Scenic, Serene, Sublime….
It was all of it and more. We have been planning to travel Odisha for a long time now. The last time around, the plans were truncated due to 26/11 and it took this long to get back at it.
Boy, are we glad….. The smiles on our faces are still intact, even after almost a week post return (one can argue its due to the overdose of selfies perhaps:))
We knew about it months ago and decided to make the best of it. My cousin was to get engaged at Hassan and it was a perfect alibi to visit the nearby Sakleshpur, which we have been planning to for quite a while, but just couldn’t with family and all at Hassan and nearby places.
We decided to leave a couple of days earlier as the event was on a Sunday, get in to one of the many home stays in there and explore the area.
As usual, the better half does the rest – books the stay and some of the other members of the family get to know about the plan and decide to join in.
We visited Kadle, Kumta during one of our team outbound activities. We were a group of 12 people and hence had to look for a place that could accommodate such a big group. Through one of our colleagues, we came to know about this place. We drove from Bangalore to Kumta and after around 7-8 hrs of drive, we reached Kadle. After a long but enjoyable trip with friends what struck me once we entered the homestay where we were put up was the lush surroundings.