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Road trip around  2000kms and the best part was I did it with my Mom & Dad. #Memories #Love

Udipi -Malpe Beach & Kapu Beach


Karnataka has got so much to offer -one of the most beautiful state in the whole of India.

On Day 3 of our trip we headed to our next destination -- Udupi known for it's temples and beautiful beaches and what a ride through beautiful western ghats.

We were staying right at the Malpe Beach - A very beautiful beach which gets even more beautiful during sunset...It's a sight to experience during sunset families,couples,children playing,vendors selling local stuff..Something to experience for sure.

Not far from Udupi if you go around 20-25 kms towards Mangalore you get to experience Kapu Beach which is also a very peaceful beach and very clean also.You have a lighthouse which gets open in the evening and from there you can get panoramic views of the ocean.

Mysore & Madikeri

 

It was not just another trip for me - It was a road trip with the two most important people of my life - Mom and Dad. I really wanted them to be part of this trip so that we can connect at a level that is closest to me – travelling. The trip started with the beautiful city Mysore -Peaceful, lovely and clean. We were swept away by the magnificent Mysore Palace ,the very spiritual RanganathaSwamy Temple, Chamundeshwari temple which has lot of significance in Hindu mythology , St.Philomena Church known for Neo gothic Architecture. We traveled, laughed, Shopped and ate the best South Indian food. Our Next stop was Madikeri -with a stop at Namdroling Monastery at Kushalnagar-realting to Buddhism religion one of the purest in world so I took my Mom & Dad there and we just sat for hours in Peace. The day came to an end by reaching our destination Madikeri-Silver Brook Homestay.

 

ShravanBelaGola

 

Shravanabelagola is a city located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in Karnataka and is 158 km from Bangalore. The statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Śravaṇa Beḷgoḷa is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain monk and assumed an ascetic life style.

This place holds great religious value for Jains so it became a must visit for us and for Mom & Dad it was like a must visit and they did it.They both climbed 650 stairs without any help...Not easy when you are 50 + age but Faith In God keeps you going...Just to see God they pushed themselves ..What a moment it was...me on the other hand...Felt proud..Happy to share that moment with my parents!!!!

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