Yesterday, I failed to notice that Pics of Sitamma Temple are missing in my post / links given. Here they are:
In the first Pic, we can see "Sage Valmiki, Sitamma, Lava & Kush" just above the entrance.
The view from the Temple. Avani village is seen to the right middle. Back-to-Bangalore Rush:
Left avani around lunch time. Crossing the 1st toll gate was under 30 seconds. This Toll is just after a few km once you join the NH (from Avani). Toll rate is Rs 94 (or 96) for multiple entry (Let us see how much Govt loots us, at the same toll gate one year from now
). I was driving around 80-ish speeds and in the left lane mostly and was enjoying a relaaaaaaaaaxed drive. But, I spent close to 10 minutes at the Toll-gate at Bangalore's East
entry point (what's that location ??). Every Lane was choking with unrulyg drivers trying to show their smartness. I let two vegetable trucks driven by #@$&%Grrrr drivers, ahead of me. Remember "do not wrestle a Pig blah blah blah" ?? Restaurants near Kolar:
Woodys near Kolar was my earlier option for meals. NOT ANYMORE
. Miayas Food-court, could be 3 to 5km before Woodys on the right side (as you are driving to Kolar). There is Adigas / Cafe Coffee Day just Opposite to Miayas Complex. BUT, the South Indian Lunch (Rs 170) at Miayas was simply delicious. My plate looked totally dry once I finished attacking food Stupid Drivers - Same Old Story :
After crossing Kolar, as expected, trucks and some passenger cars were slowing down other vehicles. Frequently, a 50-ish vehicle was overtaking another 50-ish vehicle for ALL ETERNITY. Another set of drivers "align up to overtake but do not commit --- the 8086 processor in their mind
takes a millennium to calculate the safe throttle pressure to achieve the maximum mileage of 50kpl by factoring in "the wind speed, road resistance, slope, rpm, load" etc. These drivers neither overtake nor give way Grrrrrr
. This WAS irritating.
Got bored of ALL THESE DRAMA and decided to do my "run-away" act
. Verna is very very good at this and loves it