Monday, October 12, 2009

The Rickshaw Van!


At first sight I was not very sure how people could comfortably sit on it.....but as soon as I sat on one I fell in love with it! The 'Rickshaw Van' is such a delight to ride on when you are surrounded by beautiful greenery all around! The ride through Bakkhal village on a rickshaw van is a completely out of the world experience! I was wondering what is so different about this ride....I mean the landscapes are pretty similar to the ones I see back home in Assam? About 2 minutes into the ride I got the answer.....its the ride coupled with the gentle evening breeze in a distant land, with beautiful low roof huts, greenery all around, the pollution free air topped with of course great company!!

Just tuck in you legs or spread it out if you wish (there is more than enough space) or better still you can lie down if you wish and see the sky......it is a beautiful sight! The conversation with the Rickshaw Van wala about his livelihood, family, village, food and everything made it even more memorable. The people in Bakkhal are a hardworking lot....they are either out with their fishing trawlers catching fishes...or driving rickshaw van taking tourist on a sight seeing spree of the village.....during winter they collect dates (Khejur) and make gur (jagerry)...then they have the land to cultivate...build or repair their huts whenever needed.....they are busy throughout the year!

Bakkhal is such a pleasant and lovely place, that you will immediately fall in love with it. So if anyone happens to go there in their own vehicle.....I recommend they take a rickshaw van for seeing the village.....it is such a joy and you do not know what you are missing.....that is if you do not try it out! Watching the sunset from the beach is simply amazing.....you can just laze around in the beach or go and get completely drenched in the waters......it is such a stress buster, nothing like it!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is Bakkhali

Ayesha said...

Yes!

james said...

In some places of Bengal its called "Van" thats it...

Subir said...

No comments on the jerky ride? :p

Ayesha said...

@James.....is some places it van, its cycle van in some places and rickshaw van in some others....its strange how the same thing is knows by so different names in the same state!

@Subir.....the ride was jerky at some places.....but the overall experience was very memorable...:-)

abida said...

really need to visit the place

●๋•guℓѕнαn●๋•™ said...

i first saw it in haldia...coming from mumbai, it was a big surprise for me.. (given UP me to ispe khaali kachra jaata hai .. :| )

first ride seemed like an eternity and every passer by seemed to be judging me..the embarrassment i can never forget..but it is definitely one of the to do list before you die thing :)