A little cute-as-a-button school girl told us about this place when we were near a water falls earlier today. About 40 kms from Madikeri, this was the first time my parents and I saw this place. There are some mean mountains here, the kind that will be a joy to climb. Imagine a place as filled with bird songs, pure air, feisty winds, and endless mountains till the eyes can see, whichever direction you look! Then imagine having that entire place all to yourself without another soul in sight!
No broken beer bottles, no cigarette butts, no Frooti tetra packs, no human beings!
And people ask me why I am obsessed about mountains and why I fall in love with my district over and over and over again!!
Women walk back to their house after working in the fields. Isolated they are, but there is electricity and satellite television. There are much more very severely isolated villages hardly an hour out of Madikeri.
(the picture is in very low res and is no where close to how gorgeous it was)
Aside; I don't remember the last time it was so quiet that I was able to hear the flapping of a bird's wings when it soared higher and higher against the setting sky. Today I did. The bird flew up and away. I wished I was there alongside it.