Water bodies have a charm that pulls them to me intently. I can spend endless hours sitting on a rock, dipping my legs into the gentle flow of the river. The sight of a clean and pleasing lake or a river fills me with an urge to get into it for a swim, or to sit on its bank and while away my time. Sound of waves in a lonely beach after sunset, or song of a river or waterfall give me a pleasure that I can’t describe. Would I have a choice, I would live next to a river, not too far away from the sea and go swimming the first thing every morning. Some images of the magic of water –
An unusual view of a section of Jog Falls – India’s tallest Waterfall.
Ramanganga flows quietly on a cold winter morning in Corbett National Park
Kappad beach near Kozhikode, in North Kerala.
A nondescript stream near Chikmaglur.
A small pond with fresh and clean water from a spring in Mahakoota, a small temple village.
Muthyala Madu, a small waterfall that comes alive in the rainy seasons, just outside Bangalore.
Long and empty beach at Gokarna, a small town in Karnataka.
Mattupetty Dam, Munnar, Kerala
Samiti Lake is a picture published often here. At almost 14,000 feet near Goecha La, Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim.
Hirekolale Lake, Chikmaglur.
Chandratal Lake, Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.
A frozen lake at Goecha la, Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim.
Shivanasamudra Waterfall, Karnataka.
Tungabhadra River at Hampi, Karnataka.
Chandra River, Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.
And finally, Ganga at Rishikesh.