Keretonnur…a travelogue

Tonnur Kere …a beautiful lake….supposed to be built by ramanujacharya…there is an idol of him getting made too…on the tank bund…

Between the two hills a bund …now an eternal lake …

It hasn't ever dried…monsoons or no monsoons..

As an young girl I went there with my dad…don't remember much though ..

But when Minnie was 6-7 we had gone there..& that year soooo much of rains…it had overflowed..

It was water everywhere..& Minnie spent a lot of time ..under a tiny waterfall by the roadside…

Through the drive…landscape is lovely

 

 

We stop by to just take in the rural sights…

And the train passes by…

For me…a moving train against the backdrop of paddy or any field..is the most beautiful frame

 

Modernisation has slowly but surely crept into our villages…a positive sign..

We see a son ,come on his bike & pick up his mom..who was returning from fieldwork…

Earlier she would have walked all the way home

 

 

As we reach near the lake….landscape changes..rocks & more rocks…which explains the Trekkers around

 

Standing …facing the lake …feeling the cool afternoon breeze..& watching the tiny waves & ripple…you feel really good..

Sunday crowd is there..families…cyclists..Trekkers…

But for once you don't mind the crowd around you

 

 

 

 

Met 3 youngsters…cyclists ..all the way from Mysore …

 

 

A mom & daughter ..praying at a tiny temple…

Sit on a bench & just watch the world go by…

Someone is fishing…

Someone else is swimming( although it is banned!)

Couples getting cozy on faraway rocks…

Some busy taking pics..

Some trekking ..

Or some like me… Just doing nothing…just a right place for

Sun..breeze…sand…water….

And not to forget the water birds….

 

As we get inside our car…I look back…& see those solid rocks…from a bygone era…

Watching us go…

And I think to myself…

How many people they would have seen….

So many stories…they must be knowing….

 

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