So, the wanderlust tantalized by the Shivasamundram trip found me roaming around in yet another amazingly beautiful place this Sunday. And as always, I couldn’t resist putting the experience up on aS travel !
A bike trip to the Nandi hills, Karnataka.
It all was pretty randomly planned for me. At 10:45 pm I got to know about a bike trip being planned, at about 1 am I got the bike keys from Chaitanya.
And at 3:45 am, we 10 batch mates were on our way to the beautiful misty morning ahead. I so love these random escapades from those dry management classes!
I was told that we were going to capture the sunrise. Apparently all of us were biking ahead in the dead of the night imagining ourselves to be sitting on a cliff, watching a golden red sun rise in the distant horizon in the next few hours.
We did reach the hills before sunrise; only to find a long jam right in front of the entry gate. As always, my high expectations had ditched me!
It was very frustrating. Watching excited people stuck in a traffic jam while the sky kept on changing colors. Apparently the road ahead was too dangerous to be travelled in the dark.
Finally, the barricades were lifted! We vrooomed ahead to the hilly road. I again imagined myself on that damned cliff watching that already risen sun in the distant horizon.
And very few times in life you are pleasantly surprised by the gross deviation of reality from your expectations.
As we moved ahead, it all got mystically hazy! As if clouds were passing through our hands. It all was so white.
So flawlessly white. No sign of a Sun. And no need of a sun, for it was so beautiful already that we forgot why we were there in the first place.
I now let the photographs do the talking. And as I myself browse through them, I feel as if I am posting about a beautiful dream that I had this Sunday morning, right there in my cozy bed!
“Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.”
- Rupert Brooke