Buzzing around in a Bus
Posted by srijita das on May 29, 2017
Traveling the unknown roads, the quirky streets, mighty hill stations, ancient corners and more is a passion, obsession and a craze for many people like me. I take immense pleasure in getting away with a short trip in almost every weekend. As our country is endowed with a rich heritage, ancient structures, majestic monuments, stunning beaches, magnificent mountain ranges and much more, it offers plenty of opportunities to explore as well as catch sight of the excellence around by road which is simply incredible.
I remembered I was a puking tank during my childhood. I could never board a bus for long journeys, but with time, I grew resistant to my fears of a bus trip, and now I love hoping the roads in a bus. I live in Bangalore, and I’ve explored much of the places in Karnataka as well as been to the other neighboring states for my holidays. Karnataka has a large bus facility with humongous demand. The government and private transport system run round the clock. There were days when one had to think over hundred times before taking up a bus tour, as it was a mess earlier. This is not a scenario today; the private buses have stepped ahead with technology.
Though it seemed to give a feeling of boredom to many passengers traveling in a bus, I enjoy the scenes that come on my way. Moving through the Ghat roads in the midst of bends and curves, the thick forest on either side of the roads is something I do not like to miss.
I had recently been to Chitradurga and Davengere from Bangalore with my tickets booked with Seabird Tourists and it was the most memorable journey ever. Seabird buses operate on many other bus routes as well. Although, it is popular in the Hubli-Bangalore and Goa– Bangalore bus routes.
My bus travel was scheduled at 10:05 PM via the Bangalore- Chitradurga Bypass route with Seabird Tourists. As you approach the town, the one striking feature you will notice are the beautiful windmills around the outskirts of the town. I reached Chitradurga early the next day morning at 6:00 AM and there I was in the glorious city of the Vijayanagar empire. The Chitradurga fort is massive and is known to be able to withstand against all odds of its enemies that tried to attack it. Its walls and temples narrate its days of pride that can even be felt in its charm.
My trip to Davengere via the Bangalore- Davengere bypass bus route was scheduled on 5th May. This time again I had online bus ticket bookings done with Seabird tourists and had a comfortable journey throughout. I started at 11:50 PM and reached Davengere by 6:00 AM. I first visited the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary which is the star attraction here and the Siruvani Waterfalls next. Davengere is quite fascinating as it holds rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its temples such as the Marudamalai Temple.
Given the facts that each year more people end up traveling in private vehicles or trains rather than taking a bus, the snub is quite surprising. With the advance and customized bus services today, buses are the only viable means of transportation and the demand for it is only getting stronger every day.
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Srijita is a travel writer and is currently on a mission to discover and write about lesser known destinations. She attempts to reach out to the world and talk about her experiences she had while adventuring into the woods or sometimes in the waves of an ocean, in her blogs. She loves to eat everything edible and dreams about touring the world.