A journey like a dream

The writer explores more of Palakkad. He is on his way to Silent Valley, er..no… he takes a deviation on the way.

I don’t exactly remember who suggested to me this route: Mannarkadu-Agali- Anakkati-Coimbatore route. But all the while I was driving, I was thanking him profusely. The roads were all bathed in thick white mist. I drove very slowly down through the unexplored villages and strange places which would be etched in mind for a very long time.

It was 9am. The hamlet was still at peace sleeping. Should I follow this bus, or take a detour through this dirt road to see where a road-we-don’t-take-often leads to?

Suddenly I saw something, I pulled over the car to one side, and got out. Over there I saw a bridge, no, half-abridge, a bridge suspended in the air, the other half disappearing into thick mist.

The bridge to heaven.

I don’t know the name of the river now. Strangely I didn’t want to know. I stood there on the bridge for almost an hour to see the frigid water moving lethargically deep below.

Is that a bird or something that the mind creates with help of the mist?

After Mannarkadu the hairpin curves began. I pulled over my car at a certain turning when I heard the sound of a cataract.

A tiny rivulet on the roadside falling from misty heights.

A tractor with its one eye burning rumbled past me, negotiating that turn, and disappearing into mist again. Silence again.

Then a KSRTC bus. It is so romantic to see our red state bus, pierceing  through the white mist – some visual treat opened by the movie ‘Ordinary.’

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10 Responses to A journey like a dream

  1. woww !!! :)

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    • :-)

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  2. Telling stories through photos is a visual treat…it was like the beauty of the rivulet, the ‘not an illusion’ bird, the misty paths…all…gave fresh impetus to the longing to visit Palakkad…

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    • Thank you Neethu. Catch Palakkad when she is in one of her best moods during winter.

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  3. superb!!!!!

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    • Thank you Archana.

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  4. uff!!!!!! awesome snaps mashea

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  5. Breath-taking…….Leaving behind all the cares of the World and taking in all its beauty…
    the feelings that you experience….is that what u wud call “heavenly”…..?….

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  6. Awesome sir :) Lovely pics and short but apt descriptions!

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  7. Enjoyed the trip…
    Romantic Winter !

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