Karighatta drive

A cloudy morning…took a detour on bangalore Mysore Road…

And drove up this beautiful hillock..,

Had been seeing for a long time …

The winding roads up the hill..with green shrubs ..& tall green grass…(locally called dharbe used for a ritual…& makes nice fodder too)

As you drive higher & higher…on a cloudy day…the floating clouds caress you…

Make sure you sit with your car windows open…

The scent of the hills is different ….

The temple is the abode for Vishnu ..

He is called as bairaagi Vishnu …

Bairaagi is mendicant meaning a person who begs…although I never felt so…

Mythology says…it could have been a part of Ramayana ..

History says…Britishers had their watch point here…before attacking Tippu sultan …
It is a great de stressing point…

Park your car..visit the temple..& with a cuppa just sit …watch the world go by from top..see those butterflies…lots of them …

Listen to the wind…see the floating clouds…

Song birds for company…

Watch the young couples romancing!

And the rivers…a mosque like structures where tippus last remains are there…

As you drive downhill …& join the main road…

Like me I’m sure you will say to yourself..

I’m going to come back here…

From top….tippus resting place..lokpavani river..sadly not a droptall grass cover the hills

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Lush green all over

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Some climb all the way up..420 steps

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Inside the sanatorium…only silence

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God vishnu

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