Its been few hours we’ve set off by bus from the hustle bustle of the city. The journey ahead us, lushes of green tropical forests pervaded my sight. As minutes tickled by, the sun, a fiery orb, looks like its gradually receding the horizon. The sky consists an assortment of shades, a blend of reds, oranges and yellows. The warm rays gradually glow, tinting the trees below vermillion. The mud below my feet is of the same colour, making me feel like a firewalker. Daring and bold.
The contrast between the luminous sky and the ocean nearby makes the horizon look like a meeting of two worlds. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and this gives me an immediate boost of excitement to the trip. The briny air coming from the ocean tingled my nose as I breathed in a breath of fresh air. The smell is chaste and unpolluted, a welcome change from the smog that envelops me in the city. I hear the yelping of a fleet of gulls, soaring across the sky and the clashes of waves, singing me a dulcet lullaby, accompanied by the harmonious symphony created by crickets.
As I ventured deeper into the woods, a view of an array of colourful tents can be seen from a distance. The sky shed its colour to a dark misty indigo. Fluffy clumps of clouds that were covering the sky before slowly fainted away into thin air and the crystal clear waves sparkled like diamonds. Eventually, the campsite became a room filled with laughter. The atmosphere was pitch black, until the firewood gets ignited due to incessant attempt of rubbing. The malevolent heat of fire immediately disperse the nuisance mosquitoes and pests from its radius.
My acidic stomach starts grumbling as the juicy stench of fried chicken pervades the air. I sat down, watching the stew of kebab chicken getting sauteed under the crackling crimson flame. The sound of gushing waters seem to diffuse in the air. Approaching towards it, is a prodigious cataract waterfall. The water slid down smoothly as it fell, having no problems with the giant drop. The sleek sapphire descent was simply staggering to observe and each drop of water fell with its own clarity, making a vast splash upon the level surface below.
The waterfall was a clear sky leading up to a downpour, drenching, dripping, and dousing to those daring enough to look at it. The onslaught of water was like a cascade of never-ending rain. Stupefied on the spot, the view is one of the most breathtaking ever seen. Peace, Serenity, Contentment. A mixture of all these creates the unmatched feeling that overwhelms me in the jungle. It seems that, each and every article in the jungle has its individual characteristics, which gives this a simple life, where all art is unknown, a natural artistic beauty.