Frames of Melukote

Like I mentioned in my previous post about Melukote, here’s the other post from the little trip. This post is mostly for the frames from the little town. The drive itself was extremely good – with the roads being good all the way. After we took the right turn from the main Bangalore-Mysore freeway into the country road leading to Melukote, the countryside immediately changed to being beautiful and well …. country like. Beautiful green stretches and wonderful sense of serenity – very typical of most of the interior South Karnataka roads.

Enroute - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

As we reached the little town, we saw the hill that we were going to climb. on reaching the town, we parked and walked around the main street, at the end of which is the Cheluva Narayana Swamy temple. The place is so small that even that main street is hardly busy and mostly just reflects the laid back lifestyle of its residents. It may also have been so, since we arrived there in the late afternoon.

I maybe repeating myself here, but what the place is, is quaint.

Here’re some pics from the walk around the town.

laidback everyday - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Entranceway to the inner main street - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Street Wall - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Verandah - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Colorful plastic - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Cauvery Electronics - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

A couple of interesting details noticed outside homes:

Details on a house wall - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Wall art - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Kids here made darling subjects, like kids anywhere do.

Kids on the streets - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Friendship - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Bright face - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Cheer - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Yummy licks - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Enjoying ice creams

Relaxing - Melukote, Chitra Aiyer Photography

Enjoying a lazy afternoon, right behind his dad’s push cart.

So, the recent posts are more about photography than anything else, which is the intent – to post photo essays, where the pics give a sense of what it is all about. I hope you enjoy them.


7 Responses to “Frames of Melukote”

  1. I enjoy the drive after you turn in after Mandya…as you mention theres a time warp..no hurry..no tension…even on the road…you’ll get there when you get there…

    Theres a lake near here (Pandavapura) called Moti Talab (sp?)..apparently was created by Tippu…has ice cold water even in peak summer…

  2. Lovely pictures. I loved the window one especially..nice colours

  3. Nice pics…:)

  4. Vijay, Moti Talab sounds good; thanks for the suggestion – will drive by there sometime.

    Lakshmi, Suman – thanks.

  5. chitra. brings back great memories. this is our home god.. we visited earlier in nov’09. thanks for posting

  6. Thanks Smitha – good to know it brings you back good memories. :)

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