6.00am I am on my way to Majestic bus station. I got my bus at 7.30. I planned to stay at Belur for one day and then chikmaglur.I was searching for KSRTC Airawat, as in my head I had booked AC bus. Finally somehow I realised that it's non AC and I am waiting somewhere else. I was disappointed how I missed to make a note of it. But it was good that I booked it online as it was almost full.its going to be around 5hrs journey. I was really happy that I am doing something instead just sitting back home. This Diwali I wanted to make it different. Bangalore to belur, if you want to do a road trip surely do it. It will not disappoint you.
I and my fellow passenger just started talking after a while and got to know that she was from chikmaglur only.when I told her that I am going alone,she was quite surprised because for me I have seen so many people travelling alone.Actually yeah until then I was in her position.
Around 1 I reached at Belur bus stand. from there I took auto.Talking to auto guys is the one thing I hate here.They try to chat you even if you know their language/distance or not, just doesn't matter.
I reached at my hotel, it was a decent one as I had done my booking last minute I was little wary about it. Hotel is the most important part if you go alone especially for a female traveller.
So my plan for this whole trip actually is to do nothing and just relax. I didn't want to go to every touristy places. May be I find joy in missing out as opposed to FOMO.
Receptionist was helpful, he got me arranged the auto to belur temple.The chennakeshwara temple is World heritage site. It was built in around 12th century by Hoysala dynasty.It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.It took around 100 years to build this temple.If you look at the gravity of it for all the heritage buildings people took so many years build one particular monument and that's how they perfected their art.generations after generations were doing the same work.but today's scenario everything has become so fast that we are forgetting consistency in doing one thing can lead to a marvellous thing. But somewhere we are losing the patience in life.just few days back everybody was eagerly waiting for the Ayodhya verdict. I felt why can't this judgement be on humanity's side irrespective of religion. When can we go beyond these things to give and accept solutions. Why can't we build something which can be beneficial for the humanity as whole.So the same piece of land will unite people and not divide them further. Of course it is going to take time. Let's just be positive about it.
I was glad that it wasn't that crowded although it was a holiday. So I just picked up a spot and sat there observing the surrounding and temple itself. And yeah observing people as well, has become my favorite pass time over the time. And now people clicking photos/selfies is actually so much fun to watch.