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.
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