Sunday, July 24, 2011

Road Trip through Western Ghats - 22nd April, 2011

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.  ~Lao Tzu

As per Mr. Tzu, we are good travelers. Really good actually. We had no plan in mind. Whatever little we did in the name of planning, we screwed up royally. One of us missed a flight. All of us missed the train. Missed a bus too! Water transport was the only one which didn't take a hit, but that's because we didn't travel on one. :-) 

It was a long weekend and that just spells one thing for us - travel. So this time we decided to go the rugged way. A road trip tracing the route Bangalore - Shimoga - Jog Falls - Sharavathi Valley - Murudeshwar - Mangalore. I did mention that we missed the train right? So that train was supposed to take us to Shimoga and from there, we were supposed to figure out our way ahead. With no other train in sight, we hired a non AC tattered Sumo..with a driver whose right hand was pretty much like a bandage! 

Our ride :)