Ever since I made entry in photography arena, about a year back, capturing silhouettes has always been my favorite genres. Silhouettes are closely related with sun. Though, it's not necessary to have sun for silhouettes, having sun in frame dramatically changes appearance of the scene.
I posted a gallery, Silhouette Store, a couple of months back. It's 25th December, Christmas today. Holiday. Days after, I'm having some spare time to be spent. So I wondered, why not pull out some shots of sun from hard disk and post it down here?
Thus, here I go...welcome to Sunrise & Sunset Store!
Crashing from height of more than 100 feet, Girmal Falls (Doodh) is the highest fall in Gujarat. Hidden inside dense forests of Dangs, Girmal falls has picturesque beauty in monsoon season. The water fluently crashes from great height, forming clouds of fog, through which one can often experience rainbows.
North Dang Forest department has built spectacular view points and pathways in Girmal area. Safety railing is roped in to prevent accidents. Steps are carved as well to reach near falls to get a close view.
Padamdungri is campsite located on the banks of Ambika river, 10 km from Unai and 30 km from Vyara town. Developed and maintained by Eco Tourism Development Committee (EDC), Padam Dungari stands amongst forests of Sahyadri mountain range. Padamdungari is one of the 4 eco tourism sites in this area.
The campsite is well developed and is well maintained. It has orientation center, in campus canteen, AC/Non AC cottages, tented accommodation, amphitheatre, green walkways and campfire area.
Padamdungari is 30 minutes drive from my hometown, Vansda. I visited this center several times when I was young, during school years. One evening thought of visiting Unai area again and I set out with younger brother Kunj.
Mahal Eco Tourism campsite is one of the four eco-tourism centers in the Dangs, Gujarat. Located on the banks of Purna river, Mahal campsite offers excellent trekking and walking options. Surrounded by rich Purna Wildlife Sanctuary forests (touted as thickest bamboo forest in Gujarat), and no modern technological facilities (no mobile networks), this is the place if you want to rest from noisy-hasty city life.
Mahal eco tourism center, Ahwa is part of North Dang forest division of Gujarat. North Dang forest division also handles Girli lodges, near Girmal falls. The campsite falls in the boundary of Mahal village, which is on Ahwa - Songadh road, about 40 minutes drive from Ahwa.
Mahal campsite was one of last 3 places in Dang I hadn't visited. We finally planned a trip there on 14th November, 2015 (which was my 21st birthday!).