A year’s worth of travel

Ever since we got our booster shots we have been taking short trips every now and then. The Family was always good at looking at the calendar and spotting lucky combinations of holidays and weekends which give us travel opportunities. I’ve become better at exploiting them. This has given us a marvelous opportunity to observe the architecture of the world around us. It has been amazing to figure out how forests regenerate with the help of termites which get rid of dead wood, how different trees work together to make a mosaic of forests and grassland, and how the character of the natural world differs at the shores of seas, in the continental interior, and in the places where the joints between continents show up as incredibly high mountains.

Here is a tiny slice of a memoir. These are photos of the creatures I share it with. From the hot desert of Rajasthan to the high cold desert of Ladakh, from the forests of Assam to the grasslands of Uttarakhand, from the wild growth of plants in the monsoon in the Sahyadris to the happy weeds of the Terai, these are images of home.

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By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

36 comments

  1. What a beautiful post I.J. I’ve enjoyed your travels since I began watching your blog and this one really shows the breadth of your travels and your attention to the world around us. Having never seen one in the wild, of course I must love the gorgeous tiger the most!!

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  2. An incredible collection! My absolute favourite is the photo of the Bengal tiger. Yet the elephant is lovely as well πŸ™‚ Interestingly, you captured both of them in the Corbett NP. I did my first jungle drive in Ranthambore NP, and could only spot the tiger from the distance.

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  3. You are richly traveled in your vast country. I always enjoy your ponderings and musings and the facts going with them. This is a great gallery and I love the Bengal Tiger. We visited Chitwan in Nepal hoping to see one – but no.

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