November 22, 2007

We went, we climbed, we admired...

They stand silently, and like clouds, lend their shapes to imaginative interpretation. Like the rivers, the seas and the mountains, how much these Telangana rocks have witnessed... before them, we are but a speck of dust that blows away in the wind.

These rockscapes are from Devarakonda in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh. The walls and other structures like a granary and gateways on top can apparently be traced back to the 15th century Kakatiya/Bahmani/Qutb Shahi rulers.

We were part of a monthly trek organized by Hyderabad's Society to Save Rocks.

Up on the rocks, and surrounded by them, I was happy.

3 comments:

choxbox said...

HI!

Am a Hyderabadi like you. The pix of the rocks brings back bittersweet memories.. am thousands of miles away right now.

Nice blog btw.

dharmabum said...

a society to save rocks! how many things we have to save, and how many societies? wish we just had one - a society of aware, proactive & conscientious citizens - but wouldn't that be asking for too much!

Sadhana Ramchander said...

choxbox: Sorry, I couldn't get your name from your blog. Thanks for stepping into my world. Hope you got to climb the rocks when you lived in Hyd...

Dharmabum: Welcome back! Yes, agree wholehearterdly with what you say. The society in Hyd is trying to prevent blasting of these beautiful rock formations by builders...a necessary cause.