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Saturday, November 04, 2006

On A Trip to Lepakshi....



When karnataka is celebrating its suvarna karnataka we malayalies have their passion towards kerala piravi ...yes it was on November 1st we got a holiday and the trip to Lepakshi became a realized event.

Planning happened almost at around 8 O'clock on October 31st...Jishnu ashok and Reshmi were the other crew members and Ashoks car was on test after its purchase for a long trip.

Lepakshi is 112Kms from bangalore and is situated in Hyderabad Road. Around 50Kms from Nandi Hills.

On Nov 1st we started at 6 am from Jishnus house and reached ashoks house at 6.45 and after the tea Team started the Journey at around 7.30am. Jalahally Yelahanka ....It was only the beginning

We reached Devan Halli around 9.30am and it was the first best crowded place and could find a decent hotel and brkfast includes the dosa...poori and all ....

Journey continues with a different driver ...Jishnu was on the cockpit now ...After devan halli places were very nice and we had stopped many places in between ....calm scenic and too good place .....As it was on a holiday less no of people in the road and less people in the surroudings also......

After few hours journey we took a diversion from the highway and ...thru a proper village .....stopped n a hanuman temple after few kms .....A pond with more than 50 stemps created a Jine temples atmo .....Aalum veepum ...niranja kulakkadavu ,,,,,,,

      Journey continued and reached lepakshi by 11.30am ....Asias biggest monolithic statue of Nandi was there ....Having a hight of almost 4 people .,,,,After half an hrs rest we went to the main attraction ...it was the Lepakshi temple ...Build arnd 500 yrs ago .....Huge massive structure with onle stone ....

      Fotos were the main attraction there. Time went on as cameras were flashing. Inside temple fotos were permitted. Tresuary was completely utilized for building the temple. There was no wonder on that. There was many stage kinda structure where it would have been a better place for place for playing Karnatic Music.
      After finishing the Temple by 1.30 we planned to stop the call from stomach. Eventhough bread and butter were withus which we collected on a precautionary measure as it was suggested in blogs, we could find a hotel, the one and only one in that region. Meals were fine. By two O'clock we started our return journey.
      After reaching the main highway the plan to go to Peniconda was dropped and we took a diversion to Swami Hills.....Called swami Beta in Telungu .....We were expecting a temple on top of a hill...but found only a temple after 10Kms ...There were many surprises in the journey. We could find a beautiful Lake ....Three coconut trees full of Parrots ...Two trees full of Monkeys ,,,,,,,
      after finishing the hills it was the time to return .....Had tea near nandi hills two nos each ......Jishnu was on the seat during this time ....TBy 5.45 we reached Bangalore city but it took one hr to Reach his house in cv raman nagar due to the hectic traffic .....Nos of the cars were found interesting when we were n traffic block ....in his home we quickly downloaded the fotos and started to JP Nagar ...Reached office n 45mnts ...Was in office till 9.00Pm ....after
      finishing the things we went to Jishnus house where Raghu Made food for us ....Had food .....Me and jishnu ...njoyed the pics taken.....
      It was the EOD .....After reaching home I slept with the memories of lonely mountains ... Endless highways ..nascent nature......snowy and lost evenings .....

      Noketha doorathu ,,,,Kannum nattu.......

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