One of the most world’s most famous natural phenomenon is unfolding: The Great Indian Monsoon. While you can just sit back and enjoy the rains, you also have the option of driving.
I always like to drive in the rain. More the rain, greater the joy. The best seat in the open-air auditorium is on the West Coast. So, that’s where I drove.
The feel of rain drops on your hand, the sound of the wind, the cool breeze, waves hitting the rocks, the wild sea clashing with the coast… if there was a passionate debate in nature, this must be it.
I can’t say or write anything that can capture the beauty of the monsoon. So, I will let the photographs speak for themselves.
It was difficult to part from the sea, but I managed to wean myself away to explore one of the veins that flowed into the hinterland. The roads were all dressed up very pretty, but what is a drive in the monsoon without hitting the dirt tracks.
Then…you have the ghat on the highway from Bengaluru (Bangalore) to Mangaluru (Mangalore), which is NH75. Shiradi Ghat. I made it to Shiradi Ghat. It was a beautiful drive. The rain began somewhere near Channapatna before Hassan.