28-Jan-2007 -- We started our three months South India trip in Mumbai, Nasik and Aurangabad. Our next destination was Badami. Because we planed to visit at least one unvisited confluence during our trip, we decided that instead of going back west to Mumbai and take the longer but faster south-eastern track to Badami via Bijapur, we will take the southern shorter back road, which fortunately pass only thirty km west from 19N 76E - a very accessible unvisited confluence near Beed (Bid).
On 28/1/07 at around nine a.m. we left Beed by bus toward Wadwani, a small village two km from the confluence. Accidentally we got off the bus too late, about one km from the confluence, and walked toward it beside the road. The confluence is about two hundred meters north of the road. When we arrived, we had few unsuccessful tries for an all zero GPS reading, so we decided to settle for a very close one, before the battery on the pocket PC will run off.
While taking the required photos, few people showed up. They were curious about what we are doing. We got the message that an English speaker will come shortly. And indeed a guy named Sunil showed up shortly and invited us to the tiny village named Tanda, three hundred meters north of the confluence. The village is the home of only fifty people.
Although Sunil lives in Tanda, he is the teacher of a nearby village. Sunil showed us the village and the primary school - a small one room structure - to which only seven six to eight years old students attend.
Shortly after that we took the bus back to Beed and continued our journey south to Bijapur.
Hamutal and Lior (ISRAEL)