INDIAN COUNTRYSIDE

I have had the most Unusual , Fascinating and absolutely Enchanting time in the Indian Countryside as I campaigned for three weeks for a Political Party during the ongoing Assembly Elections in the most populous and diverse state of India, Uttar Pradesh. ( literally means Northern Region) .

The setting is an area  near the Ganges ,which is over 99% Rural consisting of close to 350 Villages.

Be Enchanted as I was with some pictures which capture the Flora & Fauna in this Agriculturally Rich Region in Northern India.

Parakeets, Mangoes and flowers  like the Lotus adorn the facade of this Beautiful Home. The Inspiration is entirely from Nature and the surroundings.

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Rural Illustrations on a Country Home

Take a deep breath, soak in the fresh air, it is the Countryside and air pollutants reside in Urban cities.

For me it was a joyous time as I soaked in the Natural Beauty as I campaigned from door to door and village to village.

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Aerial Homes of the Baya Bird

The Peepal  or Sacred Fig Tree ( English), Bodhi or Peepal ( Hindi) , Ficus religiosa ( Scientific name) in the foreground is a much revered tree across the Indian sub continent.

The tree in the backdrop is another endemic and fascinating Tree the Indian Lilac ( English), Neem  (  Hindi) Tree, Azhadirachta indica. This tree is a natural Germicide.

The little Brown Hill on the rooftop adjacent to the Temple consists of Flat cakes made from Cow Dung.

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An Ancient temple set in the midstof  Endemic Trees

The Featured Image is a typical rural scene in a Sugarcane  Field with Cattle Egret encompassing an Indian Buffalo.

Am delighted to finally reveal where I spent three weeks of my life participating in the Dance of Indian  Democracy .

Now off to Hospital and the realm of doctors , where I will dream of the Enchanting three weeks I spent in Naugawan Sadat assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

26 thoughts on “INDIAN COUNTRYSIDE”

  1. “…..I Am delighted to finally reveal where I spent three weeks of my life participating in the Dance of Indian Democracy .”

    What a great expression, dear Mukul, this was so beautiful. so beautiful. And also so proud of. Blessing and Happiness to you and to you beautiful country.

    And what I loved so much in these photographs,…. can you guess? The house with the illustrations, with colourfull symbols… they should be all saying something, I think, I mean all these illustration figures…

    Thank you, Have a nice day and weekend, Love, nia

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  2. These photos are rich with narrative and when combined with your own narrative (“Dance with Democracy” – yes!) offer a real treat this morning. Thank you from sunny San Diego!

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  3. Lovely post 🙂 My dream is to spent 2-3 weeks in rural Punjab- to live somewhere in the village, to meet local people, to run across their beautiful fields, to drive on the top of the truck with other fellow passengers 🙂 Let’s see when it’s gonna happen 🙂

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