The old war horse! Our trusty Innova was getting a bit long in the tooth.
The Innova Crysta Z delivered in quick time for the trip.
Dramatis personae : Shail and Vijai celebrating forty eight years of togetherness
The trip focussed on temples, exotic locales, forests, mountain roads, coastal highways and catching up with friends and family
Sparks in the eye!
Happiness after our darshan of Lord Balaji at Tirumala!
Bangalore was vibrant, albeit crowded.
Chennai was a blast!!
XXIII NDA Course was at their "best" behaviour during their Southern Sojourn!
On to Shravanabelagola for a darshan of Bhagwan Bahubali
At 3.30 pm the afternoon sun blazed. A climb of the smooth dome-shaped hill is daunting. 650 steps carved in the granite rock of the hill do require some determination.
No looking back!
24 Tirthankaras in a chamber around the main statue
The Sharavati, flows over a tremendous chasm, 960 ft deep, with the water in four distinct falls. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft. Halfway down it is encountered by the Roarer, another fall. A third fall, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, moves quietly over the mountain side in a sheet of foam.
1400 steps from the viewpoint take you to the bottom of the hill where the waterfall can be seen at the opposite side.