Another evening, another lake

There are beautiful places, untouched yet to the extent which might start decaying the place. All these places need, is anonymity. I’ve always believed that the beauty of a place is proportional to how far away from a major city it is. But then, there are places like this – so close to a city like Bangalore – yet, it has managed to remain untouched to a large extent. The villages leading to this lake, are ¬†true old-school places – using turmeric mixed with cow dung to clean their house surroundings, enjoy a quiet nap outdoors, under the shade of voluminous Banyan trees. I could sense the true charm of the quintessential village life. Beyond these villages was this lake. Though it was not empty – there were a few city dwellers who were already there – it was not teeming with throngs of loud people around.

Between the time the sun set and a near-full moon took over the duties, we spent a blissful couple of hours there.

Awaiting sunset by the lake

Awaiting sunset by the lake

The quaint countryside surroundings

The quaint countryside surroundings

The om-beach-esque shape of the lake banks

The om-beach-esque shape of the lake banks

One of the routines for village folk

One of the routines for village folk

Outlines of hills nearby in the fading light

Outlines of hills nearby in the fading light

Moon takes over the skies as we head into the night

Moon takes over the skies as we head into the night

Towards the end, it was disheartening to see a couple of people screaming their lungs out and making plans to camp for the night – I’m sure they’ll light a fire or two, have some drinks, make a mess and leave. Its perfectly ok to have fun, as long as you do it responsibly, while not harming the environment and making a mess with litter strewn around. I’m intentionally not disclosing the location of the place to avoid just these kind of people messing the place up.

2 Comments

  1. I loved the capture. I agree with the author to be more responsible when we go to such Nature spots

  2. Murali

    Amen. No clue why somebody needs to shout their lungs out at such a serene place. Superb captures Srini..show us more!

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