Being a movie buff has its own advantages. From having the wildest of imagination to a crazy wishlist, movies over time have made me create a big bucket list of things to see and do. Topping this list of experiences is experiencing the glow in the dark phenomenon. If you have seen the glow that grows as the main character Pi swirls the water in “Life of Pi” or seen Bollywood actors romancing on a starlit beach you will understand what I mean.
Asia with its vast terrains and landscape has a lot of places where you can experience not just these bioluminescent lights, but also a lot of other glow in the dark wonders that nature has to offer. Here are a few places where you can experience this without burning a hole in your pocket.
The saturation of oxygen in the air in monsoons is the main reason for a spectacular show of bioluminescence. This is caused by a unique species of fungus called Mycena, a type of mushroom that grows on rotting bark, leaves and twigs on the forest floor. While you are unlikely to give them a second glance during the day, the magic of their hollow stems glowing in the dark will leave you amazed.