Janine's Fabulous India Adventure In Photos - Part I

I spent approximately 14 days in India, starting in the south in Bangalore, and at my friend's family home and now "Home Stay" (like what we call Air B & B), in a small village named, Ballupet.  Siddhanta Manor is a plantation where my friend, Kokila's family, has grown coffee and black pepper for decades.  The family home, which is very large and beautiful, is now a "Home Stay".  During my several days there I learned all about growing and harvesting coffee and black pepper.  And...I learned that family is everything in India, and I thank Kokila for sharing hers with me and our travel partner, Cynthia.

Descriptions of pictures:

#1  State Capitol Building in Bangalore.

#2  King's Summer House in Bangalore.

#3  Front of Siddanta Manor where I stayed in Ballupet.

#4  Welcoming front porch gate of Siddanta Manor.

#5  Front porch of Siddhanta Manor...it wraps all around the huge home.

#6  My new Indian family in Ballupet, the Mallikarjuna's.

#7  Coffee beans grow on large bushes on the plantation.

#8  Workers coming to the plantation to pick the coffee.

#9  Workers sweeping the coffee in piles after it's dried on the ground.

#10  Pile of coffee beans waiting to be bagged and weighed.

#11  Black pepper grows on vines up trees. After it's picked and dries, it turns black and wrinkles into peppercorns.

#12  Woman on plantation picking peppercorns.

#13  Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebidu not far from Ballupet. 12th century Hindu temple.

#14, 15 & 16 Detail of Hoysaleswara Temple

#17  Chennakeshava Temple, Belur. 12th century Hindu temple.

#18  Hindu Priest.

#19  Inside the courtyard of Chennakeshava Temple.

#20  Detail of Chennakeshava Temple.

#21  Morning coffee/family time at Siddanta Manor on last day before heading to Dehli.

State Capitol Building in Bangalore.
King's Summer House in Bangalore.
Front of Siddanta Manor where I stayed in Ballupet.
Welcoming front porch gate of Siddanta Manor.
Front porch of Siddanta Manor...it wraps all around the huge home.
My new Indian family in Ballupet, the Mallikarjuna's.
Coffee beans grow on large bushes on the plantation.
Workers coming to the plantation to pick the coffee.
Workers sweeping the coffee in piles after it's dried on the ground.
Pile of coffee beans waiting to be bagged and weighed.
Black pepper grows on vines up trees.  After it's picked and dries, it turns black and wrinkles into peppercorns.
Woman on plantation picking peppercorns.
Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebidu not far from Ballupet.  12ths century Hindu temple.
Detail of Hoysaleswara Temple.
Detail of Hoysaleswara Temple.
Hoysaleswara Temple.
Chennakeshava Temple, Belur. 12th century Hindu temple.
Hindu Priest.
Inside the courtyard of Chennakeshava Temple.
Detail of Chennakeshava Temple.
Morning coffe/family time at Siddanta Manor, Ballupet.
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