Just digressing off my usual small travel group, I did a solo trip to be with myself and try to blend into the universe. The latter didn't happen though. But what I did find was the lack of group talk really gives enough time to meet the quality I always yearn for in all my travels. The freedom to choose an itinerary, chuck it, change plans or just chill.
Biccod is a village off the state highway, 12 kilometers from Belur, Karnataka. After the early monsoon showers, the fields in this area brighten up.
|Sunflower fields on the way to Halebidu|
My personal favorite in all of this trip is still the sunflower fields on the road to Halebidu. Belur and Halebidu are cultural hubs and well connected for the tourists. But you can always choose to take a rickshaw and stopover anywhere to just chill on the road, take pictures, walk around aimlessly trespassing somebody's sunflower field. Does real things to you.
Pumpkin climberThe concept of of big fat fruit like pumpkin growing in a creeper sometimes didn't make sense to me, though mostly it is convincing to lie safe on the ground with all that weight. But these guys in Biccod country like to force this climber up a fence let the heavy pumpkin ripen and hang down. Do you see the little green semi ripe pumpkins up this fence?