Accommodations in Bangalore were not nearly as enjoyable as our stay at Agastya, but not everything can go as planned. First thing in the morning, we packed our bags and headed onto the streets. Today was a day to be a tourist and enjoy the shops and sites of Bangalore. We started at Café Coffee Day, the Starbucks of Bangalore, and a place that we would encounter quite a few times throughout the day. Remember, we have to be careful where we eat, so at least here we know we are getting safe drinks. We made our first stop at a crafts store and I found a beautiful hand-made piece that I plan to use as a wall hanging. There were so many to pick from, hopefully you all like the one I picked… it was kinda early and I don’t exactly remember it haha.
The first temple that we visited was the Bull Temple. First, you took your shoes off and left them outside. Then you walked in and some left their offerings to the large statue of the bull. It was a great time to be there because the Bull was grandly decorated with flowers. You then walk around the bull, some saying prayers at the back. When you reach the front, you can partake in the ritual of putting dye on your forehead (which you will see on most people many days). I decided to partake, although with my incredible lack of experience in putting the dye on my face made a less than beautiful little mark. But hey, I tried. On the way out, there are many people offering the traditional food that I had mentioned.