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... on a quiet country road that leads to the Hanuman Temple - the Monkey temple.
There are 600 steps leading up the side of a boulder mountain to the small whitewashed shrine, and as we set of we realise the truth of the phrase "Mad Dogs and Englishman".it's one o'clock in the afternoon, not a cloud in the sky, 35 degree temperature and ahead of us a vertical, zigzagging staircase to climb with no shade, and only our hats and a bottle of water to keep us cool. Indian people walk ...
... count to take time out to coo over monkey families. I also may have gotten a bit obsessed with the frangipani tree up there. It's a really pretty tree. I mean, as trees go. I don't want to take it for dinner or anything. The general view from up there is astounding too, you just can't get enough of it and not a single photo I took did it any manner of justice. You probably need one of them DSLRs that you'd need to sell a lung to afford in order ...
... by loads of kids who wanted to say hello, shake our hands and ask our names. This amuses me. I'm not a huge fan of children but the looks on their faces when they clock the cheer amount of stabbings through my mush, it's hilarious. One little boy stuck his hand out and got as far as "What is your...", saw my face and recoiled like I was covered in spiders. When we were leaving Vittala, Michael was slightly ahead of us and ended up shaking ...
... been sorted, so we know we’re going tomorrow so figured we would try and enjoy this last day as much as possible.
From breakfast we could see when Lakshmi the local elephant headed down to the river for her morning bath, so we quickly headed down there to get a few photos – she looked so relaxed, and seemed to really like it when her mahouts scrubbed behind her ears! Very cute, although when she stood up and suddenly started coming towards us we soon ...
... the plunder stories though.
on the way down back keep some time and indulge in to the sugarcance juice. A small temple to your left, walk up there and step in to the cold soothing Tungabhadra River. Spent a lot of time sitting on the boulders by the river. An amazingly relaxing treat to myself. must for anyone. you dont get many such opportunities.
well it was about time to leave, was starving. ( learning: carry enough snack with you) and decided ...