"You look at where you're going
and where you are and it never makes sense,
but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge.
— Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values)
Kolar, otherwise known for the gold fields has rich history, have been ruled by the Gangas, Cholas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar kings. The area consists of many beautiful temples, One among them is the Kolaramma temple dedicated to Goddess Durga
A Friday ritual with women lighting lamps made out of inverted squeezed lime rind
Cholan inscription dated to the reign of Rajendra Chola (1012-1045 AD)
We make the 180 kms journey to Hogenakkal falls only to see that it closed due to a drowning incident. Some how don't feel like taking the coracle ride deep down the river. Instead spend some time around and make a swift return to Bangalore
On an extremely cold evening, we headed to the St. Kilda's Beach to spot the famed pygmy sized penguins. A crowed beach in summer, but on a cold evening it wore a deserted look.
The penguins-extremely shy venture out into the sea under the cover of darkness, and during the day nestle in among the rocks and are tough to find. Volunteer with blue torch in hand help the tourist to spot the hidden penguin and goad tourist to avoid flash photograph. This is what I could get without flash -thanks to Photoshop.