Water roads and Lilly embankments! 

When taking a ride on a shikara in the backwaters of the Dal lake, the parting between the Lilly pads become roads for navigation! At a certain point a right turn takes you to a floating market, another one to the main lake, yet another to a housing colony of homes on stilts. . 

I am told that when the Lillies and Lotus bloom, sometime in June, these backwaters are a sight to behold! Imagine water roads and Lilly embankments! Truly magical! . 

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When Time Stops…

 Sometimes time stops. One might be in the middle of the regular and then the irregular happens. One leaves the pile of laundry on the floor, one requests the help to be silent for a moment and then one enlarges the photo to full screen and just soaks in the colours, the immensity of the waterscape and sky, and then, even though one is hundreds of miles away, one finds oneself on the Shikara, floating in absolute silence….Till the doorbell rings! 🙂
The stunning Dal Lake!

Photo credit Anshumaan Kapoor 

18th Sept, 2015