Srikanta Mahapatra
Rashtrapati Bhavan at Night

Cycling to India Gate

This month I started cycling after a break of 2 month, due to the summer heat, since I bought my cycle in March this year. From that day, I came to office couple of time in a week on my bike. Since I was riding my cycle after a long time, it was a difficult task for me. My body was not supporting that long rides on cycle.

My office is around 20 KM from my home. All my trips have been either to my office or within Dwarka. I wanted to go to India Gate on cycle but was little hesitant considering the traffic of Delhi. Many times in past, I escaped a hit by a car by a hair.

It was a normal Sunday morning. Today, I decided to go for it. Geared up my cycle and around 5 PM left from home for India Gate. It was a nice ride. I didn't see much traffic on the road and the section from Lutyen's Delhi was amazing ride.

When I reached India Gate, I found it crowded but still thought to enjoy the evening with some photographs of the public and India Gate. I thought of taking some night time pictures of the monument. I never gave a thought of shooting the Rashtrapati Bhawan. To my surprise, Rashtrapati Bhawan was beautifully lit today. I did't know the reason, but it was an amazing view. I started riding towards it and started taking photos. It was a beautiful experience and I am glad I am able to share it with you all.

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