Last Christmas I stayed in Nagpur for a week before flying to Hong Kong. My tryst with Nagpur began a few years ago. The summer can be pretty brutal here and I was almost sure that even my bones had started melting 😛 . The outside temperature fluctuated between 40 to 45 degree Celsius. Air Conditioners have no impact whatsoever, each house has a Cooler installed. I used to live in a Chennai back then, which is a metro city in India known for its super hot climate. But compared to Nagpur, Chennai felt like a hill station. All my misconception about summers came crashing down, well you get learn something new every time you travel.
This time around the weather was cool, even though winter was at it’s peak, I could manage with just a shawl wrapped around my shoulders. It was lovely 😀 The mornings were warm while the temperature dropped considerably at night. Along with the delicious Marathi cuisine, I also got a glimpse of villages nearby Nagpur. The realm of one of the villages began just a km away from where I was staying.
Every morning we would go for a walk along the dusty path running between wide vast fields. What I found fascinating was the use thorny branches of Babul tree (Acacia) as natural fence to ward off meandering cows and goats from chewing away the crops.
Along with Claire, Parul and Shalini, we have formed an Unconventional Alliance with A to Z co-host Pam Margolis as the ring leader … all set to rock the party
N : Near the Sea
O : Overcast
P : Pagoda
Q : Queensland
S : Sahyadri
T : Tea Garden