Snapshots of homeland road trips
Very few of my travels have been road trips. There's a set of people who totally travel oly to drive and be on the road. Sometimes this is only a mental state especially while driving in India, for, more often than not, the bad state of highways can make driving more strenuous than a pleasure.
Shot on the state highway around Coorg. The road is clear, not well tarred or maintained, yet helps those who fight the bumper-to-bumper traffic in Bangalore.
My road trip across Karnataka in October 2008 was totally unplanned. We intended to drive from Bangalore to Kannur in Kerala and ended up doing Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg-Mangalore-Gokarna-Bangalore.
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The drive from Mangalore to Gokarna, though the villages of Karnataka was memorable. Speed breakers are none other than our own Kurigalu Saar (sheep, sir!)
|State highway near Haveri|
East Coast Road, India
East Coast Road connects Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram. Well, it definitely connects Chennai too. The trip was great. I vaguely remember driving at 140 kilometers per hour and taking picture of the speed-o-meter.
|Overloaded tractors in Rajastan|
Goa. Ofcourse, Goa had to take a place in my blog post. Speeding rented cars across this well maintained bridge was a good experience for the tourists who lost their way :-) I have no clue where in Panjim this bridge is located!