A Monsoon Escapade - Pune‘Rain’ is sky descending to the Earth, a much awaited whim, neither you nor can I make it happen. It has a mind of its own, a course of its own and grace of its own. Monsoon – a wait, few heads gazing the skies for sheer pleasure of experiencing those first drops on the face, while others stand perched to see if their fields would come back to life. In all it is time to rejoice, who minds the puddles. During monsoon, few places bloom like those colourful flowers at the touch of sun’s rays, giving it a complete makeover.
The drive was pure bliss, with a constant kiss of the drizzle, as we left the city behind. The roads looked unusually cleaner; the otherwise barren looking grounds wore a thick green blanket. It took us two hours to reach Khandala. The route we followed was Pune – Kanhe – Khamset – Khandala. We left behind many tourist spots which were crowded. We drove quite a distance and reached the Pavana lake which is a comparatively offbeat tourist spot. The lake was flooded with water, and the whole set up was extremely scenic. It is an artificial lake formed by the dam built across ‘Pavana river’. There were few enthusiastic tourists boating in the lake. We chose to take a moment and devour the tranquillity.
The Bhushi Lake is another scenic spot, overtly thronged by tourists at any given season for its bountifully flowing water body. It provides an ambient atmosphere for picnic, enveloped by small waterfalls and greenery. Water cascaded through the stairs, it was brilliant just to see how people get fascinated and happy when nestled by nature. Young ones and adults, crossing threshold, age was never at play, splashing water on each other, enjoying each moment. A moment of eternity. The smell of roasted 'bhutta' is always a big ‘Yes’.
The day seemed shorter than it always did. We started back to join the grind... looking forward for similar getaways. Who knows what is in store!!
-- As shared by Writer Gayathri Iyer