It was really an eye-opening and thrilling experience to roam around in the jungle of Ahwa Dang, located in South Gujarat. It was raining here and there. The nature was in full bloom as if a newly-wedded bride in green sari. The whole locale of Ahwa was just amazing, beyond description. Some words dropped from my mouth looking at the splendor of nature – Ah, Waah!
My Friend Rajesh and I took the path to Ahwa, as I had got a message from Ajaysir, the founder and CEO of Shrushti Web Solutions (SWS), Baroda, India. The whole SWS Team was making their religious trip to Shirdi and on their way back, they decided to return via Ahwa. I was in Valsad, in my hometown, and I was invited to join the team in Ahwa. I was overjoyed to hear such message from Ajaysir. I talked to my friend Rajesh and he happily agreed to join my small trip to Ahwa.
I’m Sr. Content Writer at SWS by profession and creative writer as well as poet by heart. The moment I heard that I could be in the lap of nature, I was waiting for the day to come when I would be having intimacy with nature. And finally, the day came and we went off to the destination where we had planned to meet, Ahwa.
My heart filled with joy when my bike was on the way to Ahwa. Trees ran on the both sides of the road along with my bike. The nature seemed to be dancing and passing by swiftly while I was on my bike. I got there in the evening around seven o’clock. We swiftly reached the Sunset Point to behold the beauty of setting the Sun. The colors of setting Sun made a luring impact on our mind. Like a film, the colors kept changing and made different images at every moment. We tried to capture every moment in our mind so that we may cherish them at leisure time.
Our SWS Team came to Ahwa around 8 o’clock in the evening and we joined them. Ajaysir took us to an interior side of Ahwa where he had already managed for our stay. My first impression was that there would be a fine arrangement for us but as we reached there at the village, we all were amazed to see a farmhouse with some little huts around. We all had to stay there for the whole night.
It was amazing view as the farmhouse rested on the top just beside the road. As we climbed the little peak, we witness three beautiful echo-friendly huts with a separate hut used as kitchen. The host of the camp site, whose name is Anilbhai, lit the campfire and we all set around it. We were just looking at the fire which kindled the fire in us and made us relieved. Ajaysir made all the team members sing something including Rajesh. All were in high spirit. Anilbhai gave us very valuable information about forest and made a plea to save and protect the environment. Around 2 p.m., we went to bed. All were very exhausted and fell asleep.
It was just early morning when we got up to see the beauty of nature in the morning. It was a little misty view where all tress and surroundings seemed to be shying in the company of strangers like us. The whole atmosphere echoed by the sweet melody of birds singing morning prayers to the Nature. We took herbal black tea and went for another venture which remained in my mind as a beautiful dream. Ajaysir managed for taking bath in the open air of nature. He took us to a waterfall nearby.
Our whole team walked to the pathway leading to the waterfall. The pathway was narrow and zigzag like a python going in the jungle. We all were in a queue walking one-after-another like a battalion of ants. Dhara and Sakhi, Ajaysir’s two little cute daughters also walked in great enthusiasm. Semilbhai took his camera to take photographs. It was really a slippery path and we all carefully came down the spot of waterfall. I was completely amazed to see the milk-like white waterfall. We all enjoyed taking bath under the water falling from the great height. Ajaysir taught me how to float on the water. It was my first experience to bath under the waterfall. We all covered our faces with mud and took a group photograph. It was all about fun. I heartily thanked Ajaysir about this beautiful experience because all were made possible because of him.
At noon, we all took lunch together. Around two o’clock we took our leave from my SWS team and Ahwa as well. Rajesh and I were on the way back to home cherishing little moments we spent together at Ahwa. It was the amazing experience, as I describe it as Ah, Waah!