Friday, May 19, 2006

Heights ...... - Part III

The previous night we visited Triveni Sangam, a place where three rivers met.



Early the next day was reserved for a visit to a park that goes by the name of "Raja's Seat" translated means "King's Seat". Well, I enquired about it and discovered it was "park" and in yester years king's used to visit this place at leisure. The view from this place, which is quite elevated is like this ............




and this ............


It was time to visit some popular tourist sites. On our way we found a tusker relishing his meal.
We were off to a place called "Dubare". A place where one can cool his heels in water and take on elephant rides. DUBARE is an island that can be commuted by boat or one can use a pathway and commute by foot. We chose the boat ride one way and walked back the opposite side.



Travel by boat ............



Beat the Summer heat .........




The floral side of Dubare ......




Relaxed in the water for sometime and we were off to the Tibetean Monastery at Kushalanagar.





The Monastery ........





On the inside .......





Paintings that adorn the walls ......




Their music .........





The towering Buddha stands at 60 feet and the temple is called popularly as the Golden Temple. With this, our trip to Coorg was coming to an end. Now, it was back to Bangalore. On the way we visited the Nimishamba temple, off Mysore Bangalore Highway.


As we were heading back , we encountered a huge pile up of traffic. Ah ..... reality creeps in!



This trip has given me some fond memories. Somewhere , all these memories are etched in the most indelible state of my mind ....... Somewhere ......... the term "Coorg" would no longer just evoke " a place I've heard off "feeling , it would infact evoke, "Oh ... I ve been there and it was awesome" feeling. It was a memorable trip and yeah due credits to all the folks who just let it be that way. :-)


2 comments:

chitra said...

At last..finally...let the credits roll (drumbeats and thunderous applause)!

Kiran said...

Wow..thats a cool way of putting the entire story dude,.. I cud have never summarized it soo well.. :):)