Lazy Sunday Morning Ride

Just a few kms out of dwarka you come across fields and a different landscape from the concrete monstrosity of Delhi. 

It is still hot in Delhi, but not that bad that you cant ride. However, the humidity is quite stifling. Just a break of a few mins makes you bathed in sweat.

The recent rains were good for the fields I guess. And the field was the home of many birds.

From here I headed towards the Najafgarh canal, which I had gone a few months back in the dry season. The stench was less now due to the rains, and it was all green. Lovely to ride in this place just a short distance from my home.

Just think how great this place would be for a picnic if the canal was not abused by using it as a public drain. The boat was being used by a couple of guys to gather some of the floating vegetation, but imagine if we could boat on this stretch ? Maybe even have kayak races in the stretches like the one below ?

The blueness of the sky and the greenery of the vegetation was such a great feeling ! Many times the egrets flew across the front of the bike, and once a monitor lizard around one and a half feet slithered off the road in the distance ahead.

A Road

Its only when you off the usual paths that you find surprises like these. This road is in Dwarka, and the feel it gave me transported me back to my childhood memories of Dehradun.