As part of my trip to my grandmother's place in Lakkavalli, I visited the Bhadra dam and some of the surrounding areas. One such area is the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.What a lot of people don't really know is that nearby villages are frequently invaded by wild elephants and leopards. The encounters with wildlife is very common, but for a city girl like me, it was fascinating. Therefore, I decided to explore the wild side of my native. As much as my grandmother and other relatives were against me going into the forest, my uncle made arrangements for me and proudly sent me.
After a nice train journey, I reached the town and headed straight to my grandmother's place. After the usual pleasantries, I bugged my older cousin brother to take me around and show me the dam. We rode all the way to the dam.
We then drove to my uncle's house which was less than a kilometer away and said hi to him and his family. We spent about half an hour then and began our drive back to Bangalore. It was getting dark soon and we had to reach before it became too late to drive. While I did enjoy night drives, the highways in these parts are not safe. And what's worse than these areas is the highway near Bangalore.