25years of travelling India, has brought me to say unity in diversity is India. Extreme cultural difference, social wars and ignorance is what we are becoming. My passionate wanderings have made me open my eyes to reality. Different for all, from a civilised wild man the compassionate farmer and beyond.
One observation makes my heart burn. We the people of India don’t respect our wildlife. Kind people give food to the holiday cow and the loyal black dog of lord Bherou Naath Ji, who is believed to take trouble away. Respecting all beliefs, one which supports all is of planting trees and respecting other beings.
Bringing us to the main topic Godwad, the last green western virgin frontier of India. Godwad is the tribal belt of the Ancient Aravalli Range, Rajasthan India. This is where animal and man live in harmony free in the wild. Small hamlets of villages between hills and huge granite rocks. The landscape is grey granite hills with native trees and thorns of all sizes. Caves and fields running for kilometres, playing hide and seek. A perfect camouflage for the nocturnal wild. Sloth Bear, leopard, Indian wolf, hyena, several birds, crocodile and others make territory in Godwad free.
Vibrating in colour Godwad is rich in culture and history. Being the tribal belt , there is a lot of mystery is every pocket. The Rabari (herdsman) and the Grasiya (forest dweller) being the dominating population with others such as the Jogi, Meena and Lohar. Stay tuned for Jewellery, Fashion, lifestyle and wildlife gossip from Godwad.
From Bagheera’s Camp, Godwad