Black and white photography has a different charm. I feel with no colour to distract the viewer, it captures a photograph’s true essence. I’ve wanted to do a series of monochrome landscapes since a while and I chose Lonavala as my second destination for the series.

The Place

Lonavala is one of the most famous weekend getaways in the state of Maharashtra. Halfway between Mumbai and Pune, it sees a lot of tourist traffic throughout the year. Once a pristine hill station, it has long since lost its charm.

Yet, there are a few pockets still undiscovered by the herds of revellers, accessible only by small dirt tracks winding through the mountains. It was driving through one of these tracks one stormy afternoon that I found the second destination for my monochrome landscape series.