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Mangalore Masti

Dudes: Me and Vijendra..

Date: 24th and 25th Sept 2016

Its been more than 2 years since I met Vijendra and went out for any trip with him… So this time we planned to visit our regular place which is Malnad..

Vijendra came up with different plans and itinerary details.. Finally we decided below route and plan..

Mysore–>Srirangapatna–>Pandavapura–>Nagamangla–>Bellur Cross–>Channarayapattana–>Hassan–>Belur–>Mudigere–>Kottigehara (Went towards Charmadi Ghat and came back)–>Kalsa–>Kudremukha–>Lakya Dam–>Karkala–>Moodbidri–>Mangalore. (Around 400 KM)

Mysore to Mangalore Via Kudremukha


Friday evening (23rd Sept 2016) I left Mysore in Bus and joined him in Nagamangala.. He picked me in Nagamangala bus stop and we packed some snacks and headed towards Hassan.. The road was super.. it was toll road and very well maintained..

We reached Hassan and checked into Southern Star hotel around 8 PM..we got freshen up and boozed in hotel only.. After that we enquired about some good Non veg hotel.. they adviced Miltry Hotel Mamtha .. on the way we stopped in fish stall and had  Crab, some small fish and one big one Madubala fish..

After that we had nice dinner in Mamtha miltry hotel.. there were more than 5 miltry hotels nearby..

We came back and slept nicely..

Saturday morning we woke up early around 4 AM and talked so many things… we tried to sleep but couldn’t and got ready early.. We had complementary breakfast in hotel itself and checked out from hotel…

Zoom Burst photo…

We stopped in Kottigehara and took deviation towards Charmudi Ghats just to see that ghat in this beautiful weather..It was like haven on earth…

Wind Turbines on the way..
Charmadi Ghat !!

then we came back to Kottigehara and went towards Kudremukh. the road was super and not so much traffic in this route..

First we reached Kalasa and visited Kalsheshwaraswamy temple.. bought some herbal medicine which cures head ache and cold in seconds.. yet to try that!!

We reached Kudremukh, It was very bad to see this kind of deserted city.. hardly anyone leave there now.. once it was very nice city with all the amenities

We visited Lakya Dam, It was constructed in 1994 by Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Mainly to To collect silt and other waste materials deposited by the mining companies in and around Kudremukh and provide water supply for drinking and irrigation of agricultural land. Now this dam is completely dry and they are growing Silver trees on top of waster materials

Plantation on Lakya Dam

They have stopped vehicle entry to this dam, so we parked our car and went by walk.. on the way we plucked Gua fruits and had nicely.. Rain was on and off frequently.. we got drenched in water also..

After that it was getting late and we came down from Kudremukh, it was super road and literally no traffic!!

Unnamed water falls on the way from Kudremukh..

We decided to pay visit to Moodbidri and meet our cousins who is studying in Alvas education trust, the hostel campus itself was very big and it was difficult finding our cousins there.. Finally we met them and they were also very surprised and happy that we met them..

Then we left towards Mangalore and checked into Hotel Poonja International.. It was very old hotel but good one..

We heard lot about Mangalore night life and we wanted to visit some pubs over there..

First we went to ReTox lounge bar, It was very crowded and bouncers were not allowing us to get in!!! he asked us to come after some time.. so we went to The Liquid Lounge, this pub was also nice and luckily we got seats… we had nice party over there and went towards ReTox lounge bar, again that bouncer were not allowing us saying its closing time bla bla.. but some how we got inside.. it was very good place with loud music and dance floor …@ 11 PM they stopped music and we came outside and had nice Mangalore Fish food…we reached hotel and slept nicely…

Sunday morning we woke up late and had complementary break fast in hotel itself.. Then we went to Pamanbur beach.. It was nice clean beach.. they were not allowing people to get into water as it was dangerous..we spent nice time over there and I rode speed bike also.. which was fun..

Me in New look!!


After this we came back hotel and got fresh.. checkout hotel.. We again had Fish curry meals/Angel fish/Bangda fish…

Then we decided to cut shot trip and come back to Mysore..

We took below route to reach Mysore.. Driving in Shiradi Ghat was super experience… at starting the road was not good.. after some distance we will get nice Cement road.. The view was excellent… that too river flowing next to road..

Super Driving on a rainy day


Mangalore–>Bantwal–>Uppinangadi–>Shiradi Ghat–>Sakleshpur–>Hassan–>Channarayapattana–>Bellur Cross–>Nagamangla–> Pandavapura –>Srirangapatna—> Mysore

(Around 343 KM)
Mangalore to Mysore Via Shiradi Ghat



Weekend with Infy Manager cum Former cum CloseFriend Babu!

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…


Mysore to Kambadahalli


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..

Hanuman temple on top of hill



Amar Mia
SP’s Profile Pic



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

Climbing up..


Temple still under construction on top of hill


Arial View


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 …

Nice greeting by Babu..
So called CloseFriends!!!
Babu trying his best !!
Amar Mia showing his Gym skills

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

Loki taking care of his meal!!

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…

SP chopping and Having all!!
Babu First gave to us then at last he had!!


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..

New bore well…

We also had Fresh Tamato directly plucked from plant…!! Super fresh taste..


Babu giving us Fresh Tamatos..

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..



Explaining her dad!!
Babu’s cute daughter



Finally All together in on photo..!! We remembered our good old KP trek a lot at this movement

We left Babu’s native with good memories… Reached back Mysore around 8 PM  through Melukote route..

Irakanagatta –>Melukote–>Pandavapura–>Srirangapatna–>Mysore

Irakanagatta to Mysore