It was Dasara 2016 and our college gates are closed for the next 10 days. So,what was our plan? Prepared for the exam? No, instead we packed our bags to Scotland of India.
DIGGING DEEP :
WHY MADIKERI FOR DASARA?
Folklore has it that the people of Madikeri suffered from a disease many years ago. The King of Madikeri then decided to start Mariamma festival. Then on, the Mariamma festival is said to have been celebrated. The festival starts the day after Mahalaya Amavasya. Hence Dasara starts off with four Karagas. Also, the crowd here is less compared to Mysore. It is the second-most famous Dasara Festival in India after Mysore Dasara.
ITINERARY FOR THE DAY: Bangalore- Kushalnagar
DISTANCE COVERED: 250 KMS
We are totally six in number Myself, one from Yeshwantpur (Erram), one from Goa (Aaron), three from Mangalore (Gavin, Sumanth, Lester). We planned to leave Bangalore at first light. Except the one living in Yeshwantpur all were living close to each other. I was ready and waiting for my friends. They came around 6 A.M. to my place and left to Yeshwantpur around 7 A.M. This time it was not zoomcar but my friend’s Swift. We had our breakfast on our way and reached friend’s place around 8:30 A.M. We spent some time at his place because his mom was preparing Biryani for our lunch. We left his place and started our drive to Kushalnagar. We took NH 275. Then, around 1 P.M. we stopped the car to have our lunch. The biryani was so good and made us speechless!