One woman adventure 1:Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of my first season of one-woman adventure series.Today was my second and last day at the Jal Mahotsav carnival.I was woken up at about 6 am for my morning tea, yes I managed to sleep only for about 45 minutes-1 hour.

 

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This is how it looked like outside my tent when I was woken up at 6 am in the morning.Captured from my old phone which is in the queue to enter the graveyard.

 

 

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Tea is one drink that I don’t mind being woken up early for.

 

I spent about an hour scrolling through my Facebook and  Instagram feed(to see what all I had missed for one entire day a.k.a made sure I never missed out the news of any of my friends getting married).

 

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Yep, that’s me right now

 

They had a yoga session at 6 am in the morning but I decided to skip it because it was too cold in the morning and a month back I wasn’t a fan of yoga at all.For the past 2-3 weeks, I have been waking up at 6 am every morning to do yoga thanks to the existence of certain inspirational people in my life.Sigh!So much in life can change in a month.

 

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This is actually what yoga has done to me

 

I went cycling for an hour and captured some amazing sunrise pictures for Instagram.Instagram is full of sunset pictures as the majority doesn’t wake up to watch the sunrise.So I decided to do something different for a change. I had breakfast(I didn’t carry my phone hence I couldn’t capture a picture sorry), packed all my stuff, spoke to the event manager for a while about the entire carnival.My flight to Mumbai was at 8 pm which left me with several hours to do sightseeing.I wanted to try out more adventure activities but I realized that I was left with no money.

 

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#sunrisesofinstagram.Captured while cycling at about 7 am in the morning

 

 

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Close up view of the sunrise

 

My first stop was Omkareswar temple which hosted one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India(shrines of Lord Shiva).The only thing I enjoyed there was the overpriced(Rs 500) boat ride between Omkareshwar and Mameshwar temples.Otherwise, the temple was full of hawkers and beggars.Every step I climbed I was surrounded by a zillion people asking me to do Abhishekam(A sort of extensive prayer, offering and worship procedure for Hindu gods, I think that’s why Abhishek is such a common name in India.I don’t know).This ritualistic procedure takes about an hour and costs about 100-150 INR which I feel is a waste of time and money.My parents and grandparents always perform this when they go to temples but I still don’t know what the benefits of this ritual are.Please leave it in the comments section if you do.

 

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Captured during the boat ride at Omkareshwar.This looks like an Indian version of the Golden Gate bridge.

 

 

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Indian golden gate bridge captured from another angle.Narmada,you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen you deserve to win more hearts than Angelina Jolie

 

 

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Mameshwar temple

 

 

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A mini fountain flowing from the mouth of a cow (which is considered holy in India) statue.Looks better in a video but I have a free plan and WordPress won’t allow me to post videos.

 

 

 

 

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Omkareshwar temple from a distance.I actually went here first and then to Mameshwar.

 

 

 

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Why are people washing clothes in the river?The detergent causes water pollution.Can’t they fill water in a bucket and then wash it.I personally feel washing clothes in rivers should be made a criminal offense.What say, guys?

 

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The mini water stream.The water was so nice and cool, smelt great combined with the breath of fresh air.

 

I then had some lunch at the same midway place where I had breakfast the previous day.I wasted food because it was way too hot and it burned my tongue.

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I then visited a Ganesh temple in Indore which I didn’t find very interesting but I was extremely intrigued by the way they arranged the stacks of laddoos and I even tried some of them for free which explains why I returned looking like one lol.

Here are some of the pictures-:

 

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Vendors selling colorful ladoos

 

 

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I love how aesthetically these ladoos are stacked.I need to learn some organizing skills from these guys.

 

 

I had some veg lollipop at a restaurant after that.Apparently, Indore is known for them.I never knew such a delicacy existed prior to this.I have only heard of chicken lollipops.I seem to be out of the loop on a lot of things these days.I realized that this delicacy is quite popular all over India as I noticed them on a few restaurant menus post the trip.

 

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The crispy crunchy veg lollipop I had a restaurant.

 

I went to a temple which was made of glass after that.The temple looked extremely amazing on the inside but that guy sternly asked me not to click pictures before I entered.This temple was one of the very few interesting parts of today other than the Narmada river boat ride at Omkareshwar.

 

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The glass temple.The door which is open is the entrance to the temple.This temple isn’t very large it is only one floor

 

 

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A glimpse of the glass temple for you guys.

 

It was already about 5:30 pm.Even though I was left with a good amount of time for my flight the driver told me that I wouldn’t be able to get back in time for the flight as all the other points of interest were located very far away from where I was.Which meant I had to some time pass at Indore airport.

I had to bid a tearful goodbye to the city at the airport.Why are all the good things in life so short lived?They are like my favorite characters in movies and TV shows, I don’t know about you guys but I think the director of all the TV shows I watch has a grudge against me and always kills my favorite characters.

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This may be the end of my adventure but not my adventure series.Post this, I stayed in Mumbai for three days to spend some time with my family and went on a boring 24-hour train journey back home(a bad decision I know).I was thinking of blogging about the train journey but all I did there was eat, slept a bit, talked to some friends, read some books and listened to music, dealt with some ultra noisy and annoying passengers.

So there isn’t anything to blog about

 

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11 thoughts on “One woman adventure 1:Part 3

  1. Great adventure. It remains nds me of the Visita Iglesia we do every Holy Week. We get to visit old churches as paet of this devotion.

    Anyway, I find your use of memes funny. It works well with your blog. 🙂

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  2. I agree about the washing in the river, it should really be made illegal. I don’t even know why people still do it at this time and age. Detergents can be harmful to the marine life. So what are ladoos? Is this a fruit?

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    1. Yes but the hard part here is monitoring and supervising the people who do it.Yes they do endanger the existence of marine life.Ladoos are a round Indian ball like sweet.They come in different colours,shapes,varieties,sizes and flavours

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  3. liked the way u write , free flowing thoughts … Omkareshwar temple is very famous historically and in a way i think u were fortunate to have visited it ….

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  4. Looks like you enjoyed a full day of adventure.. waking up very early in the morning is a huge struggle but I hope I can work on it soon

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  5. Beautiful captures. How did you manage to sleep with just 1 hour!! And yes, yoga is wonderful. Coming to people washing cloths in the river, yes, that needs to stop. We need to conserve our environment better

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  6. Is washing in the river still a custom in India? I do hope that sanitation has already greatly improved though.

    Overall, thanks for talking us to an incredible journey with you. 🙂

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