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I took this photograph today when we took a trip into the country, interior of Maharashtra. Specifically this is an interior road off the Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway which leads on to Nasik. The trees I think are teak, and I thought they looked beautiful even though they seemed to have shed their leaves. I am not sure they are teak though, and if anyone knows for sure, please do tell!

The width shown in this photograph was possible as I stitched together three pictures.

4 Comments
  1. Vivek Khadpekar permalink
    January 1, 2008 9:41 pm

    Nita:

    “…off the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway (which leads on to Nasik…” does not help to locate it. You would certainly find a lot of teak in the hilly tracts that divide the coastal plain from the Khandesh and Nasik plateau. But the landscape framed within your photograph does not suggest those tracts. And while I can recognise teak in real life, your photograph does not have any close-ups that can yield a definite clue.

    For some of the most stunning landscapes in those parts with a generous sprinkling of teak, you must take the drive from Nasik through the Dangs (especially the Vansda National Park, which administratively is not part of the Dangs) down to the southern part of coastal Gujarat.

  2. January 1, 2008 9:45 pm

    Thanks for that response Vivek! Actually this area is the road In from Manor towards Nasik, via various villages like Vikramgadh. I will be posting in detail about it later this week. Will have some close-ups there.
    Thanks again.

  3. Vivek Khadpekar permalink
    January 1, 2008 9:51 pm

    Ah Manor! I wonder if it still exists, but at one end of the bridge across the river there used to be little shack that served the most mouth-watering fried fish, almost straight out of the river into the frying pan and on to your plate. And they served it with a delicious local variety of rice (which I am very sure has by now been wiped out by the mega corporates cannibalising the retail trade, but maybe there are still a few obstinate small farmers in the deep interior who still cultivate it for home consumption).

  4. January 1, 2008 9:56 pm

    @ Vivek Khadpekar:

    Well, I wish we had known of it before! 🙂 We just drove through Manor…but next time shall keep in in mind! And even if the shack is a full-blown hotel by now, these kind of authentic food places tend to survive. If not that shack, maybe someplace else! In fact we came across a lot of little dhabas like that as we drove around a lot, right up to Jwahar, and saw a palace of a rajah.

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