Monday, June 22, 2009

Nagarjuna Sagar

We went to this town about 3 hours south of Hyderabad. There was a huge dam in the center ofe town that just goes on and on. It reminds me of Lake Powell minus the red rock. When we'd look out of our hotel window it was beautiful with palm trees and a huge body of water. Inviting yet deceiving because of the following thought process:

"Oh, look at the water! I'm gonna go swimming."
"Oh wait. I can't swim in that."

Followed by:

"Oh well, I'll go for a stroll through the really neat gardens!"
"Oh wait. I'ts 46*C (about 106*F) and 60% humidity."

There was a Hindu temple down by the water on the other side of the dam. We went down there around dusk while the sun was setting. It was nice to be out of the city. There is something comforting in knowing you are in the middle of nowhere and all that surrounds you is nature. Well, and one of the world's largest man made dams...

(the color balance is off. I'm in India so that cannot be avoided)


Anonymous said...

I like the photo of the two gentlemen on the steps. From the looks of their faces, I figure you had to make a run for it after taking the photograph.


mrs. peterson said...

too bad they can't transplant lake powell for you so you have have a nice dip.