The skies were blue and the weather excellent. So I drove around 150 km to this desolate hamlet known as Avani, surrounded by hillocks with huge boulders. The hillock is mythologically connected with the Indian epic of Ramayana. It is said sage Valmiki used to live here in his ashram and he provided Sita with shelter during her exile. It is also said her sons Luv and Kush were born in this very ashram.