ko chahiye ek boond paseena". Each and everyone enjoyed this part of night and then at around 01:00 am or so we decided to have a sleep. We woke up at around 07:00 am and went to the beach. It was fantastic to have only 8 people at the beach. Yes, that was really a virgin beach. There was nobody on the beach and it gave feelings like we booked a private beach for us for that particular morning. We went back to the resort at around 10:00 am and had a tea and breakfast. After breakfast and taking bath, we left the resort at 12:00 noon and so Harihareshwar.

From Harihareshwar, we headed towards Srivardhan and Divegarh with en-route visit to Harihareshwar temple. The rocky structures over here were fantastic. We didn't spend much time at Srivardhan as there was nothing except beach. We visited one more temple and then started our journey back to Pune at around 04:00 pm and reached Pune at around 10:00 pm and then spend some time at CCD at Chandani Chowk and had a dinner at "Up & Above" restaurant at Chandani Chowk, Pune.

Here are some memories captured through camera lenses !!!
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Lake view on the way to Srivardhan !!!
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Lake view on a way to Srivardhan !!!
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My first try of light painting !!!
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Beach sand at night under torch light !!!
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"Taare" in background with "Sitaare" in foreground !!!
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Footprints !!!
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A walk on beach at early morning !!!
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Introspecting ? !
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Harihareshwar beach !!!
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Fun !!!
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From left to right - Bhawana, Soumen, Sneh, Me & Shefali !!!
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Gate of farm at Harihareshwar !!!
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Scenic natural beauty at Harihareshwar !!!
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Sometimes you just love to be alone at places like this !!!
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Captured in the glass !!!
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A view of Harihareshwar beach from Harihareshwar temple !!!
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Which way to go ?
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Some creativity at Srivardhan beach !!!
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At "Up & Above" restaurant, Chandani Chowk, Pune !!!
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1 comment:

  1. Really amazing place, I like it.

    I must say the once you visit Tarkarli beach It is world famous white sand beach in India

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