I am not a very big fan of long travelling. Most of the time I used to travel half-dead taking a nap on my journey, missing the beautiful and pleasing views on the way. But from the time since I have tried to make friends with my pen, I decided to experience the inside-out of travelling. Last week I went to drop my brother off at his college in Bidadi, Karnataka. After that, there was a plan for travelling down to Perambalur, Tamil Nadu. So this time I thought of skipping the nap portion and started preparing to jot down whatever I see and experience in my journey. I believed that it might be useful.
It was going to be a long journey of approximately 9 hours by bus. The railway track ends before reaching my destination, which leaves me with no other option but to travel by bus. I started my journey, with a goal to experience something or anything, from Mysore Road Satellite Bus stand. There were no rushes for getting a bus, as I booked my ticket online in the morning. The bus started exactly at 12:00 noon. It was going to be a back-breaking journey under the scorching sun. Usually I used to travel at night time but this time only I decided to go for a day journey. However, as it started, a cold breeze coming through the window gave me some sort of comfort and helped me to refresh myself for a while. Mid-noon and on a working day, it was a steady and slow start in the traffic. People were seen all over the place in all directions starting from public buses and autos to their personal bikes and cars.
As it started to move on, a little further from the city, a breathtaking view of big rocky hills on the sides of the road, stole the scene. I was out of words on seeing those big structures. Furthermore, when moving deep into the way, I came across an eye-catching part of coconut trees growing horizontally and vertically on both sides of the road. It was grown in a straight line from start to end. Organised so perfectly, it looks as if people were standing to welcome us, some were straight and some bending on the top but in the same way. There were small houses and hut silently between the coconut trees. It just seems that they were searching for peace away from the city. It should be a nice place to spend a long and hot afternoon under the shade of these coconut trees, drinking coconut water. But in the night, the view was slightly changed with a lonely light hanging down from the roof making the surrounding a little visible, between the tall and big coconut trees. It was silent but a little haunted.
As the journey continued, small and big temples both were seen in every corner of the road, which was quite an amazing thing to see. Tamil Nadu actually is very famous for temples. And it was the proof. Adding beauty in the scene were the ladies and old women selling a variety of flowers. And not only flowers we can see but there were Fruits, Candles and varieties of Incenses too, selling in front of the temple.
Whenever the bus stops, people were rushing up for seats, throwing up bags and handkerchief from the windows, as if they were booking a seat
As the sun gets lower, day turning into night, lights started to glow in every street and in houses. There were small hotels and Dhabas preparing south Indian food under the lights. It was a nice time to see them preparing Dosas and Idlis, of course they were experts in doing it. Slowly as it was nearing the end of my journey, I summed it all together from the start to end. And it was really an amazing and good experience to feel the journey.
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