PEOPLE’S MAGIC ON THE HIGHWAY TO NASHIK

I am dedicating this page to the lovely people I saw, photographed and met while driving to Nashik.

A weathered farmer through the window of the car
A weathered farmer seen through the window of our car

What a drive and packages of  experiences. Imagine 3 Chapters on a 200 km plus drive, is it not Magic?

pomegranates ready to be packed, the farmer and the highway
pomegranates ready to be packed, the farmer and the highway

The diversity in attire , mannerisms and eating habits is incredibly diverse in this vast country. I share the people with you on this magical drive .

a colourful temple dots the landscape
a colourful temple dots the landscape

The picture below shows a tribe on the move with all their worldly belongings.

Can you spot the dog?

nomadic tribe in transit with the western ghats as backdrop
nomadic tribe in transit with the western ghats as backdrop

I had never seen Milk Cans coloured in   bright Orange. While for many in other countries the dexterity of carrying these cans on a motorcycle on a highway would itself be an eye catcher.

Orange MILK CANS
Orange MILK CANS

A farmyard with a goat tethered to a tree caught my eye as we zipped by. “They have left me alone  to guard the tractor.”

The man on the bike has taken all my milk
The man on the bike has taken all my milk

A local   election enabled me to capture this image of the man in his  traditional attire , the dhoti . Imagine, it was all happening along the highway .

what to say of dhotis and sarees
what to say of dhotis and sarees

The featured image of Hanumanji and the Shivlings were created by these master craftsmen.

Master Craftsmen
Master Craftsme

In order to get a whiff of the local cuisine it is mandatory to stop at  a small roadside dhabha when you travel by road.This lovely standalone CAFE was manged by versatile  Vaishali. 

charming Vaishali
charming Vaishali
a roadside dhabha
a roadside dhabha
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