Unforgettable Memories of Havelock!!

Since I have started this blog to share my travel stories, here is one from my archives…

 

Sunset at Havelock

Sunset is the opening music of the night.

Of all the very few places which I have visited till now, Havelock   Island remains closest to my heart! It  is a beautiful island within the Andaman group of Islands. The only way to reach there  from Port Blair is by a steamer or a ship. It takes around 2 hours on ship to reach Havelock from Port Blair.  On reaching Havelock Island, you will be greeted through its green alleys.

 Even the travel sites and agents have some great deals for the place. Few of my friends have just been there for their honeymoon. (Yes! the place is also famous among newly the weds.)

I have some very fond memories of this place. The sunset at Havelock stirred a connection in me for  the mystic natural beauty of the place.

Andaman being closer to Chennai from one side and Kolkata from the other, so it happens to have dwellers from both Tamil Nadu and Bengal region.  I remember learning my very first Bengali word “Bhalo” from a little Bengali girl aboard the ship. She only spoke Bengali and while I was trying to understand what she meant,  her mother intervened to explain the meaning of the word. The incident would be remembered by me through out my life. This was the day when I felt in love with my surroundings. The fiery red colour of sky stirred all sorts of romantic emotions in me. Being there was bliss indeed!

Sunset at Havelock

Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!

Sunset at Havelock

In silence I looked at the sunset and thought about God.

Sunset at Havelock

I long to get lost, inside the evening-twilight.

I meet “me” in the time between sunset and darkness.

I meet “me” in the time between sunset and darkness.

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चंचल मन!!

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Credit - Joy Nath

Credit – Joy Nath

That Moment!!

A day in May is breezy

And moon looks dreamy

Sitting by my window

I think of that moment

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Courtesy – Raj Birdi

The moment when we will be together

And in the silent night, without saying a word

Love will be spoken with a glance

The warmth of our body will embrace us

One kiss, which will touch our souls

And you know, without any doubt

The true love, in that moment

Will remain FOREVER

A letter to a friend!

There comes a phase in life when you feel neglected and ignored. Suddenly, there is melancholy in the wind and sorrow in the surroundings. You have a sense of sinking into the pool of Weltschmerz. It’s not bad to expect but when expectations are not met, life feels to be at low ebb. Dear friend, if you would not have been there I would not have ever come out of my somber mood. Where you have been the source of inspiration in my halcyon days, you always lent your sympathetic ears to my problems. We spent days together sharing our joys and sorrows. Not seeing each other even for a single day, ended up sending a message saying “I missed you”. Though, we often meet now, but we are always a phone call away. I feel beautiful, simply because I have you in my life. I can be myself when I’m with you. I can act stupid because I know I will not be judged by my actions. I know I will not be judged in any manner. The moments we spent together will always be cherished. You have a simple and beautiful soul that will always spread happiness. Love you!

Yours lovingly,

GP!!