Sunday, July 08, 2007

Big Banyan Tree !!!

Last weekend we planned to move around Bangalore. One reason could be for last couple of weeks the weather in the city is awesome and it's like moving on and on, at 2 PM feeling fresh as if early morning. An ideal time for checking some nearby places.

We started to explore about a place which is having the oldest and the biggest 'Banyan Tree' in Karnataka. It is called 'Dodda Alada Mara' in Kannada meaning 'Big Banyan Tree'. It is situated in Ramohalli village around 25 Kms from Bangalore, is said to be 400 years old and spreading over 3 acres.

While going, we took the Mysore Road and then after 20 Kms off to the village road.

Wind's Magic ... gone in 60 secs.

Just after the entrance gate this wide view of the tree, looks as if we were entering inside a jungle.

The Big Banyan Tree, I was wondering whether I could take the entire tree's picture in a single frame.

Wow !!! what a color combination ?

More to go, until I reach there I didn't know that this place is a familiar setting for many movies sequence which also include 'Sholay'.

The main trunk has given life to several other roots and branches, and they all looks like another tree around each other.

Lunch at Ruppi's Resort, a wonderful place. I really enjoyed the food there.

Inside view of the Resort ...

Another view inside the resort, found some nice decorations around the garden. A baby walk is must after lunch :)

Started back with the newly constructed road, to put some adventures feelings to our ride without knowing where this road was heading, somehow managed to reach the main Magdi Road. Never mind though it took us almost an hour extra time to reach there.

A great ride, a good trip, a wonderful lunch and some nice memory, again a perfect start of the week and month ...

*All the Beautiful Photographs Copyright Hello World - Alok, 2007


Anand said...

Awesome pictures! Looks like you are having lot of fun.

Anil Umachigi said...

the pics have come out really good bhai! let's have more of these trips

alok said...

@ Anand, Thanks a lot ! Yes we had a rocking time there :)

@ Anil, surely will do more of it and thanks for being there.