Monday, December 19, 2005

It happens only in Udupi ......

Weekend's are meant for relaxation, for letting yourself loose, to just unwind, to just enjoy......... Aaah! Thats exactly what it turned out to be. This weekend was a trip to Udupi. ( Well, a couple of posts are going to be dediacted to the entire trip ...... which is going to be in phases... So wait on ...)

Udupi, is a coastal town in Karnataka, a state in India. A small town, it is quite famous for Krishna temple and beaches. The beaches ...... ah ..... I guess it would quite unfair if I just mention it just here...... I think I would atleast require a post to describe its beauty.

My friend and I decided to take a stroll , to explore Udupi . The mornings are quite warm out here. A few minutes of walk and she spots the 'town bus'. These buses are suppossed to be quite nice to travel by and they boast of 'huge windows'. Well ..... thats what I was told! We jump into the bus that was all set to leave.

The 'conductor' is on his way to issue us a ticket ....

Me : Destination?
She : 2 stops from here?
Me : I tell him that ? Any place, landmark?
She : Hmm .... No 2 stops is fine ......
Me : 2 stops

The conductor issued the ticket and we hardly travelled about 500 metres. The bus had a flat tire. WOW! The bus was pulled over to the 'right' side of the road ensuring a small traffic jam. As for the compensation, SIGH! Apparently thats the minimum charge. :-). So, back to walking agin.

Tender coconuts ...... Well .... on a warm day, probably there is nothing that comes close to quenching your thirst, like them!!

Sandiges (Rice Flakes ) , Sonte Chips (Let me get the translation for that ... ), Nipput (Another spicy treat), Chakli and quite a few delicacies. Hmm ..... it was an eventful outing alright! :-)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

sonte chips is nothing but chips made by frying jackfruit petals (or whatever you call it.. the eatable part in jackfruit). So u liked it hna? Guess who this anonymous is?

Jay said...

#Anon,

Oh .... cool! Thanks for that information! Now ... for guessing ... Er ........ A clue?,

1) Did U travel to Udupi over this weekend?

Hmm .. I guess I know who you are! ;-)

Khizzy said...

nice...travel stories are always intersting...
describe more food!
:)
indian food is intriguing...and hard to get used to if ur pakistani...on my visit to india, i couldnt adjust to the idlis and sambars and dosaas.
i loved paneer though!

Jay said...

#Khizzy,

Thank You.
Ah ... I would like to try some pakisthani food sometime! :-)

Vikram said...

//The conductor issued the ticket and we hardly travelled about 500 metres. The bus had a flat tire

That was your first stop man. You should waited for the next one. ;)

Maaan, you had to mention those delicacies huh? :(

Shikha said...

Like khizzy said describe more food:)

Jay said...

#Vik,

He he !

#Shika,

Wait on ... Lemme get the pics :-)

educatedunemployed said...

Oh WOWOWOW Udupi..my brother studied in Manipal several years ago.I used to love the few days that we would spend visiting him.That place, the food...you bet..and ICECREAM???!!!


My first time here,hi :)

Jay said...

#EducatedUnemployed,

Really? Thats cool!
Interesting Display name! :D

Khushi said...

Interesting ;-)

Deepa said...

For me the best part of any of the trip would be the unexpected break down coz ,they would be one of the most memorable ones.
Reminds me abt the the final year class trip we'd been to goa by a private bus and boy!! the number of break downs ,!!!!we were the middile of this high when the gear box brokedown and we spent 16hrs on roads ...this was like one of the awesome times of the trip ,which we thought we cud share it with the our grand childrens...he ha ha ha

Jay said...

#Kushi,
:-)

#Deepa,

Yeah, 16 hrs ( I guess I remember) ! :D. Its even worse when the AC system in ur Volvo fails and U have 12 hrs journey to make .... Do U remember? ;-)

Deepa said...

Yup!!!;o) all fighting for the one window at the top....

kannan udayarajan said...

and u stayed in a udupi hotel in Udupi...just jokin..

:)
cheers..

Jay said...

#Deepa,

:-)

#Kannan,

Ah ....! Welcome to "Scintillations".

Nandya said...

lovely place aint it....

there is a small town Surathkal 10 kms from Udupi i studied there for 4 years those were the best damn years of my life...our hostel right on the damn beach...what a place...Heaven...except when it rains it usually pours...

Jay said...

#Nandya,

KREC Surathkal ...??! Oh yeah had a couple of friends from there!

Gangadhar said...

Interesting one,Jay...

Jay said...

# Ganga,

Thanks.