Saw these beautiful Tigress sitting next to lake and drinking water in Nagarahole Forest.. Lucky to spot this…
When: 3rd Sept 2016
Who: Me, Amar Mia, Lokesh SP
Where: Babu’s Form near Melukote, Mandya District
We were planning to visit our close friend Babu’s Form land quite from long time, Finally we decided to visit his form on 3rd Sept Saturday and we called Babu and informed the same to him.. He was very happy that we are visiting his native place and asked us to come without fail, he gave some tourist attractions places around his native and also sent us Detail Road map to reach his place but Unfortunately we got that road map after we reached his Place !!
We decided to leave Mysore early morning and have break fast at our favorite hotel in Mandya, Muneer Hotel… We had nice non veg food there..
We took below Route to reach Babu’s Native which is around 106 KM…
After break fast we started towards Nagamangla and then to Kambadahalli, There was one Small Hanumantha betta, we decided to climb that.. we parked our vehicle at foot steps and started climbing.. It was very steep.. SP and Amar were fit enough to climb it fast but I was lagging a lot..
We reached top, weather was superb.. temple is like inside cave..
It was around 11 AM and Hanuman temple was not yet opened, so we came down and decided to go Jain temple which is in opposite hill, We thought there was road till top, but it was under construction, so we parked our vehicle and climbed top
After this we rode on tank bound road, that lake was completely dry!! Then SP landed directly to his Uncles house… which is next to that lake.. We had coffee in their house and left towards babu’s house.. We asked some people there and exactly went to babu’s house.. Then came to know that Babu and his family is still on the way.. we reached before them and Welcomed babu…
Babu came with his good old Logan.. we met their family and they treated us well..they were happy that we visited their house..
Babu wanted to show his forming skills so he took us around his form, we were thirsty and wanted to have nice fresh Tender coconut, Babu promised us that he will give us good tender coconut …
After plucking more than 10 coconuts, we came to know that those were not good ones.. there was no water only.. SP was teasing Babu like anything… Still he has to develop his forming skills and knowledge..
We came back and our meal goat was waiting for us!! Loki tried to console that
Babu gave us Copra (Kobbari) with Jaggery which is ideal to thirsty throat!!
Then he gave nice tour of his form land, it was really nice walking on form, breathing fresh air..
Later we found one good tree which had very nice tender coconut, and we plucked it and had there only.. It was the freshest and coolest tender coconut which i had..Superb it was.. Finally we were all satisfied…
We were walking through his form and Babu had new pump set installed in his form..
My self and Amar Drank water in that the other day and it was sweet water..
We also had Fresh Tamato directly plucked from plant…!! Super fresh taste..
After that we walked back to home..we all got freshen up in Indian style toilets.. our Amar mia was little hesitant to use it at the beginning.. later there was no choice for him.. he had to use it..:-)
Nice meal was waiting for us.. Babu Family served us generously…
Then Babu took us to nearby small hill.. where we can have entire view of village and forms.. Fresh air was passing through us.. Babu’s daughter also accompanied us this time..
We left Babu’s native with good memories… Reached back Mysore around 8 PM through Melukote route..
When: 6th and 7th Aug 2016
Who: Me, Minaj, Amar Mia, Lokesh SP
Where: Bekal Fort and Beach!! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bekal_Fort)
Amar and Me were planning for long ride quite a some time.. and we decided to take a break and go towards nearest beach and relax.. We called SP and Minaj they also agreed for this..
As it was monsoon season and its raining heavily, we decided to visit Dechthlon store and buy some rain coats.. we all met there and played TT, then bought Rain jackets and rain covers for bags.. I bought water proof pouch for my mobile.. lessons learn from previous mistake!!
It was already late for dinner and we visited some hotel in Mandi mohalla and had nice Parota, biryani and Kalmi.. then our favorite Badam lassi!!
We went home and packet all our things for trip, we carried only minimal items as there was no place for keeping our luggage for bikes..
We woke up around 4:30 and called every one and met at SP’s home, we left Mysore around 5:30 AM!!
The route which we took was
We stopped in Kushalnagar for T and decided to visit Chiklihole dam near by.. its on the way to Dubare elephant camp, we need to take deviation towards right and travel around 5 KM, then you will reach this dam, its very beautiful dam, you can ride on top of the dam there was no security.. This dam will be good when there is overflow of water.. but unluckly when we visited there was not much water..
We were feeling hungry and left that dam soon… we reached Madikeri for breakfast..
We had awesome break fast in Madikeri hotel called Hotel Green land, which is located in madikeri-Mangalore highway..its good place for Non veg lovers..
It started raining heavily and we were all suited in rain gears.. on the way we stopped for some photos..
We also stopped in one small water falls on the way…
It was raining all the way but was nice ride as we were all prepared.. On the way we help some guys to get into Bus by stopping it!! poor fellows were chasing bus in Auto!! we saw there were struggling to stop the bus.. so we overtook that bus ask singled him to stop.. happy that we could do some help…
while riding we saw one nice hanging bridge constructed over river.. we decided to pay a visit..
actually this hanging bridge connects two villages to main road and this is the only only commuting way for them.. we can ride on this bridge also.. but we don’t want to take risk in unknown place..
We reached Sullia and stopped for Tea break.. had some snacks which we dont know the name.. yeah we like to explore local cuisines..
We headed towards Kasaragod..before Kasargod we have deviation to Bekal fort, guess its Cherkala town.., we stopped there and asked about any good hotels..
We had lunch in Hotel Volga.. we met couple of riders who were traveling from Mangalore to Kochi..
After that lunch we headed stright to Bekal Fort.. We reached there around 3:30 PM, and every one wanted to visit Fort then only.. but It was very difficult for me to walk with all those riding gears.. I wanted to book one hotel and get rid of all the gears.. so we asked one tea shop about any good hotels.. he suggested one hotel which is very near to Bekal fort.. We search that hotel and took that hotel..it is MUH Beach Resort which is next to Bekal Fort, we need to take road below the flyover to reach this hotel..My review is this is good hotel for bachelors.. not so good and suitable for families..
They charged around 2000 for 4 people.. rooms were Ok but best part is.. it had AC!!
We all checked in to hotel and got freshen up.. then we left to see Fort since closing time is 5:30 PM..
Entrance Fees was around 30 Rs, we were glad that we went to see at evening as weather was nice.. not sunny.. I still remember when we visited this fort with all excel soft friends around 10 years back..!! We had some nice photo session on Fort like Dil Chahta Hai style..
We walked to the other end of Fort near Shore and climbed on top of Fort.. It was very chilling weather.. Best time to visit
There was one guy who was announcing that, Fort Gate will be closed by 5:30 pm sharp and he wont open again.. So we all go inside… But still there were people outside and he closed the gates.. dont know how they will come out..
Then we came out and reached Bekal Beach park to watch Sunset.. But due to cloudy weather we couldn’t get chance to see Sun set..
Then we decided to Buy Snacks, Food for Party.. We went to Bekal Junction and bought food, and came back to room for Party….I had got Bluetooth speaker and played Party songs loud..
We partied and had nice dinner.. we wanted to hit beach at night and relax.. but it started raining heavily.. so we dropped the plan..
As usual SP was busy in Calls and Chat with Unknown !!!
I woke up early around 4:30 in Shock!! I was sleeping in seperate room, I had one blanket with me when I slept.. but around 4:30 when I wanted to use that blanket.. Shockingly it was NOT there.. so many thoughts came in mind that some devil would have come and took it because all were sleeping in separate room.. after this shock I did not get sleep only.. so I went and woke up everyone.. then came to know that Amar Mia took my Blanket because someone took his blanket!! 🙂
Our room was very near to beach and we decided to go there and play in beach..
As soon as we entered the beach, we were welcomed by Land mines.. !! (Shit!!) Local there dont have any sence and they shit in the sea shore only.. it was very unplesent so we decided to walk further and not to get in to water…
We walked in beach for long distance and found one good place where beach was clean.. So I decided to jump into water.. others were not ready… I was having fun.. then slowley Amar.. then Minaz.. Then finally SP came into water.. We had nice time where waves were hitting our back.. some times waves were more than 10 feet!!
after this we came back to room and one by one all started to have fresh water bath and get ready with packing..
Around 9:30 AM we checked out from hotel and went to bekal junction for having breakfast..
We had nice Dosa, Parota chicken…then we planned route back to Mysore.. We decided to take different route than we came… so decided to go through Talacavery ..
This route road was not so good but very scenic.. we had to pass through Talacavery wild life forest..
We go many small water falls on the way too…
We removed helmets only for photos.. always ware helmets!!
We reached Talacavery and went towards the temple.. It was very nice 8 KM ride.. roads were fully covered by Fog..
We came back to same hotel in Madikeri for Lunch.. it was very late around 4:30 PM…
After lunch we reached Mysore around 8:30 PM…. Once again it was very memorable trip !!!
Overall cost for this trip came around 2200/- only including All 3 times Non veg food, Accommodation in AC hotel and Petrol..!!
Dudes: Me, Amar and SP
Bikes: Bullet Std 350, Yamaha FZ
Route: Mysore-KR Nagara-Holenarasipur-Towards Hassan-Take Left in Mosale Hosahalli –Shettihalli Church
I made last minute ride plan to Shetiihalli Church on Friday and Amar and SP joined me with Joy..
Saturday we plan to ride early but SP has to drop his family to railway station, so we waited for him till 11:30 AM.. Finally we all left Mysore around 12 PM.
The ride was superb..Nice weather and it was drizzling some places..
First we stopped at Holenasipur for food and Booz. we packed Biryani rice, Egg and Chiken Kabab from local shop, and got KF Strong Beer..
We inquired about route to Shettihalli, and people gave correct information about going through Gorur.. but our SP did not listen to them.. He belived in his mobile map… and we took local country road.. it was nice ride in gong through villages and all..
Since it was raining we couldn’t refer mobile map frequently and we took one wrong turn!!!
There was no road at all… it was fully covered with Mud… I was reluctant to go in that road but SP forced me to take that road only… but I have to say getting lost was best part of trip..
We had nice off-road experience in that scenic road..
At some point we stopped to verify our map.. and came to know we are in wrong place where there is no road in Map..!!
SP was feeling hungry.. and he wanted to have food there only.. but we convinced him to go Church….
Finally we reached our destination… it was superb view from long distance only..
As soon as we reached SP started opening parcel and eating… since we had to Booz.. we went to some place near water and had…
Some couple asked for my Bike and Helmet and parked it in front of church gate and they had endless photo session.. Lucky Bike…!!
I dont have pic of these babes on my bike.. but captured this candid photo…!
After our food, we also had nice photo session with bikes.. and had nice time…
During photo session I lost my Oakley sun glasses and luckily Amar found it between some grass..
Finally we left that place and this time took road which people said not mobile says!!
We reached Gorur and took deviation to the Gorur Dam which is built on ‘Hemavathi river
This dam was build before I was born, on 1979, its around 58 Mts height (20 Mts Higher than KRS!!)
After that we stopped to have Jack fruit and then for Tea..
We reached Mysore around 7:30 PM..
It was long time since I went Bike trip.. this time I got chance and without thinking twice I went to Bandipur Forest
The route I took is Mysore–>Nanjangud–>Gundelpet–>Bandipur (Around 80KM’s from Mysore)
On the way I had nice lunch in Guldelpet, Madina hotel which is famous for Teetar and biryani..It was so delicious… I am waiting for my next visit to this hotel
I reached Bandipur around 2:30PM and I was told that safari tickets will be issued 30 mins before safari starts, Safari timings is 3:30 PM to 5: 00PM, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
I took 3:30 PM safari and got into safari van, My 6th sense was telling that I will defiantly spot some good animals in this trip.
Driver stopped in some lake and was telling that yesterday he was Tiger in this lake.. we waited there for some time..Then I saw paradise fly catcher !!!, I pulled my camera and clicked nice snaps
its is one of my dream bird to capture….
Then we saw Languors an Indian peacocks
Then we spotted leopard!!!… actually driver went very close to leopard, which was sitting and relaxing.. then we came back giving it some safe distance
It started yawing and after some time it got up due to some buggers making some noises in safari jeep. It walked straight towards jeep and went inside forest. it was sitting in the side of road and was watching us!!.. the camouflage is so good that we cant see anything once it went inside forest.
I was lucky to spot leopard!!!… it was my first sighting in forest… I always used to see pug marks…:-)
Then we went towards one more lake, then we saw some 4 Elephants with Cub.. superb it was
It was indeed a pleasant trip to Bandipur in Bike…Enjoyed a lot…
DATE: 24th May 2015, Sunday
Dudes: Me, Amar, Vivian, Harish
I was planning for the short trips around Mysore after buying my new Bull (Bullet Std 350 CC), and we decided to go Mallalli falls which is in Coorg. This is Kumaradhara River which will later go to Kukke Subrahmanya!! This is around 130KM’s from Mysore,
I have invited one more college of mine Vivian, he had bought new TB, Harish joined him, and Amar was glad to join me.So total 4 peoples are all geared for the trip The route which we took was: Mysore–>Hunsur–>Kushal Nagar–>Somwarpet–>Mallalli Falls Route Map: https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/Mysuru,+Karnataka/Mallalli+Water+Falls,+Kumaralli,+Karnatakaemail@example.com,76.1010498,10z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x3baf70381d572ef9:0x2b89ece8c0f8396d!2m2!1d76.6393805!2d12.2958104!1m5!1m1!1s0x3ba51de48fdc729b:0x649b67a3f4bccf84!2m2!1d75.723867!2d12.681436!3e0 We all met in common place and left Mysore around 10:30, it was pretty hot, I had to remove my leather jacket !! We took small T breaks on the way to falls.. Road is very good till the last 3 KM’s to the falls
We reached last tarred road, it was 3 KM’s before falls, There is one Homestay right @ the point, (sorry I forgot the name). We have to order food in advance, so we ordered food and they told they need min 30 min or so… Then we took our bulls to the falls starting point… The last 3 KM’s stretch is very bad, Ups and downs and road is full of lose stones.. it is difficult to go in doubles.. our bulls got skid in couple of places Finally we reached Falls Starting point.. We were little disappointed to see less water in the falls, We decided to go till down and get into water On the way there was one lovely spot, there is Rock at the edge of the cliff, If you can able to climb on that you can see entire cliff We went to that place to took some nice snaps.. Vivian had little height phobia so he was struggling
Only till some distance there is cement steps, after that it is rough terrain till the water falls but it is very scenic We reached the falls and water was very pure and cold, we enjoyed for some time..
There will be one guy guiding all tourists, It is very dangerous even if you know swimming.. I suggest not to go deep in water and careful while walking on stones as it will be very slippery After that we came back to home stay which is 3 KM’s from that falls, we had nice lunch and Coorg style Pork also.. We left around 5:30 PM and reached home around 8:30 PM…
Best time to visit: June end or July (During monsoon)
More information on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallalli_Falls