A village walk to Dalua, nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, offers the perfect juxtaposition to modern life. Join us on this leisurely hour walk as we explore village life and meet its inhabitants.
Starting from Svanir we head towards the village along a paved road flanked by tall, swaying trees, mango orchards, and vibrant wildflowers. The morning or evening sunlight (depending on when we do the walk) filtering through the foliage, casts a gentle glow over the winding trail and invites you to leave your worries behind and immerse yourself in the serenity that lies ahead.
As you meander along the village streets, you’ll have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the day-to-day lives of the locals. Here, time seems to stand still, allowing you to witness age-old traditions and practices that have been passed down through generations. Admire village ladies using traditional chula for cooking meals before going to work, children getting up for another fresh day to start or the gaon (village) bura’s sitting together gossiping about anything and everything. Every corner of the exudes authenticity and a deep connection to its roots.
Dalua lies on the periphery of Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary so it is blessed with a diverse range of flora and fauna inviting you to embark on your exploration. While on our stroll, you might spot a rare species of bird or butterfly fluttering by, adding a touch of magic to your walk.
One of the highlights of our excursion is reaching a gentle bubbling brook that flows through the forest. Find a quiet spot by the water’s edge and let your worries melt away as you listen to the soothing symphony of flowing water.
If this early morning exercise gets you hungry we stop at a family-run shop by Ambika Mausi along with her daughter-in-law. They serve vadas, idlis, and sambars with genuine love and affection as they have accepted you as their own.
As we exit the village and walk back to Svanir, the ominous high-rise apartments in the backdrop of the football field make you wonder how long these villagers’ way of life will survive.