We crossed a couple of hanging bridges adjacent to each other enroute to Sringeri and I could not help but stop and take these pictures..One of them was defunct , but it had more charm than the other newly built bridge.I was tempted to cross over to the other side and lose myself in the wild..but as Frost said
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep. ”


  1. backpakker 16 May, 2008 at 22:30 Reply

    Aravind – Its the best place spiritually I have ever been to..

    Ashley – Good to see you here, I am sure you will

    Matt – My life has been designed by Frost and his poetry ..Ive always chosen the road not taken ..even now..

  2. GMG 16 May, 2008 at 22:34 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! Here I am for the weekly visit… 😉
    The hanging bridges look amazing and the woods are beautiful; but I’m suspect as I always loved hanging bridges… ;))
    The thousand pillars basadi seems to be absolutely stunning! Wonderful pictures and a great post!
    Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter, which has now landed in the imperial town of Marrakesh, the Red City!
    Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

  3. backpakker 16 May, 2008 at 23:54 Reply

    Gil – Ive just returned after seeing your post and what a coincidence that u are paying me a visit at the same time..the hanging bridges were calling me, but the truth is my parents were insisting that I leave immediately ..so that was it

  4. backpakker 17 May, 2008 at 18:52 Reply

    David – Thats the best part of traveling..most places are like “desert roses , born to born and blush unnoticed..”
    wow..your mother must like poetry a lot 🙂

  5. DeeDee 17 May, 2008 at 21:40 Reply

    I’ve found your blog quite by good fortune, I believe..love your photos…I too enjoy Frost…I just bought Poetry For Young People..Robert Frost for my young grandchildren…I envy your ability to travel…best wishes..Dee Dee

  6. flyingstars 18 May, 2008 at 06:27 Reply

    WoW…nice visiting your blog after a long time along with these some lovely lovely photos & the aptly beautiful words to go with it….it reminds me of similar hanging bridges en route to Sikkim. I also love the view of them & is a real adventure crossing them…

    I simply love the photos in your last post too which are so Exquisite…

    & hope you are fine, as of me I’m doing well now…it will take me some more time to return to regular blogging….In the meanwhile I have been posting some backhand posts with earlier dates. I think you can check them through the feed, if you wish….Thanks & Have a wonderful time!

  7. Saurav 18 May, 2008 at 11:29 Reply

    Beautiful photos.I once encountered such a bridge on my trip to Garjia Mata Temple near Corbett,but that was much smaller.
    I love the feeling you get walking on them,with your ears fearing that creaking sound of wood as you walk:-)

  8. indicaspecies 18 May, 2008 at 23:21 Reply

    Can never have enough of the scenic beauty of of the Western Ghats, and the vegetatation is so interesting.

    I’m looking forward to your post on Shringeri. 🙂

  9. Anu 19 May, 2008 at 05:13 Reply

    I loved the pictures.. you seemed to capture the soul of ancient monuments in your other posts. What camera lens do you use?

  10. Indrani 19 May, 2008 at 12:49 Reply

    Rope bridges are exciting. There is a tiny one in Vythiri resorts, Wayanad and how my daughters jumped on them… they still remember the fun they had there.

  11. backpakker 19 May, 2008 at 19:10 Reply

    Deedee – Welcome to backpakker and thanks so much for your encouraging words ..Frost poetry is inspirational

    Ye Manzilien , FNDG – Thanks

    Kalyan – Nice to see you in this part of the world , good to hear that you are doing well..thanks for dropping by

    Sahasi – Thanks for the encouragement

    Saurav – Thanks for sharing the experience .I can imagine the feeling..we did that in sikkim . I regret not walking across but thats probably reserved for another trip

    Emperor Ropi – wow ! I didnt know that ..thanks for sharing

    Prajyot – Its a beautiful place actually..my snaps are not doing so much justice to it

    Mridula – Same here ..the beauty in the hills and the wilds is incomparable

    Celine – Sringeri is too close to me..I will post it in a couple of days

    Anu – welcome to backpakker and thanks for the words..I use a very ordinary digital camera ..I think the old monuments look so impressive thanks to those who have
    left this legacy

    ceedy – 🙂 thanks

    Ajeya – yes, they do have the fish in the tunga river..

    Indrani – I like rope bridges too..loved the one in Vythiri .thanks for sharing the experience

  12. backpakker 20 May, 2008 at 16:04 Reply

    Emperor Ropi – I wouldnt know that..though I presume in those parts, it must be considered a long bridge

    Mitr_bayarea – Welcome to backpakker and I am glad that you liked the post and it brought back memories ..thanks and do drop in more often

    Aaarti – They are enroute to Sringeri from Moodabidri..not sure of the exact location..yeah, robert frost is a great poet..I love most of his poems


  13. backpakker 21 May, 2008 at 10:42 Reply

    Kamini – Unfortunately the Indian tourists have still not learned how to preserve our culture and beauty..at one end we want to create awareness about the destination and at the other , not to make them a picnic spot

    Stephanie – Thanks for the comment..am glad that you are enjoying this ride


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