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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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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..

On the way to falls
On the way to falls
On the way to falls
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On the way to falls
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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