Thus, I travel, in search of calm. If you too are searching for places to reconnect with nature or yourself, these are my pick for some of the most solitary and largely offbeat Indian places.
While most of the people swear by the backwaters of Alleppey, I loved the stretch of backwaters at Kumarakom. With little crowd that’s a feature of the Alleppey backwaters, Kumarakom is more of a peaceful venture.
“Behind the waterfall of love, you’ll find me, hiding in a barrel.”
Isn’t that the scariest thing of all, running away from anything that says love? People, friends, pets, houses, a regular life – everything that takes you anywhere near love.
Hiding in a barrel is, of course, the easy way out for you’re never vulnerable, sure that nobody would ever see you broken like the many streams of a waterfall. I run away too. And I’m sure a lot of us do, run and hide in our barrel of certainties.
Light bulbs coming alive with a twinkle, mountain breeze (oh I cannot stop mentioning mountains) swaying the trees, bunches of friends chatting over in the roads, guitarists hitting some chords and the revelry that often continues till midnight – this and everything about life makes for Street Photography.
If you’ve ever wondered what makes the Kerala backwaters so gorgeous, other than the picture postcard-like landscapes, it’s the people. Most of the boatmen live by the sides of the backwaters, often opening their houses (also kitchens!) to tourists.