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Mandrem beach, Beach, Goa, huts, mandrem, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

Mandrem beach

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Waiting for the start of the season

28 Oct 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Time is too slow for those who wait.

 

Some of my favorite places in Goa are shut down for dull season during the rains.

  • the relaxed setup at Morjim beach in the north with Rajasthani tents
  • the peaceful, isolated location at Columb which has an almost private cove
  • the exotic setup at Cavelossim with drinks served on a dock next to river, water buffalos padding through (really).
  • The cutoff place (no mobile reception, limited service, and you are sandwiched between a cliff and a beach and a lagoon on the side!) at Cola beach
  • Those amazing wooden cottages at Palolem
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Monsson beach - Anjuna, Anjuna, Anjuna beach, Beach, Goa in the rains, Monsoon, Nature, rain, Photographer Anurag Jain

Monsson beach - Anjuna

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Monsoon beach – Anjuna

20 Aug 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


The best magic trick is played by nature.

 

As we walk further inside the lanes of Anjuna at the cliff, we reach one end where the view seems just right. We stop for a moment to inhale this.

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Ponte de Linhares Causeway, causeway, Goa, Mandovi river, Nature, rainy season, Photographer Anurag Jain

Ponte de Linhares Causeway

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Ponte de Linhares Causeway

05 Aug 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


The famous Ponte de Linhares Causeway connects Ribandar to the capital Panjim and was built in 1633.

 

The drive is spectacular with Mandovi river on one side with islands of Chorao and Divar, mangroves

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Palm tree and the moon, Moon, Nature, palm tree, Sky, twilight, twilight sky, Photographer Anurag Jain

Palm tree and the moon

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Palm tree and the moon

25 May 2013 | 2 comments » Add a comment


A simple change in perspective makes things more beautiful.

 

Lying down at the beach in the evening under the shade of a palm tree, I wake up to see the late evening blue sky show-off the full moon. However clicking the moon and keeping the palm tree background required some adjustments.

 

Clicking the snap of the moon requires as less

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Agonda beach Twilight, Agonda, Beach, Chattai restaurant, Goa, low light, Nature, twilight, Photographer Anurag Jain

Agonda beach Twilight

Chattai Restaurant Agonda Beach

Chattai Restaurant Agonda Beach

Lamp at Chattai Agonda Beach

Lamp at Chattai Agonda Beach

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Twilight at Agonda beach – Chattai

20 Apr 2013 | 4 comments » Add a comment


It’s funny how modernization evolution and lifestyle adaptations take away something we crave the most… calmness.

 

My first visit to Agonda was a bit disappointing, it did not feel as exciting as Colomb beach, or Palolem. However a few days later I landed up on this beach to spend a weekend.

 

If isolation is what you seek, this is exactly where

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Kerala Backwaters, Alleppey, backwaters, boat, house boat, Kerala, lagoon, Nature, Vembanad lake, Photographer Anurag Jain

Kerala Backwaters

Palm tree silhouette at Kerala backwaters, Alleppey, backwaters, boat, house boat, Kerala, lagoon, Nature, Vembanad lake, Photographer Anurag Jain

Palm tree silhouette at Kerala backwaters

Inside the boat-house, Alleppey, backwaters, boat, house boat, Kerala, lagoon, Nature, Vembanad lake, Photographer Anurag Jain

Inside the boat-house

 

Bird at Kerala backwater

Bird at Kerala backwater

Palm tree reflection at Kerala backwaters

Palm tree reflection at Kerala backwaters

Boat house silhouette at Vembanad lake

Boat house silhouette at Vembanad lake

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Kerala backwaters

17 Apr 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


I was prepared for the worst when we decided to spend some time on a house boat (6 hours) in the backwaters of Kerala. People gave mixed opinion about it and in the end I was totally confused if its good or not but decided to go ahead anyways.

 

My friend’s father took the trouble of finding a decent contact and booked the trip for us when we were in Chengannur. We landed up at the house boat at Alleppey, and saw nice seating arrangements at the

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Birds on wire, Birds, Nature, wire, Photographer Anurag Jain

Birds on wire

Birds on wire, Birds, Nature, wire, Photographer Anurag Jain

Birds on wire

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Birds on wire

08 Apr 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


“Why do we sit on the wire? Just to feel the power” said the little bird to the wide-eyed boy, “Its insane, you should try it sometimes”.

 

As we drifted across the backwaters on the house

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Flowers, 100mm, flower, macro, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

Flowers

Patch of flowery wonder, 100mm, flower, macro, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

Patch of flowery wonder

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Flowers – A macro look

01 Apr 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Note: Click on the thumbnail of each of the 8 snaps on the left to see the proper effect of macro shot.

 

Although I had the 100mm macro lens from Canon for some time, I finally got a chance to use its macro capabilities when I was holidaying at Munnar.

 

Outside my cottage was a lovely patch of flowers, as

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Munnar tea plantation landscape, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar tea plantation landscape

 

Munnar panorama, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar panorama

 

Munnar tea plantation panorama, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar tea plantation panorama

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The alluring land of Munnar

12 Mar 2013 | 8 comments » Add a comment


If Kerala is “God’s Own Country” then Munnar is surely the capital.

 

The few snaps I saw of Munnar before the trip did no justice, I was unprepared for what hit me.

 

The first glimpse of Munnar was a moment we won’t forget, our jaws dropped, as we gasped at the

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Fishermen at Palolem, Beach, boat, fishermen, fishing activity, Goa, low light, Nature, Palolem, sea, Sunset, Sunset at beach, sunset at palolem, twilight, Photographer Anurag Jain

Fishermen at Palolem

Photograher: Anurag Jain

A Simple Path

25 Feb 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


My calm peaceful book reading at Palolem is interrupted by laughter. I look up to see fishermen joke amoung themselves. They seem idle, as some smoked a bidi, while another waved his hands in the air describing some weird scene, while others looked at him with crooked smile.

 

The simplicity of the whole setup, and the idleness (for some) of the fishermen as they lazed

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