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.
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.
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.
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.