Monday, 17 November 2014

Long drive to Delhi - 26 : On highway to Kolhapur

Wherever you go, go with all your heart - Confucius

From Kanyakumari to Goa we moved along the western coast mostly on NH 17 that is Edapally-Panvel Road covering a distance of around 1200 km. This road has beautiful lush green scenes with twists & turns around hills which add to the charm. At times the road comes closer to the sea & in some places it moves away on to hills. Enjoyable ride but for the patchy narrow road & heavy traffic.

From Goa onwards in to Maharashtra the scene changes dramatically as 4 or 6 lane roads appear. NH 4 or Asian Highway 47 was  great change. What a relief! In Kerala roads get crowded due to towns close highways but in Maharashtra the agricultural fields can be seen. There is change in vegetation, dresses & food also.

Some snaps taken while entering into & coming out from Belgaum towards Kolhapur are given below. They are not in any particular sequence & hopefully you will like them.

On NH 4 to Kolhapur. Near the petrol pump in the orange-ish building there was a cafe & a bar. Both were in business at 10.30 in the morning!

Jungle Safari - about 20 km short of Belgaum town

Here we go on a 6-laner NH 4 or AH 47 - our 800 cc now seemed too small  

Clouds, hills & greenery 

Monsoon clouds & intermittent drizzle chased us

Occasional appearance of water bodies was so soothing to the eyes

Fellow explorer near Belgaum - looked like a Firangi 

Bikes are popular while helmets are not. Such scenes are common all over Indian roads 

White House! Nice place for a tea break. It is Poha time now in place of Idli & Dosa

Where are you going today?
Finally in Kolhapur

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