The Wanderlust

The Wanderlust: Ahmedabad, Gir & Diu, Part: 3

Div(An Island) or Diu, it’s unbelievable how Portuguese colonized it for so long, but this is a place, to stop your pace of life. Island of Calm(Ilha de Calma), that’s what tourism department says. You must have seen it’s very impressive advert on TV or youtube. They have put astonishingly impressive video featuring all the places around this Island. This place has got serenity. So visit it before its crowded by tourists, just like Goa.
Horizon diminishing across Nagoa beach

“Ilha De Calma” or Island Of Calm

Diu has alcohol legal contrary to Gujrat. Gujjus come here to quench their thirst. It gives you a glimpse of Arabian sea which is more calm than east coast of India. It’s amazing feeling to know you have nothing in between you and Africa, except the Arabian Sea. If you want to experience the luxury of life, that too at a very small cost, feast on the Apna-foodland and watch a sailors life just on the connecting shore, where they anchor their ships and do daily chores.
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The Wanderlust

The Wanderlust: Ahmedabad, Gir & Diu, Part: 2

 

GIR…probably the best maintained Jungle in India; one and only home for both Asiatic lions and Indian leopards. They have increased the lion population from almost extincted two figures to 411. Do make sure you get the morning safari as its the best time to spot wild life, or you got to have a luck like us, because we were exceptionally fortunate to spot both lion and leopard.

Interestingly the lions once thrived up-to Greece. They are different from African lions. Difference are, the lesser prominent mane on male, the dangling skin below their bally and the most important, their social behavior. They keep smaller herds with lesser population and a short spree of male. My luck with feline worked. यूँ तो सिंह जंगल के राजा है and Asiatic lion is special and rare at the same time. But what makes spotting Indian leopard memorable is its shyness, its sheer agility, it being quickest mammal in jungle.

उसका दो क्षण के स्वरूप का व्याख्यान पूरी किताब भर सकता है।

उसकी लंबी पूंछ जो की उसका संतुलन बनाती है। When we saw him, his dark spots were still visible on it’s dirt ridden body. उसका उज्ज्वलित स्वरूप जो की रह रह कर झाड़ियों में ओझल हो रहा था। ये कुछ ऐसे विन्ह्गम द्रिश्य थे जो की मैं कभी भूल नही सकता।

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The Wanderlust

The Wanderlust: Ahmedabad, Gir & Diu, Part: 1

कहते है भ्रमण भ्रम मिटाता है।

आपके उलझे सवालों के सुलझे जवाब देता है

It helps you come out of your vicious circle, which gives you more questions than answers. ये केवल मेरे लिए पूर्णतः निहित है या इसका एहसास सभी को है, पर मुझे भ्रमण करने पर जिंदगी जीने के कुछ और मक़सद मिल जाते हैं। मैं यह बचपन से पढ़ता आ रहा हूँ कि भारत सांस्कृतिक सम्रिध देश है, पर इसका एहसास आपको तभी होगा जब आप इस देश के एक-एक छोर, एक-एक कोने तक यात्रा करोगे।

This is a short journey experience of Gujrat and Diu(Daman and Diu). It’s important to share your travelogue because:

  •   It gives the real insight of a journey, which one may not find on internet.
  •   It keeps memories alive. On some sad boring day, a flashback of the journey can get your spunk back.
  •   It fills your blog. :D
  •   It will do post analysis of your journey.

I would stop myself here, as it feels like I am filling my answer-sheet of Professional Development exam of engineering.

हम गुजरात पहुँचे वॉल्वो बस से जो की बीकानेरहाउस दिल्ली से चलकर अहमदाबाद जाती है। यह रास्ता आपको हरियाणा से शुरू कर के राजस्थान के डूंगरपुर होते हुए गुजरात में दाखिल करवाता है। जयपुर तक का रास्ता किसी औद्योगिक क्रांति से कम ऩही है। Various new projects are blooming, one of them is Japanese Industrial Town. राजस्थान का डूंगरपुर आपको गुजरात का एहसास दिलाता है। राजस्थान की एक ख़ास बात है हर नाम से पहले श्री, आप दुकानों, बसों और बड़ी बड़ी ब्रांड्स के नाम में भी श्री लगा पाओगे।

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