A Random Railway Station: Warora
I don’t think I have said it enough time that I love traveling by trains, it is by train travel one gets to see the Middle India or the real India. The little joys of train travel can only be experienced and not explained.
One of the new small fun I enjoy is getting down on random train stations where the train stops due to some reasons. It could be due to a red signal, or it could be technical halt or whatever. Many times these stations come in night and I don’t even notice them. But whenever such a station comes during day and my train stops there, I love to get down and click the name of the train station. Just to have my bragging rights that ” desi Traveler has been there”.. well it is not being there in true sense, but it is a fun activity any way. I get to stretch my legs, see what is happening on that remote station ( a lot, I can assure you).
So here are two pictures from Warora ( Google it to find more about this small station somewhere in India). You will be surprised to see a place you have probably never heard of ( at least I had never heard of), has so much going on. Indeed some of these small towns in India have more population that big cities in US or Europe, such is the power of Middle India.
When I come back later I try to find out a bit more about the place, if it has any historical significance, any famous temple etc. I don’t think any one of us, including me will every visit any of these places. But is travel only about visiting places? Is is not about learning about places that passed in a split second on your radar, which you will never visit again but a moment, just a moment of your life was spent there. Neither that moment nor that place will ever come back, but it was part of you in that moment in time and space. What do you say? Do you remember any remote place where you have stopped for a minute and clicked a picture or two just for memories? How about sharing them here.
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