Someone has rightly said – ‘This entire planet is home. Staying in one city your whole life would be like never leaving the bedroom’.
One of the best time to travel is the festive season. The places flash the best of its beauty, culture and embellishments.
It was a Sunday morning and so I woke up late – 0930am in contrast to the daily start of 5 am. As a part of my first morning ritual (softer edition of ‘addiction’ ;-)), I peeped into my mobile. I saw my friend Masroora’s (my senior and a travel friend) message asking the plan for today. I replied her back mentioning have no plans yet, but we can decide one. She recommended for a place called Dharmasthala- 100 kms from Manipal. I was in no mood to go for a temple, that too without my black bull (My Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Black). And off course bus travel would take 3 hours which will only create disaster for me on uneven and ghat roads as I usually have motion sickness. I suggested her some places. But after a long search on the internet we decided to visit the Barkur village as it was nearby.
Barkur is an ancient village around 19 kms from Manipal (Karnataka) on the banks of river Seetha. It has many quaint monuments namely– Kathale Basadi and the Chowlikere Ganesh temple.