Friday, May 02, 2008

One More Time to Somnathpur

May 1st being a holiday here and i dont want to spend it sitting in front of my TV box ( though i love to do it ) , I gathered couple of my friends and started my one day trip to somnathpur in my Indica... I have been to this place already 5 years back.. when i was fresh out of college and enjoying my bachelor life with my friends i had been there.. but this time after 7 years since my graduation and 4 years after my marriage , i got a temporary break from my family life ( my wife & kid were in my native ) i got a chance to go around with friends. I started from kemp-fort , airport road , picked up my friend at domlur and went towards BTM where another guy joined us near the Udupi garden junction. then we fueled up my car in BTM and started my long drive.. from BTM we went through Banashankari , catched the Kanaka pura road ( the worst road to travel when you are in a long drive ) and headed towards somnathpur.. we had a couple of drinks break ( real drinks:-) ) & a lunch halt in malavalli and continued our journey... on the way we crossed mekhedhat , siva samudram , thalakad ( jus deviations from the main road ) and then finally reached somnathpur.. our total travel time was around 4 hours including the breaks.. the only foolish thing we did was that we start late in the morning after 11 a.m which made us to reach the destination around 4:30 in somnathpur.. we spent couple of hours in the historical place , enjoyed the fine art work ( hard work actually ).. then started the return trip.. while coming back we didn't want to take the risk of driving in the kanakapura road again.. so we enquired a bit and then took the mandya road to join the mysore-bangalore highway ( NH29 )which was too good and our drive was splendid.. we reached home back quickly too.. had our dinner in Adayar Ananda bavan in BTM dropped my friends and went home and had a nice sleep.. and now i m bak in office.. :-)