Providence Canyon’s colorful, sculpted walls carve through a sandy, stream-filled landscape in the southwest corner of the state! It’s an excellent spot for photography and exploration in an ever-evolving landscape of loose sandstone and trickling water.
So here starts the road trip to the canyon while me faking a serious face!
Most important food pit stops before the long hikes!
So here we start the trek with prayers to Mata ji!
Twinning with @SwatiGhosh
As a matter of fact these canyons are not 100 percent natural. Water carved them in the early 1800s, as a result of poor farming practices. The exposed sandstone dates to nearly 70 million years ago, layered in colorful deposits of minerals.
Cheap Bollywood movie poster?
Some massive gullies here are as deep as 150 feet!!!
Leaving no opportunity for a photo-op
Fragile layers of sandstone form the walls of these canyons. There are total nine canyons numbered 1-9 and this was my favorite and most grand!
The exposed sandstone dates to nearly 70 million years ago, layered in colorful deposits of minerals.
The hike then descends through a shady forest ...
and also follows a sandy riverbed into some of the canyons.
In the hike, we firstly see the canyons from the bottom, which over several centuries have been eroded grain by grain
These impressive canyons were created not by the action of a river over millions of years but by rainwater runoff from farm fields in less than a century. Interestingly, Providence Canyon continues to erode.
Given the setting, we also recorded a dance video for @JayatiChhabra
And ofcourse and like always, had some fun with the drone :)
Come fly with me over these canyons
And ending the trek with some beautiful pics ...
.... before the sunset ....
.... when the rocks started to change the color!
One more pro of staying till the sunset and waiting till it got dark was
the opportunity to observe the starry sky since no city lights to pollute till miles
Ending the trip with a filling and rewarding thai dinner!