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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

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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…

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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…

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Wind Turbines on the way..
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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

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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!!

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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..

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Me in New look!!

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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..

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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

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Bekal Fort Ride..

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..

Day-1:

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

Mysore–>Kushalnagar–>Madikeri–>Sulia–>Bekal Fort

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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..

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SP Taking ride
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Me with Full Riding gears except for Riding Boots..! Cramster Y2K jacket, RE riding trousers

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..

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It started raining heavily and we were all suited in rain gears.. on the way we stopped for some photos..

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SP and Minaj, Decathlon dudes!!

We also stopped in one small water falls on the way…

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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..

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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!!

 

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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..

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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

 

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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..

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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 !!!

Day-2:

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 ..

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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…

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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..

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Time was around 3 PM!!

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..!!

 

Shettihalli Church Ride on 9th July 2016

 

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..

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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..

 

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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…!

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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!!)

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After that we stopped to have Jack fruit and then for Tea..

 

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We reached Mysore around 7:30 PM..

 

It was one more awesome ride with close friends SP and Amar Mia…

Majestice Leopard of Bandipur Forest

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

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its is one of my dream bird to capture….

 

Then we saw Languors an Indian peacocks

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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.

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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

 

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It was indeed a pleasant trip to Bandipur in Bike…Enjoyed a lot…

 

Mallalli Falls_Coorg

DATE: 24th May 2015, Sunday

Dudes: Me, Amar, Vivian, Harish

2 Bulls!!

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,+Karnataka+573123/@12.4844414,76.1010498,10z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x3baf70381d572ef9:0x2b89ece8c0f8396d!2m2!1d76.6393805!2d12.2958104!1m5!1m1!1s0x3ba51de48fdc729b:0x649b67a3f4bccf84!2m2!1d75.723867!2d12.681436!3e0 Mallalli Falls_RouteMap 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

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Amar, Me and Harish
Vivian with Bulls
Vivian with Bulls

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 strugglingDSC_0061

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Its very deep from here Mamu!

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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..

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All dudes together!! There we very less water during this visit
Selfy time!
Selfy time!

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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

Edit on 20th July 2017:

I had chance to visit this wonderful falls once again during monsoon and falls was flowing full, green everywhere.. awesome weather..

They have laid nice cement road till the falls view point.. earlier it was horrible..
Entry fee is 100/- per car..for bike its 30 I guess not sure..
3 KMS before falls there are 2 hotels where you will get some food and tea/coffee..
again at the view point, there is small hotel where you can get Omlet/Maggie 🙂
I had visited this falls once during summar and during rainy season.. both time its nice…
during summer you can go till water point and play with water.. during rainy season its very dangerous to get into water.. not advisable ..
couples be careful as its lonely place..you can see some crowed only during weekend not on weekdays..
Kids have to be careful in the steps and view point.. there will be leaches also during rainy season..
I am attaching photos of the hotels there, you can call them and order food…

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