All things bright and beautiful
Waking up to a clear sky, we decided to have a quiet day by the river. A veil of mist hung about and the engulfing clouds shrouded the valley. As the sun crept through the clouds, we caught sight of the mellow river. Silent and sluggish, it disappeared into the horizon. The banks are alternate stretches of fine sand and black rocks. The now placid river appears bottomless a few feet from the shore, so we choose not to venture into it.
Disregarding the fact that it was freezing, we settled on the edge of the river, legs immersed in the biting-cold water. A tiny swarm of fish swim up to the pairs of feet and start nipping gently. We try to be stock-still so as to not scatter them, and enjoy a good fish spa as the crisp morning turns warmer. A session of feet rejuvenation later, we click a few pictures, trying to capture the beauty that the naked eye reveled in. Lunch was brought down to the river by the kind family running the food shack and they let us enjoy the homemade spread of chicken and rice, basking in the brisk weather.
Megamalai succeeded in enticing me with her riveting charm. The well-hidden valley and its sleepy town will sweep you off your feet with their alluring beauty. Impromptu travelers out there, you might want to get this on your bucket list.
Pictures Courtesy: Sahayaraj Fdo