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The fun of road trips is the freedom it gives one to stop and explore the road side sights. Driving in India provides ample opportunities to explore the country. It can be a lovely landscape or a small little temple or a local market or a well known local hotel famous for its delicacy...........the choice is limitless.
When we were driving to Goa for new year holiday in Dec 2011, we were floored by the yellow expanse of sunflowers against a clear blue sky after Hubli on the way to Karwar near Kalghatgi. It was morning and the flowers were still fresh. It was a beautiful sight soothing for the eyes. We have come across similar sights of sunflowers in full glory while driving between Badami and Belgaum and also after Chitradurga while driving to Hampi from Bangalore.
If you are driving in Haryana or Punjab in North India during December - January, you will be welcomed by the yellow mustard fields in full bloom similar to the one you would have seen in the Bollywood blockbuster "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ)"!! .........take a look at this video from the movie
Velvety grey sugarcane flowers will wave at you in Western Indian state of Maharashtra..... especially in and around temple town of Shirdi or in Mandya district in Karnataka in South India if you are driving in December.
So, next time when you drive around in the country do look for these colourful sights. They are the stress busters for a tiring road trips..........
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