Journey to Tirupathi - Part 6 - 31/10/06

Monday, January 11, 2010 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

We started out for the last 80 k.m. of our journey at 9:30 p.m. sharp. The driver , Anand, was smoking when we came out of the restaurant. I personally hate smokers as I am an asthamatic, and even otherwise, I believe that smoking is for fools or the dead. So this further acted as a negative point agaisnt the guy for me.

We got into the car and drove out. Mom and dad muttered something about reaching by 11 p.m. The driver asked them whether he was driving carefully and whether they were worried that he was driving very fast for their liking. I had to stiffle a laugh. Dad replied that he was okay with the driving and that our driver back home drives faster. This shut Anand up and he became all the more unco-operative.

In a way this was when i guess all of us became unhappy by his attitude and became mentally antipathic to him. The roads were damn good as i have mentioned earlier and we should have made good speed,but for the fact that anand is too scared to drive more than 70kmph on an open stretch of highway. But as mentioed earlier , a little bit of traffic and he would dash in and out.

Just outside Tirupathi i had a view of the Tirumala hills, with the path towards the temple lit up. It was cloudy near the top and this added to the beauty. I feel very sad that i could not capture this beautiful scene as the cam was in the luggage. And just as we reached Tirupathi it started to pour. The time was 11:30 p.m.

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