7th October 2014 – Surat, India
Like the dewdrops clinging on for dear life, on the glimmering leaf.Like the firefly not leaving the side of the night, wanting no day.Like the temple bells nodding to eternity, and repeating their love.Such is the romance between a motorbike and a lengthy highway.
I left Mumbai today morning, heading towards Surat. And for the first time in this trip, I found a straight highway road for the whole stretch, nearly 250 KMs in all. The ride was the smoothest of this whole trip, and I cruised through in just 3 hours.
Surat is the second biggest city in the state of Gujarat. As the home-state of the Indian PM, Narendra Modi, the state has already become one of the prime industrial hubs in India. And Surat takes the cut for textile, chemicals and minerals. But there is nothing for a tourist in this city. Absolutely nothing. I rode around for a bit, got tired of dealing with the traffic, so came back to my hotel and took some well-deserved rest.
Hence, the only picture I clicked for the day, was enroute to Surat, of an abandoned temple at a little town called Vapi.