Describe an early morning walk through your city or town in winter. Give details of the smells, sights, sounds, and feelings you experienced.
Exercises are very necessary for good health. One such exercise which is a complete package is early morning walk be it in summer or winter. Walking through the city in the early hours of the morning one gets to see a totally different view of one’s natural place. Agra at 6 p.m. is entirely different from the Agra at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 8 p.m.
I go for a morning walk to Paliwal Park which is situated in the heart of the city. It is about 2.5 km from my house to reach there. I have to cross through a lot of markets, bazaars and shopping complexes at the normal hour of the day it would take a person even on a two-wheeler at least 20 minutes or even more reach there. At 6.30 a.m. there is a quietness prevailing the entire area. Two or more street dogs can be seen I near the garbage heaps looking for crumbs thrown by the people the night before. One or two autorickshaws can be seen flying on the road. It seems people travelling by rail or bus have moved out early from there houses to catch their transport well in time.
Near a crossing, I was lucky to escape colliding with a car moving at breakneck speed. I was moving at the side of the road but since it was foggy and the car was at high speed, the driver missed seeing the cow crossing the road to save collision, he swerved the car to his left and missed hitting me by a few inches. I yelled a few mouthfull of obscenities at him and at the same time thanking God that I was safe.
The park was just around 100 meters and I could hear the chirping of the birds, parrots, and pigeons were flying from one branch of a tree to another. Amidst the sheet of thin white fog, the colorful flowers in the park gave solace to the heart and were a feast to the eyes. The fragrance of the sweet-smelling flowers filled my mind with a freshness that cannot be compared to anything in the world.
The park was filled with people of various age groups. The cold winter had not prevented these health-conscious individuals to stay back in their cozy beds and to put off going for the morning walk the most important nutrient for the healthy body.
The pure fresh air of the morning devoid of the poisonous gases inhaled by the innumerable vehicles running to and fro in the city streets gives a boost to the body to battle the day's hectic schedule. Words are insufficient to describe the feelings one to must go for a morning walk to experience the great feeling.