Enroute from Bengaluru to the misty mountains (in Karnataka) πŸ›£

A road trip from Bangalore to the distant hills πŸš™πŸ’¨ !! October has always been a good month for setting out on road trips. The rains usually cease by October, this year was an exception though; the climate in Karnataka is mild, sunny but not too hot. And in the hills it will be even more cooler and surrounded by trees and mist; sounds divine 😘. Also the highways in Karnataka are fabulous !!

Back on the road from Sravanabelagola – after the rains, indigo sky and white cotton candy clouds

We set off from home by 7:50 am; we were planning to start earlier; but the late mornings during lockdowns and staying at home has made us late risers. First, enroute we were planning to stop at Sravanabelagola and climb up to catch a glimpse of the famous Bahubali statue atop the hill. We reached Sravanabelagola by 10:30 am and was back on road by 12:30 pm πŸ‘‰ Sravanabelagola πŸŒ„

A busy market at Sravanabelagola

We were really hungry after the climb at Sravanabelagola and our immediate priority was to find a place to eat. We don’t pack food for the road trips, but instead prefer to stop at the eateries enroute and find a new taste. But I am picky πŸ˜‰. We stopped at yet another famous restaurant chain called A2B. Why wait for the destination, eating out enroute is one of the fun things of a road trip πŸ˜€

A2B on the NH 75

We had South Indian specials – Mysuru Masala Dosa, Paper Masala Dosa and Vadas πŸ˜‹

Mysuru Masala Dosa at A2B
Vadas from A2B
Paper Masala Dosa from A2B

Back in the car by 1:30 pm, next stop, hills !!

The blue mountains stretching straight ahead !
Clouds and mountains – again is it going to rain !?
Soon we were in the hills and climbing !
Even a small waterfall along the mountain side brings so much excitement and lifts up the spirits !
A tender coconut break in the hills

I recently read Robert Frost’s poem The Roadside Stand and told myself that will stop at the makeshift stalls put up along the roadside and will buy; not souvenirs but some local food.

Tender coconut, the spoon fashioned from the coconut is the cutest !
We reached !! There is mist all around !!
The narrow winding roads in the hills !

So where are we !? In the forested and misty hills of Chikmagalur πŸŒ²πŸŽ‹ !!

This is our second time in Chikmagalur; the first road trip was a direct one, with no stops in between πŸ‘‰ Bangalore to Chikmagalur: Road trip πŸ›£

Till next post, take care !!

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