Rejuvenated the panoramic view of nature - Village
Collection of huts in a row, walls covered with plaster of clay. Veranda outside the house with a big swing with long rods (Hichko …this is what we used to call)….The houses are technically made in such a way that give the feeling of cool in summers and remain warm in winter. All muddy roads not like our cement one. Oh god but the washroom is outside L .
Thinking this I was travelling in car from Mumbai to Navsari.
We used to always go to village in our vacation time, especially summer vacation. Obviously for mangoes. Mom’s hometown is in Bonand: located around 13.9 kilometer away from its district head quarter Surat.
They have acres of land where there is plantation of mangoes. Yummy..
This the best thing I used to always love about village mangoes and very pure beauty of nature. Away from hustle and bustle of city life where we can breathe fresh air. The morning with chirping of birds and sweet breeze of day’s dawn. It brings divine touch into human kind. I also remember a big well from where they used to initially get water. How can I forget the cow stable in the backyard from where we get the original milk.
But as we grow up getting busy with our studies, work schedule and family never got chance to than visit the hometown.
Luckily last weekend there was a marriage and it happened to be last marriage in Mom’s maternal family, we all thought of attending and rejuvenating the village environment.
Surprised to see the cement roads moving even in the inner lanes. Then there was a second surprise seeing the houses. These were proper concrete house like that us in Mumbai, let me not forget but much huge then ours. The amenities in the house were completely the same that we use in city. The cars were all big brands. Everyone had their own vehicle to commute. Thank god washrooms were no longer outside.
The farms were now with farm houses and much more developed.
But one thing was still the same, the outside veranda with the big swing. I just loved this part and hope this should never change.
Had a very good experience of village or let me put this was no longer a village rather a developed one. But still the even with new form of the hometown, the things that were unchanged was the nature. We could still find lots of greenery, with pleasant atmosphere.
The best place for a mind peace.