My Summer Holidays

Hi everybody! I am going to write about my exciting summer holidays and you will really enjoy it. Let’s see what happens on my journey.

My father, mother, brother and I went to Davangere on 7th April in a KSRTC bus. In the morning, we went to my father’s friend’s house. We went in his car to a restaurant called Davangere Benne Dose for refreshments. The city is famous for many colleges and for its benne dose. There are many pigs there. It was the day of Ugadi. We went to the hotel and the benne dose was yummy. We went to Hospet and visited a lodge called Pai Residency. It was lunch time. We went to a nearby hotel and had a good lunch with ice cream.

Davangere Benne Dose
Benne Dosa at Davangere

In the evening, we went to Hampi and saw the Vijayavittala Temple. The next day we went to see scenery and the water dances at the Tungabhadra dam. It was very nice. We ate our dinner at an Andhra restaurant. It was a simple, but nice hotel. We went to sleep in the lodge.

Vijayavittala Temple

The next day we again went to Hampi. It was very hot. We saw many places: Virupaksha Temple, Krishna Temple, Hajara Ramachandra Temple, Watch Tower, Elephant Stable etc.

Virupaksha Temple

We went to Chitradurga. Midway, we went to a dhaba. We ate egg rice, roti and biryani. It was very delicious. We again started our journey. I saw many windmills on the hills. We reached Chitradurga and it was very cold because of the rain. Chitradurga was full of stones. It was like a stone fort.  Madakarinayaka was the ruler of Chitradurga, we went inside the fort. All the things were made of stones such as walls, steps, floor, houses of soldiers and temples. We saw the map midway of Chitradurga. Next, we saw the Hidambana Jokaali, Bhimathirtha, Hidamba temple and Banshankari temple. Next we saw the Akkana Gundi and Tangina Gundi. It was very deep and it can store 12 years of water.

Chitradurga Fort

Next we saw the Onake Obbavana Kindhi. We came out of the kindhi like the soldiers because there was a way to come out from the kindhi. From there we went back to a Devi’s temple. That temple’s goddess was smiling and it was very beautiful. Then we went back to our car. Then we went to Devanagere again. It was night when we reached. My father’s friend left us in a residency called Gandharva and went to his house. We ate in the non- vegetarian hotel. The food was very nice. We slept inside the residency.

Next day we went to Hari Hara. It was very beautiful. The sculpture was excellent. From there we went to Tunga dam and it was nice. Next we went to a bird’s sanctuary. Only cranes were there. Next we went to Sakkare Bayle. It was time up and no elephant was there. Next we saw Agumbe. It was very risky. We went to my village, Karkala. We went for weddings, the temple and Savira Kambada Basadi. Then I went to my grandmother’s house. There I went for many weddings, folk dances and one beach. I also watched TV, watched what my grandmother was doing, read books, drew and went to the forest with my grandfather. I also drank one lemon juice every day. I enjoyed my holidays very much!

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Written by Milind STD III


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