Development and devastation are like two sides of a same coin. It is very unfortunate to see that technology is taking over the nature. It feels terrible to mention that Dehradun, which was once a tourist spot with its glorious heritage, has now become a pit stop for major hill stations located in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Tourists rather prefer to halt at Rishikesh or Mussoorie for a night or two to beat the heat. This she realized while embarking on her recent visit to the capital to catch up with one of her best friends. Having visited the city many times before, it was for the first time ever, which made her realize how beautiful the city is. The more she explored through her feet and eyes, the more she fell in love with it. Many things cannot be expressed in words but felt through heart. However, she has made an effort to translate the feelings into words underneath:
One fine summer morning while walking on the streets of Dehradun, she was researching about the places she needs to explore for the rest of the day to add spice to the boring sunny day. She had one complete day to wander around the city. Having heard quite a lot about the Forest Research Institute (FRI), famous for its colonial styled architecture located amidst lush green forest, guarded by the mighty Himalayas towards its backdrop along with the exquisiteness of the blended Greco-Roman styled architecture was without doubt, her first choice. While interacting with the auto driver, she came to know about some interesting facts of the Institute. He mentioned that FRI was once in the list of Guinness Book of Records for being the largest building constructed purely of bricks. He also advised her not to stray in the premises for too long and to avoid isolated areas since the Institute is located in the forested land, therefore the attacks of wild animals becomes frequent. For some seconds, she was surprised to hear such thoughtful insights from an auto diver. After listening to such stories, it became even more imperative to visit the place and there was an adrenaline rush within. The moment she got off the auto what she saw and captured was an absolute bliss. She adored the place that was full of peace, greenery, beautiful arch shaped architecture made of bricks, museums, and rare species of trees. For any nature and peace lover, one single day would be insufficient to admire its beauty and it is a heaven for photography lovers.