After reading couple of books that I could not finish, picked up this to refresh the mind and a smaller one to have the completion satisfaction. Travel is always refreshing! Reading about it brings near happiness. Travelogues are constant reminders of what one likes, by bringing back happy times of our own travel. And a reminder for the travels to be planned, financial savings to do and more than anything – hope to pass this challenging time.
JM along with this friends travels through Andhra, Chattisgargh and Odisha. Intent of the travel was to visit the natural caves in these states and they cover historical structures/water falls nearby. Reading about the caves, its darkness and the smell of bats reminded the childhood temple visits. Familiar with the smell, getting in to darkness and fear is no odd feeling. it was like travelling along with the group through these darker worlds. World of stones, of emptiness!.
We might not be visting most of these places, for being in the remote places and for the dareness to get in to the depth of it. But good experience to read and travel the caves through the books.