Tuesday

Lolling in peace



I was remembering one of my most peaceful holidays- yes peaceful. This one I was not looking for action at all- wanted some quite and solitude.

A relatively unknown off the beaten path old haveli called Kanota offered me a serene environment with stunning nature images and delectable food that could well have come from my home kitchen! Everything there was catered to pamper to our senses when all we went there for,was, time to relax

Kaliya or Kalu as his master calls him, needs to talk urgently, but the fervent wag of his tail is lost upon me. His constant chasing the white furry Billiya ( Bilo) is his favourite past -time, he tries to climb roofs and trees like Bilo but realizes its not his forte, then he chases the birds and attempts to fly/leap like them, and this has me cracking up with mirth, wanted to hug him and tell him he's not a loser at all, but just different from them:-)

I spent my days lying around in the sun, reading, sleeping, eating , watching Toofan the fluffy 4 legged who deludes himself to be a cat or a bird, looking upon nature and realizing how far we are from this magic, living in urban dwellings, so far away from peace and harmony.

Have you had such a calm peaceful holiday yet?:-)

4 comments:

JJJ said...

there is no peace anywhere...am so glad you found some place so soothing ....

the cause of my winging..u ask? the fact travel has become stressfull...and it is evident..so blatant yet nothing has been done abt it...ok i take that back...the new Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad Airport looks great with its fancy modern design...but lacks connectivity to the main city...ironically connectivity is the basis of having an airport.

and then there is the issue of lack of facilities at the different points of embarkation...even bus stands are disapponiting...

but we are those who travel excessively to other cities and countries..therefore airports have become imperative to our way of life...

the following link lists out 15 beautiful airports from around the world...

http://www.oobject.com/category/most-beautiful-airport-terminals/

this link is of the busiest airports from around the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mxqAnh08Zo

it puzzles me that how can one strike a balance between good design and providing facilities as number of travellers increase...

classic example of a disfunctional terminal is the London Heathrow Airport.....and of coping with the problem is the domestic terminal 1b of the Mumbai Airport...

.....i guess we should not loose hope.. must try to loll in peace while we do what we do best:travel!

Deric said...

Good to read that you did manage to get a refreshing break, bringing you back to life. In fact, just reading about it sets one at ease.

Deric

malika said...

haan, I have been to such an idyllic spot myself once too, in udaipur thr was this beautiful lake within which these white feathered birds flew and sat all around without making much noise. we were in a silent "kashti" with nets around us, so romantic, so quiet, so at peace!

Mee said...

j- hbad is not happening? I've nvr had trouble thr. wil check the link

Deric- hey am sorry I could nt speak with u earlier, wil call today

Maliks nice:)