Friday, August 7, 2015

Trip to Malenadu in Monsoons: Nature at it's Best

This trip marked the new beginning. Things I wanted to write, we video recorded them. Things I struggled capturing in words, camera has captured for eternity. This trip was to Belur, Halebeedu, Mullayanagiri, Chikmagalur, Kundadri Hills, Kuppalli House, Sringeri, Ambutheertha, Jog falls and Harihara Temple- all in 3 days driving past lush green and gorgeous Malenadu, where farmers were busy with agricultural activities ignoring the pouring rains of monsoon.

We stayed a day each at Taj Gateway Chikmagalur and KSTDC Mayura Gerusoppa, later was many miles ahead compared to Taj in terms of experience. This trip, I got a chance to visit Town Canteen at Chikmagalur for Benne Dosa, Coffee and Jaamoon, some good street food at Hosanagara, sunrise at Jog Falls, roadside ananas, jackfruits, lessons from travel guides at Belur, Halebeedu, walking in coffee estate and opportunity to wake my recruiter up for his DSLR camera at 4am in the morning, thanks Dinu!

Sometimes you have to be your own hero! Here in this video we track journey of Jog Falls!

The real purpose of searching after facts is not so that we can manipulate the world to our advantage, but so that our own awareness can be transformed. Here is majestic Belur and Halebeedu-

I revisited Kundadri Hills, Sringeri and Kuppalli House- and it doesn’t size to amaze me-

Those moments experiencing 16c temperature and non-stop rains at the top most of Karnataka was worth living for-

Hope you liked the new experiment, all thanks to my limited experience travelling. I would like to sign off with the saying- “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled

{Thanks to Manu for all camera work. Thanks Dinu, Manu, Archi, Sushma, monsoons and Malenaadu for making this trip memorable}