the long short cut to kanakpura road via banerghatta, courtesy sathish!
up we go!
amol, venkat and sathish in the distance coming up the hill
some rough patches - sathish "kruzenaswamy" going really slow in these parts
group shot - but it's difficult to get everyone to pose at the same time!
one more try
this is much easier :-)
after the rough patch, a nice road again!
we finally reach jayaram's canteen!
but it's too late - breakfast is over! dang - we should have informed jayaram!
we head to vasu's
for a round of breakfast
amol and i strike a pose while waiting
hmm... mera breakfast kab milega...
after kanakpura, at maralvadi
ann and vinay check out the silk worms
warm in my cocoon!
the source of silk
cocoons ready to be picked
women picking the cocoon off the mesh
silk at my feet
women separating the bad from the good
on the day
the long road ahead
no vinay, that is not the way we're going!
stop at a temple for some oota, no sign of lunch yet!
first flat of the trip - vinay's
customary self portrait
the heroes clicking away
amol wants to go ahead!
the man and his goat
sandeep settles down immediately
the school where we camped
early morning, time to leave
first stop already! idlis!
villagers quite amused with us
villagers having chai and smoking bidis
very close to anchetti
this is where i got grilled by all the villagers while waiting for the rest of the gang!
the climb from anchetti to denkanakottai - nice break at a shady spot
happy to be off the cycle for a while!
view from our shady spot
well settled... do we have to go?
lunch! shankar's cafe just in time for lunch!
enjoying his lunch!
reaching attibele around 430 pm in the evening - ice creams and juice to replenish
last stop at attibele. from here we head to sarjapur and then to silk board to end the trip ~ 200 kms done!