Saturday, July 3, 2010

Romantic trip from Mumbai to Surat

Thank God its Friday!! This is one of the common feeling associated with the day. Well my regular norm for the day is to rush to catch a train to Surat. I reached borivali station thinking about the astronomical amount to be paid to Autowalla after recent hike in rates. I waited for train for around an hour reading my favorite mills and boons. Climate was warm and I was wondering if I should have booked an A/C ticket. Train arrived and I sat at window seat and resumed reading the novel. After around half an hour of journey train was out of city when cool gush of wind interrupted me and I raised my eyes from book to have a glimpse outside window. To my amazement rain god had painted entire landscape in shades of green. There were signs of new life almost everywhere. The trees looked clean and washed in darker shade of green. The usually fallow brown land was covered with bright shade of green making it look like some exotic carpet. There were small water bodies surrounded by green land making a romantic picture. In midst of these natural views there were little signs of human civilization in form of beautiful independent houses whose fences were covered by creepers making them just picture perfect dream homes. There were paddy fields divided in neat blocks and filled with water and small shoots springing out of it. I looked farther and was just filled with awe to find the mountains covered with trees enveloped in fog making the whole scene heavenly. I kept enjoying this scene for quite a while with a smile on my face holding a cup of tea. Soon sun started to retire for day, whole sky was covered in orange hue and turned everything in sight to golden. After a while sun set and my train reached Surat. I disembarked the train, smile still lingering on my lips, wondering what I would have missed if I had booked an A/C ticket.