India · 9 Days · 59 Moments · February 2016

Karwar and Shirdi - Feb 27 to Mar 6, 2016

6 March 2016

Home!!!! Nothing beats Kaveri water..
Start again..
Super short break at Kamat for Sprite. Scratch that off. No Sprite in Kamat. Settling for tender coconut.
Heading towards BLR post awesome dose..
Davanahere benne masala dose !!! Finally some authentic benne dose. Insatiable, getting another one..
Tea stop, Mundgod. Yummy tea indeed.
Stopped for coffee and temple nearby..Masthi Katta.
Back towards Bangalore. Started at 5AM.

5 March 2016

Mahadev, Ganesh temple and UK Pickles..
Datha temple..

4 March 2016

Back home after a long of shopping..
Mela and Shopping time..
Going back home..
Durga temple where Shivaji used to pray...
Great sleep yesterday. Back to Udupi Cafe for breakfast. Super hot climate 😕😕 Hot buns are super yummy.

3 March 2016

Back home!! It was an amazing trip.
Driving again post great lunch..
Lunch time. Vithal Kamats, Kini. My first encounter with free wifi. Its slow but works.
Started back towards Karwar..
Reached Balaji Temple. Huge temple and lovely idols of Balaji and Venugopal.
Leaving towards Narayanapura to visit Balaji Temple. Its a hot day and a long drive.
Tea time in the adjacent hotel to Yashraj Lodge. Sweet sambar was yuk 😁😁
Have a peaceful sleep and woke up for a super hot water shower and to see Ford in front of the lodge.
Reached accommodation finally..Yashraj Lodge

2 March 2016

Terrible hotel to stay. Skipping Ahmednagar and moving towards Pune.
Leaving from Shani Shignapur. Towards Ahmednagar to halt for the day.
A nice temple where I reckon the "Belief" works alongside side with stars. We offer our own pooja. There is no priest. Out of temple now.
Heading towards Shani Shiganapur - A town with no doors on houses.
Reached Shirdi..
Leaving Shirdi. Its a great place, had ample darshana but couldn't wait for aarthi time. Fransis says its not a good idea to wait for next day early morning aarthi, being Thursday, considering long queue and Sam with us. Dhuni and Dwarkamai are must to see. Canteen coffee/Tea is 2 rs only and it was worth it. Cameras, phones and carry bags are not allowed inside the temple. Period. Shirdi is a place to seek forgiveness and also a place to forget linguistic knowledge. None of the boards in English were correct 😁😁.
Not so good breakfast at Hotel Sairath between Shirur and Supe. Got the famous Lonavala Chikki..
Starting towards Shirdi. Had a nice sleep..

1 March 2016

Dinner at Hotel Panchami, Kedagaon.
Night stay at Hotel Samrat..booked the rooms and heading outside for dinner.
Started again.. 350kms to destination from here. ETA 0030 hours. And it has started to rain..
Quick stop for tea and chilli pakoda..turns out to be the worst pakoda ever 😩😩😩
Lunch time. Hotel Kaveri near to Nippani. Jackie and Sam are pals now..
Another view point..
Kadra dam viewpoint. Quick stop..
A super quick stop at vatmarga temple..
Started post breakfast..
Breakfast already 😂😂
Starting to Shirdi..

29 February 2016

Visiting the oldest doctor in Karwar. Stomach ache 😕😕 Old school type doctor. Gave unwrapped pills for gastric suspicion.
Visited near by Baba Temple post dropping Appa to his office..

28 February 2016

Chats time..
Another visit to the beach. Wonderful breeze and noisy shore..
Visit to Aquarium..
Walk amidst Sunday market... Super hot weather !!

27 February 2016

Back home, relaxing 😕😕
Surprise visit to Appa's office. Visited a near by closed temple..
Chats time !!!
Tagore beach.. Sam is loving the beach walk..
Reached Karwar !!
Yellapur. Stopped to munch something and give a break to my car..
Started from durga heading towards Davangere
Breakfast at New Mysore Caffe Hotel..
Stopped for pictures.. Entering Durga..
Starting from home. Destination Karwar.