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... who were brothers in law. They invited me to go watch the latest Karnatakan hit film with them at the local cinema, which did sound like fun until I realized a three hour film in a language I don't understand might be a bit too much for me so agreed to trade one of his rings, a funky jeweled turtle (which he was adamant he wanted to gift to me) for one of my leather bracelets before going our separate ways.
I filled the last few hours waiting at the ...
... the ground with a deeper cut-out towards one side. Wooden poles were fashioned into the ground. Ahhh, is this a funeral ceremony! Someone has died?" we asked. "Yes, yes", the one guy said and more head wiggles from his buddies. Unlike most Hindus who cremate the dead, the Lingayat sect buries its dead.
After posing for every cellphone present, we were on our way again.
About 40 ...
... we met a young man with excellent English who led us to the interchange for highway 211 on his motorcycle.
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Our map indicated that highway 211 was a major road. But most of the way it was nothing more than the 2-way country back-roads like we'd have been on but with heavy truck traffic which is frightening because traffic coming from behind will cut you off and miss oncoming traffic ...
... wearing after a while and we hot footed it to the other side of town to see the golbarga??? Famous for its whispering gallery and the second biggest doomed roof in the world, only beaten by st Peters of Rome. The scale was awesome, truly immense, although sparse on decoration, it was very impressive. The noise from the whispering gallery sounded beautiful and ethereal despite the fact that the hords of Indian tourists were not whispering but whistling and ...
... butter naan and masala tea.
After lunch, we stopped at the tombs of the king's and their wives that lived in the Bidar Fort. It was interesting to go into each tomb and see the casket laying there covered with bright cloth. We learned about the design of the tomb, who inhabited the tomb, and the Muslim traditions with the cloth coverings. Turns out, when there is a special holiday, the cloth covering the ...
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42 A SB Temple Road, Gulbarga | Hotelfrom $27