Sunday, January 29, 2012

TRIP TO MYSORE, MADIKERI

Just planned three days trip to Mysore and Madikeri. Wanted to visit long time Dubai friend, Suresh and Usha, now settled in Mysore. Reached their house by lunch time, Spent time talking about memories of earlier days, had lunch and left for Chamundeshwari temple on the hills.

with Usha Suresh and family

After visiting temples, surprisingly we met Prasanna, son of Srinivasa, Sarojini Tantry, had close darshan of Godess Chamundeshwari.
Next was visit to Usha Satish Hande, also family friends from Dubai/Abudhabi, had tea and spent about an hour and left.

with Usha Satish Hande and family

Then we proceeded to Usha Bopayya's apartment, at Jayalakhmipuram, went to movie for 9.15 show in the shopping mall opposite their apartment. In meantime police had clamped my car wheels for parking in the "no parking area". We had to wait till they arrive, spent some time in arguments, and then finally they let us go. After the movie, we returned and slept.

with Usha Bopayya

Next day left early, had breakfast at Satish, Nalini's Brother at Hunsur, and then proceeded to Bylakuppe, Tibetian settlement and then moved to Madikeri, had lunch. Next stop was at Bhagamandala, temple of BHAGANDESHWARI, and from there, went up the Brahmagiri hill, Thalakaveri, where Kaveri originates.
From there we reached Virajpet, a distance of 30 km, where our host retired Major Giri and his wife was waiting for us.

with Retd. Major Giri and his wife

We had good dinner and slept.
Morning we left early for IGUTAPPA temple on the top of the hills, a distance of 28 km. From there we visited NALKNAAD PALACE, which used to be hiding place for Mysore Kings during British days. We returned to Virajpet, proceeded to Hunsur, had lunchand left for Bangalore.
Reached Bangalore Birthi Mane home at 10 pm. It was a good and memorable trip.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012

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