Since there is nothing really happening happening in my life now, I thought why not just cherish some past moments for now. So here is one of them.
This was on 15th August 2008 during our training days in the mysore campus, when me, S, V and J were bored that we had nothing better to do with 3 holidays in hand, so we planned for a trip somewhere, so Mangalore it was, as we had heard a lot of its beauty and all. So we started from our hostels only to find people at the gate singing the national anthem, and we instantly showed our patriotism participating in it. Then we set out and took a bus to Mysore City. We were quite late to take a bus for a 1 day trip, and so postponed it to the next day. Meanwhile, we visited the Maharaja Palace, did some shopping at some Mall where some RJs were organizing some cool contests and we won ;), and then went to the Chamundeshwari Hills. Spent the whole day exploring the place and it was so much fun travelling, shopping, chatting and also silently sitting with friends. Had dinner and came back to campus.
We were all set the next day and started early after having breakfast at the FC1; we took a bus to the city again, and went on asking for buses to Mangalore. We were surprised to find that it’s a cool 8 hours journey.. LOL.. Then we found a bus driver shouting Ooty, and we looked at each other and ran to board it and were happy its just 5 hours away. Initially felt bored but as the bus left Mysore, and we came across some villages and some greenery around, we got all excited. Half way later when it stopped at a small stop, we were surprised the language spoken was not kannada, found out that it was tamil and we were actually in an other state. Well, we were so poor at geography, and we did not know Ooty was not in Karnataka.. LOL again.. We were like its ok; let’s continue since we have come this far anyway. So we reached at around 1, and had lunch, roamed around the bus and train station, clicked pictures all along, played on the tracks, did some shopping there, I bought some homemade chocolates and a lovely scarf. The weather was quite nice, and we just roamed for few hours in the gallis there, and also had garam coffee in the drizzle. You would have guessed by now that we did not have enough money with us, so we found a bus back at 4. Reached Mysore by 9 or 10 I guess and were quite late to the campus. Luckily we still had the Ooty tickets with us, and the guard allowed us in.
We were like PHEW !!, and decided to plan any trip in advance, but we did love that unplanned silly journey. To this day, we laugh when anyone mentions Ooty and say yeah, we went there to have coffee… 😀