Last weekend I asked DH to take us to Maland Mela; a showcase of products and local art from the forest gardens and homes of women from the Vanastree collective. It represents traditional and ecologically-sensitive practices of Malnad. He agreed and we were set to go there on Sunday afternoon. Just half an hour before leaving the house DH asked me what is the address, and I told the address to him; he spent about 15 to 20 minutes on the computer to check the route to the fair. So we were on the right track according to the directions but sadly we couldn’t locate Golden Beads School, 157 Richmond Road. We were on that area but no one knew where the school was.
With no choice left we thought to go to Lalbagh instead; but that also was not a smooth ride. DH took wrong turn just in front of the main gate. Now Lalbagh has other gates too so he thought ‘why to take turn’ and drove to the next gate. But there is no parking facility at any gate other than at double road gate; the main gate. So we had to drive to around the Lalbagh to reach at the main gate. After that all went well (Thank God!).
Achu and Aaku enjoyed there a lot, they liked the flowers and plants; but they liked the squirrels most and were running behind them. They liked the fountain, the lake; actually they liked the Pelican in the lake.
It was an unplanned visit so we didn’t have our camera. We took a few photos on mobile but I don’t know to upload from that 😦