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Travel Blogs from Hassan
February 27, 2015
MYSORE to BELUR via HALEBID 181 km
Hotel Mayura Velapuri 1350Rs AC without breakfast or WiFi
Semi-Arid Desert Ride
Getting out of Mysore at 8:30 am was surprisingly smooth. For unknown reasons traffic was light. Once we took the cutoff on highway 7, we wound through small villages. We watched woman dressed in colorful saris come ...
This was actually not a vacation but a hangout with friends type of trip. We were 5 people who went on this memorable trip. We had an expert driver who handled the curves of the road so well. It was a tiring long journey and by the time we reached home stay, we were desperately hungry. But by the time we reached there, the food was ready. And, the food was hot, spicy and tasty.We ...
... around the temple. We spent a while admiring all the stunning carvings and then went back to our car to begin another drive to Belur. We left our driver and our flip flops in the car and ran on the hot pathway to Hoisan temple. By this point the ground was far to hot to walk on. Matt ran across it to view different parts of the temple, but I stuck to the carpet laid path. Today had got to be one of the hottest so ...
On Sunday, we woke up quite late (as usual) and were debating whether we should go via Chikamagalur or take up the direct route via Sakleshpur and Hassan. We decided upon Chikamagalur and Sayon and Srishti joined us on a Pulsar. We left around 2 p.m. and reached Chikamagalur by 7 p.m.. The roads were brilliant, especially the ...
... to the Gomateshvara statue. We were told that at this festival, devotees bring and sprinkle the statue with milk, sugar cane juice, saffron paste, and powders of turmeric, saffron, and other spices. The next ceremony will take place in 2018.
By the way, check out this short video I took of how one gets to the top of the mountain if you have mobility issues; use the password "india" (without quotes). http://vimeo.com/81910976
The next two temples we ...
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