Friday, October 12, 2012

Bath at the village well!


The Cinthol ad being aired on Television these days brings to fore the ‘Alive Is Awesome Bathing experience’. It has fired the desire in me to undertake some of those amazing bathing adventures. Am sure you too will be enthused to do so after watching the ad or maybe after reading this post! For me, it will be the fun of travel combined with new bathing experiences.
There is one which seems quite doable in terms of not having to spend a lot of money and that is a bath at the village well. For us city dwellers, this will be an adventure, travelling to a village nearby and getting refreshed using this method to bathe. Especially now that rural tourism is picking up in India, this should not be difficult at all! All it would need is your willingness to step out of your comfort zone and live it up to the fullest. As they say, life happens outside the comfort zone!
So my next trip is going to be in Morachi Chincholi, a village near Pune in Maharashtra that tends to peacocks! Every morning and evening you will have peacocks strutting around doing their thing in the village


and you can hear them calling their mates and watch them dancing too! The villagers have woken up tothe tourist potential of this event and offer day and overnight packages. You can experience the village life to the fullest. Go for a bullock cart and/or tractor rides. Give the buffaloes a bath in the village pond. After all that go to the village well and get set for the Alive Is Awesome Bathing experience! Get hold of a few young boys
to help you experience it. Sit or stand next to the well and ensure that the boys have enough of buckets of water ready. And then at the count of three, as advised, the boys will splash bucketfuls of water at you. Ooooooh the chilling shivers that will pass through your body will be awesome! You will come alive to a bathing experience that has been waiting to be had!!
After that refreshing experience, eat what the villagers eat – bhakri with spicy chutney and veggies! Aah life is awesome!
So go for it guys! Do the ‘Alive Is Awesome Bathing experience

Watch a video of a village bath

22 comments:

  1. This side view is exceptionally beautiful. Though I do not take part in such contests, I do believe that they serve a purpose. Atleast Morachi village would get transformed.

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    1. Thank you Subramanian. This bathing by the village well can be done at any village. I have mentioned Morachi Chincholi as am planning to go there soon. There is no bathing contest.

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  2. Lovely...Staying in the village must be a wonderful expirience

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    1. Thank you Ranjana. For sure it is a unique experience!

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  3. Sounds like fun. It's quite a task to draw out the water, though. I'd head for a river. :-)

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  4. Must be a good experience for you...

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  5. Have fun.

    http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow...must have been a terrific experience for you..All the best for the contest:)

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  7. This is surely a winning entry !! Brilliant

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  8. Nice post of peacock! Sure you will be having fun!

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  9. Wow! That sure sounds so exciting and so much fun! Cant wait to read all about your village well bathing experiences :)

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  10. Hahaha--this is a delightful post and a delightful way of participating in a contest!!! Cant wait to read your other village bathing experiences!

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