Endless clicking on a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg and back

A week back, a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg and back proved to be more colourful than I had imagined. I travelled with my family on an SUV and unlike on earlier travels I had my precious DSLR camera for company. Seated on the backseat and near the window, this time I thought I would do more than just watch the world go by. I kept clicking. To many the idea may sound crazy but I revelled with this new found pastime. The car was travelling quite fast and most of the shots were out of focus or got blurred. Still there was a sizeable number of them that were quite publish-worthy.

I was awestruck with some of the rock formations:


The lush green fields and greenery were a tonic for the eye:

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The roads were lined with a lot of colourful houses. Parrot green seemed to be a favourite colour with many. Houses in neon hues that would have been an eyesore in the urban landscape stood out brilliantly on the countryside.

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While some of the shopping centres were bustling with activity many others were waiting to be occupied.

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Every now and then I could spot a shrine done in bright colours.

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I was impressed with some of the building designs.

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Thanks to a stopover at Mysore, I got the opportunity to soak in the Dasara celebrations although for a short period.


The palace looked ethereal when illuminated. Sadly, my hands were full and I couldn’t capture that moment. However I got to click the illuminated arch at the Dasara exhibition and spent a lot of time at a stall selling Dasara dolls.


Dasara dolls on display at a stall in the exhibition:

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A bird’s eye view of Mysore from the hotel window:


After an early morning breakfast of rava onion dosa, we were off to Coorg.


There were more colourful captures on my way to Coorg and on the return journey. I particularly took a fancy to this novel toilet :


I loved this picture of a grazing pony:


Here a derelict edifice stands amidst wild growth and begs for attention:


There were many of these artistic bus stops on the highway. Some of them were vandalized.


I am looking forward to more road trips and better clicks 🙂



See also:

Dasara Doll Festival – I


Dasara Doll Festival – II


3 thoughts on “Endless clicking on a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg and back

  1. Pingback: A holiday in idyllic Coorg | Potpourri

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