They say, 'When you follow your passion, you discover yourself'.... And when a bunch of passionate guys meet, it's a travel saga in the making...Did I go overboard??? Let’s decide after you listen to me..
The trip which was initially supposed to be made by me and my buddy Chetan, was joined by two more wandering souls, Salman & Rohit. After all, what else can provide salvation to any wandering souls other than travelling itself!!
And how could not they join us for the trip? The plan was to trek through the hills of Gokarna and set our foot on the beautiful beaches of Kudle & Om and the more secluded ones Half Moon & Paradise. Our bed for the night's sleep had been arranged in a homestay set amongst farm full of Arecanut, coconut, Cashewnut, pepper etc. Far from the hustle & bustle, away from any form from of connectivity with outside world. Tropical cocktail isn't it???
Waiting for Salman to touch down in Bangalore from Mumbai 'he had made up his mind only at 3 in the afternoon...;)', the fourth soul Rohit ready with his guitar couldn’t hold up his excitement the entire day. We revved up our car engine at round 11 in the night, wishing to avoid the city traffic and also pick Salman up on our way from the airport.
And off we zoomed through some boring highways- yes! you heard it right, listening to various music frequencies of Beatles and Claptons… till we reached Bankapur and diverted away from NH into some narrow beautiful state highway passing through villages, forests and eventually touching the famed Western Ghats…