lucknow residency tour. via ganga barrage, periyal, chakalwansi, mohaan
joydeep, ravikiran and dhrupal turning onto the ganga barrage
dawn was breaking
as we crossed
dirt trail right after ganga barrage: shaqeel am varun dhrupal ravi jd. sun rising behind varun near panni village, shankarpur... (click on any image to enlarge)
bulbul sunrise near basdhana.
pariyal: dhrupal varun ravi jd shaqeel. varun rode his bike into the bushes at one point, emerging with brambles...
watering break at pariyar: amit dhrupal varun shaqeel. ravi gunale and shaqeel: eucalyptus road near pawa
threshing the freshly harvested rice.
sugarcane break: varun dhrupal jd amit shaqeel ravi. some sarus cranes flew by in formation as we were munching sugarcane.
traditional animal power in farming... agriculture in india uses a lot of bullocks and even buffaloes.
a farmer drives his bullock team near pawa, in unnao district, uttar pradesh.
ravi jd dhrupal varun am: maharajgunj fATak. gaushala temple at maharajgunj. amit on a tower of one of the bridges built by a local raja.
as we were entering lucknow, we got caught in a massive jam at a railway crossing in lucknow. after some time, we followed the rest of the two-wheelers and went under the barriers. there we were waiting, right by the tracks, when a couple of policemen cleared the track and the ganga-sutlej express came ripping down at 110kmph...
banquet hall rear. doorways: banquet hall brigade mess: shaqeel
shaqeel dhrupal: cannon in front of residency museum. residency ruins at rear.
shaqeel dhrupal. amit dhrupal: residency rear. shaqeel.
hoopoe on eucalyptus. hoopoe by the roadside
a little egret foraging in the shallows; seen on the roads before pariyar. a pond heron waiting patiently for his meal to show up.
two bulbuls striking up a morning raga...
spotted munia on tall grass - picking up reeds for a nest?
routethe route followed was the same as for our march trip ... [facebook forum]
amit mukerjee Nov 16 2011, for the bumpy trail bicyclists. mukerjee [at] gmail