Orange is the new Black

Tripoto
16th Feb 2019
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai

“Do you see those colours, son?” Dad asks in his most comforting voice. “They are symbols. Each showing you the good tomorrow could bring.” I want to tell that soon those colours will be hidden within the black despair of night, a symbol of the suffering that tomorrow is going bring. Instead I stay silent.

It was sunset. I watched with an unwavering gaze, as a fiery red orb of light slowly sank beneath the horizon, and threads of light lingered in the sky, mingling with the rolling clouds, dyeing the heavens first orange, then red, then dark blue, until all that was left of the sunset was a chalky mauve, and then that melted away in turn as stygian darkness took over the sky. Sequin-silver stars like the glowing embers of a dying fire winked down at me, illuminating the atramentous curtain of sky, and then suddenly the clouds parted, and I found myself looking at a lustrous, argent disc casting brilliant rays of moonlight onto the dark grounds.

As far back as I can remember, sunsets have always been a joy for me. It is when Mother Nature is at her most beautiful and artistic best. My most vivid memories of sunsets have been when I have been travelling. When I travel, I will always make an effort to enjoy a sunset which can often be hit and miss but part of the adventure and I feel that allows the opportunity to see a place at its best. 

I have Bid the day farewell at these classic sites-

𝐃𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐚𝐤𝐞, 𝐊𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐦𝐢𝐫
There is nothing like watching the sunrise or sunset over a big beautiful body of water. Lake, ocean, doesn't really matter. The streaks of pink and purple reflect in the water and it's almost as if you get double the beauty.

Here are some real beauties I captured of the sun setting over Dal Lake.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬, 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢
Sunset in the mountains is a very impressive show and I can recommend it to everyone who enjoys being out in the nature and admiring its beauty.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐓𝐨𝐬𝐡, 𝐊𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐥
Stretched along the lovely Parvati River with forested mountains rising all around, Kasol is the main traveller hub in the valley.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐌𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐢
The city of dreams is famous for the sunset views at the marine drive. The setting sun colors the Arabian sea orange along with the sky.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐤𝐞, 𝐎𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚
The Chilika Lake, which is a paradise on Earth for bird watchers and nature lovers, is the largest internal salt water pond that can be found in Asia. The pear-shaped lake is dotted with a few small islands and has fisheries and salt pans around its shore. This island is nestled in the heart of coastal Odisha and extends from Puri district in the north to Ganjan district in the south, and is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a 60 kilometres long narrow strip of sand-flats and marshy islands.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐮𝐠, 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐫𝐚
Located along the coast of the Arabian Sea, the Alibaug Beach is a picturesque stretch of sand situated in Maharashtra. Alibaug is a black-sand beach which offers the panoramic sight of the Kolaba fort from the shores. Amber sand lies underneath its coarser black counterpart, and its unique sight is further accentuated by the rocks that lazily lie around the entire landscape. The ruins of the fort are clearly visible from the Alibaug beach which can be easily accessed by waddling through the waters in low tides and a short boat ride during high tides. The beach is famous for its picturesque sceneries of sunrise and sunset that one must marvel when in Alibag. It is a great place to spend time in leisure while you marvel at the Arabian sea and landscapes of sunrise, sunset and the silhouette of the Kolaba Fort.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐏𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐤𝐚𝐫, 𝐑𝐚𝐣𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧
Pushkar has a magnetism all of its own – it’s quite unlike anywhere else in Rajasthan. Pushkar is also a sacred town that amazes people with its unique charm. The land that is filled with alluring beauty along with a great spirituality

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢, 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐚
Hampi, the city of ruins, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in the shadowed depth of hills and valleys in the state of Karnataka, this place is a historical delight for travellers. Surrounded by 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples, bustling street markets, bastions, treasury building and captivating remains of Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is a backpacker's delight. Hampi is an open museum with 100+ locations to explore and a favourite way to see the city from the perspective of its history.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai


𝐁𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐤𝐚, 𝐎𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚
Bhitarkanika National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Kendrapara district of the state of Odisha. The park is home to the endangered saltwater crocodile, White crocodile, Indian python, King Cobra, Black ibis and many other species of flora and fauna.

Bhitarkanika is formed from two Odia words ‘Bhitar’ meaning interior and ‘Kanika’ meaning that which is extraordinarily beautiful.

Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
Photo of Orange is the new Black by Amit Tarai
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