Kalhatti Festival

I had traveled by road in my Santro from Pune to Chikmagalur, the land of the younger daughter. The drive had been one that I had enjoyed completely, especially between Kolhapur to Shimoga with all the greenery of the paddy fields. There were many boards with the tourist map of Karnataka placed intermittently through the route. I found these were very helpful in terms of determining direction and also building onto my travel itinerary.


I was heading towards Dudhsagar from  Londa station by the Amravati Express which was a good one hour late. I had to kill time somehow as the idea of spending an hour in the small station was not very interesting. To add to it I had a bag  that was heavy and the thought of lugging it to Dudhsagar in the rains turned me off. We had planned for some hiking and trekking till the base of the falls. Though Londa station is a junction it didn’t have any cloak room facility….