There are so many enchanting things with which we are preoccupied as children. Children play to their heart’s content, enjoy freedom, have no responsibilities, are full of wonder, curiosity and enthusiasm. They lead a carefree life which allows them to approach every new thing with an open mind. As we grow up, we assume responsibilities. We have work to complete, and a long list of ‘To Do’s’ that does not allow us to rest in peace. A busy schedule and hectic week in the workplace drains you of energy and makes you feel weak and tired. But you cannot stop; you have to push yourself and keep going – on and on. Once in a while, you must take a holiday and take your mind off the workplace. Finally, you find a weekend for a holiday and as it approaches, you get excited. You start looking for picnic spots and resorts. What do you find there? The usual things – luxurious rooms, waiters in starched white uniforms to serve you, swimming pool, gym, spa, candle-light dinners, rich exotic food – all that you can do there is laze about, play an occasional round of indoor or outdoor games and sleep, eat and repeat the same over and over again.
When holidays become routine, they fail to refresh you. What you need is something different, something novel, enchanting, some real fun and holiday feel. What you need is a visit to MorachiChincholi. What is this MorachiChincholi? Where is it? Travel just 55 km if you live in Pune. On Pune-Ahmednagar highway, some distance before Shirur is a small village called MorachiChincholi. Even if you come from Mumbai, there is a convenient route. Take the Talegaon-Chakan Road and from Pune Mumbai Highway. Then cross Chakan and proceed to Nagar road. You can reach MorachiChincholi within half an hour. Of course, it is also approachable from Ahmednagar. So without wasting time and energy in travelling you can reach MorachiChincholi easily, so convenient from Mumbai, Pune and Ahmadnagar, yet so far from the urban din.
What different things will you find there? It will give you a purely rural experience, not the luxurious 5 star experience. Forget your age when you reach MorachiChincholi. Take long walks in the farms. Roam in the lush green pastures. Play in the mud, play marbles, get wet in the rain, play with children or with colleagues. Take rides in bullock carts or tractors. Shout and yell to your heart’s content. Don’t worry, nobody will watch you. Eat the tasty hot zunka-bhakari and hot green chatni. Chew at spring onions fresh from the farms. Relish rural preparation of non-veg food. Feel like a child. Enjoy the carefree life and joy of a child. Watch rainbows and get excited.
This kind of change will refresh you. It will wash out your lethargy and tiredness. You will be refreshed inside out. The culmination of your visit to MorachiChincholi will be your encounter with peacocks – real, live colorful peacocks, hordes of them. MorachiChincholi is the chosen abode of peacocks. See them dancing gracefully with wings spread out wide, feed them call them, talk to them, play with them. Interact with them with the true innocence of a child. MorachiChincholi will remind you of your childhood days. Cherish the memories and subtract some years from your age. Get back to work younger, fresher and with renewed vigour, like a child.
Remember what Wordsworth said about the rainbow?
MY heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old…