Friday, November 5, 2010

Photographs from Here and There in Rajasthan... Along the Way


We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls. - Mother Teresa

During my entire Rajasthan trip, a considerable amount of time was spent on the highways. The long stretches of the desert with the glistening sands and the withered trees coupled with the blazing sun provided for plenty of picturesque moments.

I clicked some pictures from the car and am putting some of them below. Enjoy!!

While going from Salasar to Pushkar, about 30km from Salasar Balaji Temple, lies a small town of Laxmangarh on the highway. While crossing the town, this massive Laxmangarh Fort comes in view and is a distinctive piece of fort architecture, as it is built upon strewn pieces of enormous rocks.

[ The Laxmangarh Fort along the highway ]

Vast expanse of sands, wild and withered trees ...


and bright luminous sky give you company on the highways...


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24 comments:

  1. i'm almost done reading Rushdie's novel, Midnight's Children. Rajasthan was mentioned several times. And the pictures you posted gave me an idea of how the place feels and looks like. Thank you, Arti. :)

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  2. Beautiful photos!!! I am suddenly missing Rajasthan now...

    I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous Diwali :-)

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  3. I love this post with its beautiful quote and wide range of pitures that portray so many different things. I adore that last photo, you have captured the light so wonderfully, it really does make the whole picture so hauntingly beautiful.

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  4. What amazing pictures! Not your ordinary drive by scenery, for sure!! I love that fort, wonder how old it is? I'm back from sick leave and feeling well and pumped up on steroids!! Thanks so much for your faithful comments!!

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  5. Lovely post Arti, and i love that quote by mother theresa. So true - silence can be like medicine for the soul. Why are people so afraid of silence? In it, we heear the most amazing things! Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Wow - these are beautiful photos! Makes me want to go there right now!

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  7. Oh Arti, these photos are so beautiful. I loved being on the road in India (especially loved the dirt roads)... stopping for a cup of tea, then finding a place for the night.

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  8. Well, This is the realty of rajasthan... Lack of water.... It's always a boring trip on highways with nothing to watch just sit down and enjoy air.

    One thing that I noticed : You're a good Photographer, Nice Shots!!!

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  9. good shots
    Laxmangarh Fort like this pic

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  10. wow.... gorgeous photos. i like how the clouds look with the sun behind them
    ~laura

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  11. Poor withered trees, but what gorgeous skies!

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  12. Hi Arti, i had commented here before, but now i see the comment was lost. Hmmmm - computers have their moods, right? Tanks for visiting! This post of yours is lovely - the earth, the sky, and the silence, mother Theresa is talking about, Yes, i love silence sometimes. It's like a medicine! Have a great sunday!

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  13. Love the sun photo the best! I love the fact that that same sun shines on all of us no matter where in this world we are!

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  14. Beautiful pictures along your way... I love to go on trips and take pictures along the way.. NEAT.. Those sky pictures are awesome.
    Betsy

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  15. Very lovely road shots Arti! Beautiful stark landscape. I think that' what I do when I'm a passenger on a roadtrip, just go into a meditative state! (And hope the driver doesn't do the same ;>)

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  16. Hope you celebrated diwali well.
    I loved all the photos. Had a glimpse of desert.

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  17. i liked the saying of Mother Therasa, 'God is the friend of Silence'. The picture are nice and shows the nature of Rajasthan. So, now i know how a desert will be... withered trees, sands. the fort picture also looks good.

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  18. My parents went last year. Beautiful spot...

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  19. Thank you for posting photos of a place I will never get to see in person. It was interesting to browse through them.

    I just stopped by from BPOW.

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  20. Great shots. I would love to see the interiors of the fort.

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  21. Wow, nice pictures Arti. I love these Highways of Rajasthan whenever I go there. It gives a different feeling, lonely and sometimes scary in dark, had real fun on these.

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  22. loved the last 3 pics the best!

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  23. I can sense how hot it should have been

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