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.
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.’
woww !!! 🙂
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…
Thank you Neethu. Catch Palakkad when she is in one of her best moods during winter.
Thank you Archana.
uff!!!!!! awesome snaps mashea
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”…..?….
Awesome sir 🙂 Lovely pics and short but apt descriptions!
Enjoyed the trip…
Romantic Winter !