The Road Taken

Near Raigad

We had two roads that led to our destination – one was the highway which was buzzing with traffic, and the glare of glasses on the windows of convenience stores. The other road was free of all signs of urbanization – pure and untouched. This road was, in Robert Frost’s words, “the one less traveled by”. And this was the road we chose, “And that has made all the difference.”

The road passes near the hills around Fortress Raigad, it was the capital of King Shivaji’s empire. The road is relatively untouched (close to no tourists at all), which adds the serenity to it. And you get a glimpse of the life that people live there, away from the chaos and hassles of the city, in the lap of nature.