My favourite place is our granny and grandfather’s summer cottage, which is about 12.5 kilometres from our house. It is situated on the way to the famous Bird Sanctuary – Nalsarovar. I just absolutely love this place. It’s definitely different from the typical crowded vacation spots which many people prefer to visit. During vacation we make it a point to visit granny’s cottage for a few days to rejuvenate ourselves. We pack our bags and ask our caretaker at the cottage to prepare everything for our arrival. My sisters, father and mother all enjoy there as a family – cooking, playing, trekking and gardening. We go for picnic at the Nalsarovar and generally spend the entire day watching the birds. Boating around in Nalsarovar, watching the birds and having food on the small islands with the local natives is our favourite pastime.
We have a wonderful spacious living area, and two bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area. The windows of the rooms open up to the big green garden and a small pond, looking out always soothes the eyes. The water in the pond is so blue and the atmosphere is so calm. The place is famous for it’s beautiful scenery and peace. The best time to reach there is just before Sunrise as the lake is calm and quiet and flock of birds waiting for their regular food. The water in the lake is only about 4 feet deep and the boatmen are quite friendly guides. The vast lake comprises several places of interest. You might just find the original Gujarati Food in its simplest form and yet so yummy.
So far 225 types of birds are recorded in Nal Sarovar area. 140 of them are water-birds and 70 of them are migratory. Some of the species are Flamingo, Pelican Egret, Heron, Ducks, Cormorant, Crane etc. On the weekends, it is one of the busiest tourist attraction spots of Ahmedabad. Hundreds of people throng this place. To relieve your stress level, it is one of the best weekend getaway. . I am not a party animal -so that’s explains why I prefer this place. I’ve always loved to stay at the cottage, which is quite secluded and has fantastic views. The peace, the scenery, the lush green surroundings are a treat to an exhausted mind. The sound of the wind blowing, the chirping of the birds are music to ears.
Thus,Nalsarovar is my Favourite Holiday destination.