Apleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mount. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desertscape that's Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range, the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. The road leading to Mount Abu is a curved one that is characrerised by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds. 'Abu' according to a legend, stands for the son of Himalaya, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm. Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints.
The history of Mount Abu is as diverse as the city itself. It was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan and served as a summer resort for the Rajput kings of the region. After that Mount Abu was leased by the British government from the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarter of the resident to Rajputana (another name for Rajasthan). During the British rule in India, it used to be the favorite summer destination of the British who came here to escape the dusty, dry heat of the plains particularly Rajasthan. It also served as a sanatorium for the troops. The small huts and cottages made by the British here tell the story of those times even today.
This image was taken against the sun at Nakki Lake.The lake is picturesquely set amidst hills and is believed to have been carved out by the Gods with their nails. It is popular spot for boating and the only artificial lake in India that is 1200 mts. above sea level. The surrounding hills have several area of interest.
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isabela_sor (47722) 2007-03-03 3:33
Great title,Aadiil!The surface of water really looks made by diamonds.The graphical effect and patterns, the light - simply excellent work..great creativity.The boats are very well placed
Muse (34942) 2007-03-03 10:55
Une très jolie photo aux couleurs douces.
La lumière sur l'eau donne un tout bel effet, faisant briller la surface de celle-ci.
Les embarcations contrastent bien. Le format est bien choisi ainsi que l'encadrement qui met bien en valeur cette toute bonne compo.
ArtLook (2348) 2007-03-04 1:19
The surface of the water looks great with htese reflections, reallu as like dimonds. Very nice composition with the boats and black sky. Good shot, Bravo!
Whith BEST Regards,
rajiv_077 (1412) 2007-03-06 5:34
This shot of really masterpeice, Beautifully compose, the lights falling on the surface of the water looking so good with reflection.
Very well done.
nisko (2642) 2007-03-28 7:54
your thought for this black backround was perfect!you indicate nice our eyes on the lightings of the water!there is also a great feeling on your photo!
thanks for sharing..
rajju (1345) 2007-08-15 2:35
the color contrasts in bw mode is really amaizing here..the two boats are making the combination perfect.
very good shot,
ecmel (1231) 2007-12-18 23:23
Congratulations for this superb picture with incredible reflections and good silhouettes.
- Copyright: Aadiil Jamal (aadilj) (18102)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Water Canvass, Jaipur & Rajasthan [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-03 2:29
- Favorites: 1 [view]