The book of the forest

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

We probably believed this well enough to get hitched to each other! That was the beginning of a life which helped us both discover that we make great travel companions for each other. It was also the beginning of a journey of learning about the life around us with a different perspective. It was the beginning of our book of the forest. We like to call it our “Aranya Parva” .

Mahabharata is one of the ancient Indian epics, written in Sanskrit, and one of India’s greatest literary treasures. The Pandavas were sent into exile into the forest. Aranya Parva, or the Book of the Forest, describes the life of the Pandavas during their 12-year exile. We have learnt and have been learning from our own experiences, from those of the people  around us, and from the flora and fauna surrounding us, albeit that we aren’t lucky enough to be sent on exile to any forest 😉

We hope to jot down our experiences in the forests of India and maybe, around the world. We hope to share the lessons that the web of life teaches us 🙂

Rana & Sugandhi

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