I bought DSLR so I can picture the stories of this historical city. It was the time when I wandered the streets of Aurangabad (which I still do) with a backpack, and a zeal to shot the essence of a place that has its roots deep down into the history.
There is this lake called Salim Ali lake in Aurangabad named after the famous Ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali.
The place is an abode to many Migratory birds.
It was open to Public for a certain period of time, but soon got closed. No big reason, just the same old habits of most of the Indians. Always ready to spoil the beauty of nature by dumping garbage everywhere other than Dustbin and spitting all their way. So it's obvious how can they spare this beautiful place!
Inside if you visit there is this house made of logs, and a Banner as shown below of names and pictures of all the birds that migrate there during the particular season.
This was the moment when I realized How important is Salim Ali lake for Aurangabad. Its beauty must be protected. And to do this, it's better that this place remains disconnected from the outside world.
So how do I trespassed on the grounds of Salim Ali Lake?
There was a garden right next to the lake separated by a high wall.
You can expect me to climb that high wall in order to reach the location where I can take a perfect shot.
Climbing the wall was not a big deal, but jumping on the other side was. So I climbed the wall and started walking over it till the end where the land was little elevated and closer to the wall. Ok, this was the weirdest part. I was walking over and people were staring me like I am a sort of thief, with a backpack and a DSLR. LOL!
Finally, I reached the place. It was just beside the lake. The place was bushy and was covered by overgrown grass.
Now I have another job to do apart from taking a shot, and that is to make sure I don't get bitten by any snake nearby while taking the shot.
Capturing this beautiful Sunset though came at a cost of little risk, but I think it was worth.
After taking a satisfactory number of shots I was supposed to take the same route back, though the path was dimly lit this time.
Out for now. I will keep posting more such tales from my Travel diaries. Till then, Keep Hiking!
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