Mabukala Bridge on Highway -NH 66 in Udipi District of Karnataka.

Maternal Grandfather owned reasonable land part of which was reclaimed by the Government for building the Highway and Bridge.The original bridge was opened in 1963 and this is the statistics of the recent second bridge constructed for broadening NH66 highway.

Motorcycling 320 Kms from Goa to Barkur.

Riding on Highway NH66 ( Former NH 17) from Goa to Barkur stopped at my mothers ancestral farmhouse bungalow situated at the base of Mabukala bridge on the banks of the scenic Sitanadi river.Nostalgic memories of childhood holiday’s spent on this sprawling farm estate that resembled a private island as its location as seen in this photo makes it totally isolated from nearby human habitation except for rice fields and coconut plantations. read more

Seafarer/Blogger/Traveller Rudolph.a.Furtado at Kattale Bassadi Temple complex in Barkur.

“KATTALE BASSADI” temple complex in Barkur town.A excellently preserved temple complexalthough in ruins. . Just a few meters from the “Kattale Bassadi” temple complex is the “Chowlikere Ganapathy Temple” .Barkur is also a holy pilgrimage place for the Mogaveera (Fishing) community The numerous different temples withing this tiny town resulted in Barkur getting its tag of “Temple Town” of South Kanara district of Karnataka. read more

“KATTALE BASSADI” temple complex in Barkur town.

Entrance to “KATTALE BASSADI” temple complex in Barkur town.A excellently preserved temple complexalthough in ruins. . Just a few meters from the “Kattale Bassadi” temple complex is the “Chowlikere Ganapathy Temple” .Barkur is also a holy pilgrimage place for the Mogaveera (Fishing) community The numerous different temples withing this tiny town resulted in Barkur getting its tag of “Temple Town” of South Kanara district of Karnataka. read more

Highway NH66 passing through Maravanthe beach in Trasi and the Suparnika river.

Seafarer/Blogger/Traveller Rudolph.A.Furtado on the 280 Kms motorcycle ride from Barkur in Udupi district of Karnataka to Margao in Goa. A view one of the most scenic locales in India with the Suparnika river flowing on one side of this highway and the Arabian sea on the other side.