Lord Ganesh or the Elephant headed God is the first God to be worshiped as he is the remover of obstacles. The featured image was photographed on the mountainside of this magical drive.
As we travel by road to Nashik, the beautiful countryside opens up like a flower blossoming.Do read Chapter 1 of this series on my blog: http://www.enchantedforests.wordpress.com.
It is extremely fertile land and its like driving through a fruit orchard and vegetable garden closely entwined.
The drive is in large measure through the Western Ghats which had me bedazzled.
It is possible to have an amazing feast from the land. I am left ogling as we drive past various fruit and vegetable farms .
I spotted this fish farm with a peacock ( do spot it on the left in the open grounds) dancing in the drizzle as we approached the valley.
The western ghats are the catchment zones for many rivers one of which I photographed with a lovely bridge across it.
The monsoons have been bountiful and the countryside reflects its best in a coat of green.
I had still not recovered from the sight of seeing Pomegranates when I spotted these fabulous farms of tomatoes.
Am compelled to add on a Chapter 3 of this magical drive. So remain with me as the magic unfolds its wings.