Friday 21-Mar-08, evening we started from Mysore after finishing up with our Dinner @ HOLI’s eve। Bus was at 11:00 PM, we were afraid to miss the bus as we got late in dinner and started about 10:40PM from home. Luckily, we managed to get the bus and started for Mangalore. A big surprise was waiting for us on the way. When we hit the Mysore- Mangalore high way, we came to know about the condition of road. Mangalore is about 300 KMs from Mysore and we hardly found even a patch of 5 KMs, which was even in a little good condition. Entire high way is broken and taking last breathes. Soon we got one more surprise in terms of rain without a season. Finally after having a good exercise of body and intestines we reached Mangalore about 7:30 AM. We took two rooms in a Hotel named Hotel Anugrah, a decent and economic one, just close to KSRTC bas stand. Till this time rain got some more speed. We had already booked a cab there so the driver was at hotel at given time.
Day Second 23-Mar-08: Even now rain was playing the game of hide and seek with us. Finally we started at 9:30AM and first we went to a Shiva Temple in city itself and then for breakfast. This time it was a famous restaurant “TAJ RESTAURANT”. Though it was a famous one we did not find it so worth. Then we went to “Tanneer Bhavi”. There is a plate form made of stones of about 50-60 feet’s in Side Sea. It is a thrill to walk on this, but we did not try this thrill. This is the beach best suitable for swimming and a number of people were enjoying this. Still it was drizzling but soon it took and speed and we had to take a shelter in a tea shop. Then we headed towards "Pannambur Beach". Again, it a dangerous beach for swimming. This is in lime light as few days back a ship got sunk in sea and waves threw it quite close to sea shore. We can see this ship clearly from the sea shore. Now it was lunch time and we had our lunch again a well known place Hotel Srinivas. Here food was ok and we had north Indian food here.
I am sure none of us would like remember Mysore-Mangalore high way at all। I would like to point out few things I / we noticed there.
1। Architecture of temples is different that I have seen so far in South India.
2. City is clean, advanced, cultured and progressing fast. It has good infrastructure for basic facilities.
Some Good Restaurants and Hotels:
Sun Shine à (R): Adi- Udupi Ph- 0820-2536585 and 3256312
Hotel Srinivas à (R/H): Mangalore Ph: 0824-2440062 http://www.srinivashotel.com/
Trip Members: Me, Nishu (Hamri Begum Saahiba ), Vaibhav and Abhijeet