The Udupi farmhouse

Monsoons had set in along the coastal regions of Karnataka and to this, Padubelle, a small village in the temple town of Udupi was no exception.  The roads, trees and goats were awashed by the recent downpour. The bus dropped me off at Padubelle bus stop. As I turned around, across the road, I saw…

Biking alongside the pristine beaches of Udupi

Standing in the middle of a well-laid tar road that is recently washed by heavy downpour of rains, I look ahead. The road is flanked by palm trees, lean and tall to the right and to the left —are virgin beaches of Udupi.  Shrubs tucking behind palm trees, visible through the trunks, seems greener. No…

On a spiritual quest to Sringeri

Ganesh, my host in Udupi, decided that the 7.30 am bus will be right for the day’s plan to visit Sringeri, a hill town in Chikmagalur district and the site of first monastery of Adi Shankara. At 7.15 am, with just a few minutes left to catch the bus, I and Uncle ji, Ganesh’s father,…