Now this has to be the high point of this trip - the trip to Nargund. Satish was keen on it and Shobha was too - after all it's where their family name comes from. Nargund is three hours from Bijapur and we set off soon after breakfast - the map shows a straight road. If we get there by 1130 we can look around and get back to Badami which is about an hour from Nargund.
|Longest bridge ever|
It was a nice highway with one of the longest bridges I have ever driven across. Nothing much to write about as far as the scenery goes but the weather held - it was brilliant. We actually made it to Nargund in two and a half hours and stopped at the first sign board.
The town itself is a small one but since it is a district head quarter it has all the local offices. A court, police, district magistrate's office.
|Windmills of the Nargunds|
There are some windmills standing atop this lovely little hill abutting the town - like a whale. We drove right into town till the other end which was not too far away and turned. Satish picked up some mud - the soil of his forefathers - and we stopped at Venkatesh Hotel for coffee and ended up having the best idli ever.
|Best idlis ever|
|Outside Venkatesh Hotel|
On the way back we realised that perhaps the town was off the main highway as we discovered a small road going into the residential part of the town. On another day we would have gone but we didn't.
Historic trip concluded.
Now onwards to Badami!