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My last memory of Madhya Pradesh(M.P) is strolling along the fields in one of the villages. I had spent the morning bird-watching among the tall trees in the Sal forest, listening to the enchanting music of bansuri (flute) travelling from a distance and had a simple but tasty meal.
I had shown up in this part of M.P to relax and rejuvenate myself. And I am happy that I spent nearly a month here. It gave me the time, space and natural beauty to think and appreciate the beauty which is nowhere to be found in the cities.
I pen this post from Bangalore and while I was flipping through these photos, it reminds me of those sunshine days. Planning to visit the countryside? Here is my list which would make you yearn to visit the villages. And these villages are still little cut off from the mainstream city. Many of you might have spent your childhood in the village and this might refresh your memories as it did for me.
1) Escape into the Woods of the Countryside
I was in the small village of Pauni in the district of Balaghat. The forest here are mostly of dense and tall Sal trees locally known as ‘Sarai Van‘. The tree trunks are long and straight and the air is filled with a strong and sweet fragrance. Just sit among the trees and you would be able to enjoy the sound of woodpecker, dove, sunbird, flowerpecker and all simultaneously. Sal Forest