A Veil of Mist : a veil of mist hangs over the plains in the morning; near Kanakapura, Karnataka.
A decision to just head out of town on Saturday night had ashvinm and I on Kanakapura road on Sunday morning. Even though we started a little late in the morning, it seems the mist takes longer to clear, out of town in the country side, as cold wind hit us on the road, condensing a little of the mist on our jackets, making it even colder; the only thing left to do was a stop and have tea by the road, and this is readily available in every small place in these winter mornings, served hot for you either from the vessel or from flasks. As we neared Kanakapura, the mist seemed to have cleared as the sun shone brightly on us, but it was not to be further on, as we wished for it to be a little warmer.
We rode on a dirt track that deviated off the main road a couple of kilometers after Kanakapura and then started walking up a small hillock, and the view was great as a veil of mist hung on the plains below and a few small hills peeping out of the mist into the light blue sky. This view lasted for some time before the sun shone bright and darkened the cloudless sky to a deep blue; as it got hotter we could only wish it remained a little cooler!
A few ponds, dry fields, the hot sun in the cloudless sky and the smell of avarekalu once in the while; we did take a break by the road in the forest somewhere between Kanakapura and Hosur where the road was completely shaded by the surrounding trees and it looked like a nice and cool place to take a nap(after the heavy breakfast), but the family of monkeys living around there on the trees had other ideas as they were more interested to find out if we had any food; we later had to move on as we got to know that this was elephant territory.