A storm rolls in over the lush green plateau and the numerous peaks before descending into the valley.
The hill range acts like a boundary wall holding up a good amount of rain bearing clouds as they pass by from the west. When there is a heavy downpour, these clouds send down huge quantities of water, often resulting in swelled up streams and waterfalls across the town.
Though as beautiful as it seems, it would be rather terrifying to get held up on these highlands when a storm like this passes by.
A panoramic view of the Kharghar Hills Tabletop and the Valley below, as viewed from higher ground one fine rain free afternoon.
It rained plenty this year, replenishing most of the land. The foliage had turned into a vibrant shade of green. The clear skies and the intense sunlight aided in bringing out the best of the landscape. It really is a treat to watch the magic of the monsoon during a cheat day like this!
This bud was sitting a few feet away for 2 straight hours (or even more), first cautiously looking out and then a bit more relaxed after getting accustomed to me, as I took a few snaps at the viewpoint from Parsik Hills a few days ago.
I do miss that light and heat from the day now. Hope these guys are safe and doing just fine.
The vibrant monsoon landscape of the Maharashtra State Highway 93, that passes close to Pali looks just like a beautiful painting of the typical ‘Konkan Monsoon’!
It’s been around an year since my group from the colony and I made that crazy but amazing trip to Rameshwar Vaibhav. The rain, the day, the nature and everything around us was so surreal that it was difficult for us to believe that any of this was real at all. Thankfully, we had documented proof to make us realize and then believe that it indeed real and not a dream!
Though it’s been a while I had last been to this place and beyond, I do know that it would be just as beautiful as I had left it the last time. Perhaps, even more
The pristine scared pond near the Ganpatipule temple as seen during the ‘parikrama’.
Vast green fields of the Konkan as seen during a train journey from Mumbai towards Chiplun. A travel during the month of October through the Konkan just after the rain guarantees such sights where the grass is still fresh and the crops await harvest.
The Durga Devi temple at Guhaghar amidst lush green paddy fields and a sky with a detailed cloudscape as the background. I visited this area during the occasion of Navaratri.
A rainy day landscape at Seawoods near TS Chanakya, Navi Mumbai.
Nature plays in strange ways. Yesterday it was so bright and sunny that I believed it wouldn’t rain anymore this year. And today, i woke up to a bed of dark and intense clouds in the sky followed by rain throughout the day. I saw these same hills glitter in green due to the sunlight a day before and today I see a mist covered peak. Truly fascinated! Nature at it’s best and so loving it 😀