Escape the City!


View from the “Soul Garden Stage” onto the lake


“Escape is an idea that promises to take you far away from the routine, … , the mundane, the expected, and the ordinary,” the makers of the Escape Festical promised us. And it was true: For a few days, Naukuchiatal at the foothills of the Himalayas became out escape.

Surrounded by like-minded souls and picturesque mountains, Franzi and I discovered all kind of expressions of art: live music (Reggae, Jazz, Ska, Rock from different corners of India), electronic dance music (at the aptly named “Magic Forest Stage”), short films, photographies, paintings, fashion designs, hairstyles and so on.

A festival wouldn’t be a real festival without tents no one understands how to set up, fellow campers who always have a beer at hand and some nature, this time represented by a group of bold geese and a cat that is everyone’s pet and loves to sneak into the tents and surprise the unaware.

As most of the Indian people we asked at the festival site couldn’t swim, Franzi and I set out alone in a pedal boat to explore the lake. A corner of the water body, with a lovely jetty, became our spot to sun bath and play backgammon.

Our relaxing point looked serene before we came – but when we took off our clothes and showed the bikinis, all of a sudden there were rowing boats and pedal boats everywhere. So we escaped again and took shelter under some low hanging trees.


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  1. cassady

     /  July 12, 2013



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