A Tra’Village’ – Farmhouse visit.


mysore, nanjangud, farmhouse, srirangapatna,  darya daulat bagh, summer palace

This is not a full-fledged travelogue, but a small collection of photos from a weekend trip. Put up to capture some memories from a recent village visit.

Last Sunday (24th Jan 2010) we visited a farm-house owned by a relative of one of Sangeetha’s colleagues. We were accompanied by another colleague of her’s from the UK who was visiting Bangalore. The farm-house is located in a 30 acre property, near a small village adjacent to a forest corridor.

We had to drive through Mysore, take the road to Nanjangud and drive into the interiors to reach the farm.

Total distance covered that day, to and from Old-Airport road, was 374kms.

Route…

Started from Bangalore at around 6.30am and reached Kamat Lokaruchi for breakfast.

Tiger!

Shopping for sweets…

I had to stop for a few minutes at around 10am to make a few phone calls. Stopped at the Darya-daulat bagh palace in Srirangapatna and while I was on the phone, the ladies went ahead to check out the palace…

Some flower pics from the Darya-daulat bagh gardens…

Drove through Mysore and took the deviation from Nanjangud road…

As we drove into the interiors, we came across a lot of colorful birds…

One of the several villages we drove though…

Honk Honk… Hooonnnnkkkk ! One for the sheep and two for the old man!

Harvested sugarcane being loaded onto a tractor…

Imli !

Now I know how to use a sugarcane to bring down imli…

Imli break…

Rural traffic…

Reached the farm to a warm welcome…

Natural symmetry!

Figs!

3 stages – Tender coconut, Coconut and Copra…

A General Electric fridge dating back to the 60s or 70s.

A nice place to wind down and relax…

This is Jedi. His mate had been taken away by a leopard a few days ago…

Interesting curios…

More pix…

A machan, to relax with a glass of wine…

A funnel web…

Sapotas…

We could see the Chamundi hills at a distance through the haze…

A wild berry…

Butterfly, pausing for a rest…

Xing…





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