On the road again: toys on the highway

On the way to Chikmagalur (see the first post about the road trip here), we had to go across a little town that specializes in making wooden toys and clay models. It’s a delightful little place called Channapatna. Unfortunately, we couldn’t explore the town, but I managed to click some pictures of the shops on the side of theĀ road.

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cha6These little Ganesh doll figurines are just precious! Every single piece is crafted by hand, and this type of clay making and painting also contributes largely to Channapatna’s economy.

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cha3The wooden rocking chairs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I really like how they were painted in bright colours-perfect for any child’s playroom.

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cha5Seems to be a friendly place to cross! Even the billboards greet you as you whiz by.