Skywatch- Sunrise/ Monkey Valley/ Hiking

Earlier this week, I was hiking in the “monkey valley“.

Now, if you are surprised with the term “monkey valley” in context of Jaipur, well! it’s for real!! you can check it out over here.

The term monkey valley has been coined by the foreign tourists who visit Galta temples and are surprised by the thriving monkey population in the valley, surrounding these temples. (I have written a post on Sun temple sometime back, which is also situated in this area, click here to read this post). Even more popular is the term “monkey temple“! It refers to the Galta temples. Simply google “monkey temple” and you’ll be surprised with plethora of information submitted by your search!

While hiking up during predawn hours, I reached a spot where a wall on my right side was running parallel to the trail. The grass on the other side of the wall was quite high; partly because it was on a flat area on top of the hill while the trail was set on a lower level.

I decided to cross over to other side of the wall as the trail was coming to an abrupt end. It did take some time to cross through the grass and thorny bushes to reach the wall.It seems the wall was built by the forest department to keep wild animals from crossing over towards the urban areas.Such walls are usually constructed by placing stones over one another, without using any binding agents like lime or cement.

As soon as I climbed on top of this wall & I decided to capture this shot! The view was pretty amazing and had to be clicked!…. to share with you all.

Sun rising over the Monkey Valley, Jaipur                                                                                                        (Click to enlarge the picture)

I hope you did notice that there are two distinct colors in the sky??

The area of the sky lit up by Sun rays has a orange hue while the rest  has a typical predawn grey-blue tint!!!

I was carrying a 50mm lens, which is famed for sharp images!

This post joins other bloggers’ skies at SkyWatch Friday


16 thoughts on “Skywatch- Sunrise/ Monkey Valley/ Hiking

  1. The picture is awesome. Am obsessed with the term sunrise and sunset. We travelled to Capetown last week and I got the opportunity to see the sun rise from our apartment balcony. It was an awesome moment. Then I was not contented I wanted to see the sun set also. So googled the places and went to the seashore and saw that as well. Having a professional camera brings about the lovely nature lively in front of those who look into the picture. 👍🏼👌🏼👏🏻

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    1. If you have ever experienced Sunrise or Sunset (although I’m partial to the former) you know how powerful the experience is. I think enjoying a sunrise/sunset from a scenic place certainly adds on to your experience. I certainly enjoy each of them, every sunrise is unique. If you prefer, you can head to “Jaipur Sky” category to enjoy some more of the same! Thanks for liking and commenting. BTW, I will love to see pictures clicked by you in Cape town, if you have posted somewhere! 🙂

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      1. I haven’t posted many in fb. But will think it over to send the link after putting them somewhere. But I just clicked away using my iPhone 5 and not with any professional camera. Yet to invest on that. So don’t expect super dipper pictures from me 😂😁. I will sure check the Jaipur sky category. It is a very powerful experience. I love the sunset more as it shows an orange ball going down the horizon. Maybe I can do a post on the travel. Sometimes I think I need to open another webpage for writing what I think, but that will become too much burden on me as this one itself keeps me a lot occupied with other household chores. So let me see what to do.

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      2. I can understand. Earlier blogging was simply about your blog. But today it involves Twitter, Instagram, FB and so gets overwhelming sometimes. With limited time, either blog suffers or your promotion on social network. I have chosen to concentrate on blog. 🙂 I do have another blog where I would like to write opinions, travel and everything else. As you said, you can’t do justice with “two wives” 😉
        By the way, I personally feel that photography is about your perspective, not about technology. So whether it’s iphone, compact camera or DSLR, if you know the basics you’ll create a great composition. Certainly, DSLR gives you better control, but it also involves learning. you can’t become a better driver by driving Ferrari. You need to be a good driver first. A large number of bloggers and photographers today use mobile, so you’ve graduated to next level, already. 🙂 by what name should I address you?

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