Even after countless flights, till date, I am just as eager to get the window seat. I am even okay with the middle seat but rarely the aisle. I strain my neck, put up with the glare and if there were a window, I'd be hanging out of it like a dog but unfortunately that is not the case! Anyway, most of my flights are to usually to Delhi and then I head towards the mountains by road. But occasionally when flying to places like Diburgarh in Assam or Port Blair in Andaman or Leh in Ladakh, we do get to some amazing views. And a change of perspective surely helps us discover more beauty! So here's five images of my view from the plane.
|Flying to Leh is almost as exciting as driving to Leh, if not completely. Seeing the brown mountains slowly being covered by ice, the excitement in the flight is palpable. Soon you are flying over white mountains and glaciers and if you are lucky you can spot the Tso-Moriri Lake too! Taken on the flight from Delhi - Leh.|
|The first time I saw clouds, I almost cried. I still love clouds and flying through them is nothing short of a magical ride for me, a bumpy and a scary one at that. This was taken on the flight from Srinagar - Delhi.|
|Needless to say, flying over oceans isn't as exciting if there's nothing apart from ocean below. But if there is a reef or island below, it is a completely different story. And if you are flying over an island as famous as North Sentinel, that still has uncontacted tribes and there is a rainbow in the sky, what more of a view can you ask for? Taken on the flight from Port Blair - Chennai.|
|Flying into Leh, seeing this green patch and the hovering clouds was worrying me. Many say that the inclusion of greenery in the high altitude desert has been ruining the natural balance in Ladakh. There has been a very unusual cloud burst, unlikely rainy weather over the past few years. This was taken on the flight from Delhi - Leh.|
|The mightiest and possibly the scariest river that creates catastrophic flood every year, I eyed the braided Brahmaputra River from a distance while flying out of Dibrugarh in Assam. This was taken on the flight from Dibrugarh - Kolkata.|
Also in my mind, I always talk to the land I am leaving behind and bid goodbye. Do you do that too? :)
So these were some of my most memorable views out of a place. Do you have some views that have been etched in your mind? Did you capture any such views from plane? Do share with me.
, by Neelima Vallangi