In the morning after breakfast we bought some chocolate and tea. These are two other things for which Coorg is known. So don't forget to taste it.
We headed to Dubaree elephant camp in an auto as per our plan. Two of my friends said that they had to take money from the ATM because they were running in cash.So we stopped at an ATM,
Meanwhile, a friend of mine and I talked to the auto driver about the buses we had to take to reach Mangalore and its timing.Then I thought it would be a little long continuous journey, so it would be better that I take some cash with me for security.
After that we came back to auto....
Challoo bhaiya ! Jaldii!!!
I sat on the edge of the seat and thought of taking my phone from my pocket, I found my pocket was empty, I checked the other side, I got my phone in the other but my purse was missing.
I yelled; rukoo bhaiya ,rukoo !! Ek min ruko!!!
He took the auto to the side and we looked everywhere but there was no trace of the purse, he said that I may have left it at the ATM.But i remember clearly, I put it in my pocket after coming out of the atm. So immediately he took us back to the same place and we checked there , but no!!! It was not there. We started asking every shopkeeper nearby but no sign was found.
Then auto wale uncle ka dimaag Chaala and he told us to go bank and request manager to show the CCTV footage. I wasn't sure if they would allow us to see the footage. All this things were first time for me and my friend also, So we did not know what to do in such a situation. With lots of thing running in our mind ,we went inside and my friend she asked the manager for the same. He asked us some questions ,I don't remember exactly what he asked but he agreed to show us footage. But lots of people were there on queue with their bank account book. So we had to wait till the last person , and it took so much time. After waiting for more than an hour he took us to computer room, but unfortunately only the camera inside the ATM was working , the other camera outside the ATM was out of function. We came outside the bank and sat there and thought what to do next. And luckily there was a shop having cctv and we asked for the footage from him, it was his goodness that he showed us the footage,
and he also suggested us to go police station and registered a complaint about it. Because in this era we cannot believe anyone. we had not ever been to police station, This was our first time and we were very excited rahter than sad. We met a lady constable and she asked us about our complaint , and she also served us water and was telling us to not to worry and inspector would come in a minute. After sometime inspector came and we told him about the incident , he told us to write a application and told to call the bank branch to block the ATM. When we called the bank branch , the lady was talking to us in malayalam and couldn't understand what we were saying and she cut the call. Inspector gave the request to one SI and told him to register the complaint. Meanwhile everyone was busy in their work and we got to see the jail , which we have seen only in movies and serial. It was already 2:00 pm and now we did not have time to go anywhere and thought to take a bus to Mangalore directly and if we got some time in Mangalore, would decide to explore there some.
We wanted to see ELEPHANT ,
But we saw CCTV FOOTAGE,
We wanted to go Madikeri hill station
But we reached police station,
I won't say that it ruined our plan but it made our trip more adventurous and unplanned. And we got to learned many things , yah it cost me my identity cards, ATM card, but it gave me a memories to cheerish for the lifetime.
Our bus to managlore reached station at 4pm and it was quite long wait. we boarded the bus and we sat on the front seats near the driver. There We met with one Kashmiri uncle and we talked about our journey. We told him that next we had bus from manglaore to tvm at 7:30. When conductor came to ask for the ticket , We asked him when the bus would reach Bangalore??
conductor said : after 8:00pm . And this few words were like dropping a nuclear bomb at Hiroshima to us. We asked him again , but his answer was same.
We try to talk to driver but our luck was so good that day , driver did not know a single hindi word. So we talked to him by doing actions. Lol!!! . And he was saying "after 8 ,after 8 " . We requested him to drive fast so that we reached there by 7:30 and he was showing with all his finger that it is not possible.
We were left with only choice, we called the bus agency, and we asked them to wait for us till 8. But that was kind of joke , isn't it. How could we expect that they will wait for us till 8:00. This did not work . So we had to look for another option. And bus driver was also trying his best to drop us as soon as fastly. it was best decision to sit in front seat, and we were also enjoying the full enthusiasm of western ghat.
humein toh samandaroon ne Bulaya thi
Lekin Dil Ko lehrey itni pasaand na aayi
Ki Dil bhi wahi py aa ky thaama
Jahaan pahadoon ki unchaayii thi
Next stop _
We decided to get down at next stop and change our bus boarding point to Kasaragod (Kerala).
We took taxi from sullia To Kasaragod ,it cost us bit more but was one most adventurous and memorable trip . The cab driver drove so fastly and we reached Kasaragod 1hr before the bus. We went to one restaurant and had our dinner there came outside for a night walk . After an hour bus reached we get into the bus.
2019 ka ekk masthh trip
Here we lost, we missed
But we gain , and got back so much memory to cheerish always. I am writing this after almost an one year , because the trip was of Jan 2k19 , but still all the memories are still Vivid, clear and transparent as glass.